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4.5 out of 5

"Poets house was lovely and quiet and really well located opposite Ely Cathedral. Was disappointed to have no mini bar fridge in the room " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 26 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Ely awaits you at Poets House. Within steps you'll find Oliver Cromwell's House and Ely Cathedral within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 21 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. 24-hour room service, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, The Dining Room, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Study is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Ely hotel, you'll be 26.4 km (16.4 mi) from Newmarket Racecourse.

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$275* Per night/room 3 Jun. - 4 Jun.

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Poets House ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Poets House

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4 out of 5
Poets house was lovely and quiet and really well located opposite Ely Cathedral. Was disappointed to have no mini bar fridge in the room

Posted by on 26 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Aug. 2019 by Poets House Team

Thank you for your review, we hope that you will return to the hotel soon! Kind regards

5 out of 5
This is one of the most delightful hotels I have ever stayed at. The room was spacious & smartly decorated, & had a wonderful outlook onto a small park & a view towards the tower of Ely Cathedral. We had a first class meal in the hotel restaurant. Look forward to returning some day.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 24 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Nov. 2018 by Poets Team

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Poets House Team !

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Poets House. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Poets House was completed in January 2014. This 4-star Ely hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Stansted Airport (STN) (76.5 km / 47.5 mi)
  • Train station: Ely Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Poets House offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Ely hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

The Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Study - This bar serves lunch only.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 10 and GBP 17 for adults, GBP 10 and GBP 17 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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