Poets House

40 St Mary's Street, ElyElyCB7 4EYUnited Kingdom
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About Poets House

Receive luxurious service from the resident butler at Poets House in Ely.

Each of the 21 rooms boast a king-sized bed and are equipped with gadgets galore, including iPads, Bose soundsystems, and flat screen TVs. En suite bathrooms have luxury toiletries, unique copper bathtubs, and rainwater shower heads.

Poets House has elegant meeting rooms overlooking their gardens and can be a venue for weddings and receptions. The Beauty Room provides an array of treatments, and hair appointments can be booked at on site The Salon.

A team of chefs work to create inspired, seasonal dishes at The Dining Room. At The Study, guests can enjoy afternoon tea, delectable burgers, or a classic cocktail. For those interested in shaking things up behind the bar, a cocktail masterclass is available.

A stone's throw away from the Ely Cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's House, visitors of Ely near Cambridge will find much to do.


40 St Mary's Street, Ely, Ely, CB7 4EY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1353)887777 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Old meets new in the lovely rooms.

Set in a historic house but with modern conveniences, rooms at Poets House perfectly blend the old with the new. Guests can enjoy copper roll top baths, Bose soundsystems, iPads, and king-sized beds.

Delectable seasonal foods and charming high tea.

Accompanied by a large wine list, restaurant meals are described as delicious. The high tea is wonderful experience, and the buffet breakfast is expansive and well-stocked.

Convenient location is good for events.

With views of the cathedral, reception rooms, and a spa and salon on site, the hotel is a great choice for those who want to celebrate a special occasion.

Negative Reviews

Car park at an off-site location.

While valet parking is an available service at the hotel, some guests found it surprising that the actual parking lot is off-site. Due to this, retrieving cars can sometimes take longer than guests would like.

Aspects of the service could be improved.

There are times when service is not optimal, especially during the breakfast service when staff are quite busy.

Unable to open windows, no tea facilities.

One gripe is that room windows do not open, making fresh air hard to come by. There are also no tea or coffee making facilities provided in the rooms, and guests are instead encouraged to make use of the butler service.

Rating Overview

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9.1 out of 10 based on 524 reviews