Poets House

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Poets House

Poets House

4.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
40 - 44 St Marys Street, Ely, England, CB7 4EY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEly Cathedral3 min walk
  • Popular LocationEly Museum4 min walk
  • Popular LocationTed Coney's Family Portraits11 min walk
  • AirportCambridge (CBG)22 min drive

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About this area


Located in Ely, Poets House is in the city centre. Oliver Cromwell's House and Ely Cathedral are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum and Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Mildenhall Stadium or Newmarket Racecourse.

What's nearby

  • Ely Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Ely Museum - 4 min walk
  • Ted Coney's Family Portraits - 11 min walk
  • Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve - 12 min drive
  • WWT Welney Wetland Centre - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Ely Station - 15 min walk
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 50 min drive


  • Eat Thai - 3 min walk
  • The Minster Tavern - 3 min walk
  • Street Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Prince Albert - 4 min walk
  • Wildwood - 4 min walk

About this property

Poets House

4-star boutique hotel in the city centre
Consider a stay at Poets House and take advantage of a terrace, a garden and a library. The on-site restaurant, The Dining Room, features local and international cuisine. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk and newspapers in the lobby
  • A lift, tour/ticket information and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 21 individually furnished rooms include comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks, such as Laptop workspace and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the size rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks


English, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: GBP 10-17 for adults and GBP 10-17 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • The Dining Room
  • The Study

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 50.00

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Thursday (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 10 and GBP 17 for adults, and 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Poets House Hotel Ely
Poets House Hotel
Poets House Ely
Poets House
Poets House Ely
Poets House Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Is Poets House pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 18 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 21 Aug 2022 start from £250.00, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Poets House?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Poets House?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Poets House?

Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for GBP 50.00 (subject to availability).

Where is Poets House located?

Located in the heart of Ely, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oliver Cromwell's House, Ely Cathedral and Ely Museum. Babylon Gallery and Ted Coney's Family Portraits are also within 15 minutes. Ely Station is 15 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Poets House and receive a full refund?

Yes, Poets House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Poets House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 197 out of 279 reviews
5 - Excellent 71%
Rating 4 - Good. 57 out of 279 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 279 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 279 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 279 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A lovely place to stay
Lovely venue in Ely and the hotel and its staff were very friendly.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Lovely building but service underpar
Stayed with friends for a wedding nearby. Whilst we really enjoyed our stay the service was very hit and miss. Whilst sat in the garden staff muddled up orders bringing the wrong drink and food to wrong tables. At breakfast the next day we were told we couldn't have a hot breakfast as only one chef was working despite being seated on time and having pre paid. The staff did relent but only after pressure. On the plus the room was nicely done and well maintained.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Flying visit
The room was clean & tidy Staff friendly & helpful Food was excellent Limited parking on site, however off site free parking available and not to far to walk. Ideally situated with easy access to the cathedral & other tourist sites.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful hotel.
Absolutely fantastic. Comfy bed and lovely room and sumptuous bath. Only one thing that let it down slightly, was that there was no milk available with breakfast on one of the days even though a convenience store is only a few doors down the road! But still, breakfast was lovely.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best bathroom
Amazing room, very comfortable hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relaxing break
Great location for exploring Ely also a lovely smart hotel and very helpful staff to make you feel very welcome. Only downside was we had a radiator in the bathroom that was so hot was like being in a sauna but they are planning to get new thermostats. Lovely view of the cathedral from our window Breakfast was very good but some other meals were hit or miss. Would definitely stay again really liked it. The restaurant across the road The Old Fire Engine House is a must to go to but must book well in advance.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay at a great hotel
Very pleased with the room, decor and in particular the staff are friendly, attentive & food at dinner was delicious.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Definitely worth a visit
We love Poets House, this was our third visit & it wont be our last.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall excellent
Amazing, large, clean room with all amenities as you would expect. A nice touch was the card wishing us a happy anniversary. Breakfast was a little bit of a let down though..my only gripe.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022