The Swan on the River

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Swan on the River

The Swan on the River

3.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1 Sandhill, Littleport, Ely, England, CB6 1NT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEly Cathedral10 min drive
  • Popular LocationEly Museum10 min drive
  • Popular LocationTed Coney's Family Portraits10 min drive
  • AirportCambridge (CBG)30 min drive

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About this area


The Swan on the River is located in Ely. WWT Welney Wetland Centre and Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Jubilee Gardens and Church Farm. Guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Ely Cathedral - 10 min drive
  • Ely Museum - 10 min drive
  • Ted Coney's Family Portraits - 10 min drive
  • Ryston Park Golf Club - 13 min drive
  • WWT Welney Wetland Centre - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Ely Littleport Station - 19 min walk
  • Cambridge (CBG) - 30 min drive


  • Habis - 13 min walk
  • Wok This Way - 15 min walk
  • Arbuckles - 8 min drive
  • Isle of Ely - 9 min drive
  • New Dragon Inn - 9 min drive

About this property

The Swan on the River

3.5-star inn with free breakfast and business centre
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a business centre. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden. All 5 rooms provide in-room free WiFi, electric kettles and LCD TVs. Portable fans, hairdryers and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Swan on the River offers 5 accommodations with a hairdryer and portable fans. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
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

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 8 AM–11 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from noon - 10:30 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Swan River Inn Ely
Swan River Inn
Swan River Ely
The Swan on the River Inn
The Swan on the River Ely
The Swan on the River Inn Ely

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 56 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 56 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 56 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 56 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 56 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Great location over looking the river but was a little disorganised. Had no sauvignon blanc on a Saturday night and no orange juice in the morning.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel in great location, friendly staff and great food. Let down by a shower locked in boiling hot setting and a broken window lock that stopped us opening it. Sort out the small stuff and it would be perfect!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Loved it!
Clean, comfortable, friendly staff, pretty view.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely little riverside Pub/restaurant/hotel, which has benefited from money being spent sensibly and appropriately, to bring it up to modern standards, without sacrificing the charm and ethos of the village! Great food, super friendly staff and a bustling eclectic mix of locals and boating fraternity, means conversations are easy to start and full of witty repartee!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021