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Top 10 Hotels in Ely

Riverside Inn Guest House
£89
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (60 reviews)

"all you could ask for the money very well run and very nice position for walks and education in the city"…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019

Riverside Inn Guest House
The Nyton
4 out of 5
7 Barton Road, Ely, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£100
per night
16 Oct-17 Oct
3.9/5Good! (104 reviews)
So friendly and lovely food.

"Robert and the staff were so friendly and helped whenever it was needed. The food was lovely. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019

The Nyton
Hotel Barge Waternimf
3 out of 5
Annesdale, Ely, England
£79
per night
16 Oct-17 Oct
4.9/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)

"Beautiful and luxurious place with a delicious breakfast and wonderful service. Wish we were staying longer!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2019

Hotel Barge Waternimf
The Old Hall
4 out of 5
£105
per night
17 Oct-18 Oct
4.8/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)

"Fantastic location. Beautiful surroundings. Excellent staff."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

The Old Hall

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Anchor Inn
4 out of 5
£90
per night
17 Oct-18 Oct
4.4/5Excellent! (41 reviews)
Great for a peaceful stay. Good food.

"Really nice place, great food, staff very friendly stayed for business so could not really explore but the view of the river in the morning was very pretty. Wifi not so great."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2019

Anchor Inn
The Old School B&B
£70
per night
4 Nov-5 Nov
4/5Very Good! (28 reviews)

"It was clean and very helpful staff would go back again."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019

The Old School B&B
The Woodlands
3 out of 5
Grunty Fen Road, Witchford, Ely, England
£80
per night
17 Oct-18 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (114 reviews)

"Sean is a very friendly and helpful host. Having stayed before we were treated more like friends than guests. All we needed provided & more. Excellent & reasonably priced evening meals. Use of the beautiful conservatory. Full choice of cooked breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

The Woodlands
Grove Barn
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£95
per night
16 Oct-17 Oct
4.7/5Exceptional! (108 reviews)

"This was a beautiful place to spend an overnight stay. The room was lovely with a beautiful view into the garden and fields beyond. We stayed in a separate annex across from the main building but breakfasted there. Breakfast was was cooked to order and set us up for the journey home. Our host was ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2019

Grove Barn
The Royal Standard
4 out of 5
24 Fore Hill, Ely, England
£90
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.7/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Town centre with good free parking facilities close."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

The Royal Standard
The Lazy Otter
4 out of 5
£100
per night
17 Oct-18 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)
The lazy otter

"The room was very nice"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2019

The Lazy Otter
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Visiting Ely

Travellers give high marks for the cathedral in Ely, which is also known for its bars. Tourists can also enjoy the city's museums, temples and local tours. Top sights around the area include Ely Cathedral, Church of St Mary the Great and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

  • There are 28 hotels and other accommodation options in Ely
  • The closest major airport is in Cambridge (CBG), 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in London (STN-Stansted), 34.8 mi (56 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Ely

Cultural venues in the city include Ted Coney's Family Portraits, Babylon Gallery and Ely Museum. The city is notable for its cathedrals and landmarks like Ely Cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's House. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve and Jubilee Gardens.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 28 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in Ely. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Gate House - With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and quiet location.
  • Hotel Barge Waternimf - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms at this B&B. Amenities at this 3-star bed & breakfast include free breakfast and free WiFi.
  • The Swan on the River - This 3.5-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.

Top places to visit outside the city include Church of St Mary the Great, located 14.3 mi (23 km) from the heart of the city, and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, which is 14.4 mi/23.2 km away.

Getting around Ely

If you want to journey outside the city, hop aboard a train from Ely Station, Ely Littleport Station or Shippea Hill Station. Ely may not have many public transport options so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Dressing for Ely

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 11°C during the day and 1°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 22°C, whilst the average at night is 3°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 22°C with night-time averages of 8°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 16°C and night-time averages of 1°C
  • Ely gets about 21 millimetres of rain per year
  • Usually July and June are the hottest months with an average of 21°C, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 1°C

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