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Beautiful Cottage - Deep Cleaned After Every Stay
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0.63 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Great location for visiting family

"I booked the cottage for my elderly parents to visit me in Ely. It's a great location for staying in Ely and not needing a car. The cottage was cleaned and prepared to a really high standard and communication with the owner was excellent. Very much recommended!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Beautiful Cottage - Deep Cleaned After Every Stay
The Gate House
4 out of 5
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5.29 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)

"Very friendly warm welcome excellent home made food. Would highly recommend this B&B"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2019

The Gate House
The Old School B&B
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3.56 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (30 reviews)
Brief but pleasant stay

"Dorris was on hand to greet us when we arrived and made sure everything was ok with the room etc... It was a flying visit for us so we didn't need much. Breakfast was served at a time of our choosing in the morning with plenty of choice and catered to the family wonderfully."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

The Old School B&B

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Lazy Otter Meadows
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5.15 mi from city centre
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The Royal Standard
4 out of 5
24 Fore Hill, Ely, England
The price is £90 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov
0.42 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)

"Very good location and friendly staff. Our room (3) overlooked the road, I think most of the rooms do, which was a bit noisy but we slept OK. The restaurant was good too and the pub was lively"…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

The Royal Standard
The Old Hall
4 out of 5
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The price is £105 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov
1.19 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)

"My wife and I had an incredible time at The Old Hall, and couldn't recommend it enough. The properly is simply stunning and we were made to feel fully at home - the staff were kind and accommodating, the room was extremely comfortable, and breakfast superb. We were looking forward to a quiet, restful ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

The Old Hall
Grove Barn Guest Accommodation
4 out of 5
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The price is £99 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
6.91 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)
Nice overnight stay

"We enjoyed our stay, the owner is lovely and the room comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2019

Grove Barn Guest Accommodation
Riverside Inn
4 out of 5
The price is £85 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
0.19 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (70 reviews)

"Very relaxing ambience with views of boating on the river. Very generous continental breakfast. Management very caring of clients in pandemic times. We shall return. Two octogenarians."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Riverside Inn
Hotel Barge Waternimf
3 out of 5
Annesdale, Ely, England
The price is £129 per night from 11 Nov to 12 Nov
0.17 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"A unique, fantastic accommodation. From the clean, comfortable cabins with all the necessities provided , to the quality , delicious breakfast cooked infront of you as you chat with the helpful Stuart , in the galley kitchen dining room . This is a unique accommodation that I would highly recommend. ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2020

Hotel Barge Waternimf
St Johns House
3.5 out of 5
St Johns Road, Ely, England
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0.57 mi from city centre
St Johns House
Nyton Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Barton Road, Ely, England
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The price is £100 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
0.38 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"Great location and good service with nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Nyton Hotel
The Three Pickerels
3.5 out of 5
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The price is £80 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
6.36 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
usiness Trip

"Beautiful location, with comfortable rooms. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, the restaurant is not open, but there is a serve yourself breakfast and facilities for guests to enjoy a takeaway or prepare a simple meal have been provided. An external bar by the riverside, with extensive ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

The Three Pickerels
Bridge House B&B
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4.41 mi from city centre
Bridge House B&B
Hawthorn Cottage
3.5 out of 5
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5.59 mi from city centre
Hawthorn Cottage
Bittern Cottage
3.5 out of 5
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5.26 mi from city centre
Bittern Cottage
Narrowboat Puzzle
3 out of 5
1 Annesdale, Ely, England
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0.19 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Ely - a view from the canal.

"A first-time experience of being on a narrowboat. I was drawn to the quirkiness of the experience taken as a whole. It exceeded my expectations. My fear of not getting a good night’s sleep, given the size of the bed, was unfounded. The setting and the proximity to Ely centre are big plusses too."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Narrowboat Puzzle
The Woodlands
3 out of 5
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The price is £80 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
2.49 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"Vey comfortable, excellent quiet location and attentive host"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

The Woodlands
The Stables
3.5 out of 5
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4.39 mi from city centre
The Stables
Countryside Retreat Near Historic Ely
Alder House Mews, 24 Main St, Ely, ENG
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3.58 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Rural hideaway

"Friendly, helpful owners. Good location for exploring the Cambridgeshire countryside and trips to Ely, Cambridge and further afield. Warm and comfortable accommodation, plenty of space for two people. Adequately equipped kitchen-wise, though a toaster would, have been appreciated (grilling bread ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Countryside Retreat Near Historic Ely
Lamb Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
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The price is £65 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
0.49 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (290 reviews)

"The Staff the food and the location was excellent we loved the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Lamb Hotel by Greene King Inns
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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

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Ely?
Hotel Barge Waternimf is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 10-minute walk from Ely Cathedral. Other favourite options based on reviews include Grove Barn Guest Accommodation and The Old Hall.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ely, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the top deals on offer in Ely.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Ely?
Based on reviews, The Old School B&B is a popular 3-star B&B for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top option for your stay on the cheap is Lamb Hotel by Greene King Inns.
What's the best hotel for couples in Ely?
Poets House is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Another choice for your romantic getaway is The Old Hall.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Ely?
The Old School B&B is a top dog-friendly B&B and offers a bar/lounge for its human guests. Lamb Hotel by Greene King Inns is another option for a stay with your pet.
What's the best luxury hotel in Ely?
The Old Hall is a 4-star B&B with a terrace, and a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay. Another upscale choice for your trip is Poets House.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Ely?
Poets House is a favourite 4-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 21 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar.
Where's the best place to stay in Ely to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Riverside Inn is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free breakfast and free parking. Other choices near historic sites include Lamb Hotel by Greene King Inns and Poets House. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Ely Cathedral, Oliver Cromwell’s House and Ely Museum.

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