Poets House

Ely, Cambridgeshire

Master Double room

House Double room


Master Double room

Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge

Master Double room

Master Double room

Senate House, University of Cambridge


A luxury Grade II-listed hotel dating back to the early 1900s in the heart of historic Ely, with beautiful interiors – includes breakfast, optional dinner credit and more

Situated in the historic centre of Ely, Poets House is perfectly placed for soaking up picturesque views of the cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's House. Exquisite authentic charm coupled with luxurious and innovative monochromatic design define this haven of comfort and tranquillity, which was unsurprisingly awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Throughout each of the guest rooms - which feature freestanding copper baths to soak in, sumptuous beds to sleep in, and views of the garden or the cathedral to meditate over - the building's period features have been carefully preserved. Luxurious duvets line the beds and you've tea and coffee facilities to make the most of, should you decide to put the 'Do not disturb' sign out on your door.

The Dining Room is central to any experience at Poets House. Choose from a range of delicious dishes, such as duck leg terrine and seared cod with garlic mash - and save room for dessert! You'll also wake up to a rather special full English each morning. Why not complete the set with a traditional cream tea or a cocktail in the Sonnet Bar?

Good to know

Please note that cream tea must be pre-booked; please contact the hotel directly once you have completed your reservation to arrange.

Excellent for
Boutique Country Food UK and Ireland Romance


  • Taking a soak in your room's sumptuous freestanding copper bath (contact hotel to arrange)
  • Exploring historic Ely from the heart of this charming Cambridgeshire town
  • Treating yourself to a delicious dinner served in the stylish surroundings of The Dining Room

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