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Overview of Poets House

Poets House

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Ely with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

281 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
40 - 44 St Marys Street, Ely, England, CB7 4EY
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Ely

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 22 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 50 min drive
  • Littleport Station - 14 min drive
  • Ely Station - 15 min walk
  • Waterbeach Station - 15 min drive

About this property

Poets House

4-star boutique hotel in the city center
Consider a stay at Poets House and take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and a library. The onsite 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), tour/ticket assistance, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting rooms, concierge services, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 21 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the spacious rooms at the property.
More 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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 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 time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Slovak

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Study - This bar serves lunch only.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 10 and GBP 17 for adults, and GBP 10 and GBP 17 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 50.00 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


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

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Poets House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Poets House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Poets House?
As of September 24, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Poets House on September 25, 2022 start from P 10,057, excluding 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Poets House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Poets House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Poets House?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Poets House?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 50.00 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Poets House and nearby?
Poets House has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Poets House?
Yes, The Dining Room offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Minster Tavern (3-min walk), Street Cafe (4-min walk), and The Prince Albert (4-min walk).
What's the area around Poets House like?
Poets House is in the heart of Ely, a short 2-minute walk from Oliver Cromwell's House and 3 minutes' walk from Ely Cathedral. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

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8/10 Very Good

Edward, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Keith, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

CJ, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

This is a very nice hotel in a great location, directly opposite the cathedral. The bar area and breakfast were very good and the room was clean and spacious. There were a couple of small issues with the servicing of the room (towels etc) but these were sorted quickly when raised. All the staff were friendly and helpful but I must mention Jordan on reception whose customer service during our stay was excellent.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

jane, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Very comfortable stay at Poets House. Highly recommend it.
Lindsay, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Edwin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely place to stay
Lovely venue in Ely and the hotel and its staff were very friendly.
James f, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
Rosa, 1-night trip with friends
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