Though it is considered a city, Ely is actually quite small, particularly when compared to its large neighbour Cambridge. As such, there are not an enormous number of hotels available in Ely. The Lamb Hotel and the Nyton Hotel are by far the two most popular, mainly due to their close proximity to the beautiful Cathedral and the centre of Ely. The abundance of Bed and Breakfast’s and Hostels available will perhaps provide a better experience for the guest than any hotel. That is because these establishments are owned by the locals who can educate you on the history of Ely. It is key to ensure that you find a B&B within walking distance of the river, which should be an easy task given the relatively small area of the city. Here, you can relax with a local beverage and take in the beauty of Ely, an experience not to be missed.