andmar wrote: ↑
<span title="Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:22 am">4 months ago</span>
Surpinto wrote: ↑
<span title="Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:41 pm">4 months ago</span>
The rest are low to moderately priced, but to me the best value for your money seems to be The Nyton
which has a variety of rooms on offer but has a room for about $100/night en suite.
Thank you for the detailed information. I stayed at The Castle Hotel in Ely last time. It was OK, but nothing special. This time I have just booked my stay at The Nyton. A little bit more expensive than the Castle, but looks way better and the booking still can be cancelled for free.
Wow, I would never think I will visit the UK on regular basis. It's Libera's magic. Isn't it?
It really is!
Glad that you found my suggestion useful. Since I was ultimately unable to go myself, I figure that what I found out along the way might be useful to others.
My philosophy when travelling is to look for the best value: a balance of cost, location, and amenities on offer. Those who have the means need not have this concern as they can stay at the best hotels in a town, while those who have little means are compelled to stay at the lowest priced accommodations regardless of quality. But it has been my experience that even $25 per night more can add quite significantly to the quality of the location and accommodation; thus making the trip more enjoyable.
filiarheni wrote: ↑
<span title="Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:07 pm">4 months ago</span>
You could also think about staying in Cambridge for the time around the Ely concert. Cambridge is a 20 minutes trip by train and a very beautiful town, absolutely worth spending some days there. When I see photos of Cambridge, I envy myself for having visited it.
I stayed in a hotel which was not very expensive (ok: tiny room, but clean = enough) and ideally situated next to the centre.
My personal suggestion, if one plans on spending significant time exploring Cambridge and wants to stay in a decent accommodation, would be Arundel House Hotel
at $92 per night. It's centrally located in Cambridge, but has the distinct disadvantage of not being close to the train station (40+ min walk). However, Uber, Lyft, or a traditional taxi can make up the difference; as well as good old fashioned public buses. If I were planning on spending an entire day, and perhaps two nights, in Cambridge I would probably stay there. There are a myriad of choices in the town so others may see things differently, but this place seems like the best value. If plans for seeing Cambridge are limited to less than a full day then other accommodations are more advantageous.
Again, I disclaim my suggestions by repeating that I have never stayed at these hotels or traveled to these towns, and I only base my suggestions on the research I have done; though I pride myself on being rather meticulous. Of course research can be a poor substitute for advice from those who have actually traveled there.