'Just what Ely needs' - The Royal Standard opens new hotel rooms for first time tonight

PUBLISHED: 16:17 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:17 09 February 2018

Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.

Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.

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The Royal Standard in Ely will open the doors to its six new hotel rooms for the first time this evening.

Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.

The upstairs of the “quirky” Grade II listed building – which is believed to be 300-years-old - has been transformed from “wasted space” to offer five modern double en suites and one suite room.

Mike Connelly, business owner, said: “We felt that there was a shortage of hotel rooms in Ely, too. Very little money gets spent above pubs.

Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.

“This is a huge space that wasn’t being used at all. So it made sense to put some hotel rooms up there and now there are six bathrooms instead of just one.

“It’s looking really smart and one resident who has seen the rooms has said it’s just what Ely needs.”

Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.

The addition means increased opening hours too, to cater for breakfast.

“We are now serving food from 7am to guests and the public and have one of the best breakfast menus in town, all cooked fresh to order,” added Mr Connelly.

Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.

The Royal Standard is located at 24 Fore Hill.

Visit www.theroyalstandardely.com call 01353 771990 or search The Royal Standard on Facebook for more information or to book a room.

Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.Some of The Royal Standard's hotel rooms that will be open to the public for the first time tonight.

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