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Southern Cross Guest House

High Street, Newton Poppleford EX10 0DU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed staying at the Southern Cross very much. We received a warm welcome and so did our dog. He was made to feel part of the family. Our room was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and well prepared. The attention paid to our needs was excellent. I was asked if I would prefer... More 

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Devon, England
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't comment on the B&B facilities, but as a cream tea stop - it is without doubt the best we have sampled in Devon! This is from a walking group who have visited very many over the years. The scones are huge and warm and cooked to perfection, the jam and clotted cream plentiful, tea in china cups and... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed overnight with my son. Beautiful house but décor was very tired, and there was a weird smell - wet dog/musty smell everywhere. The shower was not powerful enough to wash my hair properly, and the toilet had a macerator which was very noisy. There was no wifi. The welcome was good, and the breakfast was nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went for a short break and all in all quite disappointed. Rooms and décor are very tired and yes we know it is an old timber framed building etc.etc.but have stayed in similar which would knock this into a cocked hat. Had a damp musty odour throughout and felt as if it needed a good airing. Welcome was mediocre, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just got back from a relaxing 2 day stay in Devon. Southern Cross, Tim and his brother, made us feel very welcome. It's just what you would expect from a classic beamed, country B&B. Lots of character and an ideal base for exploring the area, in particular the amazing Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Started off each day with... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went down on a whim to see a friend who was having a rough time, called the owner who was a very nice person and booked a double room with a shared bathroom. Due to reasons i didn't ask i was the only one staying at the hotel and because of the timing of the events i could only get... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Booked last minute on 29th December whilst house hunting in the area. Tim was very welcoming and provided coffee and biscuits for us when we arrived. Excellent coffee btw! The room, unfortunately, ended up being two singles because, apparently the shower had broken in the double room, and this meant sleeping in a very small single bed. It was comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful building in quant grounds. This is a real old true building with wonky floors and original features . The breakfast was excellent and the owners were very nice and welcomed us and our dogs with good old fashioned warmth. Would definitely recommend staying there.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Having stayed here before, we knew it would be a good place to stay for a few days. As usual the bed was comfy, the room was clean, breakfasts were really good, recommend the scrambled egg with mushrooms on toast. Very quirky place to stay, each bed leg propped up separately to level it out as being a very old... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My aunt and I stayed for a week. It was an old, thatched B and B with sloping floors. The stairs were quite steep for an 80 year old but there was a hand rail. The facilities in our room were good with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits. The breakfasts were excellent with a good range of options. There... More 

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