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Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SP, England
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Ranked #22 of 31 hotels in Exeter
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is very well located for the railway, has a very small car park, is mostly very comfortable and generally noisy at night if you like your windows open. The very clean and comfortable bedrooms are on the small side but have everything you need for an overnight stay. The free WI-FI is good. Breakfast is well served, a... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sons saved to send myself and my husband to stay here on our 25th Wedding Anniversary as we had held our wedding reception there and stayed on our wedding night. We are not a wealthy family and this was a much anticipated trip. The facilities, food, staff and room were all wonderful and a real treat however, on arrival,... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everywhere is easy to access from the hotel and the railway station is opposite. It can be a bit noisy during the night but what else would you expect from such a central location. Staff were very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We had a double room which was good and had everything we needed, although some areas of the bedroom... More

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Northlew, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there last weekend for my birthday. Everything was lovely. My husband had organised champagne in the room & there was also a card from the hotel, chocolates & a plate with happy birthday written in chocolate! Nice touch. Staff were helpful & friendly. Perfect location. Will return.....

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Thistleexeter, General Manager at Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont, responded to this review

Dear Alison S Thanks for taking time to provide a review on your recent stay at the Hotel. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your birthday with us and I know that our Head Chef is pleased that you enjoyed your birthday plate. I hope that we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Craig Findleton... More

Hemsedal, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having decided to have a reunion with around 15 people from university we quickly settled on the Thistle for its central location. I booked a twin room on room only basis and was a little concerned it may turn out to be rather small from reviews. I was to be very pleasantly surprised Having landed in the evening into the... More

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Thistleexeter, General Manager at Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont, responded to this review

Dear Pebbles201 It's great to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel and I am really pleased that your reunion went well. I am really sorry that you had a problem with the room key. Sometimes the key gets de-magnetised being close to mobile phones or credit cards, however I do know that Lesley asked the Maintenance Manager... More

Brighton , East Sussex
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52 reviews 52 reviews
52 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what you would expect from a Thistle Hotel. Good standards throughout. Room was good, comfortable bed and facilities. I did eat in the restaurant and the food was very nice, service was good , breakfast very nice.Free WiFi available. My only gripe is the charge of £8.00 to park on site. Why do they have to do this... More

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Thistleexeter, General Manager at Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont, responded to this review

Dear Rhodesiabill I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and liked the complimentary Wifi. We have just 26 spaces at the Hotel so carparking is on a first come, first served basis. We have recently carried out a price comparison with other Hotels in the city centre and we are actually one of the cheapest carparks. Just the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 2 nights at this hotel during a training course for work and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. I was upgraded upon check-in which is always a bonus, and the room had everything i required. The breakfast was good and there was lots of choice. I didn't eat in the restaurant of... More

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Thistleexeter, General Manager at Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont, responded to this review

Dear Martin S We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Rougemont Hotel and that the team look after you well. We do get a lot of feedback on the quality of the home-baked pastries and biscuits we serve during courses at the Hotel and it is nice to see that you enjoyed them. You are completely... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceptional service, Very friendly staff who go out of their way to make it all work for you. Great location for all the shops, bars and clubs as just opposite the central train station. Just wish the rest of the hotels we stay in were like this one. Rooms are comfortable, the price was reasonable, and if the car doesn't... More

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Thistleexeter, General Manager at Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont, responded to this review

Dear Toby F We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Hotel. I understand that you temporarily lost your friend dressed as a chicken, so it is good to see that you found him on Queen Street. It's nice to see that you liked the Hotel and indeed the staff - they are what makes us... More

Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you want to stay in the middle of Exeter, near to most of the shops and other facilities do stay here; it is a lovely old building and very well placed for such things and the main railway station is almost opposite the entrance. Most of the staff are great although the waiter we 'experienced' in the restaurant is... More

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Thistleexeter, General Manager at Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan H Thanks for taking time to provide a review. It is great to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel and found the Hotel's location ideal. I'm sorry if you were disappointed with the serice a particular staff member provided - I will pass your feedback on to ensure that improvement is made. Kind regards Craig... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a delight to stay in a hotel where all the rooms are different! Excellent and friendly service from the reception staff. A very welcoming place and perfectly situated for getting around Exeter. Room 305 is more designed for a single than a double but, that aside, a good choice for a city centre overnighter.

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Thistleexeter, General Manager at Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont, responded to this review

Dear Alan B I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel. You are completely right that we are not the normal chain Hotel - being built in 1879 on the grounds of a Women's prison makes a great difference in the nature of the Hotel and being a Victorian Hotel has the benefits of a great lobby... More

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Additional Information about Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont

Also Known As:
The Rougemont Hotel, Exeter Hotel
The Rougemont Hotel, Exeter Hotel Exeter
Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont Devon
Address: Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 31 hotels in Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant Victorian building situated close to the railway station, The Rougemont Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore this historic city. You can walk straight into city centre, with its fine shopping, Roman walls and beautiful Cathedral. ... more   less 
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