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ABode Exeter

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England (Formerly Royal Clarence Hotel)
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Ranked #18 of 31 hotels in Exeter
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a Desirable room for one night. The room was lovely. Very modern, big fluffy towels and very clean. We ate in the Cafe Bar and Grill on a 2 course deal break. The food was nice, it just lacked a bit of atmosphere in there. The hotel itself is full of character and charm. Breakfast the next... More

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UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in room 210, which was a luxury double. Bed was huge and probably the most comfortable I have ever stayed in. The room was large with sofa, bath and separate shower/toilet. The staff in the bar were great, making us some very nice cocktails, and the breakfast kipper with poached egg was excellent. Only negative was the view of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel recently in room 202 overlooking the cathedral. What a gorgeous view to wake up to! We had extremely comfortable stay and a very pleasant experience overall. The food in the restaurant was excellent and our waitress Natalie was very courteous and helpful. The bar staff were also very pleasant. Overall perfect location, gorgeous room and... More

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear ‘Mrs_Maxwell2014’ Thank you for taking the time to write a review I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and pleased to hear such positive comments about my team in particular Natalie. I look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks Matt Collins More

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is well positioned in Cathedral Square. Good room, clean and well presented and with view of cathedral. Friendly reception staff, very helpful. Small gym but sufficient equipment for my needs. Did not eat in the hotel.

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear ‘Graham H’ Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay here at ABode Exeter. I will share your comments with all of the team who I know will be pleased. I look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks Matt Collins More

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I signed up to Tripadvisor specificallly to make this review as this hotel and staff certainly deserves it. I travel extensively and appreciate how difficult it can be for a hotel to get every aspect right. However, each and every single member of staff from reception to bar and into the restaurant excelled themselves in their respective roles, this coupled... More

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear ‘Aaron L’ Thank you, what a lovely review and I know my team will very much appreciating your feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to ABode Exeter in the near future. Many thanks Matt More

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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41 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a matter of fact, I have not been a guest at ABode Exeter, also known as Royal Clarence Hotel in the inspiring town of Exeter. But I've passed in front of it many many times while visiting Exeter, always imagining how nice it would be staying in a room facing the beautiful gothic Cathedral. Its location at Cathedral Yard... More

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

‘Dear luizdutraneto’ Thank you for your review, I hope to welcome you in the near future. Many thanks Matt More

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married on 5th April 2013 at the Abode and stayed overnight in one of their fabulous suites (top floor). We were tempted to book the same suite again for our 1st Wedding Anniversary 5th April 2014 but we thought that all the suites would be good so took pot luck when booking. We were not disappointed. Fab views... More

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear ‘Samantha H’ Thank you so much for returning on your Wedding Anniversary, I am so pleased you enjoyed your second special visit, all of the Fabulous Rooms enjoy superb views of the Cathedral and spacious so you won't be disapointed if you try our other room. I look forward to welcoming you back next year! Many thanks Matt Collins... More

Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a one night stay here. Opted for a cathedral view room and also had the six course taster menu in the Michael Caines restaurant. Staff were very welcoming. Room was lovely, bed was in need of a better mattress and a mirror would have been nice by the sink as my husband could not see whilst shaving! However we... More

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear ‘sunandsnow123’ Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay. I pleased overall you enjoyed your city break and sorry to hear about the points you raised at dinner. I will feed this back to both Front and Back of House to ensure this is attended to. I hope to welcome you back in... More

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a single night booking for myself and 5 former work colleagues (one subsequently had to drop out for family reasons leaving us as a party of 5). This was for an annual reunion which I have been organising at various locations in the UK for over 20 years - this year was on 'my patch' - what a... More

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear ‘Marie E’ Thank you for your review. I’m so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. All of the rooms are different sizes and where possibly we do offer an upgrade at check in and occasionally upgrade with our compliments as was the case with two of your group. In general we wouldn’t do this... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I have stated at this hotel and it is excellent. I had an envious double room and I think it is well worth the money. The room was beautiful with a wonderful view of the cathedral , the staff so helpful and the cocktails are amazing!

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General M, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear ‘Emma J’ Thank you once again for staying with us, it is all the more important to look after our regular guests and I will ensure your kind words are shared with my team. Many thanks Matt Collins General Manager More

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Also Known As:
Abode Exeter Hotel
Abode Exeter Hotel Exeter
Exeter Abode Hotel
Abode Hotel
Abode Hotel Exeter
ABode Exeter Devon
Address: Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England (Formerly Royal Clarence Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 31 hotels in Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Exeter 4*
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