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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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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
41 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

Wales
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had such high hopes for the Royal Clarence having stayed here upon recommendation from a colleague. Unfortunately these hopes did not come to fruition and I was bitterly disappointed with the overall stay. One thing I must firstly address, though, is the attitude of the staff, which was excellent throughout. The reception staff were attentive, polite and helpful, however... More

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

Dear ‘peacarwales’ Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your positive comments. Please accept my apologies for the disappointing overnight stay. We are a City centre hotel and unfortunately we do suffer from occasional noise issues, both the day and night team will act upon any disturbances raised. We have a gradual plan of improvements across... More

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

Just returned from a business trip stay at this Hotel. Which I could not fault on any level, reception staff were attentive, pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was great and the quirky lift was a throw back to a time forgotten. Room was functional and immaculately clean with all the usual benefits needed for a good business trip. I would thoroughly... More

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

Dear ‘Rob G’ Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us whilst here in Exeter on Business and hope to welcome you back on return visits. 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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