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Southernhay House Hotel

#5 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
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36 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NX, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked into the Southernhay hotel for a stopover on route from London to Cornwall. It was the perfect location for us. It was 5 minutes walk to the centre, restuarants and shops. We had never been to Exeter before so being so close to the Cathedral was great. Southernhay Hotel is central but on the opposite of the Cathedral... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here regularly and have always enjoyed it immensely, but the shine has gone of it completely when I turned up this time and was told to park my car 300 meters away in a public car park because from what I can work out from the staff, the owner thinks cars parked outside the front makes his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on my way to Exeter - the reception area is quite strange, a living room with a desk? But the hotel is fantastic. My room was huge! I literally had to climb up the bed! I enjoyed some drinks on the terrace and had a fantastic cooked breakfast in the morning! Check it out!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, close to shopping and the quay. Clean comfortable room. Looked like bathroom was recently remodeled. Staff were friendly and helpful . Restaurant was very good as well. We ate there both nights.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the first time for just one night being in Devon on business. Firstly impressed by the friendliness of the welcome and then by the really stylish nature of the property. I stayed in Silk and previous reviewers have commented on the stained carpet. Yes it is ( white carpet in a hotel room is probably not a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I spent 5 nights at the Southernay House Hotel in the Tulip room, which was a very smart combined bedroom and enormous bathroom with a grand roll-top bath as the centrepiece. In fact the bathroom was bigger than the bedroom! The room was well decorated and the bed was soft and comfortable. Slightly disconcerting to have a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The location of this hotel is excellent if you want to be in central Exeter, near the cathedral, shops and restaurants. The hotel itself is in a beautiful building which has maintained many of its period features. The staff are excellent, food is simple but good and a great bar. The rooms are lovely with big, comfortable beds which is... More 

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a second stay at this lovely house hotel. Positives were the really comfy bed/pillows, individual room designs, great breakfast, friendly staff, lovely old house and the location - just minutes from the city centre and the cathedral. Negatives are that in the room we stayed in, Chai, there was not much space to put our 'stuff' - fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at SHH on the eve and morning of our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We had the Silk room which was quite large with a huge bed, settee, chair and sideboard with Refreshments. The Bathroom just contained a Shower Cubicle and the basin and Sanitary ware were Villeroy and Bosch - top marks for that. Staff were friendly and served... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lovely building and super room and bathroom. Parking is a pain. I had a cocktail in the bar and wanted something to eat and was told there was no kitchen until 6pm. In a hotel with rooms up to £250 a night I would expect a basic menu during the day. Shame. Asked about afternoon tea, but was told it... More 

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