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Southernhay House Hotel

#7 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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36 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NX, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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Penarth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First point - arrive early, there is only on-site parking for 3 or four cars max. Speedy and attentive check in before being shown to the tasteful rooms. We stayed in one of the standard rooms which are "snug". There is little space to traverse the area between the foot of the bed and the wall-mounted TV, and there is... More 

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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even as we arrived a few minutes late, rather than being rushed to our table, we were asked if we'd like a drink at the bar. Polite and friendly, the staff greeted us and introduced us to the various menus we needed. The food was outstanding. Mussels, Pork Belly, Bangers and Mash and a STAGGERINGLY delicious Chocolate Fondant. The lighting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice boutique hotel in a quiet road near the centre of Exeter. The room was well sized, clean, nicely decorated with a modern shower and separate WC. The shower had an oversized shower head and the water was extremely hot. The bed was comfy and there was good free WiFi and Freeview TV. The only downside... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is situated a short stroll from Exeter Cathedral, so is perfectly located to explore this lovely city. The rooms are spacious and decorated with - to our eyes - style and taste. The bed was quite simply the most comfortable I have ever encountered in any hotel, anywhere (including some that charge eye-watering prices). It has a lively... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A lovely stay. Great location and excellent service. Nice enough to let us leave car there even after check out. Great price too and perfect for exploring Exeter. To improve - frosted toilet doors / better extractor fan. Superb in the whole including great food.

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Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
80 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Southernhay House was a wonderful relief after staying in a fairly terrible place the night before while on a tour of the south west. We stayed in Ivory, which is very nice. Some rooms have bathrooms that aren't completely separate from the bedroom, I gather from previous reviews, but their website makes it very clear which rooms fall into this... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were invited here by a friend celebrating his 50th birthday. The venue is an amazing place to meet friends and dine at. We initially met in the quirky bar area and afterwards we were shown to our own private dining room that sat around 12 of us. The food was delicious and service was excellent. If you are looking... More 

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Ermington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

At £75 per head we experienced Christmas lunch. It was the worst Christmas lunch I have ever had. The food was dire. The hotel was cold, no attempt, apart from Christmas crackers, had been made to provide any festive atmosphere. Complaints about the stewed vegetables and rock hard roast potatoes resulted in frozen vegetables being provided. The uneaten lunch was... More 

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38 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband I visited in December and must say I was pretty disappointed in our room. Our room was very musty and damp. The shower set up was very poor. The owners are obviously aware of it as there was a note hanging on the wall. Very difficult to have a shower so close to the carpet and not get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to go away for a night in Devon and randomly chose SH for our stay. We had the tulip room which was so stunning, very clean, lovely decor, very classic and in keeping with the building with a quirky and modern twist. Decadent bathroom with huge bath, twin vanity units, shower, heated floors and heaps... More 

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