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Southernhay House Hotel

36 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NX, England
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Ranked #5 of 29 hotels in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Kate_Hampton Tring, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tring, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed two nights during graduation week and had the celebratory lunch in their private dining room which was perfect for the 12 of us. There is a choice from a set menu during Graduation week and the options were perfect for the age range (22 - 88) but didn't alter, so we had to go elsewhere for supper. Lovely food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Completely agree with previous reviewer Tracy re style, service and location. We had a pleasant and efficient welcome, and the staff member even came out to greet us after we'd been for a walk later which was a nice personal touch. The room was spotlessly clean and stylish with some quality furniture. I did like the tea/ coffee facilities and... More

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Tring, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked very last minute as a stopover on our way to Cornwall. What a wonderful find! The eclectic mix of furniture and décor is fab. From retro American diner bar furniture, to Trimphones in the room, to 1950s clocks, filmstar photos - every corner held something interesting. The rooms were airy and the bed extremely comfortable. The staff we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed for one night as a last minute booking - positives are the very helpful and pleasant reception staff - the quality of the bed and the general fitting out of the room and hotel - negatives - felt the room was a bit squashed and badly laid out - interesting concept for the shower and toilet - you certainly... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely has a wow factor from the quality of the refurbishment, to the service and then there is the wonderful cocktail bar. After 6 hours stuck in an horrendous motorway blockage from the North West to Exeter, we were tired, agitated and hungry. We were greeted in a welcoming way with a swift check in and an entrance to a... More

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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on an impromptu overnight stay following a family meal at a nearby restaurant. Thankfully all the hotels nearby were full and we were directed to try this one. Located just a short walking distance from where we were eating this Georgian Townhouse Hotel offered the most amazing comfort and service. Although on the expensive side I believe it... More

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southernhayhouse, Owner at Southernhay House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your more than generous review - it was our luck that you decided to stay over and we hope to welcome you back when you are next in town. It's always good to hear what are the details that our guests clock: I have a particular thing about hotel hospitality trays (hate them) and so this was... More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Let me start by saying that I like this comfortable hotel very much, the room that we had was lovely and the restaurant very good indeed. However the thoughtful décor of the building, the quiet position close to the cathedral and the restaurant deserved a 5* excellent and the reason that it was a 4* is down to being let... More

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southernhayhouse, Owner at Southernhay House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very generous review. I have certainly taken your niggles on board; I was there on checkout and you spoke to me in person. It's really refreshing and kind of you to appreciate the design and thought that has gone into this project - it is a labour of love on my part and that of our... More

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed here a while ago now, but loved the experience. The Staff were brilliant (we did recognise a few from Burgh Island which helped) as they are at Burgh island. This hotel has a very different feel from its sister hotel but is well worth the visit. The room was perfect as were the pre-dinner cocktails and dinner itself.... More

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southernhayhouse, Owner at Southernhay House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review and we all appreciate your comments about the staff - most have been trained at (and some still work part time/swap locations with) Burgh. We don't aspire to the Burgh black tie glamour but we do hope to achieve similar standards of customer service, quality and design. Let alone food and drink......we hope to... More

Devon England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I took my wife to this hotel as a birthday suprise and we were delighted with its location 2 or 3 minutes walk from the Princess Hay shopping. The service is second to none and cleanliness superb. Only slight criticism is the glass door on the toilet in the room which I thought was a step too far. Apart from... More

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southernhayhouse, Owner at Southernhay House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Glass door .... don't get me started on this one ;). It was our pleasure to welcome you to central Exeter and Southernhay. Please do try our risotto on your next stay; it might even beat Carluccio's! More

Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Me and my wife were on our way to the exeter food festival when we popped in for a drink. We Felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. So instead of eating at the food festival we came back and they managed to find us a table. It's a great menu which has been... More

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southernhayhouse, Owner at Southernhay House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by....and for your lovely comments. It was our pleasure to serve you (and more so in that we had just changed to our summer menu, so we were all quite excited by the new dishes on offer). Our strawberries and cream is a major success - and I'm pleased you were able to meet Chef Rob1... More

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Address: 36 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury boutique hotel with 10 bedrooms, chic bar and two dining rooms with decor inspired by the Colonial past of the building. Southernhay House has recently opened in the centre of Exeter's Georgian business district just yards from the Cathedral and is a sister hotel to the iconic Burgh Island, with similar high standards of service, food and comfort. ... more   less 
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