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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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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the Southernhay House Hotel and we were not disappointed. The room (spice) was the same one we stayed in previously. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and the room comfortable. Taking heed of previous comments we arrived early and bagged a parking space then headed into town until our room was ready. This quaint and... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First a thank you to Sally who had time and a honest smile to seduce us into the Southernhay. Bar and cocktails brilliant, photos and decor amazing. Only nine rooms and similar number of tables in restaurant so Personnal service guaranteed. Saturday night when we ate only had three tables occupied with ten guests, totally fused over.( shame about the... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews 33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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
124 helpful votes 124 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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