We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Southernhay House Hotel

36 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NX, England
Hotel website
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Southernhay House Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Southernhay House Hotel
Write a Review

140 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    85
    30
    12
    10
    3
See reviews for
25
72
9
5
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (140)
  • Mar-May only
    (36)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (39)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (36)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (29)
All months
Stroud, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed as a close friend held their birthday dinner in the private dining room. Our room - Sugar was large spacious and the bathroom was excellent with a deep stand alone bath. Hotel location is excellent as it is very close to the town centre. The dinner was fantastic with really good food and service. So perfect you say.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to stay one evening in the Tulip Suite in this fabulous hotel. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and the staff were warm, friendly and extremely genuine. Our room was on top floor and despite lack of lift we were throughly impressed. An elegant and tastefully decorated room, clean and fresh with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stayed on business and we were well treated by the chap who acted as bartender,receptionist porter and quite possibly chef.Very nice man.Rooms are quirky and the layout was a wee bit odd but overall a really good place to stay if in Exeter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Just stayed at the Southernhay for 2 nights and I was impressed. The staff were all fantastic and very attentive (I accidentally got some of my supper on my only jumper for the trip and the staff kindly washed it quickly and for free). The food was great and the decor was wonderful - a modern take on a mainly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Good fun and good quality establishment, we only dined so can't comment on the room offerings. The menu is very simple and is well executed. We had drinks in the bar first - lovely atmosphere, good service. Salmon to start was tasty but very small and a little disappointing,the beetroot and goats cheese salad was excellent. Very good venison as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southern Oregon Coast
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
34 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a perfect hotel in every way: location, service, staff, food, accommodations. An easy walk to the train and to the bus station even with a suitcase. I felt welcomed and taken care of. The stairs (no lift) are a bit steep so get help with your luggage. I stayed three nights and was happy with the full breakfast menu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northants
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed a couple of nights in the "Ivory" room and we were very pleased with our experience. The room is a good size, the fixtures and fitting are of excellent quality. The bathroom is quite large, with superb deep iron bath and a huge separate shower. Towels etc were again top quality and the both rooms were really clean,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newbury, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed here for one night for my husbands 40th. We only decided to stay in the city afew days before so we were lucky to get a room. We booked the Ivory room. It was beautifully stylish with an amazing bathroom with a huge rolltop bath and shower. The bed was very comfy and despite being full the hotel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wanted to try this hotel after visiting its sister hotel Burgh Island a few years previously so for our anniversary I booked it. It is perfectly situated for the city centre and cathedral all within easy walking distance. The hotel is a former Georgian gentlemen's home and stands out amongst the other business buildings in the road. The hotel lobby... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Molde
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed here for one night. We were very pleased with the hotel in general. In particular, the bed was one of the best we have had for a while. The fixtures & fittings were also of a good quality. The only gripe with the accommodation was that the shower room was not separate from the bedroom, nor was the toilet.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Southernhay House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Southernhay House Hotel

Address: 36 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NX, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Southernhay House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Southernhay House Hotel Exeter, Devon

35 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay