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The Magdalen Chapter

Magdalen Street, Exeter EX2 4HY, England
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Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the wood burner in the indoor part of the swimming pool to the sneakers worn by the staff this place is wonderfully unique. Expect the unexpected. There is history but modernity, there is city life but an oasis of calm. We loved it as you can tell.

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Javea, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Magdalen chapter is the old eye infirmary. The city centre location is a great bonus if you want a night out in exeter. The is very little car parking. We came for afternoon tea. The good was poor some cakes burnt. Had to go and fetch sugar from the bar. No one came to check our food/drink was satisfactory or... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a standard double room and it was tiny !! My husband and I were having to negotiate around each other to get about in the room. The bathroom was equally tiny and quite dangerous getting in and out of the bath/shower as the side of the bath was so high. Bathroom products were Ren which is very nice.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel. Welcoming staff. Clean rooms. Good nights sleep. IPad for each room. Not cheap but worth the extra cash to treat yourself. Thoroughly recommend if you can spare the extra cash. My highest recommendation is that I will return.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very difficult to review as this hotel does some things so well.....but......On arrival you will be extremely lucky to park as there are set down only spaces (which is obviously abused).You will be directed to a council car park close by but you will have to pay £10+ for an overnight stay.This was our second stay and on both visits... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having stopped over in July at the Premier Inn Exeter, I was disappointed I hadnt found The Magdalen Chapter earlier!! (we didn't pay much more to stay here) A lovely hotel in an interesting building, the room was large and spacious, very comfortable bed with good quality bed linen etc, what you'd expect to find in a decent 5* hotel... More

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Check in at this hotel is minimalistic and a bit novel. You're given an iPad when you go to your room which has all of the info you need about the hotel. My only surprise was that I was staying in a very small room with a single bed. This wasn't clear when I booked. On the plus side, there... More

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Reading, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

—3 nights, front-facing Feature room on 1ˢᵗ floor— We were looking for a luxurious getaway to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We were hesitant about the Magdalen Chapter because the website seems pompous, crabbed and turgid. But the reviews on here were good so we took the plunge. So glad we did. Our room was a great vast thing with lofty... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 10.30 and used the spa pool area, then a spa treatment. The lunch was excellent and I would recommend a visit. The shops in Exeter are good and Exeter is a beautiful city with plenty of restaurants and shops.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for lunch, unbooked and our first time. We were given a choice of tables and the service was very good, the food was lovely and I felt nicely full. I do wish there was a 3.5 star rating on TA:( the following downgraded it from a full 5*. The salt and pepper mill on our table was GRUBBY... More

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Address: Magdalen Street, Exeter EX2 4HY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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The Magdalen Chapter combines old and new to create a stunning contemporary hotel. Service and quality are to the highest standard where integrated interiors and technology make your stay it’s most enjoyable. Situated close to the sophistication of Exeter’s centre, it's an ideal place to stay for a city break or to further explore Devon. ... more   less 
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