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The Magdalen Chapter

#9 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Magdalen Street, Exeter EX2 4HY, England
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Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked in here for afternoon tea to celebrate an anniversary. Well worth it! Tea [sandwiches, cakes, scones and cream and jam] was delicious and freshly made. Staff and environment all really nice. Can't wait for another occasion to celebrate!

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in this hotel many times when it was the Hotel Barcelona and enjoyed the very friendly and professional service along with an excellent restaurant. I hoped my 2 day stay at the Magdalen Chapter would be even better. Alas it wasn't. When I arrived after a long and tiring journey from London we were greeted by poorly trained... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a boutique hotel for the lovers of high technology accommodation. The reception consists of only a table and a laptop, but no problem there, and when you check in you get given an iPad to have as your hotel directory, neat idea, only mine did not load the whole evening. I didn't bring it to their attention as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stay in a lot of hotels for work and so I know I'm choosy. The staff were all great and couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We had a feature room (room 205) for 3 (2 adults, 6 yr old) and a small dog. we had dinner outside on the bar tarrace as the restaurant was full. Dinner... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In my 23 years on this earth, I have never experienced such a divine and simply wonderful hotel stay. Our room was enchanting and the spa was like a drop of heaven. The food was to die for, absolutely gourmet. My partner had the steak and he said he had never sampled meat so tender. The evening was blissful. Thank... More 

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South Devon. UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really special place! the building was the old eye hospital, but there is nothing institutional about it. Full of nice architectural features from the past, and decorated very tastefully with contemporary art and sculpture this is a very comfortable place to be. The first room we booked and tried was a little small but the receptionist, checked... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel, stylish rooms and funky public areas without being contrived. Food good and friendly service, all set in a fab old building within easy reach of city centre, quay area etc. Beds big and comfy and room even at the front well insulated from road noise. Exeter proved a surprise, much more to it than we had been told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun boutique hotel. Once there we only left twice - to look at Exeter and to visit Exmouth beach. In both cases we quickly wanted to get back to the hotel! Decor is good and modern, food is better than good and all the staff are charming. We enjoyed the indoor bath/outdoor pool and used the spa (which is also... More 

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Sratford Upon Avon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was recommended by a business associate. I noted the limited parking, but decided to give it a try. After a three and a half hour drive I turned into the hotel to find the limited parking was very limited with half dozen or so places only. I headed up to the pay and display as the hotel suggest... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spoiled from the moment we walked through the door.......fantastic staff, rooms,pool spa,food and decor,the pool is amazing so lovely and warm,chuck a log on the burner,enjoy the bubbles,nothing is to much trouble, thank you thank you we will be returning as soon as possible...the Quay side is a nice stroll along the river...

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