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Great Western Hotel

St. David's Station Approach, Exeter EX4 4NU, England
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Ranked #27 of 29 hotels in Exeter
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In it's heyday, The Great Western Hotel was doubtless a 'proper place' to stay and adjacent Exeter St David's Railway Station. Pictures of steam engines hang on the paneled walls in downstairs public spaces, and are suitably lined - in, with regency red highlight. The carpet is fully fitted ; the bar is cosey, and the dining room is clean... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in room 12 which faces onto the carpark, so a little noisy with traffic and really light because of streetlights. The bathroom floor was sticky. There is nothing to prevent people visiting the pub downstairs from going upstairs to the guest floor so I felt a little unsafe and aware of noise outside my room. Felt better after... More

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Kent, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just needed somewhere convenient and good value for one overnight stay. Easy to find, easy parking and very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. Room a bit tired, but spotlessly clean and tea and coffee making facilities and TV if required. Didn't eat in bar, but all looked and smelled nice! Walking distance to town and University. Yes, place could do with... More

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Bridestow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed there due to location ,but the room was very poor and looked very tired.when the room next door had a shower or used the toilet then I could hear everything.there was no parking outside unless you wanted to pay for it.i had to leave early in the mornings and was not given the option of having a packed... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

You will have seen lots of not so good reviews for this hotel (along with pictures) but I thought I would put a positive spin on it. This in its heyday would have been a good quality hotel at one of the key junctions on Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway. You couldn't get closer for easy access and plenty... More

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Cornwall
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Carpets worn, wallpaper marked and dirty generally whole place needs refurb. Room average size, beds ok, kettle plug coming apart. No smoking hotel, when we opened the window the were cigarette ends on the window ledge and the net curtain had a cigarette burn in it. it's a shame as the location was good, right by Exeter St Davids station,... More

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Located next to the railway station, the hotel/B&B was good. Unfortunately a parking ticket costs 8 pounds for a day. The rooms are good, but need some TLC, Very good food and friendly staff. A pitty we had to pay 6 pounds each to see inside of the cathedral. Good shopping centre.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on good Friday 18/04/2014 , on arrival found easy check in via the bar staff. The decor on way to room and in the room could do with a refurbishment but on saying this we felt the staff were making the most of the aged premises. The room was clean and comfortable. It is... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place is so dated Antiques Roadshow would be hard pushed to recognise the furniture. I had the misfortune of having to stay here as booked in through my company. I would never consider paying to stay here in fact even if it was free wouldn't stay here again by choice. The beds are uncomfortable, the rooms are stale smelling,... More

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Address: St. David's Station Approach, Exeter EX4 4NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Great Western Exeter
Great Western Hotel Exeter, Devon

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