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Great Western Hotel

St. David's Station Approach, Exeter EX4 4NU, England
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Ranked #28 of 31 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It would be easy to write a bad reveiw of this hotel and several people have. But you have to take price into account, this hotel was much cheaper than others I considered in the area, especially once you remember that a good full English breakfast is included. Yes, the staircases and corridors were shabby but my room was clean... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Rather run down and shabby, very frayed round the edges! However the bed was comfortable and the bathroom and room clean. Bar would have been ok 50 years ago. Hotel needs a good make over, channel 4 TV take note. Breakfast was ok, had worse. The breakfast waiter was the least lively I have ever encountered, but then if I... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This really was a unappealing hotel - shabby, distinctly seedy feel, poorly furnished and decorated, scruffy restaurant, pokey and uncomfortable room, shower dripped all night, no chair, nowhere to put wash things. No lift; no offer of help with luggage. I can't remember an hotel that I've disliked more! The breakfast was, I suppose, edible, but unexciting and barely a... More 

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Surrey, England
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a budget hotel aimed those looking for price above quality - think contractors/reps travelling on a daily allowance or party groups at the weekend. So if you are expecting a great hotel for a bargain price think again. BUT -- it does what it does well enough Rooms were all tatty and in need of TLC BUT clean... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Avoid at all costs! Staff unfriendly and unhelpful, pay for parking on top of paying £90 for a dirty rubbish room. Told you can't have your volume any higher than its preset at! Ceiling fell in on my partner in the shower! Run down dirty grubby old mans pub with rooms above it. Run for the hills before staying here!

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel to attend an Exeter University Open Day. Hotel generally- Postitives: Location - Couldn't be better for train, bus and taxi services. Breakfast - Acceptable food, although the 'waiters' weren't the friendliest. Breakfast is served in what doubles as a Chinese restaurant so our full English was accompanied by... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Paid £42 per night (with breakfast) for a 2 night stay. Room decor was tired but clean. Breakfast was excellent , although dining room could do with a good tidy up. All the staff i encountered were very nice and helpful. If you want 5 star this probably is not the place for you , but for those on a... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The carpet was threadbare, there were literal holes in the middle of the room, which was quite cold in itself. The furniture and decor was dated, scuffed paint with that dodgy 1970s veneer going on. Onto the positives! The bed was very comfortable, I actually quite like having a sink in the bedroom too. There was a lot of storage,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This excuse for a hotel has to be high on any list of the world’s worst hotels, but in reality to give it the credence of the name ‘hotel’ is a misnomer. The internal appalling state of repair of The Great Western the gives the impression of a now closed and derelict homeless hostel, with its peeling, flaking paintwork falling... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hotel is in a great location with easy access to transport links. Parking is reasonable at £7.20 per day. Hotel looks and feels a little dated and some areas could do with a makeover. However, all the room and the public areas are clean. Room was quite adequate in size with tea/coffee and biscuits, ample storage space, TV, hair dryer,... More 

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