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.

Great Western Hotel

St. David's Station Approach, Exeter EX4 4NU, England
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Great Western Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    12
    30
    49
    36
    61
See reviews for
25
36
50
47
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (48)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (188)
  • Mar-May only
    (55)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (65)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (39)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (29)
All months
Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parking slightly difficult until we worked out where pay machine was, but close to Hotel and very convenient. Stay friendly and helpful - room clean and tidy with cruelty free toiletries in rooms, also ample tea,coffee etc. Bed comfortable - good night sleep and well cooked breakfast. Very good value. Take exception to some of other reviews - if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location and bar. No parking and the wireless was a bit slow. Our room had a hole in the walls. Tv's were okay and showers were hot but a bit low in the pressure department. No parking. Okay for a night or two for work but not a holiday destination.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Exeter hotels

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at the GWH from August 3 to the 8th. The room was good with comfy bed and tv fixed to the wall. Had a twin room. Toilet/bathroom was good,always loo rolls on hand. I left a note on my bed requesting extra pillows and sure enough that night they were there. Hotel does need refurbing badly and corridor carpets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights from 6th to 8th August 2015 in a single room----,bad points = only one power socket, not good if you need to use two things at the same time,-- there is nowhere to put your facecloth or shower gel in the shower cubicle,no toilet roll holders although this is a minor point and there is a terrible... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
cornwall
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you pay any more than £1 to stay here your heart will sink , the most disappointing hotel stay ever, it should not be run as a business at all, I feel sorry for the cleaners Who try to make a silk purse from this pigs ear , paper hanging off the ceiling 3 punch markes in the door... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In need of the bbc diy sos team to demolish it and start again 😒 all carpets were ripped paper hanging off the walls (damp) in lot places my room had big massive bubble in the ceiling where there was a leak above to help you get through the ordeal there's a bible in your room so you can pray... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Braintree, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Homeless people live in better conditions. Health and safety needs to be reviewed.. My room was in a terrible state.. The plaster on the wall had peeled off and was touching the radiator. Bed was uncomfortable and itchy.. Did not feel clean and shower had very little power. Found half a bottle of whiskey and 3 cans of lager in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is in need of some serious TLC. In its hay day, this would have been a bustling part of town, and plenty of businesspeople wanting rooms. The hotel now seems more focused on its plentiful selection of beers in its bar, rather than the accommodation on offer. Rooms were averaged sized with clean bedding and bath rooms. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level Contributor
52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This hotel has seen it's better days. The finish and maintenance is far below acceptable level although the cleaning was acceptable. The breakfast was a great surprise though and tasted excellent. Staff were friendly but the owner seemed a bit on the not so focused side. Lot's of stairs up and down so travel light. The city offers a lot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good points -cheap, clean, hot showers, close to railway station, and good beer served in the bar. On the other hand -shabby decor (needs painting), staffed more like a hostel than a hotel, no luxuries. Don't come here for a romantic pamper break. Worth considering if you need cheap place to crash in the centre of Exeter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

76 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (70)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (25)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Exeter hotels
0.5 mi away
The Rougemont Hotel
The Rougemont Hotel
#27 of 31 in Exeter
3.5 of 5 stars 683 reviews
0.2 mi away
Park View
Park View
#18 of 31 in Exeter
4.0 of 5 stars 102 reviews
0.5 mi away
The City Gate Hotel
The City Gate Hotel
#25 of 31 in Exeter
3.5 of 5 stars 161 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Jurys Inn Exeter
Jurys Inn Exeter
#14 of 31 in Exeter
4.0 of 5 stars 820 reviews
3.1 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Exeter
0.9 mi away
White Hart Hotel
White Hart Hotel
#15 of 31 in Exeter
4.0 of 5 stars 505 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay