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Great Western Hotel

St. David's Station Approach, Exeter EX4 4NU, England
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  • Location
    4 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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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to drink in the bar at this hotel 28 years ago, and don't honestly think it has seen much in the the way of decorating since. My single room was adequate for my needs. I stayed for just one night to attend a concert at the university, so the location was ideal. The station is close by and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a double room for 3 nights and have to say Fawlty Towers was 4 star compared to this place. Whole place is very shabby and run down. Furniture old and battered, drawer front in room fell off and stayed off. Really nice "art deco" touch though with the awful sliding door into the bathroom. Has NO HOT WATER for... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The single room I stayed in at the Great Western Hotel was nice. A 32" LCD TV, a comfy bed, complimentary biscuits and coffee and tea plus a really nice shower with plenty of hot water. Good breakfast and for £48, great value for money in Exeter. Only point to make is that there is a £7 charge for overnight... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked in for one night whilst on the way to Beer, Devon. Conveniently situated right by the train station which was ideal after a long train journey. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome whilst having some excellent local beers. Room very comfortable and provided everything needed for a stop over trip, breakfast was excellent with lots to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very dated hotel but ideally situated next to the main railway station in Exeter. surprisingly there was no noise from that direction, and my wife and I slept like logs, but didn't wake up in the fireplace. lol. the food was great and the bars were well stocked with popular local ales. the icing on the cake was the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Rude staff - unhelpful and abrupt Bad value - totally overpriced Run down (see photos). Wall paper peeling, mouldy pipe, threadbare carpets, very old decor, stains Not enough hot water - weak shower flow Damp smell on staircase No parking included Contractors use - noisy with doors slamming with some shouting during visit.

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Booked 2 rooms for 2 nights to attend family wedding in the area, but experience was summed up by us checking-out after 1 night and demanding full refund for the extra night and part refund for the one night we did stay. Whole place is in an awful state of repair including mould in places and many electrical outlets hanging... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Like most the reviews here I was shocked with general decoration of the hotel, arrived in my room very old fashioned but it was clean, shower and tv worked fine and bed was comfortable. On the plus side all the young staff that worked there was extremely helpful and and couldn't do enough to keep me happy. Breakfast was decent... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is sad as this is one of my favourite "older hotels" It is declining and needs a major refurbishment and a review of prices to compete with the new Premier Inn nearly next door. The bar is still a very positive part with good beers well kept by knowledgeable staff and breakfast was also welcome presented. Please restore ithe... More

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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place was ok room was ok bit cramped staff friendly and helpful, typically old worn out tired building. ok for stop over. Food was mostly sold out in the bar, breakfast was very good, weatherspoons across the road for better food,

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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): $
Number of rooms: 35
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Great Western Exeter
Great Western Hotel Exeter, Devon

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