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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was in need of another place to stay in Exeter but this time I had a van to park so I chose The Great Western for price and parking. On arrival I couldn't help but notice the peeling paint and the lack of tlc. First impressions count they say. I went in and found the duty manager serving ale... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A little tired looking for such a huge hotel but I had a single room on the front and although the room could manage a little "tlc" around the edges it was quite Sufficient for my stay and it had a warm shower and a clean bed!! The hotel in general was very clean I found. Would be perfect if... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Proximity to Exeter St. Davids Railway Station was absolutely fantastic. Room very clean and very comfortable. However television could do with being adjusted as could not view this while in bed. Stairs also very steep to room however staff were helpful and carried my luggage upstairs and downstairs for me. Did not like the Chinese Restaurant which is part of... More 

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England
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner have just returned from a terrible experience with this hotel. Staff were rude and unhelpful, especially the owner, A late night arrival found us with the only room they had left. We asked for a double and were informed that they had none left, however they could offer us a triple, for the bargain price of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Phone to book a room today... and was spoken to by a VERY ABRUPT MANAGER. Who should NOT be answering the phone AT ALL. Will advise after my visit..so be ware. Looking forward to seeing Exeter and hope weather holds out.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great if money is your only concern, bed linen clean. Hotel itself is dated, tired, and threadbare, shower and toilet not clean but not unusable. Definitely very bottom of the list but do-able if caught in a bind. Staff friendly but I would not stay again

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172 reviews 172 reviews
164 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel simply because it was across the road from Exeter St Davids railway station, and it offered early breakfasts. Check-in was a bit surly, but my room was a bit better than expected, after reading reviews. It was an odd shape, though. I didn't have any meals in the hotel, apart from breakfast. The choice was a... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uncaring and unfriendly staff, smelly, in a poor state all round, very tired and in need of a complete overhaul including management who clearly don't give a hoot. Definitely won't be back. Such a shame as the location is great. Breakfast was ok but it took an age for the waitress to take my order. All tables covered in used... More 

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Surrey, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in dire need of some TLC. My only reason for staying was its close proximity to the station. When I arrived just after 9pm the reception desk was closed so I had to find the duty manager who turned out to also be the barman. He gave me directions to my room that were so complicated I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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