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.
All 30 Exeter hotels

The City Gate Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Iron Bridge | Lower North Street, Exeter EX4 3RB , England
Hotel amenities
The City Gate Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
You added The City Gate Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #26 of 30 Hotels in Exeter
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014
Write a Review

135 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

booked in for somewhere to stay after our xmas do, was a nice and comfy room, really comfy bed, a lot of standing around talking by the bar staff but a lovely stay in the hotel room, we would definitely stay again if we were going to exeter again! :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northumberland, UK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

City Gate Hotel Exeter. We booked this hotel because of the positive reviews and were not disappointed. It is a decent hotel close to city centre offering good value for money. Our room was kept to a high standard and had good quality bedding and towels. There was a good cooked breakfast with interesting menu choices. The staff were friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I went here for a Christmas party meal rather than to stay in the hotel but I had to write a review regarding the restaurant. As I said I was here for my works Christmas party, we had all already pre ordered our food (which was lovely up until the pudding) we had a Muslim lady in our party who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at he City Gate. The staff are very friendly and our bedroom was huge with a 6ft wide bed! We would highly recommend this as its a very short walk from all the main shops. We had dinner at the hotel last night and the food was good. There was a jazz band on Friday... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

20 of us plus the coach driver spent 4 nights at this hotel where we had a warm welcome, comfortable rooms, excellent breakfasts and a really enjoyable stay. There is a lovely beer garden to meet up in, and a good selection of beers and drinks. Drinks prices were higher than in some of the other pubs in town but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
City_Gate_Exeter, General Manager at The City Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and maybe see you again next year. More 

London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights over a weekend. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Room perfectly acceptable. Bed comfortable. Look this place isn't a 5 star swank palace but it's warm, comfortable and more than adequate for a short stay in or around Exeter. The only two things to take into consideration is (a) the lack of a lift so if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We ended up in the City Gate last night. The beer there is well kept, always. However, we decided (5 of us) to have a bar meal. Of the 5, one was said to be very good, two 'OK' but not great and 2 were simply dreadful. A lasagne was so overcooked, it couldn't be cut trough with a knife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

From the outside the hotel does not look that appealing, However it was very good, The room was very nice except for the windows and wash basin, which was badly stained, need replacing. I did mention this to the receptionist, she was aware of it and said repairs were due to be carried out soon. Great location near to city... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having stayed in various pubs, I have to say for value for money this was one of the best. Small things make a difference and the location is great. The staff were friendly and the rooms were nice and clean with a fantastic bathroom. We will be staying next year ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I first contacted the company about the state of this place as I am a shareholder, but I think tripadvisor users should be aware. Check in was fine but the room had a string of problems, not all of which were immediately obvious. I have a portfolio of photos of the issues and have added some here. To mention a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The City Gate Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The City Gate Hotel

Address: Iron Bridge | Lower North Street, Exeter EX4 3RB , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The City Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your The City Gate Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
City Gate Hotel
The City Gate Hotel Exeter, Devon

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (16)
Room/suite (4)
Bathroom (1)
Hotel & grounds (4)
View from room (1)
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay