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Royal Exeter Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
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Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly reception staff made us feel very welcome on arrival and the 2 night stay was satisfactory with excellent breakfasts in the morning ,our room (201) was the right size with a huge refurbished bathroom that could have done with a few hooks behind the door and maybe a handrail to assist older guests into the shower that runs into... More 

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Rayleigh
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43 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite weekly stays in Bournemouth for work over the last 15 or so years this is the first time at this particular. Great location; central close to beach and shops. My check in was quite late (approx 22.30) and very slow as the reception night porter only spoke limited and quite broken english. I could not use any of the... More 

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Amersham
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this hotel for three nights as a short family boys break , I chose it for its good location just off the beach for my grandson and ample parking . At the weekend it's bar turns into a very lively nightspot which although very busy didn't interfere with our stay as the Hotel entrance is separate .... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel in an excellent location. Cannot understand some of the negative comments about the breakfast because it was really top notch. Equally the bad comments about the 'tired decor' are unfounded because it simply maintaining the character of the building. The rooms are clean, tidy and well maintained. A particular mention to the staff who were mostly helpful and... More 

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Dominiox, Manager at Royal Exeter Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, I was so pleased to read your lovely review, thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind Regards, Dimitri More 

Croydon
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location if your seeing a show at the B.I.C or if you want somewhere near the beach.The hotel itself was decorated in a traditional style.I had written earlier to ask for a higher floor room as I'd read it was noisy, it was a little noisy from the bar but was quiet after midnight. Our room was large with... More 

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Dominiox, Manager at Royal Exeter Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, Your review is very much appreciated and we are glad to hear you had the opportunity to enjoy our fantastic location! I would like to say a special thanks for the mention of our staff, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience. Many thanks and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Dimitri More 

Wiltshire, England
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Royal Exeter Friday night and it never fails to disappoint us! We first stayed here back in Nov 2007 for our Honeymoon night and we love it. Staff are friendly, rooms are spacious and excellent location. Great cocktails too x This is great for couples as the cocktail bars attached, probably wouldn't recommend to families as can... More 

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Dominiox, Manager at Royal Exeter Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your great feedback, we are really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! It must have been really nice to revisit where you spent your honeymoon night and we are delighted to have welcomed you back. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to... More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome and found most of the staff to be pleasant and helpful. The breakfast choices were limited but freshly cooked and enjoyable. The hotel interior must have been fantastic in its heyday, but much of the décor is now dated and damaged in places. Our family room (106) was large and clean but was beyond quirky... More 

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Dominiox, Manager at Royal Exeter Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay with us at The Royal Exeter Hotel. Firstly we apologies for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay. Your feed back regarding the lack of choice at breakfast has been shared with the restaurant manager to ensure this is looked into.... More 

Huddersfield
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed recently for two nights B&B with the second night on HB basis and the food both for breakfast and evening meal was excellent and of a high quality. The three course evening meal was also very well presented. The Hotel itself appears to be an old stately home and is furnished and decorated in keeping with this with lots... More 

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Dominiox, Manager at Royal Exeter Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Your review was very much appreciated. We were delighted you enjoyed the experience. Many thanks and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind Regards, Dimitri More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased an overnight stay via Travelzoo and got a very good deal. We did not experience the levels of noise other reviewers have mentioned bu this is likely to be because we stayed on a Sunday. Positives :- Excellent staff who were welcoming, courteous and helpful Free parking Spotlessly clean bedroom and bathroom Clean, soft bedding and towels Comfortable... More 

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Reading
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a good value 2 night TravelZoo deal (B&B@ £60/night). The room (208) was big enough for 3 with a sea view (just about) and other than being a bit hot at night was comfortable and included all the extras like iron, hairdryer, tea/coffee. Breakfast was great: the usual cold buffet selection and cooked to order hot breakfast. There... More 

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Dominiox, Manager at Royal Exeter Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Many thanks for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to a return visit. Kind Regards, Dimitri More 

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