We stayed here in the quaint little town of Topsham from 21st March to 23rd, in room 1 of the Salutation Inn.
From the moment we arrived the welcome from the owners and their team was warm and welcoming, even offering help with our luggage.
The suite was spotless, modern and spacious. With robes and luxury soaps and shower gels on offer you knew you were in high-end establishment.
Rather than offer basic tea and coffee facilities the Salutation Inn had a lovely communal galley kitchen containing fruit, homemade biscuits and all manner of teas and coffees.
The attention to deal was perfect and you felt happy to relax in the room with a cup of tea after a day of exploring.
The breakfast was served in the splendid Glass House conservatory, a beautifully presented selection, and the full English was fantastic. I'm not a massive fan usually but this was a far cry from what can be a heavy and greasy meal. It was tasty, fresh and a perfect size.
The Inn is only a few minutes from the train station which has regular trains to the fantastic city of Exeter. Exeter is well worth a visit and Topsham is a bright little town with a big antique centre and independent shops. (Avoid Exmouth, sadly it's a bit tired).
The fine dining experience is well worth paying for. Beautiful food, many different tastes on offer and they were more than happy to tweak the menu for my vegetarian (fussy!) partner. The staff look after you brilliantly, and it's an experience well worth doing. Start with drinks and complimentary canapes in the lounge and move through to the spacious restaurant room - it's well worth it.
(There's a car park round the back which can be tricky to find so it might be worth confirming where the turning is before you go)
All in all this is a lovely place to have a few days away. Relaxing, warm and cosy you can't go wrong if you want to explore Devon. It was the little touches such as the homemade welcome petit fours and fluffy bath robes that make this boutique inn so special. Clean, spotless, great atmosphere, classy - couldn't fault it. We will definitely stay again!
If a high-end break away is what your after then get booking!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation. Within The Salutation we offer two suites and four bedrooms with individual decor. On the first floor the 'Galley Room' is available during your stay for hot drinks and treats to help yourself or room service for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Our aim is to give you a comfortable night's stay with the finest of food in an ancient Inn with modern facilities. Our beds have been hand made in Topsham by Naturalmat, and offer the finest in comfort - All our products are sourced locally wherever possible including all the ceramics and most of the carpeting. Topsham & Surrounding Area - An ancient port at the head of the Exe Estuary Topsham is vibrant with its interesting architecture and small streets, riverside quay and walkways. The Romans, the Vikings, the Dutch and many other visitors have chosen Topsham as the perfect stopping off place! Topsham caters for all forms of transport ... We are five miles from Exeter International Airport and two miles from the M5 Junction 30. Topsham has its own Railway Station,regular bus routes and Marina and is on the Exe Cycle Trail. It is famous for its RSPB Bird Reserve, Museum and with lots other things to do. Explore Topsham to discover a special place. Whatever your pastime whether it is sailing, fishing, cycling, watersports, Rugby (Premier League) tennis, snooker, swimming, bowling, motor boats, walking. Let us help you organise your satisfaction. The Salutation ... more less