Booked the Rougemont as it was close to the venue we were attending for an exhibition. It had a good city centre location. However, the first thing that we were greeted with was all the smokers, staff and guests, outside and in front of the the front steps to reception.
The reception staff were very efficient and our room (located on the first floor) was very clean and comfortable, although extremely warm, in fact too warm overnight.
However, the TV remote did not want to work properly and it took me ages to get to the channel I wanted. The staff did not seem to have a local knowledge when asked where we could get the brakes on the car fixed, the answer was that our breakdown service should cover that! The wifi that had been advertised as free was in fact only free to "Signature" users.
Overnight the hotel was quite noisy with revelers from a ball earlier. I was aware of people shouting/talking until at least 6 am. Would probably not have been a problem if I was not already awake due to the room being too hot.
Drinks in the Drakes Bar were REALLY expensive £15 for two glasses of wine (which we refused to pay).
Breakfast (serve yourself) was mediocre, the white on my fried egg was not thoroughly cooked.
All in all I felt not good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant Victorian building situated close to the railway station, The Rougemont Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore this historic city. You can walk straight into city centre, with its fine shopping, Roman walls and beautiful Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Rougemont Hotel, Exeter Hotel Exeter
- Thistle Exeter City Centre, The Rougemont Devon