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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A business stay which was far removed from the norm at this lovely hotel. The room was perfect with a fantastic view of the Cathedral and small sofa was ideally placed by the window to sit and view the delightful scene. The food was taken in room and was good quality as was the breakfast. They also had a compact... More 

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your wonderful comments in relation to the staff and dining which you experienced. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future occasion. Kind regards, Andrew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Arrived about 10pm and got a complimentary upgrade which was a nice surprise. The room didn't have a view but that didn't bother me as it was just somewhere to rest my head. The bed was one of the comfiest I've slept in and breakfast the next day was great. Would definitely stay again if I'm in Exeter.

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments regarding the comfort of the bed. I hope to welcome you back again soon to the Abode in Exeter. Kind regards, Andrew More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I have just come back from a long weekend at the Abode, it was really lovely. We were upgraded on arrival to a Desirable room which was fantastic. Huge bed and a roll top bathroom in the bedroom...great fun! We ate breakfast both mornings in the hotel and it was fantastic, eggs cooked to order and very... More 

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your superb review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience which I have passed onto the team here. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future occasion. Kind regards, Andrew More 

Crediton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Abode is located in a wonderful setting and inside has been renovated in a modern style while staying true to the buildings architecture. The staff are exceptionally friendly and welcoming, the rooms clean and fresh and the food fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Thank you particularly for your comments regarding the friendliness of the staff, which is a great reflection on the committed team we have working at the hotel. I do hope you will be able to come back and see us again soon. Kind regards, Andrew More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What I loved: 1. the old-world elevator. It even had one of those steel sliding bars that you had to close before the elevator would go up. Felt like one of those old New York movies. 2. Breakfast - the hot buffet was made to order, and was therefore nice and piping hot by the time it arrived. 3. Location:... More 

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your wonderful comments regarding the design of the hotel and the service you experienced. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on a future occasion. Kind regards, Andrew More 

Newmarket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was greeted by the friendly front desk staff. The complimentary upgrade to there superior room was the icing on the cake. The rooms additional features such as the coffee machine and iron and ironing board came in handy. The view through the Georgian bar bay windows of the cathedral made working through the plethora of emails a little bit... More 

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your comments. I am pleased you enjoyed the room upgrade. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future occasion. Kind regards, Andrew More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

All was fine except that we had breakfast one morning where it was reasonably full and it took an hour to start eating, which was unacceptable. The excuse was that it was very busy that morning but I know how the restaurant industry works and all I saw was complete disorganisation, particularly as at the last minute they had to... More 

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I was very sorry to hear of your breakfast experience, and thank you for making me aware of this. I have investigated this matter with my team in the restaurant and kitchen and can only apologize most sincerely for this. I do hope you might consider making a return visit, and please contact me directly... More 

Longfield Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Overall perfect for what we wanted especially the central location. We parked easily nearby and everywhere we wanted was in walking distance.Charlotte on reception was exactly what you want on your front desk as she was so friendly and personable. The room was clean and although small was adequate for our stay. The bed was comfortable and the wifi worked... More 

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for acknowledging the service you received from Charlotte on Reception. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the Abode, Exeter on a future occasion. Kind regards, Andrew More 

Tempe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

the ABode Exeter sits right across from the famous cathedral and also right in the middle of everything you should see in Exeter. They have more than just location--friendly and helpful staff, fantastic food, and a room that treats you special--modern within an historic setting!

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your valuable feedback. I hope to welcome you back on a future occasion. Kind regards, Andrew More 

London
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234 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Set on the Cathedral Close in Exeter, the Abode is the Clarence Hotel in it's new incarnation. Driving up to drop off luggage is a bit tricky but that is the only thing that is tricky about this wonderful hotel. You need to drive VERY slowly up the pedestrian only road that leads to the hotel. The hotel receptionist will... More 

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Andrew K, General Manager at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future occasion. Kind regards, Andrew More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about ABode Exeter

Address: Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England (Formerly Royal Clarence Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: $119 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Exeter 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Abode Exeter Hotel Exeter
Exeter Abode Hotel
Abode Hotel Exeter
ABode Exeter Devon
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Exeter
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