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Southend, Australia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a family break in Exeter, we checked into this hotel which had scaffolding everywhere. Building was dilapidated and smelt funny. The T.V didn't work, bed linen were dirty, was told by hotel staff it was changed every 4 days, what??? Mirror had a stain on it, one of the bedstead was soiled and used teacups were not cleaned.... More 

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Cranfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front has scaffolding and the outer paintwork is peeling off the wood. The room I had was small with a narrow single bed, a small sink , a wall TV, a cabinet and a strange wardrobe, The ceiling paper was hanging down near the window and the paintwork on the radiator was flaking off. The tiny shower room and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleague and I booked this hotel for 6 nights. We wanted to book a hotel close to the University, but did not want to stay in the halls of residence as we were concerned it would be too noisy with other guests coming in and out. We realised this hotel was on the lower end of cost, but we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peeling wall paper, abandoned desk and very rude waiter at breakfast - at a fantastic price. I found the room clean, everything that I needed to work did, and the checkout process was excellent (drop your card in a basket). I wish there were more places like this still around, all I needed was a cheap place to stay for... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place needs demolition. Accepting it was cheap, no excuse for dirty. Interior needs complete redecoration. Bedroom furniture cheap, cracking and basic. No plug in bath, disgusting hair and God knows what else in plughole! Shower head filthy and shower weak and tepid at best. no redeeming feature.No staff, reception unmanned, I think a night on a bench in the... More 

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never again. Run down and dirty. Noise from railway line. Doubtful parking arrangement. Needs total refurbishment or knock down and rebuild. Could hear people walking around room above. No security. Anyone in the public bar downstairs can go up the stairs to the rooms. No one on reception. The worst UK hotel experience of my life.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a place to stay at twice. We will treat our experience as one of those you laugh about later with family and friends. Thankfully I had arranged everything in advance by online booking, so the check-in was relatively painless once we found someone to actually check us in. Don't forget to bring your Sherpa with you when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the cheapest hotel I could find in Exeter, but I quickly discovered there's a reason for that. It's all a bit shabby and in need of a good spruce-up. I'm sure the rooms haven't seen a lick of paint since approximately 1973, when someone obviously got a bargain deal on a bulk order of beige. The mattress on... More 

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1 Thank MichaelJ0hns0n
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After reading other reviews I wasn't looking toward to my stay. I booked two nights my self and my 4 year old daughter. The hotel as others have said is old fashioned in decor and in desperate need of some TLC, however it was on my stay very clean. We had a twin room and the bedding was clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A little tired from the outside but made up by friendly staff and a spotless room, breakfast was cooked to order and was excellent. An award Winning bar with great selection of local ales Very close to the train station but a good 10 minute walk into the town centre

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Great Western Hotel

Address: Approach St. Davids, Exeter EX4 4NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: $53 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Great Western Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Great Western Exeter
Great Western Hotel Exeter, Devon
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