I did not think The Globe lived up to its promise. I had a room that was not in the main hotel (room 17) but off an outside galleried area overlooking the car park. To be fair the room was comfortable with a very pleasant bathroom. What was lacking was attention to detail: the clothes hanger of a previous guest hanging on the light fitting, the rubbish of an earlier guest in a drawer and cupboard and taps in the bathroom that were hanging loose. The latter was particularly unnerving since it was clear that a pipe joint might fail in normal use thereby flooding the room.
The room was isolated from the main hotel building and so there was no inclination to use the hotel facilities. I did attempt to take dinner, but the dining room was deserted at 8pm with no staff present. A Monday problem perhaps. Fortunately there is a very acceptable Italian restaurant very nearly next door,
The parking at the hotel is extremely limited and I had to park in a public car park 3-400 m away. Guest should be warned of this difficulty when they book. It would avoid going into the car park through an extremely narrow entrance, finding there was no room and having to leave by a similarly narrow exit because there was no room to turn.
One positive point: the receptionist (Kate?) was very welcoming and friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Globe is a beautiful 16th Century Coaching Inn set in the heart of Exeter’s Historic Estuary Town of Topsham. Located only 4 miles from Exeter City centre, it attracts both tourists and business travellers.The Inn has recently undergone a major refurbishment to restore and update the historic building whilst retaining its authentic character and personal touch.Topsham has a wonderful community, relaxed and friendly offering a perfect base to explore the area, whether by bike, foot or public transport. ... more less
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