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“Very pleasant hotel and very convenient for the motorway” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gipsy Hill Hotel
Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Derby, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very pleasant hotel and very convenient for the motorway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

This hotel is ideal for breaking up a long journey to the south west. It is down a quiet road and has a lovely garden which was perfect for sitting out on a lovely summers night. The staff were friendly, the rooms were good and well insulated for sound.
The breakfast was very nice and warm. We would thoroughly recommend it as a great value for money hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

For £69 my wife and I had a small room with large bathroom and all spotless. There was a large television and the usual beverage making facilities. The bar, lounge and dining areas all had a pleasant 'feel' to them and the restaurant provided good food at average prices.
The inclusive self service breakfast, was also good.
One negative is that the hotel is located immediately beside the blue pedestrian bridge over the M5 near the Honiton/Exeter junction. This meant that any time spent in the large, rather poorly maintained garden was blighted with noise. Fortunately, the hotel modern double glazing dealt with the problem inside.
We will return.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Brian G
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Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear BrianG
Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay here at the hotel and that you had time to enjoy the gardens. Our gardener is working on sprucing up the gardens, so next time you come back you will see the difference.
Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel
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London
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113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We spent one night in Exeter for an event. I found Gypsy Hill Hotel at a great price. The hotel is a little outside the city, maybe a 5-10 min drive, but it's got lovely grounds and is very peaceful. The hotel was clean, the beds were comfy, the water was hot and there was plenty of space What more could you ask for? Oh also the breakfast was great, the bacon was perfect the sausages were tasty and the black pudding was full of flavour yum!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear helen1381
Thank you for such a wonderful review. It's always great to hear guests have enjoyed there stay and the food we offer. We look forward to seeing you next time you come to Exeter.
Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Looks a little dated from the outside but clean and spacious inside. Room was a small double but big enough. Shower was a bit of a challenge but pressure was good, bathroom suite was 'avocado' but clean. Bed was comfortable.

Food in the restaurant was excellent and the service was friendly. Views over the garden were very restful and the rabbits were entertaining. There was a good selection for breakfast and the service was fast and friendly. They understand the importance of the first cup of coffee!

Only downside was being woken at 5.30am by laughing and talking outside in the staff smoking area - not impressed. I mentioned this on check out and the receptionist was very apologetic so hopefully this won't be an issue in the future.

Room Tip: A room facing the garden would avoid any potential smoking area issues.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SandyHoyland
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Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear sandyhoyland
thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the rabbits in the garden kept you entertained. I'm sorry to hear that you were woken so early by staff. This should not have happened and I have spoken to the person involved. I hope that you will stay with us again the next time you are in the area.
Claire B, Front Office Manager, Gipsy Hill Hotel
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Sheffield
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

So nice to stay at a hotel with character. If you want a change from the usual chain hotel where each room is the same and the staff are scripted, then try this hotel. My room was lovely and the staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. Dinner and breakfast were good and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 840Bertie
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Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear 840bertie
Thank you for such a glowing review. It's nice to hear from someone who enjoys an independently run hotel. Our staff are encouraged to show off their individual personalities and make the guests stay unique, and this obviously came across. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in the area.
Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

I can imagine this was once a stunning place, but it needs some cash spending. Maybe if they didn't have the heating on full when it's 18 degs outside there would be money to replace the dripping tap shower and the bed that felt like a deflated bouncy castle! The age of the place means that doors bang and the place is creaky.
I can't fault the service, and the food on the 2nd night was great. The gardens were also lovely, but
Unfortunately I won't be staying here again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Beckyholiday
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't find the room up to scratch and having read your comments I will be meeting with the maintenance department to get the tap fixed. I'm glad that the service and food was good. We are always doing some form of refurbishment but being an old building this is constant and does take time. Hopefully in the future you will reconsider and give us another chance.
Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel
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Dartford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

The hotel is in an ideal position . It is up a Devon lane but only minutes from the motorway.The service is excellent, nothing is too much trouble. I would definately stay there again.We had my Mums 80th birthday there and everyone thought the food and service was excellent. Well done to the friendly and helpful staff.

Room Tip: This a convenient hotel rural but near the motorways.. It does not have a pool and other amneties b...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank karjt
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Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Karjt
Thank you for the review. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your lunch here and celebrating your mums 80th. We look forward to seeing you again.
Claire B, Front Office Manager at Gipsy Hill Hotel
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Property: Gipsy Hill Hotel
Address: Gipsy Lane | Monkerton, Exeter EX1 3RN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gipsy Hill Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exeter's best kept secret hotel The Gipsy Hill Hotel is surrounded by three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and is a taste of the Devon countryside mere miles away from the vibrant & historic, Cathedral city of Exeter. You are guaranteed a warm welcome from our friendly and efficient staff right from the moment you arrive, till the moment we wish you a safe journey. With two free car parking spaces per room and free Wifi, The Gipsy Hill really is a home from home. ... more   less 
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Exeter Best Western
Best Western Exeter
Gipsy Hill Hotel Exeter, Devon

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