I have stayed in this B & B several times over the past 18 months and you must remember that this is a B & B and not a 4 or 5 star hotel.
The cost to stay here (for 2) including cooked breakfast is about a third of a 4 or 5 star hotel
I have always been given a warm friendly welcome both by the owner and the manager.
Walking distance of the city and university (but its uphill) - 7 mins drive from Dunmore to the university (door to door)
Starting with the rooms - all rooms are exceptionally clean with basic tea/coffee facility, tv and additional lighting (I find it difficult to read in some hotels but the lighting here is good and I have found that I can read in this B& B). Some rooms are en-suite (again very clean). I think most of the rooms are colour co-orindinated (curtains and bedlinen of the same colour). All the rooms I have stayed in the bed linen and towels have been fresh and clean.
The beds (this is difficult because different people like different types of beds and its a very personal thing). I found that rooms 9 and 3 had the best beds for me.
Towels soft and clean. I have always been given shampoo, conditioner and body wash (you wont get that in the Travel Lodge). I showered early morning and again before going out for dinner and had loads of hot water.
Heating ..I've found that the room temperature was a little too warm for me so I turned down the heating (which I think runs all night (I stayed recently on the very windy day and night).
I slept well and woke to the smell of a wonderfuld cooked breakfast. I simply adore the cooked breakfast - hot, substantial and very filling. Unlimited tea, coffee and toast (I can last until dinnner!). There are also the normal range of cerals, juices, crossaints, fruit, yoghurts etc.
There are no off street parking facilities (you can park outside overnight and until about 11am free - traffic wardens about after that time) but if you need a permit one can be given for the length of your stay or alternatively use Howell Road long stay car park (if you have a room at the front you should be able to see your car).
The road can be fairly busy (early morning and rush hour) but unless you open the windows at the front you dont hear the noise. I think the windows are all double glazed. (I stayed in another place but couldnt slepp to due to the volume of traffic and noise).
I have stayed in many B & B's as well as top London hotels (some have been real disasters). I enjoy staying here - I personally think its very good value for money. Its comfortable and very clean. I feel I am very well looked after and will hopefull stay again soon. Thanks girls
- Also Known As:
- Dunmore Hotel Exeter
- Dunmore Guest House Exeter, Devon