My husband and I spent three nights at The Braeside due to a family emergency. We were told the price for a double room would be £59 and with en-suite £69. We opted for the en-suite for more privacy. We arrived for quite a late check in (around 9.40pm) and the gentleman who let us in was very nice, very polite. He carried my suitcase to the room on the first floor (room number 1) and explained about the keys, the breakfast, the parking and asked if I'd like a map. Please be aware that the parking for this hotel (and I'll add it's the same for almost all of the hotels on this road) is a nightmare and ridiculously limited. About six spaces on the entire road and if you don't manage to nab one of them, then you'll be driving up and down the roads looking for a space (permits are included in the b&b price so that's no extra) or paying for the all day car park at £5 a pop. We had room number one. Couldn't fault it on it's cleanliness, it was spotless. Bed was very comfortable, super bouncy but a tad narrow for a double and the flipping headboard wouldn't stop banging on the wall (and not for the right reasons, either!!!) but it couldn't be moved, ah well. Tea and coffee facilities in the room as well as a little flat screen tv to watch from the bed. I was very disappointed at having paid an extra £10 for en-suite only to find that the toilet was so crammed in between the wall and the shower, that the door of the shower had to be opened to enable us to sit on the toilet (one foot on the floor, one in the plughole, lolol) Not worthy of the extra money at all. Lovely big window which can be opened but also note that the road below is REALLY busy with traffic including buses and people, day and night. Didn't bother me but I know it would some people.
Breakfast was fine, a standard fry up with the option to also have some cereal, fresh orange, tea or coffee. Various condiments available such as jams, marmalade, marmite, ketchup etc etc. There's also a vegetarian option available for the non meat eaters.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set just a stone's throw from the very heart of the city yet in a quiet, leafy location, the Braeside Guesthouse in Exeter, a period listed building, is ideally situated for a city break or business trip. All the major attractions of this bustling Devon city are within walking distance, including the cathedral, the modern Princesshay shopping centre, Exeter College and the University, as well as St David's and Exeter Central railway stations for regular local and intercity connections. With Exeter International Airport and the M5 motorway just twenty minutes away by car (junction 30), the Braeside Guesthouse in Exeter is ideally situated for travellers. The nearby quay and canal basin, famous as the set of the 1970s historic shipping drama, the Onedin Line, are home to numerous cafes and restaurants and the starting point for beautiful waterside walks. The quay provides cycle and boat hire facilities and a range of activities for the more adventurous at the popular Haven Banks outdoor education centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Braeside Guesthouse Exeter, Devon