Stayed in the Lodge (as it's a little cheaper than main hotel and is next door) and got a special deal as it was 3 nights. Rooms weren't particularly special but were clean and the bed was a good quality. I made use of the gym and spa every day which had a decent size pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The jacuzzi only had one really good jet but it was nice and relaxing and all included in the price which was great.
We ate in the award winning Blakes restaurant one night, the quality of food was good but the wait was quite long (although we hadn't booked so maybe to be expected) and there are cheaper places to eat outside the town centre. Much better value and great restaurant and bar at the 1812 by the Royal Exeter Hotel on the Exeter Road where we had a lovely 3 course menu for just £12 (only offered Mon-Wed).
The Connaught is in an ideal spot for easy access to the town centre and beach, and even my 84 year old mum coped with the walking (albeit very slowly) to everywhere. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and would certainly recommend this hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly refurbished, AA 4 star Connaught Lodge offers smart and comfortable en-suite accommodation and is centrally located on the West Cliff being just 500m from the town centre, the BIC, Pavilion Theatre, pier and those golden, sandy beaches. Free WiFi, Free Parking and complimentary membership of the Bluewater Spa, located in the adjacent Best Western Connaught Hotel, is available to all Lodge guests. The spa has an 18m swimming pool and spa pool, a luxurious, fully tiled eucalyptus steam room, a superb sauna, 2 gymnasiums and a massage and beauty therapy suite. After a relaxing day in the Spa why not enjoy a superb dinner with first class wine in Blakes', the Connaught's award-winning, double rosette restaurant, also located in the main building, where Nick Rutigliano, the Maitre d', and his team will serve you with superb food, freshly prepared by the Head Chef, Ben Nicol and his young team of highly qualified chefs. ... more less
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