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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Exeter Hotel

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Royal Exeter Hotel
Ranked #10 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Fleet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I spent the night here on New Year's eve and were very impressed with the overall experience. Our room was on the second floor and was clean, well equipped and had plenty of space to move around in and, more importantly, we both had a good night's sleep, not always possible in some hotels. The staff were friendly and were keen to provide good service and nothing appeared to be too much trouble. We spent the evening with friends away from the hotel, but got back to enjoy a few drinks in the bar at the start of 2014.The breakfast was very good, with plenty of options both cold and hot, and we would definitely stay here again from choice, particularly as the hotel is so close to the heart of Bournemouth and the seafront.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from celebrating new year at this wonderful hotel , the staff are amazing tom on reception and at breakfast and reception staff could not make you feel more welcome . It's in a prime spot to the sea front and town centre . Breakfast was lovely infact myself and my husband could not finish it would recommend this hotel .

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

I have spent 3 days here and have found it to be amazing value for money.
The room was spacious, clean and well equipped. When I found the hairdryer now working it was replaced in minutes.
The staff are fantastic, so personable and nothing at all is too much trouble.
The food is lovely with plenty of choice at breakfast.
The location is as good as it gets for the town and the beach.
There is a great cocktail bar within the hotel which offered a great evenings entertainment if it was required.
There is a gym, pool and spa all included in the price.
An added bonus of free secure parking too.
There is in addition free Wi-Fi throughout the rooms and hotel.
I would highly recommend this hotel and will be using it again.

Room Tip: If you have children or are an older couple who don't want the noise from the bar ask for the up...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Dorset UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

My friend and I booked one night at this hotel as we were having an evening out in Bournemouth. Ideal location as very central and free parking! I booked through Booking.com and had booked two rooms, one for a smoker. Within 30 minutes of booking I received a phone call from the hotel who advised me that the room for the smoker was above the bar and music and could be very noisy. Therefore I changed the room, I thought this was excellent that they thought to alert us to this. On our arrival the receptionists were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were excellent, very clean and well equipped. There is a bar and this also stays open late with music. Although this was quite loud, there was a good atmosphere. The breakfast was very good, plenty of choice and cooked to order. We both agreed we would definitely use the hotel again.

Room Tip: Probably one that is not above the music as we were alerted that this could be quite noisy.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

Had a fab weekend stay over, large group on a celebratory weekend - welcoming afternoon drinks in the bar went down easily, great cocktail menu and all extremely festive leading up to a lively Friday night when we had exclusive seating in the bar and a buffet to ourselves - the music was fantastic, lead vocal brilliant and we were up dancing all night. Very spacious room, just a couple of remarks that water was running cold for a few of us though. Breakfast - wonderful! Staff - very friendly (even with our friend who had been led to believe a limo was on call for him and made a demand for such on arrival - to their bewilderment!). Will be going back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Travelling alone for a week is bad enough, however when arriving at the hotel the staff we so helpful, i was made to feel very welcome from the minute i walked in through the door until the day i checked out.

The room was clean and tidy and comfortable with tea and coffee making facilities, and free wifi everywhere no just in some areas like most hotels.

Great breakfast, secure parking facilities and 5 minutes walk to the town what else could you want from a hotel.

Will be staying again soon.

Room Tip: Any room is a good room always clean and tidy.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We headed to Bournemouth, for a gig at the BIC, this hotel is just over the road. The rooms are very clean, and comfortable. With tea and coffee making facilities. They have a cocktail bar and restaurant within the hotel, and minutes from the main town, secure parking, we could see the Sea from our room, would defiantly stay again.

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor, room 305, and could see the Sea.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Exeter Hotel
Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bournemouth
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Exeter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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