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“Two nights to attend family party”
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Royal Beacon Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Exmouth
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Two nights to attend family party”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed for the first time last weekend, the bank holiday, to attend my sisters 25th w/a party on a river boat cruise. The hotel is a short walk to the jetty.

Gorgeous views from our window at the front. The staff we met were brilliant - very professional.

There is a car park and free parking on the road outside but on the Saturday (the best weather day) we went out and couldn't find a space on the return. We drove down to the beach car park (about 10 mins walk back), stuck £2 in the machine and left the car for 2 hours until the beach cleared, retrieved the car and parked it just a few metres from the hotel. Nothing to do with the hotel but just a heads up for anyone who stays. Don't go round and round looking for a space, it's a waste of petrol!

Saturday night dinner was delicious, very good portions and a very reasonable price. Sunday breakfast (incl. in price) same again. Check in and out was very quick.

As a last note: Our room was very good, well presented, no signs of needing refurbishing whatsoever and our relatives and friends who also stayed didn't report anything either.

Room Tip: book a Sea view room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Redruth, Cornwall
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at the Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth over this week-end. The rooms were very clean, and the staff very friendly and helpful. The Dining staff at breakfast were very good There was 17 of us for Sunday lunch and the food was excellent, with a great choice of menu. The bar staff were also very helpful. Part of the hotel, i.e. the Lounge could do with upgrading, but I think they have started doing this I would go back again.

Room Tip: It is only a 5 minute walk to the beach
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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ConvivialManagement, Manager at Royal Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Royal Beacon Hotel. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the service you received.

I would also like to thank you for your kind comments regarding your dining experience at the hotel - I shall pass this on to the head chef and his team.

The hotel is currently undergoing some refurbishment and our lounge is included in this project.

Thank you once again for your review and we do hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

we travelled from dorset in terrible weather...arrived early but was greeted with such warmth from the young lady in reception who fetched us tea and coffee in the lounge as we were far too early for our room to be ready...we went into town for our lunch and returned to a room of such luxury and views of the beach...a short walk opposite the hotel and down the garden path led us to the pavilion for our showaddywaddy show...breakfast was excellent...although we like to experience different places for our evening meal we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant on one evening which was really good...we had a night cap in the bar each evening...we admit that this hotel is out of our normal price range but we booked because it had a special cheaper discount. As we are older and find being out and about all day too much now it was great to sit in the room and relax quite a bit with such an brilliant view from our window...we will definately save our pennies and look out for another special offer!!

Room Tip: a must is a sea view room
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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ConvivialManagement, Manager at Royal Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is always such a pleasure to receive positive feedback from our guests.

I was especially pleased to read about the warm welcome you received and I shall be sure to pass on your comments to our reception team.

We do hope to see you again soon, if you would like to stay with us again please contact the hotel directly for our best rates and special offers.

Kind Regards,

John Pye
General Manager
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 112 for 3 nights on a B & B basis. Great view and spacious room. Good food, well stocked bar and friendly staff. Car park is a tad small but plenty of free parking in the local roads. Good strength wifi - free of course! Paper delivered to room nice and early. 5 minute walk from the beach - town very accessible. We will return.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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ConvivialManagement, Manager at Royal Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear John,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay and the facilites the hotel has to offer.

Thank you once again for your review and we hope to see you again soon.
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Royal Leamington Spa
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had not stayed in Exmouth before, and chose the Royal Beacon Hotel on the basis of location and view. We were not disappointed, the view from our room was just great. The hotel has been in administration for some time, and I think maintenance is suffering as a result, but we were very impressed by the staff, from the top to the lowest level. Morale is high, nothing is too much trouble, and the whole team is clearly committed to keeping the Hotel going. Well done to everyone. The restaurant is operating to a very high standard, with imaginative menus and first class service. The food was so good that, very unusually for us, we stayed five nights and ate in the hotel four times in the evenings. One of these was a bar meal, and the bar offerings are extensive and good value – it’s a great, friendly bar. A final word, please administrators release some funds for essential maintenance, the management team and this hotel have a great future given a bit of support.

Room Tip: A sea view is essential
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed for one night visiting family. It looked good on the internet apart from tired room decor.
Our first impression when we entered our room was overpriced and in need of modernisation.
The bathroom was also old. They are a bit frugal with the heating.
Having commented on the room, the good points are numerous.
The view from the room was fantastic, over the sea front and beach.
The bar and lounge area was very comfortable, and the staff throughout the hotel were perfect.
We intended to eat out but the menu and restaurant looked so good we decided to have our family join us there. It was a good decision. The meal was perfect as was the service.
Breakfast was just as good and set us up perfectly for the journey home.
Would I recomend this hotel? Definitely.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed at this hotel on a business trip to Exmouth after having it recommended to me by a friend who had stayed at the Royal Beacon a couple of years ago. I was certainly not disappointed with his recommendation, the location of the hotel is superb and handy for all amenities. The hotel is traditional with a historical feel to it and the public rooms are welcoming and cosy, especially the bar area. I dined in the hotel on the second evening of my stay and the food was excellent and could not be faulted. Breakfast on both mornings was good too. If I am ever back in the area on business again, I will certainly stay at the Royal Beacon Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Royal Beacon Hotel
Address: The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Exmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Beacon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in a quiet, elevated position on the Exmouth's finest Regency terrace, once home to Lady Nelson and Lady Byron. Visitors are provided with breathtaking views over well-tended gardens of the Devon coastline; from the River Exe to Lyme Bay and the red cliffs of Orcombe Point. For over two centuries, this elegant hotel has offered guests a tradition of genuine hospitality - a tradition that has continued in its present role as Exmouth's finest hotel. Whether you are a business traveller or staying just for pleasure, the Royal Beacon Hotel will exceed your expectations. ... more   less 
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