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Royal Beacon Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Exmouth
St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
90 hotel reviews
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“Room with a View”
Reviewed February 22, 2009

Marvellous hotel close to the town centre and with stunning views over the sea and the Estuary with Dawlish Warren in the distance. Room 309 was spacious with the largest flat screen TV I have seen in any hotel room, must have been 32 inch!! Staff were lovely, friendly and helpful. The hotel was on the hot side as most are these days it seems. Beware of opening windows though, there was a warning that the seagulls like the rooms too! Room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and plentiful.
There is a small car park at the side of the hotel which only takes about 6 cars but it is easier to use the on-street parking nearby.
Try Capels fish and chip restaurant near the railway station on Imperial Road - really good quality and value.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2008

Stayed for 2 nights in September 08, and although the weather could of been better it would of been hard for the hotel to be any nicer. The view from our front facing bedroom was absolutely breathtaking. I hadn't realsied how beautiful the Devon Coastline was. The hotel doesn't have a fitness centre or a pool but who needed it, there was 2 mile long sandy beach, just yards from the front door. The staff were great, and always made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel has 2 restaurants, although we only ate in the Italian in the cellers, what wonderful food, character and atmosphere!! Will definitely be returning!!

  • Liked — The views and staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Shropshire , United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2008

Lovely hotel . We had a huge room on the third floor with a gorgeous panaramic sea view , for which there was a supplement of only £10. Only there for one night , a Saturday and were grateful that we had a good hotel as we found Exmouth disappointing . Lots of work going on around the harbour but distinct lack of any good restaurants & bars . On the subject of food this is the only reason the hotel didnt get 5 stars . We ate in the Italian restaurant below the hotel and both found the food very bland and virtually tasteless . We both ordered different dishes but both tasted the same !! However this did not distract from our enjoyment of the hotel . Lovely bar , small car park , we actually had to park about 200 yards away but this was not an issue and despite our disappointment of dinner the breakfast was very good . Would definitely recommend the hotel but maybe not Exmouth !

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  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2007

The Royal Beacon bills itself as Exmouth's premier hotel. I have to say the website is not the most sophisticated on the www. However, as the price I paid was only £10 above what I could have paid for a bog-standard B&B I decided to give it a try. What a pleasant surprise. Spotlessly clean room, great restaurant (Donato's) very good staff. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed September 2007
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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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Royal Beacon Hotel Exmouth, Devon

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