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"Centrally located and with excellent parking" -- The AA

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Quiet location but only a 5-minute walk from the Cathedral & 10 minutes from historic Exeter Quay
  • Completed a £2 million refurbishment in 2015
  • Indoor swimming pool on site & free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Secure car park on site
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Southernhay East
Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QF
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Tucked away in a quiet residential area but still within striking distance of the Cathedral and Quay, the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel is well placed for business or leisure travel.

You'll be staying five minutes' walk from the Cathedral Green -- where a cream tea is a must -- and 10 minutes from the historic Exeter Quay, where waterfront pubs, cafés and gift shops abound. Exeter University campus is a 20-minute walk away (or a 5-minute taxi ride), and the newly developed Princesshay shopping centre is just the other side of the Cathedral. Exeter St David's station is a 30-minute walk, or a short taxi ride. Exeter Central is closer but many trains will only call at St Davids.

The hotel completed a £2 million refurbishment on its restaurant, leisure club and bedrooms in 2015. There's an 18-metre indoor pool, a sauna, a gym and a spa. The Gate House Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner (reservations are recommended), and showcases local produce, including bottles from vineyards and breweries in the South West. A buffet breakfast is served each morning.

The bedrooms are simple but well sized, with windows that open, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Some higher-category rooms have views of the Cathedral and the Devon countryside.


  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • One child 11 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
    • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.50 per person (approximately)
    • Self parking fee: GBP 12.00 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

Exeter St Davids train station is a 30-minute walk from the hotel, or a taxi will take around 10 minutes and cost less than £10. For those driving via the M5, take junction 29 and follow the signs for Exeter city centre. There is a secure car park on site (extra charge applies and reservations are advised). Exeter Airport is about 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.


  • Southernhay East
  • Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QF
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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