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Royal Exeter Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This converted Victorian mansion is a 5-minute walk from the beach and Bournemouth Pier
  • It was one of the first hotels in the town
  • The AA Hotel Guide 2017 highlights the "ideal" location and "exciting" bar

Enjoyed This
(587 Member Ratings)
"The food was excellent and the staff were so friendly"
Oct 17, 2017
Knebworth, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 minutes' walk from Bournemouth railway station. There is free parking on site -- enter the hotel car park at the hotel entrance, then go down the slope and through the barriers by 1812 Restaurant & Bar. Bournemouth Airport is 15 minutes' drive away, while Southampton Airport is 40 minutes' drive

Rooms & Rates

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The Royal Exeter Hotel is a stately Victorian property in Bournemouth town centre, five minutes' walk from the beach. It was once home to Lewis Tregonwell, a naval captain charged with defending the coastline around Bournemouth.

Lonely Planet sums up why Bournemouth is a great place to visit, pointing out its "glorious 7-mile strip of soft sand", "hip hideaways" and "tempting watersports". There's an abundance of things to see and do, including Bournemouth Gardens and the Oceanarium (The Bournemouth Aquarium), which are a 5-minute walk from the hotel. You can also catch a show at the Bournemouth International Centre, which is directly opposite the hotel.

Bar So serves food and drink throughout the day, and mixologists make bespoke, seasonal and classic cocktails. 1812 Restaurant & Bar serves European fare and offers both set and à la carte menus. It has an energetic vibe, with entertainment including live music, so it may be a little noisy.

The hotel has 54 bedrooms, and all have free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. There's also a small on-site gym.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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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Enjoyed This
(587 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Royal Exeter Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent and the staff were so friendly
peter Oct 17, 2017 Knebworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the wonderful evening meal. live band in the evening and friendly staff
Other Comments
this is our second visit and both times the three course evening meal was a very high standard . the rooms have always been very clean and its a 5 min walk to the centre of bournemouth and beach.
lisa Oct 16, 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location,parking,all the staff,the food,the room,excellent!!!!!l
Other Comments
As Arnie says"I'll be back"
peter Oct 15, 2017 Witney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Other Comments
All the staff and the service is amazing
tim Oct 15, 2017 poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great food and great service from staff.
Derek Oct 15, 2017 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Live band
Other Comments
Value for money
Fay Oct 15, 2017 Fleet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food and customer service.
Other Comments
Only downsides, the advertised sauna and jacuzzi were both out of action and very poor internet connection in bedroom.
Robert Oct 11, 2017 Bargoed, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing!
Other Comments
Fantastic location with free parking.
Tracy Oct 10, 2017 Rochester, United Kingdom
Other Comments
furnishings were tired. Needs updating.
Sylvia Oct 11, 2017 Essex, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and very friendly and helpful staff
Other Comments
The food was excellent, cooked to order. The hotel staff were very professional.
Victoria Oct 11, 2017 Trowbridge, United Kingdom

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