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 2018 highlights the hotel's "ideal" location and "exciting" bar

Enjoyed This
(353 Member Ratings)
"Location to shops and beach"
10. Jan 2019
Gloucester, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Parking is free. The hotel is 25 minutes' walk from Bournemouth railway station.

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 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. Breakfast is served in the 1812 Restaurant & Bar, however please note that due to refurbishment, during the deal period the 1812 restaurant will not be serving lunch or dinner and there will be no bar service.

The hotel has 54 bedrooms, all with free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. There's also a small 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 the hotel


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(353 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Royal Exeter Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location to shops and beach
Wendy 10. Jan 2019 Gloucester, United Kingdom
Other Comments
My car was blocked in and couldn't leave in the car for appointment next morning. Had to pay for a taxi there and back at £23.80 return. Have written to manager but still no reply from hotel.... disappointed to say the the least.
Robert 03. Nov 2018 Cirencester , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The service
Valerie 29. Oct 2018 Bracknell, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Free parking was included in the offer as booked but at check-in we were initially told we'd have to pay £8 per night. However another member of staff waived the charge as we'd booked prior to its introduction.
Dianne 28. Oct 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great family room. Plus the food was outstanding. Tommy, the breakfast waiter, deserves a medal. What’s not to like?
Lynne 24. Oct 2018 Wimborne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food Excellent 5 star worth the visit alone
Other Comments
The food - staff and cocktails We’re great Thanks
raymond 30. Sep 2018 middlx, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
friendly efficient breakfast staff Free car park and short walk to pier
Other Comments
Abrupt bad mannered 1812 restaurant guy. Quality of facilities in superior room/large room but poor shower/small tv/no full length mirror . Poor breakfast/bacon left warming under heat hence like cardboard.
Lynn 18. Sep 2018 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staircase and creaky floors
Other Comments
Free parking is really appreciated
Zoë 14. Sep 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good all round night away for husbands birthday
Margaret 30. Aug 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Carol 23. Aug 2018 Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom

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