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
(601 Member Ratings)
"Very smart hotel"
01. Aug 2018
Thetford, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 minutes' walk from Bournemouth railway station. There is free parking on site.

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. 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, 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


  • 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 Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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

Enjoyed This
(601 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
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Room and bars
Other Comments
Debbie 11. Jun 2017 Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comforting rooms
Other Comments
Friendly staff
Joseph 10. Jun 2017 Dunmow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Staff
Peter 09. Jun 2017 Penarth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything. The food, the hospitality, the location and the room was fabulous.
Nicola 08. Jun 2017 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food and friendly staff.
Anne 08. Jun 2017 Daventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff friendly service 1st class comfortable beds nice breakfast
Other Comments
Lots of floor boards creaking which in some rooms would effect sleeping
Roger 08. Jun 2017 Swansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were upgraded to a very large room with a sea view.
Other Comments
The hotel is very central and the standard of the food is excellent.
June 08. Jun 2017 Epsom, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Other Comments
Everything was excellent but the fabric of the building was a bit tired and in need of decoration.
Gillian 07. Jun 2017 Andover, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Stayed sun night. Lovely hotel. Excellent food and service. Reccommend
Graham 06. Jun 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent, both dinner and breakfast and especially the staff that served the food!
Richard 06. Jun 2017 Eastleigh, United Kingdom

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