Royal Exeter Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Great location for show at the BIC"
11. May 2019 - Devizes, United Kingdom
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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, 10am-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
(89 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
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great location for show at the BIC
Linda 11. May 2019 Devizes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ideal location
Ann 08. Apr 2019 Dorchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Entertainment. Good breakfast
Lisa 31. Mar 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location was ideal for my visit to Bournemouth International Centre, also very close to pier and promenade
Other Comments
Breakfast was very good
Linda 08. Mar 2019 HinckleyHinckley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and central location
Other Comments
Rooms and general decor are a little tired in places, but did not ruin our stay.
Clarissa 14. Feb 2019 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, great location for attending concert at the BIC, free inclusive parking
Colleen 03. Feb 2019 Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff and location
Rita 25. Jan 2019 Coventry, United Kingdom
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

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