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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 2020 praises the hotel's "ideal" location and "exciting" bar

Enjoyed This
"second time here cant wait for the next deal"
13. Feb 2020 - cardiff, 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 from smugglers and invaders.

Bournemouth has a "glorious 7-mile strip of soft sand" and a number of "hip hideaways" to visit, says Lonely Planet, and there's an abundance of things to see and do, including Bournemouth Gardens and Oceanarium: The Bournemouth Aquarium, which are both five minutes' 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. The newly refurbished 1812 Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

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
(44 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
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
second time here cant wait for the next deal
Other Comments
food and staff top class well done
william 13. Feb 2020 cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was great, the staff friendly and attentive especially the waitresses. The food was excellent much better than we expected.
Other Comments
Brilliant offer and will recommend to friends and family.
Anita 10. Feb 2020 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff and food were amazing.
Justin 10. Feb 2020 Thatcham, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The hotel was great and the room was very clean.All the staff was very friendly.
Samuelgerwyn 09. Feb 2020 Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good package from Travel Zoo. Hotel is ideally situated near to beach, gardens & shops. Dinner & breakfast was very good.
Susanne 06. Feb 2020 Alton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We Both had a Wonderful stay, Lovely Clean comfortable rooms, Fantastic Food And very close to the Shops and Beach
Other Comments
Would Highly Recommend the Royal Exeter Hotel, We will Definitely be Staying there again
Robert 28. Jan 2020 Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great Hotel, friendly staff with good quality food. Very good freshly cooked breakfast.and the dinner was perfectly cooked and very flavoursome. The travelzoo deal was amasing value for money.
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Rod 28. Jan 2020 Stoke-sub-Hamdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We went there for a celebration. From the minute we arrived we were so impressed. The staff were lovely, the food was fantastic. The location was perfect. We would definitely go back and have already recommended to family and friends.
Patricia 19. Jan 2020 Saint Austell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Front desk and waiting staff were all very friendly and professional. We had a problem with our room ( upgraded to a King before arriving but were checked into a double) Quickly dealt with by charming front desk staff who gave us keys to 2 other rooms to choose a room with a larger bed.
Other Comments
Food was excellent in the evening and hot breakfast in the morning was cooked to order rather than the usual buffets which are nearly always cold and disappointing!
Steve 18. Jan 2020 Paignton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel staff were very friendly and polite it’s is very clean and tidy however I felt that the bedrooms need updating the walls are very thin so you can hear everything. The evening meal was very good and the breakfast was great . As for would I stay there again the answer would probably be know due to the bedrooms but this is a personal choice
Mark 16. Jan 2020 Bristol, United Kingdom

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