Royal Exeter Hotel

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What's Included

  • Accommodation in a Double room, with full English breakfast and a 3-course set-menu dinner each
  • We've also negotiated a 2-night stay for $199, including daily breakfast and dinner on the first night

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
"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."
Jan 19, 2020 - Saint Austell, 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


  • 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(31 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Royal Exeter Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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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 Jan 19, 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 Jan 18, 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 Jan 16, 2020 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room. Excellent food. Great location in Bournemouth.
Mary Jan 12, 2020 Newbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Difficult to judge out of season as very few guests about. We felt the rooms, especially bar and restaurant, were a bit cold. Not a very good bathroom as shower head not fully working, and nowhere to put anything around the basin. Bed was very comfortable.
Other Comments
The restaurant was excellent. We had two very good dinners and breakfasts.
F. Margaret Jan 11, 2020 Alton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great, lovely food and cocktsils
Rod Jan 10, 2020 Stoke-sub-Hamdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable, efficient friendly staff, excellent food
Mary Jan 08, 2020 Wells, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very Good
Peter Jan 06, 2020 Wimborne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really warm welcome. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Other Comments
Would go back again and recommend to friends and family. Great location.
Angela Nov 25, 2019 Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very pleasant and breakfast was good.
Other Comments
This was our third visit to Royal Exeter, booked through Travelzoo, and previous visits had been excellent hence our return. This time the room looked shabby and there was no bedside table on one side. If this was a superior room their standards have dropped considerably. I did raise this with staff and was told all rooms are superior rooms, I’m quite sure this isn’t the case, the rooms on previous visits were much better. . He did offer to find an alternative but for one night it wasn’t worth moving. On previous visits we have enjoyed dinner in the restaurant but this was closed for refurbishment as was the bar, we hadn’t realised when booking. The bar SO wasn’t really a suitable alternative but we did use it. It seems they are upgrading the areas which can be used by non residents but have no plans to improve the guest rooms. Such a pity as our this was our favourite hotel in Bournemouth.
Anne Sep 24, 2019 Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

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