Royal Exeter Hotel

Member rates available
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Why We Love It

  • This converted Victorian mansion is a 5-minute walk from the beach & Bournemouth Pier
  • It was one of the first hotels in the town
  • The AA Hotel Guide 2017 highlights the "ideal" location & "exciting" bar

97% (611 Member Ratings)

"Nice friendly staff good location and great bar with entertainment."
Feb 19, 2017
Llanelli, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 minutes' walk from Bournemouth railway station. There is free parking on site -- enter the hotel car park at the hotel entrance, then go down the slope and through the barriers by 1812 Restaurant & Bar. Bournemouth Airport is 15 minutes' drive away, while Southampton Airport is 40 minutes' drive.

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 the 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 live music from Thursday-Sunday. There is entertainment on Friday evenings, so it may be a little noisy.

The hotel has 54 bedrooms, and all have free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. There's also a small on-site 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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97% Positive
(611 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Royal Exeter Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nice friendly staff good location and great bar with entertainment.
martin Feb 19, 2017 Llanelli, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very competant and friendly staff. Also nice restaurant.
Other Comments
Good location for town and beech. G enerous room size.
Ronald Feb 17, 2017 Harlow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was delicious!
Other Comments
The hotel is lovey but the room, though comfortable, was a little tired.
Eileen Feb 17, 2017 Hamstead Marshall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was our anniversary plus valentines day, the meal was excellent as was the service, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and it was almost on our door step, as we come from Poole.
Other Comments
Will book againthro travelzeoo excellent value for money
Terence Feb 16, 2017 Dorset, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Rhona Feb 16, 2017 WESTBURY, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
very comfortable good restaurant good staff
Feb 16, 2017 borehamwood heart, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
comfortable bed good pillows good staff
Feb 16, 2017 borehamwood heart, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was great
Other Comments
Room was a bit too warm
lisa Feb 14, 2017 sunbury on thames, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were lovely nothing was too much trouble. The food was lovely too.
Other Comments
The hotel is very creaky. Take ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. The decor was tired and in need of some tlc.
avril Feb 11, 2017 Mansfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All excellent - have visited many times and always impressed
Other Comments
Welcoming helpful staff who work very hard to make your stay enjoyable.
Douglas Feb 10, 2017 Hayling Island, United Kingdom

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