Bournemouth

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 2017 highlights the "ideal" location and "exciting" bar

96% (567 Member Ratings)

"The bedroom and bathroom were spacious,with everything one might need-trouser press and an ironing board. Very clear . Staff in the 1812 restraint the were exceptionally pleasant, helpful a d took pride in providing good selection service. Excellent​location ,100m or so from the pier,free parking, Pleasant staff,a d surroundings​, spotlessly clean. Super evening meal and breakfast in1812 restraunt. Very positive waiting staff an asset "
Catherine
May 20, 2017
Stamford, United Kingdom

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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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Overview

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 entertainment including live music, 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.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • 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.

Policies

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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

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96% Positive
(567 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
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The bedroom and bathroom were spacious,with everything one might need-trouser press and an ironing board. Very clear . Staff in the 1812 restraint the were exceptionally pleasant, helpful a d took pride in providing good selection service. Excellent​location ,100m or so from the pier,free parking, Pleasant staff,a d surroundings​, spotlessly clean. Super evening meal and breakfast in1812 restraunt. Very positive waiting staff an asset
Other Comments
Would recommend it to friends visiting the area
Catherine May 20, 2017 Stamford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
food very good staff very pleasant
neil May 20, 2017 Yeovil, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
First class service friendly staff fantastic food
Stephen May 20, 2017 Kidlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The dinner! Exceptional cooking.
Brian May 20, 2017 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was fantastic as was the care, manner and attention of the staff.
Jacqueline May 20, 2017 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Other Comments
Very well located. Good food.
Gordon May 19, 2017 Buckfast, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was better than I expected.
TERENCE May 19, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable and friendly hotel with an excellent restaurant.
Other Comments
We had a difficulty with our dessert at our evening meal which the restaurant acknowledged was their fault. This was resolved quickly, courteously and professionally, such that our enjoyment of the meal was not affected. Good to see such first class service in potentially challenging circumstances rather than just when things are running smoothly.
Martin May 19, 2017 Hitchin, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Happy disposition of staff and food
Other Comments
The staff seem to really enjoy their work and environment
Diane May 19, 2017 Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Everything definitely going back. Best to go during the week if you don't want noise in the bar and next door bar Soho. The food was fantastic. Very clean everywhere. All the staff so friendly and considerate
Pauline May 18, 2017 Great Missenden, United Kingdom

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