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 2018 highlights the hotel's "ideal" location and "exciting" bar

Enjoyed This
(690 Member Ratings)
"Central location and free parking"
Mar 15, 2018
Fleet, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 minutes' walk from Bournemouth railway station. There is free parking on site.

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 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, 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

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 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 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(690 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Royal Exeter Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Friendly staff food and proximity to centre and beach. Do this again and we will go
Patricia Mar 15, 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Central location and free parking
John Mar 15, 2018 Fleet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice atmosphere,beautiful building,excellent food. Will visit again.
Other Comments
We had room 301,lovely size but due to the shape of the ceilings with it being right up in the eaves rather head banging. Lost count of the number of times I made contact and I am not tall! suit short people best!
Ronald Mar 14, 2018 Harlow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location, helpful and friendly staff and very good value for money.
Other Comments
We will be returning sometime soon.
MR PETER JOHN Mar 14, 2018 Worthing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Value for money with excellent food
Other Comments
Free parking was a bonus.
Lorna Mar 13, 2018 New Milton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was great & ambiance good in cocktail bar
Betty Mar 15, 2018 Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing. As this was a Travel Zoo deal, I didn't expect fine dining, but the chef creates amazing menus and fabulous cooking!
Other Comments
There is some parking [unlike some hotels in the area] - rooms are spacious and warm; its a rather old fashioned grand hotel, but I rather like that and prefer this kind to the chromium modern ones
Catherine Mar 10, 2018 Epsom, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
dinners and breakfasts
Other Comments
can be very noisy with discos etc but good food offsets that
michael Mar 12, 2018 port of spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Enjoyed Most
the central location and the very good food.
Other Comments
The hotel has plenty of onsite parking which in any seaside town is a big bonus .
HOWARD Mar 11, 2018 Crawley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Team probably made this for us, great food too, superb infact!
Laura Mar 08, 2018 Dartford, United Kingdom

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