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

98%
Enjoyed This
(639 Member Ratings)
"The food in the restaurant. Imaginative, well cooked and good value on the special 2 courses for£15 menu."
Margaret
Jun 13, 2018
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

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

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 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.

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 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-Sun, 9am-12 midnight 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.

98%
Enjoyed This
(639 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Royal Exeter Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Always enjoy staying here, however a few blips occurred - not offered free cocktails, hadn't taken off £20 towards dinner in 1812 restaurant, after lengthy discussion with manager who insisted it was only off al a Carte menu, not stated on your website was this rectified, we then mentioned no free cocktail offered, so they deducted drink from the bill. In spite of this, which was done very amicably on our part, we were happy with the outcome, and it would not deter us from future bookings. Thanks for wonderful Travel Zoo offers!!
Christopher Jul 06, 2018 Witney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food in the restaurant. Imaginative, well cooked and good value on the special 2 courses for£15 menu.
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Please make it clear to clients that the £10 reduction is only available on the a la carte menu! The special menu is, however, very good value.
Margaret Jun 13, 2018 Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food excellent and staff lovely
Ann Jun 05, 2018 Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location to the BIC
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very tired hotel in need of redecoration
Chris Jun 03, 2018 Shrewton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very helpful and friendly.
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So near the sea, a 2 mins walk
Alan Jun 04, 2018 Abingdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food and ambience
Zara Jun 01, 2018 Pinner, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everthing. Went with my wife for her Birthday. We both realy enjoyed it.
Nigel May 25, 2018 Devizes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bobby the breakfast waiter remembered us and was very efficient . And funny too, in a nice way..
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We will be back
Lynne May 08, 2018 Wimborne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location was good. Bar and restaurant had been refurbished - very nice.
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Lovely old building but creaking floorboards in bedrooms and corridors would drive you mad if there longer than one night!
Karen May 04, 2018 Whitstable, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Four poster bed and Jaquizzi bath
Desmond Apr 29, 2018 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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