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 hotel's "ideal" location and "exciting" bar

Enjoyed This
(660 Member Ratings)
"Food great and 1812 was fab next door"
Nov 19, 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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

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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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Enjoyed This
(660 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Royal Exeter Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Food great and 1812 was fab next door
Other Comments
Room 115 just had difficulty working shower - but prob operator error. Instruction on wall would be good as water was so hot at one point -
Lisa Nov 19, 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of the staff
Other Comments
Meals were really good,deal was great value for money
philip Nov 19, 2017 Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Always pleasant and helpful reception on arrival. Room lovely (had it before!!!), the evening meal was yet again excellent (had steak this time). And the best breakfast ever had in a hotel, service too which was amazing from the staff! Enjoyed the happy hour, and the live music after the meal!
Other Comments
Try the cocktails!!!
Richard Nov 19, 2017 Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything far exceeded our expectations. The food was the best we have experienced in a hotel for years.
Other Comments
Location was excellent. Free on site parking. Beautiful old mansion with loads of character.
John Nov 18, 2017 Hereford , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The staff were really pleasant, helpful and efficient.
Andrew Nov 18, 2017 Chippenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room,staff and food plus the free parking and location
Janice Nov 17, 2017 Fareham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Overall relaxed experience
Philip Nov 16, 2017 Amershamamersham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food!
Other Comments
Great room but did have trouble sleeping due to noise from generators (perhaps from the gardens as the christmas ice rink was being put up) and noisy radiator. But still thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Trevor Nov 15, 2017 Weymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Good location and price
Andy Nov 14, 2017 Retford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The meals were of a very good standard.
Other Comments
Rooms were clean and comfortable.
David J Nov 14, 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom

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