Royal Exeter Hotel

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Claire Stapleton
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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
(493 Member Ratings)
"The staircase and creaky floors"
14. Sep 2018
London, UK


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


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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(493 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staircase and creaky floors
Other Comments
Free parking is really appreciated
Zoë 14. Sep 2018 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very good all round night away for husbands birthday
Margaret 30. Aug 2018 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Carol 23. Aug 2018 Letchworth Garden City, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very smart hotel
phillip 01. Aug 2018 Thetford, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food and cocktail and the location of the hotel.
Other Comments
Only downside was that room was overlooking terrace and music was playing until 12.30 pm. Had window open as room was hot and there was scraping around 7 am.
Yvonne 24. Jul 2018 Bristol, UK
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 06. Jul 2018 Witney, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food in the restaurant. Imaginative, well cooked and good value on the special 2 courses for£15 menu.
Other Comments
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 13. Jun 2018 Beaconsfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food excellent and staff lovely
Ann 05. Jun 2018 Ross-on-Wye, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very helpful and friendly.
Other Comments
So near the sea, a 2 mins walk
Alan 04. Jun 2018 Abingdon, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location to the BIC
Other Comments
very tired hotel in need of redecoration
Chris 03. Jun 2018 Shrewton, UK

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