Exeter is a fantastic location to base yourself, whether you just want to explore the many delights of this vibrant city, or venture further afield. From boutique B&Bs to five-star hotels, there is plenty of choice to suit all budgets and preferences. Here are a few ideas, but if you know more, please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your favourites.
Exeter City Centre
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is a 4-star hotel at the heart of Exeter, with 98 stylish bedrooms designed with your comfort in mind. Set in beautiful surroundings, the hotel is located just moments from Exeter’s bustling city centre shopping. It has nine refurbished meeting rooms, making the Rougemont an ideal location for both business and leisure. Discover the locally inspired restaurant and bar during your stay, or alternatively venture out to Queen Street dining quarter moments down the road.
Hotel Du Vin
Dubbed by Alastair Sawday as a ‘contemporary wonderland’, the Hotel du Vin Exeter is located at the heart of the city in an iconic building, formerly the local eye hospital. With its unique combination of historic walled gardens and striking architecture, this glorious Exeter hotel is brimming with its own charm and unique personality. Why not combine a visit to Exeter Cookery School with a luxurious stay in one of their gorgeous rooms and suites, each with comfortable beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and power showers or roll top baths?
If the weather doesn't inspire you, a short meander through Hotel du Vin Exeter’s library certainly will, while the call of the bar and bistro is sure to tempt you with its fantastic range of bottles and beautiful French-inspired menus. Finally nestled in the hotel’s relaxing walled garden, The REN Spa is the perfect place to recharge your energies and enjoy a little piece of tranquillity in the city.
Mercure Southgate Hotel
Located in the heart of Exeter’s leafy Southernhay area, the Mercure Southgate Hotel offers contemporary 4-star accommodation just around the corner from the popular Cathedral Green, with its green open spaces and boutique shops. It is also within walking distance of all the main attractions and the city centre, from shops to restaurants, bars and cafes to suit every taste. Whether you are visiting for business or for leisure, the Southgate Hotel will cater for you with meeting and conference rooms. Enjoy yourself at the Spa with heated pool, sauna and fitness room. And conveniently, it is a short stroll down the hill to Exeter’s historic quayside and Exeter Cookery School.
HEAD WEIR MILL HOUSE
Head Weir Mill House, situated on the banks of the river Exe in Exeter, has been newly converted with impressive results. The original mill house is over 200 years old, and now elegantly combines contemporary styling with character features in a riverside setting close to the centre of Exeter.
The 11 luxuriously appointed guest rooms 11 have all the facilities expected by 21st century customers in a relaxed setting. Spread across four floors, eight rooms have views from the rear of the building across the garden to the river Exe, and three rooms at the front of the building look across the small private car park.
For more information or to book, visit http://headweir-house.co.uk
JURY’S INN EXETER
Whether you’re enjoying a weekend break with friends or visiting on business, Jury’s Inn is ideally situated for exploring Exeter and the surrounding area. With its comfortable accommodation and convenient location, you will feel right at home the moment you step through the door. The hotel is just a ten-minute walk from Exeter Central and St James Park James’ Park train stations, and close to the city’s main high street shopping.
Jury’s Inn Exeter has 170 stylish rooms, including standard doubles and superior rooms. The rooms accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children under the age of 12, and includes:
- Large soft beds
- En-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries Flat screen TV with Freeview
- Well-lit work areas Free Wi-Fi
Lympstone Manor, lYMPSTONE
A contemporary country house hotel, Lympstone Manor enjoys an idyllic setting overlooking the Exe Estuary, with 21 luxurious guestrooms and suites, a world-class wine cellar and 28 acres of gardens, grounds and parkland. The vision of Michael Caines MBE – chef/patron and one of Britain’s most celebrated and influential chefs – the hotel is also a haven for foodies.
The combination of Michael’s unique style of modern British cuisine that is fresh, seasonal, original, and exciting, with exemplary customer service, is hard to beat. The holder of two Michelin stars for 18 consecutive years, Michael is now delighted to have been awarded a Michelin star for Lympstone Manor just six months after opening.
The 25, TORQUAY
If you’re going to stay in Devon, then why not stay at the “Best B&B in the World”? (As voted in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019).
This funky, adults-only boutique bed and breakfast in Torquay, is only 10 minutes’ walk from the train station with direct trains to Exeter St Thomas for easy access to Exeter Cookery School. It’s also located within walking distance of the seafront, restaurants and tourist attractions. Five-star rated.
Offering six individually styled luxury bedrooms to relax in, each has a Smart TV with movies on demand, Nespresso coffee machine, Elemis toiletries, homemade goodies, and Smart room features like voice control, high pressure shower, robes and slippers and air-conditioning. All rooms come with free on-site parking and high speed wi-fi.
Breakfast offers a wide selection including many local and homemade items.
Book direct for the best price.
PASCHOE HOUSE, cREDITON
Paschoe House is the perfect country house retreat and one of the West Country's best kept secrets. A relaxed sense of sophistication can be found throughout this historic property, where traditional architecture rubs shoulders with modern designer details.
This boutique bolthole has certainly mastered the joyful art of weekending. Each room is decorated with designer wallcoverings, antique furniture and original artworks. Bathrooms are spacious with many featuring a decadent roll top bath.
Nothing recharges the batteries better than a good walk in the Devon countryside, and at Paschoe House you are literally spoilt for choice as footpaths crisscross the countryside from Exmoor to Dartmoor and beyond. A thoroughly dog-friendly hotel, Paschoe is the perfect place to spend a weekend away with your four-legged friend and well-behaved hounds are positively welcomed by all the staff.
Dining at Paschoe House is an experience not to be missed, here, menus focus on organic, local and homegrown produce. Head Chef Craig Davies creates contemporary dishes that seamlessly blend both modern British and Asian influences. Craig and his team of talented chefs deliver exceptional menus that pay homage to Paschoe’s rural location. Don’t be fooled however, country does not mean overly traditional, this is a serious gourmet destination where perfectly executed plates are, in fact, delectable pieces of culinary art.
The Pig at Combe, Honiton
Having enjoyed a complete transformation in 2016, the secluded, mellow, honey-coloured Elizabethan Pig at Combe is set in 3,500 acres of lush Devonshire countryside, yet easily accessible. Nestled in the Otter Valley near Honiton, Devon, this gem of a hotel is located 1.5 miles from Honiton, just off the A30 in the village of Gittisham, and is just 15 mins from Exeter, 8 miles from the East Devon coast, one hour to Bristol and just over three hours to London.
The traditional layout of a hotel has been thrown out of the window, with spectacular results. You will revel in the relaxed rustic charm of this unique home away from home.
Apartments / Self Catering
Exeter Self Catering
Exeter Self Catering offers highly rated, short stay accommodation in the heart of the city. This award-winning Exeter serviced apartment is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a spacious alternative to a hotel.
This deluxe, independently owned and managed, large ground floor apartment is the perfect home from home. The apartment has two double bedrooms accommodating up to four guests, and is ideal for families and business travellers alike. It benefits from onsite car parking with a private allocated space and high-speed fibre Wi-Fi.
If you’d rather not cater for yourself, Exeter is full of restaurants, take away and home delivery options.