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South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel had recently been taken over by the new owners when I visited. Check in was swift and easy and they gave me a little A4 map of Exeter to help. I had a preplanned itinerary already but this helped me get to grips with where everything was a little better. The room was spacious and there was fantastic...

Thank Littlemissfoxy
Fowler, Michigan
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I so wanted to give this place a great rating because the new owners seem very nice, but i have a few negatives to share. First the good. The owners offer a great breakfast. There is a bookshelf in the eating area with brochures and books about local interest. upon arrival i got a map and directions to various places...

Thank Chris5116
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry about the previous occupants dirty socks and pants being in the drawer. I found these after you had left and had words with the cleaner as all drawers need to be checked. I would have appreciated it if you had advised us there were items in the drawers and we could have...

Sherston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I couldn't fault the place. Great hosts - very thoughtful (thanks so much for offering another room on account of me being so tall); delicious breakfast (locally sourced eggs, bacon and sausages); lovely room/decor and generally throughout as well. Incredible value compared to some of the places that I've stayed at. Thank you!

1Thank Dave N
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Townhouse was a friendly, clean and pleasant place to stay. I had a nice big room, with high ceiling, period features and stripped board floors. Comfy bed, nice and warm without being too hot; sash window. Breakfast was perfectly ok - good friend/scrambled food and toast. The owners were really attentive, and clearly cared a lot about small details...

Thank mg19702016
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this wonderful review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your room and breakfast. We are also extremely happy you thought staying with us was like being at home.

Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stayed two nights. The breakfasts were good, The B&B is an easy walk from the Exeter St. David's train station and an easy walk from the Cathedral. I'd be happy to stay there again. The staff was always busy, so it's not one of those places where you get to talk to the locals for half an hour.

Thank John B
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast.

Plano TX
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I recently stayed here for 2 nights. I was part of a tour visiting the SW of England and booked this B&B directly based on the great TA reviews. I wasn't disappointed! I received a very friendly greeting upon arrival and was shown to a lovely double ensuite. The room was very clean and appointed with everything needed for a...

Thank Elaine P
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Townhouse and hope had a good tour of the south west.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Top two things first - great service and super clean. If you've got that down, everything else hardly matters at all. But it doesn't stop there with the Townhouse:) Their breakfast room is beautifully decorated! Which I appreciate. And the breakfast is big and super tasty, with a good selection of cereal, yoghurt and berries as well as the full...

1Thank mkmidthun
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are pleased you liked the service, decoration and thought the breakfast was big and super tasty. We are aware some of the en-suite bathrooms are not ideal, but as we are a Grade II listed building, it makes it difficult, if not impossible, to expand the size of the bathrooms....

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Beautiful historic building on the outside, done up to a clean a Nd modern finish inside. Our room had period features, which we liked. Breakfast was amazing and freshly cooked. The owner gave us a lot of info regarding restaurants, places to see (he gave us a 2 for 1 voucher to get into the Cathedral and his advice about...

1Thank Jimmy A
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you thought the breakfast was amazing and you found the information supplied to you was helpful. I can see you have also praised one of my recommendations (i.e. Cote Brasserie). If you are ever back in Exeter, we will be more than delighted for you to stay with us.

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted. My mum and auntie drove all the way from London to visit me at university and after having a terrible 7 hour journey breaking down on the motorway we arrived at the townhouse at 6pm who knew about the journey they had experienced. We booked a triple room and had email confirmation of this, but upon arrival the...

1Thank Niamh B
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

When the booking was made, it was clearly stated that the room was for 2 people. An email was sent confirming that the booking was for 2 people and stated " (Please check the number of people you have booked for as we will only make up beds for that amount of people.)". At no stage was there any mention...

Reviewed 12 November 2016

Absolutely lovely b&b. Used to be a Vicarage so the outside very dramatic with lovely old fashioned architecture but inside all very modern and b/fully decorated and clean. I asked for a quiet bedroom at the back - twin room - which we got - with views of the garden and small churchyard. The twin room was spacious and the...

1Thank Helena S
townhousemanager, Owner at Townhouse, responded to this review

Dear Helena, thank you for taking time to write this wonderful review. We are pleased you would stay here again if you return to Exeter.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built around 1870 for the neighbouring St David's Church, the Victorian Grade II Listed Townhouse has undergone refurbishment bringing the guest house up to date with period and contemporary features. The Townhouse is set in a quiet corner of Exeter city centre yet just a few minutes stroll from the stunning Cathedral, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, the Quayside, shopping centres, pubs, restaurants, university and train station. Our nine stylish rooms range from singles to kingsize (all with the exception of one single room are en-suite) and have free wifi, flat screen LCD TVs, USB charger sockets, double glazed windows, Fair Trade teas, coffees and biscuits, crisp white bed linen, complementary toiletries, fluffy towels, hairdryer and an amazing breakfast (not our words, but those of guests who have stayed with us) included in the price of the room. An iron and ironing board is available. Resident J-zone street parking permits free of charge (1 car per room per night, additional parking permits are available at £3 per permit) or guaranteed off street parking at £5 (only two guaranteed parking spaces). If you book direct with us, there is early check ins available (from 12 noon, can be earlier if agreed). If your room is not ready, luggage can be left with us before check in. We can also look after your luggage up to 1pm after check out (£3 per item thereafter). We will also give you a box of chocolates to enjoy in your room. If you book using a 3rd party (i.e. not direct with us, but though a booking agency), check in is strictly from 3pm and we cannot look after your luggage if you arrive in Exeter before 3pm. We can look after your luggage after check out, but this will cost £3 per item. We want your stay at the Townhouse to be as comfortable and memorable as possible and we are on hand to make sure your needs are met. In saying that, we would advise that the Townhouse is a guest house and not a 24 hour service hotel and you will be a guest staying in our house. We have been awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor and the Food Standards Agency has awarded us 5 stars - the highest possible food hygiene rating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Townhouse

Address: 54 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 4DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: RM405 - RM603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Town House Exeter Bed And Breakfast
Town House Exeter Hotel Exeter
Townhouse Exeter, Devon
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