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“Comfortable 1 night stay”
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Royal Exeter Hotel
Ranked #10 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire
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4 reviews
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“Comfortable 1 night stay”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

We recently stayed for 1 night at the Royal Exeter so we could attend a concert at the BIC, what a fabulous location! Right across the road from the venue and a short walk into town for restaurants and shops.
We did not experience any noise from the lively 1812 bar, the only thing that did disappoint was the fact it was so busy in there on a Saturday we gave up trying to get served and walked to another bar instead. Overall the hotel was clean, warm and comfortable and breakfast was more than adequate. Would definitely use again!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

have stayed here numerous times, and have found it clean, but the rooms fairly basic.
I have eaten here, and the food was good.
most of the staff are good - night porter a little miserable.
the bar has a good atmosphere normally.
decent value for money

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We were at a New Year's Eve party on Bournemouth pier and wanted a decent hotel within easy walking distance for the night - we certainly got that with the Royal Exeter - from the easy, private, plentiful parking, the bonus of having a smoking room that was brilliantly huge and well equipped with a double aspect view, a decent, nicely cooked breakfast and lovely courteous, friendly service from the staff.

This is an old building that has been sensitively modernised and decorated to suit most tastes - both contemporary yet in keeping with the age of the building. It is a stones throw away from the gardens and town centre for shopping, and also the beach and pier, and of course the BIC is just across the road.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

My partner and I stayed at the hotel for one night for a company Christmas party and it was an extremely pleasant experience all round, mainly due to the exceptional staff who work there. From Eva at Reception who made me very welcome and was extremely helpful in arranging an early check in, to the very helpful maintenance man who even tried to arrange a couple of croissants for us as we'd missed the main breakfast sitting! In the end a very pleasant gentleman from the 1812 restaurant produced the most delicious croissants I've ever eaten, plus toast, coffee, fruit juice etc etc which we ate in the lounge area.

Our staff Christmas meal was absolutely delicious and I was very impressed with all the waiting staff who managed to get each person's pre-booked meal exactly right - not an easy thing to do with 40 people all sitting down at once!

Our double room was extremely spacious with a huge Super King size bed. The only comment I would make is that even with the radiator turned off, the room was rather hot during the night but I'd rather have that than freezing cold!

The hotel is full of character with huge stained glass windows and lovely carved wooden bannisters and although we didn't have time to explore the area, I know the beach is nearby and the shops not far away either. Secure car parking is an added bonus.

All I can say is that everybody who works in the Royal Exeter Hotel deserves a big pat on the back for the most impressive customer service I've ever come across!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Lovely clean hotel with friendly staff. Booked a standard double as a solo traveller and was surprised at how big the room was.
Also very clean and of a high standard.
Breakfast very nice, also a bonus was the fact that there is on site parking via a barrier so your car is on the hotel premises which is safe, but also the hotel does not charge quests :-)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Royal Exeter Hotel
Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bournemouth
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price range (per night): RM333 - RM627
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Exeter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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