Great Western Hotel - Exeter

St Davids Station Approach , Exeter, United Kingdom, EX4 4NUshow map
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GoodBased on  128 reviews
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Overview

The family Great Western Hotel is a 2-star venue providing guests with housekeeping and wake up service. The hotel was opened in 1846 and remains an example of royal architecture in Exeter ever since.

The center of Exeter can be reached in 20 minutes' walk from the hotel. A gallery, a cathedral and a museum lie a short distance away.

Exeter Guildhall is 1100 meters from Great Western Hotel and Exeter Cathedral is 1200 meters from the property.

Exeter airport can be reached by car within 15 minutes.

Rooms

Great Western Hotel offers 35 guestrooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, heating, a dressing area, a trouser press and a work desk with all the sights of Exeter within easy access. Guests can make use of a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The hotel invites guests to the restaurant to start their day with an award-winning full English breakfast.

Services

A safety deposit box, parking and a luggage storage for general use and a meeting room and a catering service for work can be found on-site.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature an indoor swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   35.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

GBP 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Racquetball

Services

  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room features

  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 1 yearExisting beddingFREECotFREEAll children2 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
University of ExeterUniversity of Exeter2300 ft
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Exeter CathedralExeter Cathedral4000 ft
Exeter Chamber of Commerce and IndustryExeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry4600 ft
Royal Devon and Exeter HospitalRoyal Devon and Exeter Hospital1.7 mi
Stardust AmusementsStardust Amusements4000 ft
KillertonKillerton5.7 miKillerton House Broadclyst
Powderham CastlePowderham Castle7.0 miKenton
Exmouth MuseumExmouth Museum9.5 mi Exmouth EX8 1PWEngland
Dawlish Warren BeachDawlish Warren Beach10.1 mi Dawlish EX7 0NFEngland
Dawlish MuseumDawlish Museum10.8 miThe Knowle Barton Terrace Barton Terrace
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter (EXT)5.7 mi
Plymouth (PLH)32.6 mi
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Reviews
6.4
GoodBased on  128  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The choice of real ale in the bar.

    Booked.net advertised it as free parking. Actually they just suggested where you could park nearby. The wifi kept going wrong.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Food wasent great

  • 6.6
    Good

    The quality and level of service was excellent at breakfast.

    Hard mattress and weak shower, but good value none the less

  • 6.2
    Good

    The female receptionist was very helpful and provided good insightful information.

    The room was a bit dissapointing in that it was very small and quite noisy.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The bar had an excellent choice of cask ales to choose from.

    Nice breakfast but small portions.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The service was friendly and efficient, the evening meal was piping hot,promptly served and tasty. The beer was excellent!

    It is a little knocked about a bit but seeing its age this is to be expected. It was clean so all was well.

  • 9.0
    Superb

    As someone looking to explore the south west by train and for the price the location , it was a superb stay!

    If you are coming by car , finding parking at a reasonable price proved to be a challenge!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff were very friendly and helpfull nothing was to much trouble,being a lady on my own I was a bit unsure but I felt quite safe even sitting in the bars at night the food was excellant value for money.

    Needs updatin looking a little tired

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Fantastic bar with a good range of beers, local and from further afield. Very convenient for station (well it would be, being a station hotel).

    The decor in the rooms is a little tired. It is a nuisance having the handbasin in the room rather than in the bathrom.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Convenient for travelling by train and well located for city centre. Good bar and atmosphere.

    Could do with a bit of upgrading. Bedroom Seemed a little tired and down at heel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Extremely friendly and competent staff. There was a slight problem with my meal on Friday evening but it was rectified immediately. Food excellent and Bar has friendly welcoming staff with a superb selection of real ales. Will definitely come again.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Right next to train station and handy for buses and taxis. Nice room with ensuite shower. Great bar with a fine selection of ales.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very good stopover on the way back to North Devon following a visit to Cardiff for Olympic ladies football....Often visit hotel on a saturday lunchtime to try the excellent real ales...

    Comfortable,friendly & the real ales !

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Price and location; and I expected more noise during the night then it actually was

    there are different things to fix - like the door to the bathroom, which does not open properly; or the tube of the shower, which was partly broken

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Staff very helpful and friendly. Hotel bar exceedingly good, quality of beer and service outstanding.

    Rooms in need of refurbishment - bathrooms tired and beds need new mattresses. No parking facilities and this is not made clear when booking.

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  128 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 1 yearExisting beddingFREECotFREEAll children2 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter (EXT)5.7 mi
Plymouth (PLH)32.6 mi
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