Great Western Hotel - Exeter50.73034, -3.54259
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom
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.
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.
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.
Leisure facilities feature an indoor swimming pool and a golf course.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 10 per day.
Year renovated: 2008. Number of rooms: 35.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
GBP 10 per day
Late check-in/ -out
Bar/ Lounge area
Coffee/Tea in lobby
Indoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Golf course
- Wake up service
- Continental breakfast
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Coffee/Tea in lobby
- Catering service
- Special diet menus
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Connecting rooms
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
1 Single bed
In the Room
- City landmarks
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.
Food wasent great
The quality and level of service was excellent at breakfast.
Hard mattress and weak shower, but good value none the less
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.
The bar had an excellent choice of cask ales to choose from.
Nice breakfast but small portions.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Right next to train station and handy for buses and taxis. Nice room with ensuite shower. Great bar with a fine selection of ales.
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 !
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
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.