We stayed one night here as we had an early appointment in Exeter the following day. I booked online the day before and on the day of arrival I received a phone call to say the room I had booked was unavailable due to a maintenance issue. Offered a £10 reduction and alternative room I accepted.
On arriving..... as previous reviews mentioned the place looked run down with the fencing and overgrown car park. Rooms were dated but clean and 'liveable' We asked about booking an evening meal and was told unnecessary, just walk in.
The Carvery....we walked in to queues of people waiting to drink and / or eat. We were told a wait of 20-25 minutes so we went to the bar. A queue of 10 people waiting to be served drinks resulted in another 15 minutes wait. The website photos depicting a clean, attractive buffet area for the carvery couldnt have been more misleading. The floor and side panel of the carvery was strewn with food waste. The queue at the carvery area was 20+ deep. Upon reaching the 'swap ticket for food' position the 'chef' asked me which meat I would like. When I said 'Beef please' he said it was still cooking. I asked him if I had to go to the end of the queue again and he disappeared briefly returning with a joint of beef. After several attempts to eat the roast beef I gave up and complained to the waiting staff. The meat was one huge piece of gristle. Our meal bill was cancelled and the restaurant manager apologised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Its 38 rooms have been totally refurbished for a fresh and contemporary look, there's free WiFi, a complimentary continental breakfast and ample free parking. Best of all, you can look forward to sinking into a king-size, pocket-sprung Hypnos bed, complete with a mattress topper for a great night's sleep. With easy access from the M5, Exeter Airport and Digby and Sowton railway station, it's an ideal venue for a business meeting or base for exploring local attractions. Kids love Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, with its heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers and soft-play and animal petting for younger guests. If you prefer relaxing in the countryside, Dartmoor National Park and the inspiring Jurassic Coast are less than 30 minutes' drive. There's a Toby Carvery pub and restaurant right next door; an ideal way to relax after your day. Enjoy a drink in the bar or pile your plate high with freshly cooked roast meats and vegetables – and don't forget to try a hot cooked breakfast in the morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Innkeeper's Lodge Exeter, Middlemoor Devon