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Innkeeper's Lodge Exeter, Middlemoor
Ranked #32 of 68 Exeter B&B and Inns
Gosport, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed at this Hotel earlier in the year and said I would come back, gave it a average review last time but I have to say this time the room was a lot better bathroom had been renovated and a nice clean and tidy room.
The Carvery was Excellent great choice of meats and great veg and spuds a really really tasty meal I highly recommend it .
Will stay next time when we come to visit family

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

I made a bad decision of booking this hotel, we arrived at 1pm on a Friday and went to reception and was greeted with a telephone asking to ring '24' for service, rang the number and was abruptly told to come back at 3pm as this was check in time.
The reception area smelt of urine and beer, when we did come to check in we told the reception member of the smell and they reported it to management. The outside of the accommodation looked like a concentration camp and was told it was secure when both fire exit doors made easy access for strangers to enter. The rooms smelt again, they were tired and dated single glazing with dirty paintwork to the frames of the windows. The mattresses were awful, squeaky and past there sell by date. The noise from other residents was disturbing, and the airport is fairly near so the single glazing did not stop the noise pollution. We booked for 2 nights, we left after 1 night. Not even a 2 star accommodation.

Stayed October 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

really dissapointed by my whole experience at this place, from the start at check inn the warning signs were there! booked and paid for a family room and was told i had to have a twin room! after a few phonecalls to the booking agent and reception i was given a double room, only for all the lights to go out whilst in the shower! got given another room which was the same size as a rabbit hutch! chip board for the floor in the bathroom! the staff in the adjoining toby carvery pub were even worse! couldnt care about standards of service and this being the first visit to the place i was unsure what/how to order food! breakfast was even worse, treated like kids having to ask for 1 drink of juice and cutlery at the bar, which is hard when no staff tell you what to do! enough ranting, would i return? NO!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank paul s
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This is a reasonably comfortable hotel with the best value food and drinks to be had so close to a city. The carvery, all day, every day for £5.99 - unbelievable value, and a decent bottle of pinot grigio for £10.90! Definitely not a rip-off, bit tired in the bedrooms and corridors but the public parts were good. Beware of not having a handle on the inside of the bathroom door if your door sticks!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Stayed here this weekend whilst attending a wedding. OH has stayed here previously and despite no raving reviews has always said has been value for money. The hotel is now a Toby Carvery, from the outside, it looks incredibly run down, but never to be one to take a book by its cover, i kept my mind open and was pleasantly surprised by the standard of the room, it was clean and servicable and at £60 inc breakfast for the night seemed good value until it came to actually sleeping in it that is.

The most important piece of furniture in the room, the bed, was atrocious and not something you want to discover at 1am on a sunday morning after having been awake 21 hours. The matress was none existant and you may as well of been sleeping on the frame, you could feel every strut of the base through it. Two days later I am still suffering from my mere 6 hours lay on it, with bruised hips and ribs to boot.

Breakfast was ok and for a carvery style set up very well organised but terrible coffee.

a real shame that the bed let down what could of been a great value for money hotel. It will never be the Ritz but expected more.

Other members of the party advised beds of varying standards so we may have drawn the short straw. avoid room 231 should you be staying here.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scot in Scotland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed in the Exeter Toby Carvery Inn from the 14th to the 20th September at £50 per night bed and breakfast. Very good value for money and very good location coming off the M5. It is also convenient for the park and ride to Exeter town centre, saving the nightmare one way system and expensive parking. The breakfast was eat all you can English breakfast and it was not until day 3 that cereal boxes were put out for a lighter option. The English breakfast was perfect and the evening carvery buffet was exceptional value for £5.99.

The downside is that the rooms and corridors are grubby and the "lodges" are not exactly a hotel. Everything is worn and tired looking. Staff were very helpful and friendly and there is free Wi-Fi in the restaurant and bar area but not the rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid the car park as the pub and restaurant have a huge turnover from about 6pm onsards. Our reque...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Torbay
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

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.

Room Tip: I would advise any potential traveller to avoid the carvery at busy times, the staff just cannot cop...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Innkeeper's Lodge Exeter, Middlemoor
Address: Rydon Lane | Middlemoor, Exeter EX2 7HL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Innkeeper's Lodge Exeter, Middlemoor 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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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