Visited March 2012
Stayed in a lot of Best Westerns over the years and this one by far was like travelling back in time. The decor and furnishings are tired and dated as is the general overview of the buildings......right that's the negatives out of the way please stay with me on this it gets better.
The staff.......very, very friendly, couldn't do enough for us, very attentative to our needs and ensured our stay was a pleasant one. Although breakfast room service was not available when I asked for my wife and I; the waitress ensured that our order was taken the night before and it was delivered exactly on time the next morning freshly prepared and cooked.
We ate in the small dining room in the evening, the menu selection was good and the food was presented and tasted great, good quality however it doesn't come cheap.
The bar area was comfortable, plenty of areas to sit whether you want to be surrounded by people or would like some quiet time.
The grounds are idylic, we had a window seat for our meal and watched rabbits playing while we ate and the local fox wandering round the garden.
The motorway is close by so if road noise bothers you then this might not be the place for you, however it was a hot day when we stayed and the windows facing the motorway were open during the night and I slept like a baby.
The bedding was clean and the bed was very firm and comfortable, although on the high side.
Overall; if you can forgive the decor and furnishings then this is not a bad place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exeter's best kept secret hotel The Gipsy Hill Hotel is surrounded by three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and is a taste of the Devon countryside mere miles away from the vibrant & historic, Cathedral city of Exeter. You are guaranteed a warm welcome from our friendly and efficient staff right from the moment you arrive, till the moment we wish you a safe journey. With two free car parking spaces per room and free Wifi, The Gipsy Hill really is a home from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Exeter Best Western
- Best Western Exeter
- Gipsy Hill Hotel Exeter, Devon