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“Little gem”
Review of St. Olaves Court

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St. Olaves Court
Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Little gem”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Stayed here over the weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Convient parking in a central location, welcoming reception, and recently redecorated bedroom. One of them was on the roadside which we'd typically avoid but given we had (well behaved) dogs with us we weren't too bothered. What was a lovely surprise was the hotel restaurant. The chef had worked at Gidleigh Park and it showed. A short, seasonal menu, was excellent with the only request being to have one pure vegetarian main option. However, they did their best to accommodate us by making the starters as mains. The breakfast the following day was lovely too. Will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

Stayed here for one night at the beginning of December and found the hotel to be very well located for all the local Exeter attractions. The hotel bedrooms were well appointed but I would advise staying at the back of the hotel and not at the front near the main road. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the morning breakfast was excellent.
I would have no problem staying at this hotel again and would add that I thought it was very good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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somerset uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2011

our room was well appointed and comfortable but there was a heavy smell of shake n vac or air freshener. we needed to leave the windows open to reduce it which magnified the noise from outside. we had friends in the hotel who were also kept awake by the noise. give the restaurant a swerve also, very bland.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Had a great stay at St Olaves 'beautiful' hotel back in May, The rooms were clean, tidy, warm and i just loved the home-made treats. Had a great nights sleep and to top it off had a very tastie breakfast in the morning. All the team at the hotel are absolutely brilliant, they are all soo helpfull and friendly. Could not fault my stay. The 24 hr secure parking was great too, as we were soo close to the shops it meant we could leave our car at the hotel go and do a bit of shopping (and take a few pictures of the Cathedral). We will be back again, thank you.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Bucks, UK
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Slightly faded charm, but attentive service, flexible, welcoming, and good value.

  • Stayed November 2011
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plymouth
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

I just can't quite understand the management here. There must be a reason why they do not advertise their "annexe". Adjoining the hotel grounds they have a townhouse in a private square which they let out. It has three bedrooms (it would be four, but the staircase is too steep, the door too low for the health and safety police and the room is now used as a junk room) a living room with a tiny TV, a dining room and a kitchen (albeit with a hob but no oven) which is absolutely perfect if you want to hire a three bedroomed townhouse in the center of town for your family and friends. Surely there must be more people like us that want to hire a whole house in a strange city and make our own breakfast, rolling around in dressing gowns. The single thing that would have perfected our stay would have been the capacity for a log fire, but never mind. The rooms are furnished with style and the internal architecture encompasses at least a couple of centuries if not more.
We have stayed in the main hotel and eaten in the restaurant which was well priced but we would rather wait until we have enough people to take over the annexe and just have a mad time without worrying about any of the usual hotel rules about breakfast timings, lockout timings and the like.
And obviously the fact that it is only minutes away from the cathedral and the town centre is a huge plus point. The personable staff allowed us to continue parking in their courtyard even after we had checked out.
Highly recommended, especially for groups.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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sfauntie
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We were three adults so had booked two rooms, a double and a single and were accommodated on the same floor as we had requested. This was my second stay at St. Olaves and it confirmed my original impression of a friendly, elegant and well priced hotel.
the breakfasts were delicious; the rooms beautifully furnished and equipped (although the single room was a little small) and the staff as before extremely friendly and helpful. It's a shame about the parking charge but a small price to pay for a secure place to leave the car. One certainly doesn't need one in Exeter. I will certainly come back to St. Olave's on my next visit to Exeter.

Room Tip: First floor double room (Room1) has separate sitting room and overlooks the courtyard.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: St. Olaves Court
Address: Mary Arches Street, Exeter EX4 3AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
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Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Olaves Court 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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