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“Truly Awful.”
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St. Olaves Court
Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I will not be going back to St Olaves and don't recommend that anyone else should either. The reception is frosty, Pointless. The food awful, Cold, undercooked, and tasteless. Pubs are now serving up better meals for less. The management don't even care, despite giving them plenty of opportunity. Exeter is a great city, unfortunately St Olaves doesn't even scrape the bottom.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Nice staff, good bar, and a very attractive spot - almost like a little Parisian oasis in the middle of Exeter. BUT then my risotto arrived. Oh dear - I've never had cooked carrot placed on a rissotto as a garnish before - not nice.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Rachel Y
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

As a regular guest over 10 years what a shame to see it crumble physically and in service.
What happened? Where has the service gone? on arrival yesterday for 2 rooms, and for supper in the bar area we asked to order food at the desk at 8.45pm as there was nobody else to ask, only to be told "kitchens shut" (very embarrassing hosting a colleague) I explained we were hotel guests, Chef said NO was the reply. So still smarting we reluctantly walked down the road and found The White Hart Hotel 2 minutes away and what a surprise, we were welcomed, enjoyed a good pub meal, (they serve food to 10pm) and no, I am not promoting this business, but if you find yourself turned away from what is now behaving as a B&B for food you could do a lot worse.
Come on St . Olaves sort it out or advertise you don't serve food in the evening. You have lost us.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

Upon driving through the archway into the hotel grounds I was pleasantly surprised.... Couldn't believe I was in the centre of Exeter, it was so quiet and private.
The hotel itself is quite old I believe with full of character and a touch of elegance.
I found the staff very receptive and polite.
The location is excellent, just 3 minutes walk from Exeter Cathedral with all the restaurants, bars and shops.
The room itself was very clean and comforable, with a style of it's own.
Breakfast was superb (I'd have liked a larger portion, but have a large appetite being 6'3" and.19 stone) can't. Complain though with a varied choice available.
All in all I'd give it a 9/10 :-)

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Following refurbishment, this hotel offers fantastic Value for Money. We stayed in a superior double room, which was really a suite - with spacious and comfortable sitting area, fabulous King size bed, and lovely bathroom. Breakfast was excellent with terrific choice. Brilliant l,ocation, just 5 minute stroll to the Cathedral. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. And all for less than £50 pppn!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

I stayed here with a friend for one night. We both said we would definitely return. The location is central without being noisy, the breakfast was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. The room itself was clean and comfortable. My only criticism really is that it was all a bit brown. Whoever was in charge of the interior decor obviously likes the colour - not my favourite. However, that was the only negative thing I could come up with, and for £95 per night B&B I thought this was great value.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed at St Olaves for 1 night in the mint building adjacent to the main hotel. It was a dreadful experience - damp, no hot water and generally poorly maintained - only one working light bulb!
The main hotel looked much nicer and the breakfast was good or I would have rated it even lower

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank JasperOneNine
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Additional Information about St. Olaves Court

Address: Mary Arches Street, Exeter EX4 3AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Price Range: £83 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Olaves Court 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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