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The Bendene Townhouse
Ranked #31 of 68 Exeter B&B and Inns
bedford
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83 reviews
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“Great nights sleep”
Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for just one night. Comfortable room on 1st floor with pool and cathedral view. Cafetiere was a nice touch. Bathroom gets boiling after shower though as no window. Breakfast was ok although I found mine a bit greasy and don't rate the vegetarian cheese sausage! My boyfriend enjoyed his full English. Would have preferred a choice of prepared fruit rather than just a fruit bowl. Very friendly staff, would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

I stayed there two nights my room was downstairs next to the front door which initially bothered me but after seven o'clock all was quiet. The bathroom was very clean in excellent condition which was reflected in the standard of the room. The staff were approachable and the service at breakfast was quick. I wasn't too keen on the full English breakfast as the chipolata was hard and chewy and the bacon could have done with a few more minutes under the grill. The next day I ordered the scrambled egg on toast which was delicious.
Parking was a problem as guests cannot park on the car park overnight and the guest house only have three spaces.
Overall I would definitely recommend The Bendene as its a short walk from town and was the best value for money around and believe me I looked.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Sudbury,ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

The Bendene is an older hotel conveniently located near the city centre. The rooms are small but clean, but there is a full bathroom ensuite. The room was provided with kettle and tea bags, The staff was friendly but there is no guest phone which meant a number of trips up the street to contact friends we were meeting. There is parking at the rear of the hotel, or street parking overnight. The area is a bit rundown or under renovation and the night we were there a car was broken into right outside the front door. The breakfast was really good, a variety of items and a full English with vegetarian option.

Room Tip: The back rooms are very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cornwall
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

it's a B&B within easy walking distance of both Central station & the mainline Exeter St David's. Two houses knocked together it's spread over a number of floors. beautiful recently refurbished bathroom in my room on the 3rd floor overlooking the swimming pool. would have been nice to have a holder on the wall for the shower head though as I had to put it down whilst I washed my hair. My twin room was reasonably priced but I do prefer a quilt to blankets. small TV on the wall & I only had limited channels available. didn't mention it to the owners as it wasn't really an issue. I didn't have any noise problems as there were only a few rooms occupied but I could see that if the place is full the squeaky floors & lay out could make it noisy, if you don't mind the climb go for a higher floor, it's worth it for the views from the back. Breakfast was nice but I prefer a pot of coffee on the table to having to getup for a refill. staff very helpful in vetting me to my destination & let me leave my case the next day whilst I went shopping.

Room Tip: upper floors at the back if you don't mind the climb
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Combe Martin, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2012

This is a 4 star GUEST House, not hotel, I had not noticed this when I booked. The decor is dated and lacking in style and character. My twin room had no desk or table so no where to work, it had 1 wicker arm chair,(not very comfortable) and a small tv high up on the wall so you got a crick in the neck watching it. The TV was very basic and it was very difficult to change channels, I gave up in the end. There was a lot of background noise, loud generator type sound and you can hear every creak and thump of footsteps from the room above. The breakfast was disappointing, dreadful stewed filter coffee, fried egg swimming in fat and the veggy sausage was just a vegetable finger not a proper vegetarian sausage.I thought it was way over priced.

Room Tip: room at the top might be quieter
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Everithing ok.
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Id like to stay again at the bendene...

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Clean B&B with comfy bed and plenty of hot water. Good breakfasts although a 8.45am cut off for breakfast is a bit early for those not on a business stay. Beware room 5 at top of the house if you are tall as the bed is under fairly low eaves - otherwise the room is fine. The Bendene has the bonus of a swimming pool for the hardy or if weather permits but either way nice to have an outdoor space.

Room Tip: Beware room 5 at top of the house if you are tall as the bed is under fairly low eaves. Otherwise t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: The Bendene Townhouse
Address: 15-16 Richmond Road, Exeter EX4 4JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bendene Townhouse 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bendene Townhouse is your home away from home in the heart of Exeter. Located in a quiet side road, moments from the City Centre, within easy walking distance to both main train stations, Exeter Cathedral and Exeter University. We offer a range of different room types to suit all requirements and budgets. We serve a delicious buffet breakfast each morning, with a hot and cold selection of breakfast goodies. It is ideal for short breaks, visiting friends, attending conferences at the University, business trips or as a base from which to explore and enjoy the beautiful Southwest. During the summer months, you can take advantage of our outdoor swimming pool and walled garden. There is some free parking on site (on a first come first served basis) and plentiful public parking nearby. ... more   less 
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