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The Bendene Townhouse
Ranked #39 of 69 Exeter B&B and Inns
West Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Sweet!”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Arrived on the off-chance and were given the basement room, which was lovely and completely private. OK, the loo was a bit noisy, but the shower was good, the breakfast was very good and the staff were very friendly. And the rate was very reasonable.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Excellent place with an old fashioned approach to cleanliness, being spotless, and comfort, being very restful.

A very nice and helpful landlady's hard work is largely undone by the froideur of the younger staff. I would go so far as to call her haughty.. Arrival is a case in point: you're paying before you've had chance to put your bag down, very efficient but rather unwelcoming. You can hear her discussing the guests, mostly negatively, in the kitchen at breakfast!

The hotel itself is very decent,although the walls are rather thin, and some rooms look rather worse - number 16 is next to the front door and the partition is paper thin. The swimming pool is immaculate. This is clearly a place that sets itself and maintains very high standards.

I would happily come here again and hope the young lady will gradually attain the standards set by the rest of the hotel and its staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

The decoration is a bit chintzy and not to my taste but that apart I cannot find any fault with the Bendene. Staff are really friendly, rooms are really comfortable, the location is great and the breakfast is fantastic.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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bedford
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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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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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495 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 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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36 reviews
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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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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 #39 of 69 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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