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Queens Court
Ranked #12 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Overall, my experience at this hotel was terrific.

The hotel is in a nice location, very central to high street in Exeter. The hotel is within easy walking distance of downtown. St. David's train station is a close walk, albeit uphill (so take a taxi if you have bags).

Reception in the hotel were nice and efficient. The hotel room was small, but very well maintained and very clean. The bathroom was the same - small, but very clean and well kept. Water temperature was sublime.

This hotel offers a few nice additions that make the visit extra special. Homemade cookies are delivered at tea time. The hotel has a very nice lounge that offers a small menu of sandwiches, coffee and cocktails for very reasonable prices. In addition, the hotel offers guests a terrific breakfast in the morning, with a cold item buffet and a hot plate item daily. Food was excellent.

The only complaints I would have for this hotel are, firstly, the hallway lights are always turned off. While I can understand the environmental benefits from conserving energy, the hotel is an old property and the floors are uneven and nowhere near level. Add darkness and shadow and it becomes a bit of a chore to walk to your room (particularly at night). Secondly, internet is an extra cost at this hotel. While the price is not unreasonable - I feel it should be included as part of the room rate for a hotel of this class.

Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

We only stayed one night in the Queens Court but were very impressed by the standard and comfort of the room and the peaceful location. Well suited for a brief stroll into Exeter and its sights we would stay here again and recommend it to anyone on a short stay. We drive down and had no issues parking in the small carpark nearby which seems quite cheap and for which the hotel issues a voucher for overnight parking so we felt this was very reasonable. If you like tapas do check out El Bocado about 10 minutes walk away which offers a truly excellent meal.

Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

My wife booked this hotel as a little break for us and we were not dissapointed. The staff were very friendly and nothing wa to much trouble for them. We booked the restaurant for our evening meal, the food was excellent and the setting was lovely. I would highly recommend this hotel and we will be going back soon.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

We stayed at the Queenscourt for 3 nights and very much enjoyed our stay. Paul at the front desk was a wealth of local knowledge and really enhanced our time in Exeter. The rooms are a good size and the hotel facilities are more than adequate. Free parking in the lot opposite the hotel was a nice touch. The only small gripe is lack of free wifi but this may be addressed shortly.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

I stayed at the Queens Court on the off chance in a single en-suite room. It was at a good price, off the cuff with breakfast as an option. The room was clean ,tidy and uo todate with the interior layout having sky tv, ready hot water for the bath/shower unit with modern clean white ceramic fittings, nice textiles and furnishings with the usual tea/coffee available at your own discretion. The bar and dining room was bright and airey with modern furnishings and textiles. Good wholesome cooked breakfast and buffet breakfast at a good price. The hotel is in a pleasant location within easy reach of St.Davids train station and/or central train station at the basic standard rate in a taxi!

Room Tip: Central location between both train stations.
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Caleb54
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

The Queens Court Hotel - Exeter

Upon arriving Exeter Railway Station, the walk to the hotel was pleasantly easy! Located about 3 minutes from the Railway Station, Queens Court Hotel is in a beautiful court surrounded by pretty Georgian houses and a massive Public Car park in the centre! The hotel is also a pleasant and safe walk away to the town centre and the Quay.
We got in just a little after 10.30 am and check in is not until 2 pm. Greeted by a cheerful receptionist who checked us in swiftly but had to leave our luggage as the rooms were not yet ready. We then head off to the Town Centre to join the 11 am Red Badge tour of Exeter - its Cathedral and City Wall! Made it just in time and just realised that it was a free tour! This was definitely a great way to begin our mini break as we had a passionate guide which oozed a lot of enthusiasm about Exeter’s history. Happy!

Went back to the hotel and happy to find out that our room was ready, the classic inspired rooms were surprisingly big with high ceilings, King Sized bed, well furnished and had a large bathroom! The hotel has a bar lounge and an in house Restaurant ‘The Olive Tree’. Decor for both the bar lounge and restaurant was opulent and has a great spacious layout! Our first night’s sleep was peaceful, especially having had a long bath that afternoon. The shower pressure was great and complimentary toiletries were a treat.

The next day, a scrumptious Easter Breakfast awaited us at the restaurant. The continental breakfast was divine with poached fig, syrup blanched apricot and varieties of fresh fruits were on offer. Of course, the regular cereal and 4 kinds of fruit juice was a delight. If that wasn’t enough, a cooked British breakfast was on offer, but I opted for the Salmon and scrambled eggs instead. Lavazza percolated coffee is just the right drink, to start a day trip at the Riviera. Heavenly Easter Breakfast indeed!
We came back to the room after a day at the Devon coastline and another thorough stroll at the Exeter Village as well as a closer study of the Cathedral. My partner and I decided to have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant - The Olive Tree one night. This was definitely one of our highlights on the little break. After ordering the trio of lamb for the other half, the Best of British (3 course meal) for me, we had a complimentary soup and home baked bread. My partner is not usually a fan of any soup but both of us just melted at the superb taste. What followed was an exquisite mains, with a zingy set of sorbet to finish it off (this had us wanting for more, especially the blueberry one). Kudos to the restaurants Chef for the great food, combined with a service oriented team, no wonder The Olive Tree has Two AA Rosette Award.

All in all, The Queens Court Hotel, Exeter was a delightful surprise which made our mini UK adventure a memorable one.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

We stayed here for one night on a visit to the West Country. The hotel sits on a tree lined square just a few minutes from the station and shops but away from traffic so we had a quiet night. Parking is in the square outside the hotel and you can get a voucher from the hotel that covers parking at the end of the day and up to 10 am. Our room was well equpped and the king size bed was comfortable. The breakfast was a pleasant surprise in that it offered the usual full English menu but with nice touches such as the option of scrambled egg with smoked salmon and home made marmalade for the toast. Although we didn't eat in the hotel restaurant, the menu looked good and if the well presented breakfast is anything to go by, it probably won't disappoint. For the rate we paid, this was a bargain given the quality. We would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Queens Court

Address: 6-8 Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Exeter
Price Range: £62 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Queens Court 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trip Advisor Award of excellence for the past 4 years is testament to the care and quality of this family run hotel in the heart of Exeter. The Queens Court Hotel is a beautiful Georgian town house situated on a leafy square in a city, which dates back to the medieval ages. All rooms are well appointed, all with en-suites. Relax in the bar and lounge or sit outside on the terrace. Visit the jewel in the crown of the Queen's Court, The Olive Tree restaurant. Multi-award winning, dine amongst the Venetian masks and enjoy the produce of the West Country. All the food is freshly prepared and cooked for you, drawing influences from Italy and the Mediterranean. The hotel is only a few minutes' walk from the high street, main train stations and very conveniently placed for the University. It is also fortunate to have a public car park on its doorstep that is free overnight and very reasonably priced in the day. Exeter is positioned in the Heart of Devon making it a great location to experience everything the West Country has to offer. ... more   less 
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