Stayed here for the night recently while on business in the area. Had the chance to walk around that part of the city in the evening and really enjoyed it, the hotel is surrounded by nice shops and some interesting buildings. Found the staff very friendly but did feel that they spent a lot of time standing behind the bar waiting for something to happen which wasn't going to happen due to lack of customers, they might well appreciate the opportunity to do a little sanding down and painting in the accommodation side of the building which is a bit let down by a lack of maintenance, particularly in the night time entrance and, in my bedroom, the grouting in the bathroom (see photo). Overall, I found the City Gate very warm and welcoming with an interesting menu together with the opportunity to purchase home made pickled eggs and pork scratchings to go with a good choice of wines and beers. I look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Exeter, The City Gate offers modern rooms, free Wi-Fi and a beer garden. Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids Railway Stations are nearby and the M5 motorway is within easy reach. The City Gate has 14 newly refurbished Boutique rooms with en-suite. They all feature a TV (with sky box), tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, air conditioning and some complimentary treats! The City Gate Hotel features real ales and a traditional food menu, made using fine local produce. Guests can dine either in the restaurant or in the spacious conservatory. In the warmer months, the garden provides yet more dining space. This is our guests' favourite part of Exeter, according to independent reviews. We speak your language! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Gate Hotel
- The City Gate Hotel Exeter, Devon