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The Devon Hotel
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
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Bristol, England
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“I'd give the hotel 4 1/2..........”
Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

The stand out feature at the Devon Hotel is the noticeably friendly, efficient and well trained staff. Something very endearing about the atmosphere they create.

The compact rooms appear to have been recently refurbished to a high standard. The gardens are cared for, befitting the Devon riviera, rather than an Exeter ring road. The front door was being repainted and this all indicated a well managed hotel with owners who maintain and care about quality standards.

Food was good and plentiful. A good place for a carvery which I think is on every evening, or table d'hôte as you prefer.

Cons are road noise and the noise insulation between rooms is not perfect but tolerable. The tv remote was a pain and channels stored in random order with no way of seeing what was on - a personal bugbear.

A pleasant stay for a night or two or work trips. I'm often happy with a Premier Inn but the bar and restaurant would bring me back here. I suspect they run a good event given the quality of staff, food and building care.

Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Nice comfortable 'compact and bijou' room; vey clean and everything in working order. Excellent breakfast and dinner with friendly service. This is not my first visit to the Devon Hotel and it certainly will not be my last.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

OK, the 'restaurant' kind of has the look of the interior of a chain pub, bog standard pub decor. The food was ok, frozen peas and frozen chips with my steak, the steak, a pice of fillet was ok though and cooked rare the way i like it. During the course of my meal, a waiter came over, and in the process of clearing the next table, he deposited city glasses onto our table so he could wipe down the table he was clearing. I did ask him what on earth he thought he was doing, and to remove them immediately.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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BrendHotels, General Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our restaurant. I will speak to our waiters and re-train where applicable.
I would just say our decor is far from bog standard. Other viewers can check the photo gallery on our website to view the true quality of the hotel.
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We booked two rooms here day before we stayed on booking.com got really good deal £60 per room. The rooms were really great for the money, best of all they were super clean, the bathrooms were great the water was hot and pressure great. We had a room by the road, our son had Room upstairs our room was really warm but put fan on and kept us cool and made a background noise so we did not really hear cars. We did not eat here but did go to bar ( overpriced ) and food looked good. Would we stay again YES! Thank you Devon Hotel for lovely clean stay! :-)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

If you are ever in the area you must visit this hotel. The hotel is situated just off the road and is easy to get to from all road networks. It's gardens and appearance are immaculate and once inside it doesn't disappoint. The staff are smart, friendly amd attentive. They offer a wide selection of food for breakfast including fresh fruit traditional and continental breakfasts. The food was very tasty and hot and there was plenty of it. During the week they offer a special dish and this week it was seafood lasagne which comes highly recommended. After a hard day at work if you fancy a relaxing night out this is the place to come!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Just stayed for two nights over the weekend whist attending family do. Picked off internet for location and value. Scores highest on most things, does exactly what it says on the label, super staff, lots of them and always ready to go an extra yard. Décor excellent, maid service early sunday even though we were only there for 2 days. Bar and restaurant excellent evening and breakfast(superb) Only complaint is traffic noise from boy racers Saturday night round the roundabout outside not ameliorated by double glazing, thin walls and ceilings mean that you can hear everything going on next door and upstairs( and I mean everything).

Room Tip: downstairs front rooms very noisy, only been once so do not know what other options are available.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We have just returned from a long weekend, everything was first class especially the carvery meal was the best we have ever had, everywhere was spotless and the staff were so friendly,
We were so impressed we have booked 2 more weekends there

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Devon Hotel
Address: Matford, Exeter EX2 8XU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Devon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With easy access to Exeter City Centre and the surrounding area, the Devon Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a city break or stay whilst on business. Exeter is a bustling and lively city with a fascinating Roman heritage and one of the world's best examples of a twelfth century Gothic cathedral. It is conveniently situated for visiting Dartmoor and the stunning coastline of South Devon. The Devon Hotel in Exeter has an outstanding reputation for fabulous cuisine and great accommodation. Situated on the edge of the vibrant city of Exeter, when you enter the Devon Hotel, you enter a world of exquisite comfort. Set in the Georgian building which is the heart of the hotel, our flagship Carriages Brasserie and Lounge Bar beckon you to linger with colleagues or friends. ... more   less 
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