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“Another very good stay at the Devon”
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The Devon Hotel
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Exeter
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Hertfordshire
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Another very good stay at the Devon”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A very good location for Exeter and the other small towns near by. The thing that stands out most for me is how good all the staff are. All are smart, professional and very friendly, I haven't come across better hotel staff anywhere. The bar at the front of the Hotel is also excellent, with plenty of space and very comfortable seats, the bar snacks and sandwiches are also excellent.
The bedrooms are very clean and comfortable but a bit noisy from the roads close by.
We shall come again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BrendHotels, Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time for review your recent stay with us.
I am delighted that you had such an excellent visit, and that you found your room, food and service to the high standard we strive to maintain.

You will be happy to hear that we have stated work on building 20 new bedrooms at the hotel along with a gym, that we hope to have completed by April 2015.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel and to showing you the new rooms on completion.

Kind regards

Ross Hamilton
Hotel Manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stayed one night, hotel room like old motel type room. Very comfortable bed and everywhere spotlessly clean. Staff were helpful friendly efficient, the food was brilliant and the carvery is one to remember, delicious vegetables and large servings of succulent meat. But of the noise from the road was incessant. Add to that a happy wedding party of people leaving in cars in the early hours of the morning slamming doors shouting goodbyes meant the night was a long one.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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BrendHotels, Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I was happy to hear that you found the rooms, staff and evening meal to your satisfaction.
I do hope that any noise you experienced wouldn’t discourage you from visiting us again.
We are delighted to have started work on building 20 new executive rooms and a gym that will offer state of the art in technologies along with all the little luxuries you would expect from Brend Hotels.
I hope you will chose to stay with us again next time you are in the South West.

Kind regards

Ross Hamilton
Hotel Manager
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We held our wedding at this very friendly and helpful hotel. The staff you not of been more helpful leading up to and on our big day! The food was fantastic and the grounds and facilities are brilliant. The rooms are a good size and very clean and comfortable and even in the extreme heat the air con kept us cool!

Thank you so much for helping make your day perfect!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BrendHotels, Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel, it is always very gratifying to hear that all the hard work and effort put in by all members of staff does not go un noticed. It was a pleasure to have been part of organising your wedding, I am thrilled that it was all you expected.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel (for your anniversary?).

Kind regards

Ross Hamilton
Hotel Manager.
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Barry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Very nice appearance from outside and the room that I stayed was very nice even though it was a bit small. Lovely bathroom. Comfy bed. A little bit noisy with the road quite close. But still a good nights sleep. Food in the restaurant was a carvery, must say the portions where to die for......look forward to my return.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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BrendHotels, Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

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Ross Hamilton
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Devon Hotel after a wedding at Exeter Golf and Country Club nearby. The room was a ground floor motel style room with easy access and parking right outside the room which made it easy to unload in the rain.

We requested an early checkin and a cot for our baby, both of which were provided with no hassle (although in the end we brought a travel cot to use). The room was very clean, big enough and the bathroom well fitted.

Breakfast was served in the restuarant in the adjacent building as was good. We didn't eat in the evening but there is a bar/restuarant on site.

Location wise it is situated about 5 minutes from the M5 and right on a main road making it ideal for those on business. However, given its location, we found the room very noisy at night with traffic and we could hear everything from the room above.

If the room was quieter I would have given this a 4 or 5 but the noise was a big issue for us.

  • Stayed August 2014
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BrendHotels, Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for your review, I am happy that you enjoyed most aspects and that your requests were dealt with efficiently.
We are delighted to have started work on a new 20 bedroom extension of the hotel that will offer a gym, fully air conditioned rooms and all the little extras you would expect from Brend Hotels.
I hope you will chose to stay with us again when next in the area.

Kind regards

Ross Hamilton
Hotel Manager
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Comfortable, clean rooms with a v comfortable bed. spacious bathroom. good food in restaurant., both at dinner with the carvery and for breakfast - althouh the range of choices coud have been more. terrible coffee

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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BrendHotels, Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon.
We have several different coffees that we would be happy to offer you.

Kind regards

Ross Hamilton
Hotel Manager
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Marton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The room was a little on the small side but had everything that was needed. the shower was a nice size, everything was nice and clean, apart from some building work going on next door to our room all was perfect, we stayed for 4 nights and will definitely stop again. if the weather is on your side its a lovely walk into the City centre following the River but its a fair way. there is a park and ride 2 minutes away or 5 minutes to walk to.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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BrendHotels, Manager at The Devon Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us, I am thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable time, taking in all the area has to offer.
We are delighted to have started work on a new 20 bedroom extension of the hotel that will offer a gym, fully air conditioned rooms and all the little extras you would expect from Brend Hotels.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards

Ross Hamilton
Hotel Manager
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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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