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“Nice hotel, good location, no air con!”
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Royal Exeter Hotel
Ranked #9 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
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milton keynes
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, good location, no air con!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Great location for a night out as it's so close to bars and clubs (Bar So is attached) and the breakfast was good (and ran till a suitably late 10.30 on Sunday, so if you're out late you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn) but there is obviously a fair bit of noise in the morning about as it's a famous hen do/stag do location.
He issue with the hotel is the lack of air con and windows which don't stay open- we had to shove a chair in ours to keep it open just to get some air. Thankfully when we asked reception they gave us a fan but obviously having a fan on all night is noisy. This is the one draw back to an otherwise lovely hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights recently. It is an old hotel so does not have air con in bedroom (it was hot weather then) but the room was a reasonable size. Very conveniently situated almost opposite Bournemouth International Centre and close to beach, shops, restaurants etc. We enjoyed the breakfasts. The staff were helpful and friendly

Room Tip: We had room 207 - no air con but not too noisy (we didn't stay Friday or Saturday though)
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Excellent central location, clean, tidy and well stocked rooms. Parking, Wi-Fi and well presented good choice of breakfast all included at no extra cost. Business stay but would use for pleasure, can't fault it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Croxley Green
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We arrived for a three night break and found our room on third floor to be very small but the bathroom was very large and lovely. We were told that we had been put there as hotel can be noisy on Friday nights from nightclub. The duty manager,however relocated us to Room 211 on second floor which was much larger and very comfy,no noise. He offered assistance to move us which we declined. His helpfullness was noted and we very satisfied. The breakfast was fantastic and served by friendly staff. I would like to add that all staff in all areas made our break a very enjoyable one. Thanks to all concered.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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birmingham england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

stayed here overnight on the 12th of may,stayed with work for a meeting,room was good but should have had air con it was extremely hot.breakfast was average.in a very good position for the
beach and train station
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here many a times with and without the children and always Superb. Great family room (206) clean, big and comfortable. Big Lcd tv, lovely bathroom and plenty of tea and coffee. Friendly and good service by all staff, free parking and great location. 1812 and Bar So on site which helps complete your stay. Good deals to be had so I read on here for one night stay breakfast and 3 course dinner so be returning shorty as its our anniversary soon. Kids at Grandparents! Thank you all once again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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south wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights during the Whitsun week. What a lovely break we had. The hotel is in the perfect location just 200 yards from the beach and opposite the BIC, we were on the 2nd floor and the room was fantastic, spotlessly clean with a superb shower in the en-suite. Breakfast, continental or full English (which was freshly cooked to order) set you up for the day. Tommy and his colleagues in the restaurant certainly looked after us during breakfast. Indeed all the staff were helpful and delightful during our stay. The hotel has the added bonus of a free car park, however please note the entrance is slightly tricky off a roundabout but we managed without any issues. Free wi-fi is also provided.

There is a night club attached to the hotel but it never caused us any issues at all during our stay. For evening meals we tended to eat out, there is a Witherspoons pub located 200 yards up towards town which was ok (cheap and cheerful), we also ate in Harry Ramsdens down by the beach which was superb. Other than that there are plenty of place close by to eat out.

The bottom line is would we stay here again ! you bet.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Royal Exeter Hotel
Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bournemouth
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Exeter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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