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Royal Exeter Hotel
Ranked #6 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Myself and my boyfried stayed here for just 1 night mid week in August. We arrived at the hotel around 3pm (parked in their free car park at the hotel which is fab) had a lovely welcome and went up to our room. We had only booked a standard double room (which included breakfast) and that was absolutley perfect for us. It was a good size room, dated but clean with a double bed, wardrobe, desk/dressing table with mirror and ensuite.
The hotel is in a great location, just a 2 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the shops. We both slept well but were a little bit dissapointed that breakfast in the morning was only served till 9.15 as we wanted a nice long lie in. However, the resteraunt staff were lovely and we both had a full english which was nice.
All in all i would deffinatley recommend this hotel and would choose to stay here again.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as we were going to watch lee Evans, hotel itself is a bit dated but still very nice. Reception were very helpful with any questions and you can charge your food and drink in next door bar to the room. Reason I have given a low rating is as we were only there for two nights we were prepared to reuse our towels. So on leaving in the morning we put out a DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door, we also had all of our bags left open. We went back to the room and it was still on, so went back out ( sign still on the door ) how ever when we returned the maid had been in there and made the room up and cleaned. Spoke to reception and got told the sign said " make up the room" however we new it didn't.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stayed for a week while on a trip with a soccer/football team. Older hotel with a very good breakfast and clean well maintained rooms. Location was fantastic as you can get to everything in Bournemouth while being out of the middle of the night life. Not a modern place but well kept and a definite place to visit should I make it back to Bournemouth.

No air conditioning which is only an issue if it is truly hot (unusual here). Having said that, most of the places I stayed in England did not have air conditioning.

Room Tip: Wifi spotty in the rooms but great in the lobby. Would request a room not facing the front of the h...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Loved the sprawling size of the hotel and traditional seaside feel of it. Really good breakfast cooked to order and served rather than buffet style. Hotel staff very attentive and on the ball. Location is just a 5 minute walk to the pier and beach. Really enjoyed the outdoor patio at the SO bar and a good atmosphere.

Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed here yesterday, staff were very good and helpful, breakfast was very good and nothing seemed to much for them. stayed on 2nd floor room size was very good, think some people need to remember this is the one of the oldest and historic building in Bournemouth so they are creaking floor broads. the only SMALL negative would be the landing and general areas could do with a bit of a repaint.
overall fantastic price and would recommend it

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stayed one night with wife on a deal. The value we received was very good for half board. The Staff were very helpful. The location is ideal for the centre of Bournemouth but can be a little noisy at times but no real problem. You could say the interior in places is dated but we felt it added to the charm of the place. The Evening Meal was very good quality as was the Breakfast and Drinks at usual 3 Star prices. Overall we enjoyed our stay. No doubt in time Air Con could be installed but for us a minor issue.
Note - The Car Park is a little tight but is controlled by coded barrier

Room Tip: Higher Rooms probably quieter
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Just got back from a two night stay at the Royal Exeter Hotel in Bournemouth and stayed in room 201 at the front of the hotel.
The hotel is in an excellent location for BIC, Winter Garden, Pier and Pavillion Theatre.
I will list the good points first and then go into the negatives. Good location for amenities, free parking, free wifi in room, friendly staff, great breakfast choice and quality.
And now the negatives, the hotel is located literally on a small roundabout, the bar / nightclub stays open very late and is very noisy, rooms are not air conditioned or cooled in any way. Rooms are spacious but very dated, pillows are hard. Some of these points to some people will sound very picky and unnecessary but added together they put the whole experience into perspective. The ceiling above the bed was patched to a very poor standard after what must have been a damaged roof. Room 201 that we stayed in is directly above the front reception of the hotel and bar SO which as stated stays open until very late with thumping bass music and groups of intoxicated people shouting and swearing into the early hours. This noise coupled with the road noise and passing vehicles sounding their horns from the busy junction made our stay unbearable. When we mentioned all these points to the two young female receptionists, they apologised but stated that because we booked on the internet we wouldn't have know it was noisy there!

Room Tip: Insist on high rooms at the back of the hotel which may be quieter
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: £69 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Exeter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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