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“Good value with sea views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Beacon Hotel
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Exmouth
Honiton, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Good value with sea views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

We stayed in winter during a period of high winds and rain. We enjoyed the room and the staff were friendly and helpful but the windows in the room were a bit draughty until the staff gave me a roll of tape to block the draughts ... I couldn't fault that really.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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manchester
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46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Amazing hotel......4 poster bed and Scrambled Eggs & Smoked Salmon for breakast....need i say more.....top quality wooden furniture in room and spacious....amazing breakfast and Donatos downstairs was exceptional. The only negative was a slow trickly shower, but nice hot bath.
Beautiful plush bar area and they even let us eat the Italian food from the restaurant in the bar.
The most comfy bed of all time and nice stairway leading up to the bathroom....
Breakfast staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble....
Top class hotel....stay there..........NOW

Room Tip: pick the 4 poster bed ! (room 213)
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bobby0708
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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

A good hotel with a very friendly staff who will go out of there way to help you. Parking can be a problem outside the hotel but there is a small carpark at the rear which is is accessable with a lift for your luggage. Despite this being an old building the hotel is decorated in a nice way. The rooms are very clean with good facilities. Front facing rooms have a brilliant view of the Exe estuary and the Dawlish hills beyond. Other rooms may have views of the roofs of other buildings. A good base with which to visit Exeter and the surrounding area of the south Devon coast.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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staffordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

The Royal Beacon Hotel Exmouth is a Jewel in the crown, stayed for a short break for a special birthday, its cosy freindly and has a lovely atmosphere, great value for money we stayed for breakfast and dinner in Donato's restaurant meals were exquiste also with outstanding service felt like wewere regulars can't wait for an oportunity to stay again.

Room Tip: Front facing room, what a jewel in the crown this hotel is food and service excellent stayed half bo...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank soulmates95
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Watford
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We stayed in Exmouth as we were supporting Gloucester when they played Exeter.
The hotel was in a lovely position with fantastic views of the bay - despite being there in November the sun was shining and it was beautiful
Exmouth itself is not the most salubrious of towns but we weren't there to really see the sites.
Our room was in a new section of the hotel and was nice and large and very comfortable.
The hotel bar was very nice and not a rip off - always good!
The breakfast was good - the sausages weren't the best but overall it was a great breakfast.
We ate downstairs on the first night in Donatos and the food was so good we all agreed to go back the next night - we raved so much about it, that in the end there were 14 of us.
A great hotel, in a lovely location and highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shellywelly66Watford
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High Wycombe
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

We had a two night stay and paid for a seaview - well worth it, but - We found the room hot (the radiator dial seemed to suggest it was off but it was pumping out a lot of heat till maybe 11pm when it seemed to go off) so although I was surprised to find old rattly single pane sash windows I opened the bottom 6" and left it open all night. Had to fold some leaflets and stuff them in the windows to stop them rattling. Luckily it was very mild for end October but I think it could be cold and noisy on a winter's night despite the radiator. Slept well and despite the open window heard no traffic noise from the road outside and woke to a lovely view over the estuary.
Breakfast was fine and 1810 restaurant very good quality and good value. The first night we ate in the Italian - starters and desserts were very good but a bit disappointed in our specials for the main course - lamb cutlets were a bit overcooked and tough, and the crab ravioli was not very "crabby".
Nice to see a hotel bar with real ale and overall we enjoyed the stay and would do it again. When we left we were given a leaflet with some special offers - not sure if they are only for previous customers, but the 2 night DB&B with seaview & champagne seems great value - only £10 more than we paid without Dinner and champagne - if I had known about it upfront that is what I would have booked.

Room Tip: Seaview good but watch for leaky windows
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

The hotel is an old purpose build building with a lot of history to it. The gentleman in reception is one of the best I came across in a long time. Nice touches to the hotel: the rooms are upgraded but at the same time you feel the grandeur.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Walker1969too
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Property: Royal Beacon Hotel
Address: The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Exmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Beacon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in a quiet, elevated position on the Exmouth's finest Regency terrace, once home to Lady Nelson and Lady Byron. Visitors are provided with breathtaking views over well-tended gardens of the Devon coastline; from the River Exe to Lyme Bay and the red cliffs of Orcombe Point. For over two centuries, this elegant hotel has offered guests a tradition of genuine hospitality - a tradition that has continued in its present role as Exmouth's finest hotel. Whether you are a business traveller or staying just for pleasure, the Royal Beacon Hotel will exceed your expectations. ... more   less 
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