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Royal Exeter Hotel

Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG England
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#15 of 66 hotels in Bournemouth
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See why so many travelers make Royal Exeter Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Bournemouth. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. Royal Exeter Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a coffee shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to Royal Exeter Hotel, parking is currently NOT available due to Covid-19 pandemic. Our hotel team will be happy to direct you to a nearby car park. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Bournemouth Big Wheel (0.2 mi) and Bournemouth Pier (0.2 mi), guests of Royal Exeter Hotel can easily experience some of Bournemouth's most well known attractions. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out TOCCO ITALIAN Restaurant in the hotel. If you’re looking for something to do, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.3 mi) and Lower Gardens (0.2 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Royal Exeter Hotel. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Royal Exeter Hotel as you experience all of the things Bournemouth has to offer.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 2 more
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JBird003 wrote a review May 2021
Gloucester, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
Arrived today for a 3 night break which I'd booked in October asking for a quiet room. The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous but they converted their car park into a nightclub drawing the party animals. We have had to stay because there was no other option but there is no hot water and there will definitely be no sleep until after 1am when the party stops!! AVOID if you want a nice relaxing break.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sabrina Pappova, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Exeter Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Janice B, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We do inform all of our guest about the lack of car parking facility and the information is stated on all third party websites. We make all of our guests aware about the noise disturbance which does affect the rooms. Unfortunately, if you are looking for a quiet relaxing stay, then I advice to stay from Sunday - Thursday, when the hotel is quieter without any live entertainment. If you decide to choose our hotel for the future, please contact the hotel directly and we will be happy to allocate you as further away as possible from any bar noise. Kind regards, Sabrina Head Receptionist
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IanC wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom30 contributions25 helpful votes
The hotel itself is fine, rooms well appointed and comfortable but a couple of caveats. Firstly the car park is gone to make way for a new bar area called the backyard. I can see why they have done it because it is very busy and so will generate lots of income but .... It means there is no car park so with no overnight parking close by we had to park 15 mins up the road , on street to avoid hefty charges. Secondly , we were welcomed at 3.00pm in the afternoon by four youngsters coming out of the backyard totally worse for wear , one of whom promptly threw up . So not a great welcome. The music goes on until about 10.30 but then moves into the bar . It was very noisy. If you are looking for a fun night then it looked great but if you want an early night then forget it. Last disappointment was breakfast, it came up stone cold, we sent it back and then when it came back the plate was burning but the breakfast food was still cold. Trying to get a coffee refill was a challenge So all in all not somewhere we are likely to go back to sadly, as the hotel itself was fine
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for one away from the bar
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Response from Sabrina Pappova, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Exeter Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear IanCarp, Thank your for your feedback. Your comments are noted and I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We are fully aware about the lack of car parking facility and how important it is for our guests. We are happy to direct our guests to the nearest and cheapest car park in the area. The hotel car park is currently being used for an outside bar area, but it is just temporary for this year and we might be having our car park back by next year. I would like to sincerely apologise that you have not received our usual excellent welcome and your experience with us was not up to our usual standard on this occasion. Regarding your breakfast, I will personally investigate this matter as quality of our breakfast is something we are very proud of. Kind regards, Sabrina
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John G wrote a review Oct 2020
Chatham, United Kingdom31 contributions12 helpful votes
The room could have done with a touch of paint and perhaps new windows, but superbly central and close to beach and town centre,so really it was an ideal place to stay, rooms clean and staff really friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Sabrina Pappova, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Exeter Hotel
Responded 05 May 2021
Dear John G, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are truly happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcome you next time. Kind regards, Sabrina
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Explorer184346 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Excellent visit from beginning to end. Welcoming staff where nothing was any trouble. I will definitely return. Lovely rooms, clean and very comfortable. Very clean with a feeling of safety of Covid 19, with clear safety measures in place. with recent modernisation in restaurant, bar and lounge area, where you can relax day or evening. The Sunday Roast was delicious with generous portions, serviced with lots of seasonal vegetables. The Royal Exeter really does have the edge when it comes to the competition.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Sabrina Pappova, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Exeter Hotel
Responded 05 May 2021
Dear Explorer184346, Thank you for sharing your great feedback with us. I am so pleased to hear you had a great time with us back in October and you felt safe with all the safety measures we had in place. We hope you will visit the Royal Exeter Hotel once again this year! Best regards
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johnners67 wrote a review Sep 2020
london uk5 contributions
We stayed for three nights room was dated shower wouldn’t work they gave us a key to an empty room with a shower for morning use not very satisfactory but the staff were brilliant food was superb and on departure we complained and they refunded a third of our costs. So brilliant there however car park very unsatisfactory but the the whole of Bournemouth is a car parking nightmare. All in all we enjoyed it
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Exeter Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Exeter Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Be At One Cocktail Bar (0.3 km), Lower Gardens (0.3 km), and Bournemouth Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Exeter Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Exeter Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Exeter Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Picnic Park Deli, Lolas Restaurant, and Yobu Frozen Yogurt and Bubble Tea.
Is Royal Exeter Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Bournemouth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Exeter Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Exeter Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Exeter Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Exeter Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.5 km), Christchurch Priory Church (7.4 km), and Red House Museum & Gardens (7.4 km).
Does Royal Exeter Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Royal Exeter Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.