Abode Exeter

Cathedral Yard, (formerly Royal Clarence Hotel), Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HD, United Kingdom
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Formerly known as the Royal Clarence Hotel

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 25, 2006

Having finally spent a night here I was slightly disappointed by my room and by the fact that the rooms are now all non-smoking (though smoking is permitted in the Champagne Bar), a fact which wasn't made clear on the website nor when I booked through Expedia where it gave me the option (noting that Expedia gave me a better rate than that quoted from the hotel directly!).

I had intended to have a bit of a "slob day" in Exeter with things to do the following day and so was looking forward to a long relaxing soak in the bath and perhaps a bit of writing here and elsewhere, dinner in house and an early-ish night. Having a non-smoking room kind of destroyed the pure "slob" aspect of my stay, the room had a shower rather than a bath and the workdesk was a bit on the small side for this standard of hotel. Having said that I had taken the cheapest room option but at over 100 pounds a night I would have expected slightly more space.

However, if you want a good quality, centrally located, Exeter hotel and opt for one of the more expensive rooms you could do far worse than stay here and whilst the hotel offers a range of dining alternatives; it's next door neighbour, The Well House (which is owned by the hotel) is one of my favourite pubs in Exeter with a good selection of local ales and excellent lunchtime food.

Unique Quality: One thing that I was impressed with though was the standard of service, from reception, bar and restaurant - professional, a little formal but with a real desire to look after their customers.

The food operation is run by Michael Caines, who co-owns the hotel, and between the three main outlets: formal fine dining, the cafe bar and the next door pub, provides meals to suit every taste and budget.

Directions: Find the cathedral and there is the hotel!

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HISTORIC HOTEL

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 7, 2004

This historic hotel is situated opposite the Cathedral.Named after the Duchess of clarence whos husband became William 1V in 1827.It was the first hostelry in England to become a hotel in 1770.Highly recomended.

Unique Quality: Beautiful building and fantastic setting around the Cathedral.

Directions: Exeter town center

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Address: Cathedral Yard, (formerly Royal Clarence Hotel), Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HD, United Kingdom

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Amenities at Abode Exeter

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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