...but none the worse for that.
As cheapish Exeter hotels go this was fine. I had a pleasantly-furnished, spacious, en-suite room (admittedly I did get upgraded to a double having booked a single) which was immaculately clean and had a decent workdesk. Reception was friendly and helpful and the cooked breakfast, served in the bright bay-windowed dining room, well worth getting up for and cheerily served.
The location, on a quiet side street, in the St Thomas area isn't as central as perhaps the website suggests but it is convenient for both the local St Thomas and the main St Davids railway stations and the local shops and amenities (including an excellent pub - the Royal Oak) are just at the end of the road.
A minor gripe was that despite having copious supplies of in-room teas, coffees etc there was no mug - but the receptionist soon sorted that out. Another flaw was that the freebie WiFi was very patchy but my O2 mobile connection picked up an excellent signal through BT Openzone.
All-in-all though a very good value for money B&B and I'd certainly consider staying here again.
Directions: On the other side of the river from the city centre. Cross the Exe Bridge, take the first right and continue past the Royal Oak. Okehampton Road is the second turn-off on the right. Oke Lodge is another hundred, or so, yards on the left.
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