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Royal Exeter Hotel
Royal Exeter Hotel
Royal Exeter Hotel
Royal Exeter Hotel
Royal Exeter Hotel
Royal Exeter Hotel
Royal Exeter Hotel

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8.8

Excellent

71 reviews

71 reviews

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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 240 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
BIC - Bournemouth International Centre

40 m

Pleasure Gardens

170 m

Bournemouth Eye

200 m

Oceanarium

210 m

Bournemouth Beach

240 m

Closest landmarks
Keystone House

50 m

Eden Glen Car Park

90 m

Bournemouth International Centre

90 m

Westcliff Beach

240 m

Pavilion Dance

240 m

Royal Exeter Hotel

Exeter Road, Bournemouth City Center, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5AG - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Bournemouth City Center part of Bournemouth, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Bournemouth Airport. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

240 meters to the beach

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Room service [24-hour]

Bar

Exercise area

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Exercise area

Restaurants

Room service [24-hour]

Bar

Laundry service

Value for money8.7
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportBournemouth Airport (BOH)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at Royal Exeter Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

Executive Double Room
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  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
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  • 1 double bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double Room
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  • 1 double bed
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Standard Single Room
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  • 1 single bed
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Superior Single Room
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  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Four Poster Bed
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  • 1 double bed
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Superior Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Children)
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  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Superior Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Royal Exeter Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

How do I get to Royal Exeter Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Royal Exeter Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What are my dining options at Royal Exeter Hotel?

Royal Exeter Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What restaurants are nearby Royal Exeter Hotel?

Restaurants including Trouville, Garden Grill and The Lost Garden Bournemouth are popular in Royal Exeter Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Bournemouth City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Royal Exeter Hotel?

Located in the Bournemouth City Center area, Royal Exeter Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Westover Gallery, Imeldas Wardrobe - Bournemouth's most beautiful Shoe Boutique and All Fired Up.

What are popular attractions near Royal Exeter Hotel?

Guests at Royal Exeter Hotel can easily visit Bournemouth International Centre, Pleasure Gardens and Oceanarium located in the Bournemouth City Center area.

What popular beaches are close to Royal Exeter Hotel?

Guests at Royal Exeter Hotel can easily visit Bournemouth Beach and Westcliff Beach in the Bournemouth City Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Royal Exeter Hotel?

Royal Exeter Hotel is located in the Bournemouth City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Lower Gardens and Rock Reef Activity Centre.

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What people love about Royal Exeter Hotel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The lady behind reception was excellent recommending places to eat (as the hotel restaurant was closed) and was always cheerful and helpful each time we saw her..."

    Colin

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    June 18, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff were excellent, the building lovely and the 1812 bar has fantastic cocktails."

    Steven

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    September 13, 2018

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff are always really friendly and helpful."

    Emma

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    September 8, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 408 Bournemouth properties
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Location score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
8.3/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Service score
9.4/10
Better than
99
%
of Bournemouth properties
Better than
99
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of Bournemouth properties
Better than
98
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of Bournemouth properties
Better than
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of Bournemouth properties
Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
71 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.6
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More about Royal Exeter Hotel

More about Royal Exeter Hotel

Royal Exeter Hotel

When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Bournemouth, make Royal Exeter Hotel your home away from home. A stay at Royal Exeter Hotel ensures an easy access to the lively city and all of its wonders. Wherever you want to go, it's easy in Bournemouth with a stay at Royal Exeter Hotel, just 7.4 km from Bournemouth Airport.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Royal Exeter Hotel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. The hotel provides front desk services such as safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Royal Exeter Hotel. In-room conveniences such as 24-hour room service and room service will make staying in a great choice.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Royal Exeter Hotel. With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 99% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 99% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 99% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

6 mentions

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Beach

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Exercise area
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment

Cleanliness and safety

  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Parking [paid]
Location
Exeter Road, Bournemouth City Center, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5AG
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Airports

  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH)
    7.5 km
  • Southampton Airport (SOU)
    44.9 km

Public transportation

  • Bournemouth Train Station
    1.5 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Dental Centre
    560 m

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    490 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-15 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
  • Children cannot be accommodated at the property.
  • Extra bed is not available at this property.
  • Hen and stag parties are not accepted.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1810
  • Most recent renovation2008

Reviews of Royal Exeter Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.8
/
10
Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.0
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service9.4
Value for money8.7
High score for Bournemouth
Rating
9+ Exceptional (19)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (12)
Jun - Aug (14)
Sep - Nov (12)
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9.6
Exceptional
Simon from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

I have stayed at the royal Exeter hotel in Bournemouth a number of times The staff are great the location is great what's not to like all good Regards Simon ponting

Reviewed November 03, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Steven from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

2 night stay”

We chose this hotel as it was close to a wedding we were attending on the first night of our stay. A bit rushed to start with as short on time but managed to shower and get out in time. The following morning, I noticed what can only be described as cigarette ash in the bath? I washed it away only for it to return. I informed reception and the maintenance guy arrived toot sweet and sorted out the problem while we went out to enjoy Bournemouth. The problem didn’t return. Although rushed on check in, we were informed that there would be a live band on the Saturday evening. What we’re not informed of, was that they would be playing until 1am which spoiled our sleep somewhat. My partner decided to complain to reception. Firstly to be told that the band ends at 12, then when it didn’t, she was told 12.30 and eventually 1am. Overall, although this might sound a negative review, it isn’t. The staff were excellent, the building lovely and the 1812 bar has fantastic cocktails.

Reviewed September 13, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Ariana from United States
Group
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Royal Exeter is a lovely hotel”

Our stay in the Royal Exeter was very pleasant. My girlfriend and I got there and found out that we didn't get a room with 2 beds as requested so they found us 2 rooms instead! The rooms were huge and clean. They warned us that they were above the bar which closed in the early hours of the morning but honestly there wasn't enough noise to keep me awake. The staff was great. We didn't stay to eat but I would go back anytime!

Reviewed June 06, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Simon from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Exceptional”

The service and welcome and polite staff all done a good job And I enjoyed my stay at the royal Exeter hotel many thanks for All your help and hope to return again some time Regards Simon ponting

Reviewed March 14, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Leanne from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Exceptional”

I had a short two night stay in Bournemouth in July could not fault hotel excellent location to beach town centre and buses. There was a hair drier iron and ironing board also tea and coffee making facilities, I would happily stay there again.

Reviewed July 12, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Sally from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Convenient and comfortable stay”

Brilliant value for money, helpful and personable staff, nice heritage look and feel without being shabby. For a quick overnighter in Bournemouth would definitely stay again. Breakfast was excellent, too.

Reviewed October 22, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Cherry from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Good Hotel in the good location”

Pretty good one when compare to the price and other hotel in Bournemouth

Reviewed March 17, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Simon from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

I had a nice stay at the royal Exeter and I look forward to my stay in October which ”

I also booked with agoda when I have finished my stay in October if there is a great deal in march for a Thursday to Sunday and the cost for this stay is one hundred and thirteen pounds for a single room I will be booking with agoda again so give me the lowest price and I will book with agoda again many thanks regards Simon ponting

Reviewed March 13, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Colin from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Great location and service”

We stayed at this hotel on Saturday night. It is undergoing some external refurbishment but this doesn’t affect things inside. The lady behind reception was excellent recommending places to eat (as the hotel restaurant was closed) and was always cheerful and helpful each time we saw her. All other staff we came into contact with were pleasant and welcoming with a hello or good morning they saw you. The location is excellent right opposite the BIC. The room was a good size with large bathroom. Bed comfortable and the room quiet. Breakfast was very good with a wide choice. The only thing to consider is that the car park gets very full and we were probably the last ones to get in there but there are a number of public car parks nearby.

Reviewed June 18, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Emma from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Fabulous hotel in great location ”

We have now stayed here a couple of times as it’s in an ideal location for the beach and the town. The free parking is a rare find in such a centrally located hotel. The staff are always really friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and quiet with a good view over the park. The half price happy hour cocktails are always appreciated! We would definitely choose to stay here again.

Reviewed September 08, 2018

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8.3
Excellent
Lucy from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Lovely hotel but noisy!”

Large family room, flexible at changing our room, great location.

We had originally booked as a couple but ended up having to take our two young children with us. The hotel were great at swapping our room to a family room. However they warned us over the phone that the hotel was noisy with two bars underneath one of which had a live band which they said was stated on the website when we booked but I did not see it. Therefore we had very loud music coming from below our room which lasted tip after midnight so it was hard for us and the children to sleep. The room was also very hot and stuffy. This hotel is a great party hotel but not good for families.

Reviewed May 26, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Adrian from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Customer Very Satisfied ”

Good hotel, live music until 1am on Friday night . 20 seconds walk to BIC. We left a scarf in our room on checkout morning and as we were driving away from the car park the concierge had run out into the car park, in the rain, to flag us down hand us the scarf. Top notch!

Reviewed December 02, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Katrina from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Our go to hotel in Bournemouth ”

We always choose this hotel, right opposite the BIC and close to the sea. The food is always delicious. The bar at the weekend does get really busy and has live music which can affect some of the rooms but has never bothered us

Reviewed March 26, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
paul from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Positional ”

Nice old building with plenty of character and creaky floorboards. Breakfast was good and plentiful. The clincher with this hotel is its excellent location, everything you need is just a short stroll away.

Reviewed April 15, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Geoffrey from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Nice place to stay”

A nice clean room,good breakfast,and free car park.

I found the hotel easily,the staff were very helpful making my stay one to remember,I will certainly recommend it to my friends.

Reviewed March 18, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
Terry from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Well located”

Had an enjoyable stay, the Hotel is well located in walking distance to the Pier and shops. A band played on Saturday night until 12.30am making it difficult to sleep until then, otherwise very comfortable.

Reviewed July 17, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Gloria from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Old fashioned style with modern amenities”

location, friendliness of staff, character of hotel

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The breakfast was excellent. The room was spacious and pleasant although the floor boards creaked and we could hear people moving in the room above.

Reviewed March 19, 2014

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7.6
Very good
Julie from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Very good”

We felt the decor in room was in need of a facelift. The hotel in general was clean and in very good condition. Staff were very friendly. Although the noise from the bar could be heard in bedroom it didn't effect us. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful.

Reviewed June 13, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Andrew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Honest review ”

Found staff very helpful Parking good wi fi available free Room clean but tired Beds ok and loads of draw space Unfortunately shower not great and Lamp shade fell out of ceiling about five in the morning which could have been a disaster If I was under it on the hole I would stay again For a long weekend as it’s very close to the town and has parking

Reviewed June 14, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Kate from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Very good”

Staff really helpful and friendly. Rooms clean and beds comfy. Hotel a bit dated and rooms sooo hot. Air conditioning definitely needed

Reviewed June 30, 2018

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