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Southernhay House Hotel

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Charming boutique townhouse hotel with 11 individual bedrooms, chic cocktail bar, private dining room for parties and informal Club Room for casual dining and meeting. Al fresco eating and drinking on our terraces and secluded garden. Food is modern, local and highly seasonal with daily changing menus. Southernhay House is located in the centre of Exeter just yards from the Cathedral and within easy reach of the University and Quayside. Staff are long-term, friendly and live locally so are able to recommend seasonal and regional activities during your stay. Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew.
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All reviews ivory room elegant rooms beautiful boutique hotel xmas market cathedral green bathroom facilities fabulous stay free standing bath exeter cathedral full length mirror minutes walk away comfortable bed little touches lovely room lovely atmosphere limited parking quiet area
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had stayed at the Southernhay Hotel once before and remembered it being a friendly and comfortable hotel in a great old building . What I had forgotten was the intrusive music playing in the bar and restaurant. For some crazy reason the music speakers...More

Thank Tonyj1966
Response from Deborah C, Owner at Southernhay House HotelResponded 5 days ago

Hello Tony, it’s good you feel we’re a friendly bunch. I’m sorry that noise transferred from the bar area to your room. It’s not usually an issue in the evenings but we appreciate all guests have different sleeping patterns. If anything is within our control...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really good hotel - we have stayed in the past but not on this occasion. We decided to go for dinner and were welcomed by a roaring fire and a tasty meal. We had the fish pie which was probably the best we had...More

Thank MrsShephard
Response from deborah c, Owner at Southernhay House HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mrs S, it was good to see you both again. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed our winter fireplace in the Club Room; it’s getting cold outside and our sofas and fire are a welcoming start (or end) to an evening in Exeter.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed overnight on the 22 October for our anniversary. Parking is a problem but we didn’t mind too much. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. Our evening meal and breakfast was delicious. The ivory room was lovely. We also...More

Thank Sara W
Response from deborah c, Owner at Southernhay House HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post this review Sara. It was our pleasure to be the backdrop for your special occasion and, like you, we do like the Ivory Room with its Indian monochrome style. We’d always like to add a little something to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed here as an anniversary treat. We were thrilled to be upgraded. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of room and seating space. The shower was very nice. The room is on the back of the hotel and was very...More

Thank dab23
Response from deborah c, Owner at Southernhay House HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Ooooh, that’s fab to know and thanks for noting the details in the decor. That is my job, which is easy compared to the job of the wonderful staff who are invested in our guests’ comfort and experience full time! Chilled and relaxed is our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came in on a whim for dinner recently and were treated by the staff poorly . They were incredibly rude and it felt as if we were a burden. Following this, the food was inedible but given the price we tried...More

Thank joc24187
Response from Deborah C, Owner at Southernhay House HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Joc, as the owner I will certainly give anything and everything a rethink if you give me something to go on. A clue as to what you ordered that was inedible but forced down (really?) and the date on which you came in would be...More

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Dan E
December 15, 2016|
Response from deborah c | Property representative |
Hi Dan We do not have a spa. Best regards Sally
Nina K
February 3, 2015|
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Response from deborah c | Property representative |
Hi Nina. We have four free parking spaces here, which are for resident guests on a first come first served basis. If you have a disabled badge, please let us know and we'll reserve one specifically for you. If the spaces... More
Room Tips
"Try asking if there is a quiet room"
Sep. 15, 2018
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"Ring the hotel (01392-439000) to discuss the bathing, toilet facilities before booking."
Jul. 21, 2018
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"A Big Smile, it probably won't do any good but you will be on your way to making a friend"
Jul. 17, 2018
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"Don't go for Opium Room, unless you're fond of washing machines."
Jun. 10, 2018
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US$147 - US$299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandExeter
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