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Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awful place. It is a grubby run down excuse for an hotel. I was looking for a bit of charm and history within walking distance of the station. Well, it was within walking distance of the station. Cracked tiles, musty smelling room, generally shabby with peeling paint on the window frame, stained carpets, threadbare chair.....I can't go on....

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the only new thing about this hotel was the toilet roll - dire, dirty, tainted .the room was even worse filthy shower curtain , bath stain ridden , the sink was blocked ,smelt of damp and mildew. Breakfast was oily ,chairs were threadbare, dining room freezing what more can you say ...

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't advise anyone to stay here the hotel is old in need of a major refurbishment... When you walk through the main door there is a combined smell of stale beer and paint, the bar is full of locals glued to the bar and take preference over hotel guests. The barmaid could barely speak English and it took me 4...

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My rate should have included a full English Breakfast. All we were offered was toast and it came 1 slice with 1 pat of butter & 1 pack of marmalade. We were first into breakfast and what was on offer was not good. No breads on display & just 3 croissants which were part frozen. 3 cereals, yoghurt, and some...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I don't like writing negative things but this was a well deserved break.....arrived to be told the chef was ill so no cooked breakfast only continental...... room basic which I'm fine with but very dirty and run down. So breakfast...... a plate with dried meat and cheese NOTHING else, toast was brought out but barely toasted and the water for...

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Exmouth
Reviewed 20 December 2016

have drank real ale here for many years, it used to have great reputation for real ale quality, this time there was 6 good ales on offer, i went to bar and waited while barman had few cigarettes outside he came back to bar i asked for pint of jail he just looked at me walked away and started to...

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2Thank popeye026
Hampshire, Uk
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I booked on line for a one night stay and I am glad it was only one night. There was scaffolding on part of the outside when I arrived. (Parking spaces outside but must be paid for by mobile phone). I went in to check in and was given room 11 and told it was up a flight of stairs...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

By far the worst place I have stayed. I booked it as cheap & central for my needs, but left feeling bit depressed. Good points: very close walk from Exeter St Davids Rail Station. Price -lowest in area, Bad Points: Needs refurbishing badly. Not particularly clean. Room dull, depressing, poor lighting. Attention to detail such as lights not work, and...

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't actually stay there as the smelly little room was so bad I checked out immediately. Sad that such places still exist. Definitely should be scrapped like her namesake ship! Booked on line (whilst still there) at The Inkeepers Lodge, a few miles away. Perfect! It can be done! Must take more care selecting in future.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as we were going to the christmas market shop good location for train connection . Hotel tired and in need of updating however the staff are wonderful friendly helpful and happy . We had a blast you get what you pay for .

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Great Western Hotel

Address: Approach St. St. Davids, Exeter EX4 4NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: $67 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Great Western Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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