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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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2Thank Peter F
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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Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Hotel is currently undergoing renovations to the exterior and although the inside decor is in dire need of redecoration there is no excuse for dirty bedrooms, grubby looking bed linen and bathrooms with sink blocked by hair and tiles which needed good scrub with bleach! Ideal location for exploring city centre and bar facilities were good. Breakfast was served in...

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2Thank Jean L
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I would avoid this place like the plague. It was tired outdated and grubby. Bed was clean but that was about all. But to be honest I would of felt better sleeping in my car. My shower was so mouldy I used my friends shower in her room as thought I may catch something out of mine. This place needs...

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Thank Lorna W
Winslow, Bucks
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have stayed in some tired hotels in my time but never such a grubby one. Mould on the walls, brown marks on the bathroom tiles, hair in the plughole, bits in the bed. I also made the mistake of pulling out the bedside unit in search of a socket to plug in my phone charger; years worth of dirt...

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Thank Naje13
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Ditto everything the last person said! There are no words to describe how bad this place is!!!! Disgusting from the reception to the rooms. I also had a run in with the unkempt girl at reception! Refusing a refund. I will not let this drop!! I have spoken to environmental health, they are doing a visit. I would like to...

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4Thank Len S
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A break away for me mum i booked this hotel for us both.omg never in my life have i seen anything so disgusting in my whole life.on arrival at 2pm the dungeon like reception area was a first put off. On checking in told our room number with no directions as where to go.so wading thro the outdated smelly corridors...

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2Thank Minnie M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very very outdated, curtains hanging off rail, shower very dirty, mouldy and smelly. Holes in the walls. Carpet needs hovering or actually binning. You can have either the tv plugged in or the kettle. The only plus was the lixation to the station. Also breakfast was good.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $69 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Great Western Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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