Great Western Hotel - Exeter

1 St Davids Stn Approach, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX4 4NU  show map
 2 stars
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Great Western Hotel - Exeter

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking
 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The traditional Great Western Hotel offers accommodation in a business area of Exeter. The hotel opened its doors in 1846 and was remodeled in 2008.

Great Western Hotel is located near World of Country Life, Babbacombe Model Village and Go Ape Haldon, with the rest of Exeter easily accessible with a railway station. The property is in a 20-minute walk to Exeter city center.

The hotel is situated near galleries, museums and a cathedral.

Guests can reach Great Western Hotel by car from Exeter airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

Great Western Hotel is a property in Exeter that comes with 35 rooms and provides heating, IDD telephone, a separate toilet, coffee/tea makers and a dressing area. All bathrooms come with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Offering a complimentary full English breakfast, the hotel invites guests to the restaurant.

Services

A safe deposit box, a designated smoking area and parking together with a meeting room and a catering service are offered on site.

Relax

Leisure options include a golf course and an indoor swimming pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 7.80 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   35.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • Front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Racquetball

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

1 St Davids Stn Approach, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX4 4NU

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City Center
  • Exeter
    1.2km
Airports
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    35

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    How to reach hotel

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    Hotel Address:

    1 St Davids Stn Approach, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX4 4NU

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Exeter
      1.2km
    Airports
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      35

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedExeterGreat Western Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Opus Mosaic - 1.1km
    • Exeter Westpoint - 1.1km
    • Polka Gallery - 1.3km
    • South Gate Gallery - 1.3km
    • Spacex Gallery - 1.4km

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1.1km

    Places of interest

    • underground passages - 1.1km
    • The Guildhall - 1.1km
    • Tuckers Hall - 1.1km
    • Exeter Cathedral - 1.2km
    • Axminster Conservative Club - 6.3km

    Amusement

    • Star Amusements - 1.0km
    • Mecca Bingo - 1.0km
    • Latgreen Ltd - 1.0km
    • The Exeter Picturehouse - 1.1km
    • Hustlers Snookerhalls - 1.2km
    • Stardust Amusements - 1.2km
    • Musicroom - 1.3km
    • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 1.3km
    • Megabowl - 1.9km

    Museums

    Parks

    • Northernhay Gardens - 1.0km
    • Heavitree Pleasure Grounds - 2.9km

    Theaters

    • Northcott Theatre - 800 m
    • Exeter Phoenix Ltd - 1.0km
    • Barnfield Theatre - 1.5km

    Local Attractions

    • Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) - 8.2km
      Higher Ashton, Exeter
    • Crealy Adventure Park - 9.4km
      Sidmouth Road, Exeter
    • Devon Railway Centre - 13.2km
      Bickleigh, Tiverton
    • Go Ape Haldon - 9.2km
      Bullers Hill, Exeter
    • Haldon Forest Park - 9.6km
      Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • Royal Albert Memorial Museum - 940 m
      Queen Street, Exeter
    • St. Nicholas Priory - 1.1km
      The Mint, Exeter
    • Exeter Guildhall - 990 m
      High St., Exeter
    • Exeter Cathedral - 1.2km
      1 The Cloisters, Exeter
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      35

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedExeterGreat Western Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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    Great Western Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Great Western Hotel

    Individual guest reviews

    • Single
      8.8

      Location and Breakfast - smoked haddock!

    • Older travelers
      4.2

      breakfast

      No food available during the afternoon although the hotel book said it was.In the room there were pipes and wires everywhere,broken wall brackets,wash hand basin in the room but none in the bathroom,no door to the toilet,no mirror in the bathroom,rusty pipes and debris in the toilet area.If this is a GREAT western i would hate to see an average one.

    • Single
      10.0

      easy to find and a warm place to stay. most of all got own pub in side as dont have to leave the hotel.

    • Group of friends
      5.4

      They did not tell us what time breakfast was so we ended up missing it.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      Convenient and accessible

      no indication that there was no lift. We did'nt require it,but if we did, we would not have known about it.

    • Single
      8.8

      Proximity to the railway station.

      No lift, but I was offered help with my luggage by the front desk staff.

    • Couple
      6.2

      The staff were brilliant, helpful, and very accomodating

      The hotel is extremely dated and the rooms are quite old and shabby and in need of refurbishment

    • Single
      7.4

      Convenient location, comfortable, good breakfast

      the hotel would benefit from some updating

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      The beds were clean and comfy, and the breakfast in the restaurant was good. As we were on the top floor the view was also good.

      The room was old fashioned and dull, the shower room and toilet were dated. It was having new windows put in, so possibly will carry on and update some other features too. The twin room we had was just opposite the door to the stairs on the third floor, and as the beds were on the door wall of the room, every time it was used in the night I woke as it closed.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      It was a good price. The bedding and towels were clearly very clean and newly laundered. The shower was hot and powerful. This is all you need for a short-stay, budget hotel. Day 2 breakfast was nice and well cooked - both mine and my husbands.

      I would not want to stay for more than two nights. Downstairs was tatty, dirty and untidy. The bedroom was very tatty and in good need of a refurbishment. The bed and pillows were uncomfortable. The breakfast on day one was shocking - a small piece of rubbery, tasteless smoked haddock and a hard poached egg, for me, which I could not eat. My husbands full breakfast was a bit grim. NB day 2 breakfast was fine - a different cook?

    • Single
      6.6

      The historical nature of the building Price

      in need of maintenance WIFI was more of a hassle to get connected than it should have been

    • Single
      7.4

      rail and bus access, management and staff friendly and attentive, cost.

    • Older travelers
      5.4

      well situated for access to Exeter city and rail.

      hotel generally run-down and in need of updating. Holes in bedroom walls covered with wood; carpets worn, shower room small and aged.

    • Group of friends
      6.4

      restaurant breakfast and atmosphere of the restaurant. breakfast is good. staff is good.

      poor wifi connection..and no lift at all...hardly carry up our large suitcases to bed rooms..as we have been arranged to stay at 2nd floor and 4th floor !!

    • Single
      7.0

      perfect for 1 night stay bar was great people nice

      room could have been a bit better, but for 1 night thats being picky

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Great Western Hotel - Exeter Exeter location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1 St Davids Stn Approach, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX4 4NU

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Exeter
      1.2km
    Airports
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      35

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedExeterGreat Western Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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