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Southernhay House Hotel

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We held our wedding in Southernhay House at the end of May and we stayed there the year before to see if we liked it. They can cater for everything including the ceremony, albeit for modest sized parties, we were only 16. It's a beautiful hotel in a stunning setting, unfortunately a little overlooked on the back, the garden looks... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We had a lovely stay and were treated to great food & drinks, friendly staff and a fantastic room. There is also secret garden by the cocktail bar which was nice to enjoy on a sunny evening. The food was excellent and the barman had the right skills :)

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Thank Lee W
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Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We've just got back from a lovely, relaxed one night stay at Southernhay. We had Cotton and our daughter had Spice, both good size rooms. Cotton has the large roll top bath, and it's a sunny room with views of the Square, but no wardrobe (only a few hooks). I can only reiterate all the positive comments made earlier. Excellent... More 

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Watford,UK
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

This hotel was a good choice for our stay in Exeter. The location is very central, close to the prettiest parts of the city. It is small enough to have a personal feel. We experienced a friendly welcome and our room was nicely decorated, if a little tight on bathroom space. Fine for a short stay. We managed to get... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We had dinner here with friends as part of a celebration and it was perfect, my husband and I stayed over and it was a real treat. The staff were faultless, they anticipated our every need. The cocktails were amazing, the food divine, the setting incredible. All in all we couldn't have asked for more.

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South Brent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

My husband and children put their heads together for a birthday surprise and linked a stay in a central hotel in Exeter with VIP tickets to the food festival. This beautiful old Georgian building is now a fabulous boutique hotel where quality is obviously valued at every level. I was not totally surprised to find out it is owned by... More 

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Dulverton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

We stayed here for just one night but a fantastic room with roll top bath in it Will be back again also very good menu and food in the restaurant A very friendly team of staff who were very helpful nothing was too much trouble

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Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night in this lovely small hotel, very close to the centre. The room was very spacious, comfortable and cosy. It had a superb shower. The breakfast was excellent, with a lot of choice. The hotel staff was very welcoming, helpful and kind. We would surely stay here again if we come back to Exeter.

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Reviewed 13 May 2015

Our room was beautiful - I had been + checked it out before booking. Slightly disappointed that the hotel knew it was our wedding night, but didn't do anything to mark the occasion. A bottle of Prosecco in the room or something similar would have been nice. Only other gripes would be that there were no biscuits to have with... More 

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a treat. This gorgeous Georgian mansion in the heart of the city is sumptuous & relaxed. We checked in to our room & then spent the early evening in the wonderful retro cocktail bar which holds about 20 people and where the cocktails are fine! In the morning we... More 

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DMCatSH, Owner at Southernhay House Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mark thank you for your lovely and generous review. We all hope you have many occasions to be back in Exeter, being locals and rather suave and hip individuals (if I've got the right couple!). We're extending the retro bar concept very shortly.....I'd be interested to know your thoughts. Please check us out next time you're in town! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming boutique townhouse hotel with 10 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southernhay House Hotel

Address: 36 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: $176 - $444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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