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The City Gate Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here when attending a wedding at Exeter castle. The location is perfect for wandering into town and we passed loads of restaurants just a few minutes from the hotel. When we arrived it was before check in time but the reception staff were great and found us a room that had already been cleaned and checked us in...

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Hayle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hotels I have stayed in, which met my every need. Superfast Internet, Sky HD with movies and sport channels, fancy Nespresso machine, posh tea, a welcome glass of port, safe, mini bar, etc etc. The room was very quiet even on a busy bank holiday weekend. The hotel has had an extensive refurb with no expense...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect holiday staying at the beautiful City Gate boutique hotel. Delicious food, great selection of drinks. Friendly 'Happy to help' well trained staff. Thanks again Robin and team for the wonderful hospitality. Definitely will be returning!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the service by all staff to the beautiful finishing touches in the bedrooms (complimentary decanter of port and fudge) was perfect. Highly recommend and would definitely stay again. Also a fantastic location very close to amenities.

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

So today being Easter Sunday my parents had arranged for a nice meal for lunch. I met them in Exeter city centre before heading to The City Gate Hotel. This review does NOT review the hotel as we only had lunch there. Lovely atmosphere and a warm welcome on a lovely sunny day. Menus were issued to us after we...

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Thank rescue193uk
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Could be best Pub in Exeter but these are not Pub prices. I know Young's brewery is in London but over £4 a pint in Exeter is excessive. The City Gate has always been expensive and has put up its prices once again. Great Garden but some concerns. Did a Banksy wannabe get pissed and do for 6 statues oh...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Popped in for a drink tonight and liked the refurbishment and the ambience ....bar staff were polite but inexperienced unfortunately but like the new look the menus and the layout ...we will be back....but please train the bar staff up.......

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1Thank Wallywelling
Exeter
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We held a Christmas dinner for 32 ladies at the City Gate and it was a tremendous success. The food was superb (thanks chef!) and the service second to none. Never before have we had such well organised, attentive service. Dan is an asset to the hotel, and well done Ben.

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Bordon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The communal areas for this hotel were very tired and dirty. Whilst the bedroom looked clean the bathroom had peeling paint, mouldy shower curtain and mouldy bath surround. In addition there was a cracked tile on the floor held together by selotape! The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. The manager who sleeps above the top floor...

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It's an old boozer and the rooms reflect that however there is no excuse for mouldy bathroom grout (there is a £6 spray in b and q called mould remover which would see this off in 20 minutes). The carpets are truly horrid and the general ambience is slightly depressing. The location is good. Just makes you wonder why the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Exeter, The City Gate offers modern rooms, free Wi-Fi and a beer garden. Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids Railway Stations are nearby and the M5 motorway is within easy reach. The City Gate has 14 newly refurbished Boutique rooms with en-suite. They all feature a TV (with sky box), tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, air conditioning and some complimentary treats! The City Gate Hotel features real ales and a traditional food menu, made using fine local produce. Guests can dine either in the restaurant or in the spacious conservatory. In the warmer months, the garden provides yet more dining space. This is our guests' favourite part of Exeter, according to independent reviews. We speak your language! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The City Gate Hotel

Address: 1 Iron Bridge | Lower North Street, Exeter EX4 3RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: $141 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The City Gate Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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City Gate Hotel
The City Gate Hotel Exeter, Devon
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Exeter
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“Best views are at rear of hotel but this is where a large pub garden is situated .”
Sticky2013, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go somewhere else if you want any sleep”
  • paint peeling from the wall
  • Broken tile held together with selotape
  • Mouldy shower curtain
  • Mouldy bath
GlobetrotterPort, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The top floor is probably quieter”
Adrian&Elena, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The wifi in my room on the first floor was very poor”
S2052NIstever, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 was spacious”
HeddyChris, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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