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ABode Exeter

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

I must strongly disagree with a couple of reviews i have read from 2015 and 2016. Firstly to "wreck of a hotel" i say a beautiful old building lovingly cared for. If this reviewer equates old with wreck i am not sure how they would measure other elements of living in England. Some of the modern chickenshacks that don't grace...

Thank carole d
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I love staying in this hotel, conveniently situated on the Cathedral square although it is quite old and can use a make-over. The best treat of all is eating in the Michelin Star Café or fine-dining in the Michelin Star restaurant.

1Thank rgazzaz
United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Royal Clarence a week or so prior to the disastrous fire that destroyed one of our favourite hotels. We visited every year for our anniversary. The staff was amazing, always going out of their way to make sure our visit was special. They'd leave a note welcoming us and congratulating us. They clearly...

Thank Paul B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here for our wedding anniversary. It was fantastic the service and the food were brilliant. It's such a shame what happened to it. Hopefully they will be able to rebuild it to what it used to be

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I too was staying at the Royal Clarence the night of the fire having enjoyed a delicious dinner in the restaurant the night before. I have always found the staff extremely welcoming and their professionalism and concern for their guests that night could not be faulted. The owner has promised to rebuild and we hope the Royal Clarence will one...

6Thank acn0202
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had an overnight stay in Exeter to explore the city (meal out and shopping the next day). The room was very well furnished and equipped. The ABode was an excellent location right in the heart of Exeter a few metres from the cathedral. Hopefully they'll be able to rebuild it.

7Thank StickyMC
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Known this 1769 Hotel, and in fact the building is older, hotel for many years myself. Overlooking Exeter's magnificent Cathedral. Had a most pleasant dinner there in September - rooms were already fully booked. Great staff, I hope they are looked after by the fire insurance. An immense historic loss. Please rebuild it in the same style....with magnificent 1769 crest...

10Thank Janet W
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I stayed a couple of weeks back. Beautiful room,wonderful food. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Thanks to Callum (?)for helping me with my overly complicated phone,twice. We were booked in again for the Christmas market weekend. Not to be. Best eishes to all of the staff. Good luck to you all.

7Thank Edwin A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is the second time that I stayed at this hotel - the first time was in June 2016, when I stayed for 2 nights and had a large room overlooking the Cathedral. On this occasion, I had booked what they call a comfortable double room, and was happily upgraded on my arrival to a "desirable" room on the third...

4Thank DevilishAdvocate27
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed a night on our way to Plymouth from Southampton. Hotel location very good. Effort has been put in to modernise. Service bit cold at front desk. Excellent breakfast. I left a shirt behind and have emailed them numerous times with no response yet.

18Thank Shivam N

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking to the future of The Royal Clarence, we have every intention to rebuild the hotel with enormous sympathy.. The 18th-century hotel, said to be one of the oldest in England, was gutted when a blaze spread from an adjacent building on Friday morning. The fire wrecked the inside of the landmark building and left the frontage on the brink of collapse. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ABode Exeter

Address: Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England (Formerly Royal Clarence Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: $148 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Exeter 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Abode Exeter Hotel Exeter
Exeter Abode Hotel
Abode Hotel Exeter
ABode Exeter Devon
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Exeter
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“Rebuild as it was”
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“Don't have room 110 it's a disgrace for the money”
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“We didn't stay at the hotel but had a lunch at the hotel restaurant, using a private room”
675celiat, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“312 faces cathedral and is a decent size comapred with eg 311”
Alastair2013, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cathedral facing room on a higher floor.”
922patriciaa, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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