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Chi Oriental Restaurant
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Chi Oriental Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 68 Exeter B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just visited the restaurant,so cannot comment on hotel but looks nice. Friendly welcome. Restaurant has a relaxing feel to it with chill music playing softly in the background. The food is great. Attentive staff. One of the best Chinese restaurants I have eaten in while in Devon.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank wheretonextEngland
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The restaurant very good, the room poor. The breakfast at £9,50 each was a joke.toast barely bread, fridge cold uncooked tomatoes, omelet chinese style scramble. Served on Chinese black plates in the reception!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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ChiRestaurant, Owner at Chi Oriental Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear Mr Senior,
It is disappointing that you have chosen to air your complaint on Tripadvisor rather than let us know personally so we could try and rectify any issues.

We are a small family run business.
I can assure you that we do not treat any aspect of our business as a joke.
We are proud of the fact that until now, our reviews on our breakfast have been very positive.
I am sorry to hear that on this occasion, we failed to deliver.
If I could trouble you to contact us, I will be more than happy to reimburse you for your breakfast.
Your feedback is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We booked Chi Oriental for an overnight stay at a half way point on a journey to south Devon. We booked on the basis of the many excellent reviews and were not disappointed in the slightest.
Upon arrival had a very friendly welcome which included hosts offering us the choice of table in the restaurant for that evening to reserve, which was lovely given that restaurant was fully booked as valentines.
Food was excellent, some of the best oriental food we have eaten in this country. Staff were very personable and genuinely lovely.
Rooms were very clean, well presented and spacious.
Only slight negative comment would be that if we were light sleepers (which luckily we would are not) you could hear faint noise and music from somewhere after we had gone to bed.
Would definitely recommend to others.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank bous100
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last weekend and would thoroughly recommend the restaurant and accommodation. Staff were attentive, good fun and humorous. Lovely relaxed atmosphere when dining. Food was lovely and room very comfortable...Haven't slept so well for ages! Will definitely visit again!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Jules T
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

My stay in the Chi was almost perfect. The rooms are very comfortable and come with everything you need (down to an emergency sewing kit and toothbrush) – an iron is also available in the hallway. The area is nice and quiet, making it easy to get a good night's sleep.

Everyone working there made me feel extremely welcome, even going out of their way to make us dinner on a night when the restaurant was booked up for a private event. (The food in the restaurant is also excellent (as is the breakfast – both the full English and Chinese breakfasts were filling and delicious) You get a 15% restaurant discount for staying in the B&B so there's no reason to not give it a try! The only downside is that the restaurant is currently closed on Sundays and Mondays.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank DrFili
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Address: Fore Street | Kenton, Exeter, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Exeter
Price Range: $97 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chi Oriental Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chi. Formerly the Devon Arms public house, Devon Arms underwent a major refurbishment in 2006, re-opening in July 2007 as Chi. You will find us tucked away in the picturesque village of Kenton. Situated on the edge of the Powderham Estate, we are just minutes walk away from Powderham Castle, the historic home of the Earl of Devon, built over 600 years ago. ... more   less 
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