Ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

Gorgeous Georgian pile business-hotel & no flair

Posted 07-Nov-2016
Pros: The bed, the Breakfast could not be better.
Cons: Make it what it claims ot be, a country house. Remove all that chipboard furniture and anything that matches anythng else.
Location: Came down for the Tar Barrels in nearby Ottery St Mary. An event all should do at least once in your life. Like no other Bonfire night.
I can see why the majority will love this place. Enjoyed my stay. However with its potential to be a true country house, shouting at you, this has been lost. All the furniture matches, with everything spotless, even the three table-lamps in our room were each identical. It looked as if the whole room had furniture sourced at the same department store, and on the same day. Like walking into an 'executive home' or a 'exclusive' business-grade hotel. Perfect and at all times matching and heaven-forbid, it had to be symetrical. I can concede, golf-club man will love this place. I can see the Range Rooney or the Audi pulling-up in the parking area now. Me? it left me cold, but I fear I'm not the typical guest. A house like this should have the touch of its origin, yet that takes not money, but flare. It could have been done for less than has been spent. And I can see why 'department-store' appointments are there. They are quick, and it works. The majority aspire to this anyway. It's for 'corporate-man'. If you or your partner have been on one of those seminars for 'winners' (and you have such thing as a CV) you're going to love it. It 'was' a country house. That feel has been lost. Which is a shame.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Luxury nights stay

Posted 28-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Just an overnight stay for my wife young daughter and myself. Lovely comfortable room, some nice touches included. Recommendation for dinner that evening was spot on and the cooked breakfast the following morning was excellect
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Channel islands

outstanding and charming.

Posted 12-Oct-2016
Pros: everything it was was well thought out.
Cons: nothing to not like
Location: plenty you are on the edge of Exeter, shopping Cathedral etc, but nearby many other places of interest.
These people have got it just right, un-obstrusive but charming service, in a lovely well equipped hotel
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Very happy !!

Posted 13-Sep-2016 on Hotels
Lovely hotel in an idyllic village really good service and amazing country house Daughter in uni in Exeter will defietely stay here going forward when visiting.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Warm welcome at Woodhayes

Posted 12-Sep-2016 on Hotels
We stayed overnight on way to holiday in Cornwall. The owner was very welcoming, helpful and informative. He directed us to 2 pubs for evening meals, which we sampled one which was very reasonable and excellent food. The room was very luxurious and very comfortable beds with added nice touches. Breakfast could be ordered night before and there was a very good choice of breakfast items, beautifully cooked & presented and varied choice of cereals, pastries available as well in dining room . Staff very pleasant and accommodating. We would stay again definitely. A lovely start to our holiday.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from london

Not a boutique hotel

Posted 12-Sep-2016
Pros: The grounds.
Cons: Pretty much everything. Needs updating if it's serious about boutique claim.
Location: 15 mins from Exeter.
Lovely period house in a beautiful setting. Fabulous gardens. However, far from boutique, it is seemingly furnished from Oak Furniture Land/Next. Rancid smell from hand cream - had to wash it off (can hand cream be out of date?). Mould on Windows. Cobwebs on light fittings. Mould on skirting boards in dining room. Dirty cups and filthy bowl at breakfast. Defrosted frozen fruit - no! Danish pastry seemed to have been cooked on a hot plate - brown on the bottom, uncooked on the top. Woodhayes is a house and it is in the country - that's about it.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Fabulous hotel

Posted 05-Sep-2016
Really enjoyed the stay here. Lovely comfortable room. Enjoyed the chocolates! Fresh milk in the fridge and a lovely breakfast in the morning.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Kent


Posted 25-Jul-2016
The hotel was even better than expected and the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and genuine. I would definitely return to this lovely hotel.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Somerset

Lovely looking house

Posted 11-Jul-2016
Pros: Its location and grounds
Cons: Some new beds
Location: This is in a small village and very quiet two local pubs within walking distance for evening meal.
This is a lovely looking house from the outside and is even better inside. The welcome was very friendly the room was comfortable with a good en-suite. Breakfast was served in a nice room the service was excellent the choice exceptional. Good pub to eat in 10min walk.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Beautiful house in the Devon countryside

Posted 05-Jul-2016
Lovely stay at Woodhayes - perfect base for exploring the Devon / Cornwall countryside. Lots of small details and personal touches in the house made our stay very enjoyable!