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Top Exeter Historic Hotels

Prime Central Exeter Serviced Apartment - Large, Private car Park
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5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Pretty well perfect!

"Everything was perfect. Phil had gone to a lot of trouble to make the apartment Covid safe and it was spotless and very comfortable throughout. There is an 18 minute pleasant walk to town but this is compensated by a very quiet neighbourhood. We had a very happy stay in this apartment."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Prime Central Exeter Serviced Apartment - Large, Private car Park
Mill Farm
4 out of 5
Kenton, Exeter, England
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The price is £70 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct
4.6/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)

"Quite place, really liked the stay. Owner gave me really good tips for local restaurants. Had an amazing view early morning on the first night .. kind of magical landscape"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Mill Farm
Woodleigh Coach House
3.5 out of 5
Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, England
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The price is £65 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (255 reviews)

"The property is in a perfect position just off the A30. Easy to get about and the countryside is simply stunning bring on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Our room, No 7, was a large 4-poster room with stunning views from 3 sides. There is a cafe attached which belongs to the owners and the serve ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Woodleigh Coach House

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White Hart Hotel by Marston's Inns
3 out of 5
66 South Street, Exeter, England
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The price is £50 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (339 reviews)

"Comfortable and good value for money. Central location."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

White Hart Hotel by Marston's Inns
St Andrews Hotel
3 out of 5
28 Alphington Road, Exeter, England
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The price is £55 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (288 reviews)

"The hotel is ideally located within walking distance to the city centre. There is free parking which is always a bonus. The staff were extremely helpful, professional and friendly. The hotel was very clean as was our room which was comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. No complaints from us. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

St Andrews Hotel
Jurys Inn Exeter
4 out of 5
Western Way, Exeter, England
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The price is £51 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (944 reviews)

"new and not far from the city center. Worth for money."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Jurys Inn Exeter
The City Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
Iron Bridge, Lower North Street, Exeter, England
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The price is £89 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (230 reviews)

"Beautiful and clean rooms. Very quiet and great service"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

The City Gate Hotel
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
4 out of 5
Southernhay East, Exeter, England
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The price is £57 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (967 reviews)

"majority of staff were very nice and helpful especially nicky on the front desk and those attending the pool. Only 1 option for cooked braekfast and continental selection poor even for Covid times.not advised on check in that room would not be serviced which was ok as staying for 2 nights though ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
Queens Court Hotel
3 out of 5
Bystock Terrace, Exeter, England
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The price is £59 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (351 reviews)

"Very helpful and friendly staff. Couldn’t be more welcoming. Excellent breakfast. Good central location. Room was a bit draughty - gaps round windows but otherwise very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Queens Court Hotel
Hotel Du Vin Exeter
4 out of 5
Magdalen Street, Exeter, England
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The price is £74 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (603 reviews)

"I’ve been to hotel Du Vin many times and always had impeccable service The staff are always amazing nothing is ever too much trouble. The food is excellent and the rooms very fresh and clean"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

Hotel Du Vin Exeter
Best Western Exeter Lord Haldon Country Hotel
3 out of 5
Haldon Drive, Dunchideock, Exeter, England
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The price is £56 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (260 reviews)

"Beautiful elegant rambly country house on outside but up to date snd comfortable in side. Very dog friendly. Excellent supper and v generous breakfast fed me at lunch time too! friendly relaxed helpful service. Will definitelystay here again . Word of advice use hotel’s directions NOT SAT NAV , I ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Best Western Exeter Lord Haldon Country Hotel
Chi Restaurant - Restaurant with rooms
4 out of 5
Fore Street, Kenton, Exeter, England
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4.1/5Very Good! (114 reviews)

"Although the room was small it was clean and there was a good supply of bottled water and tea coffee. The disappointment was when we got back from our dance night the key would not open the door. It felt like someone had dead locked it, even though we stated we would not be back till late. No signal ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Chi Restaurant - Restaurant with rooms
Gipsy Hill Hotel
3 out of 5
Gipsy Hill Lane, Exeter, England
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The price is £62 per night from 21 Nov to 22 Nov
4/5Very Good! (266 reviews)

"Beautiful setting. Quiet. Really helpful staff. Good adaptations to Covid. Really nice breakfast options"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Gipsy Hill Hotel
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Queen Street, Exeter, England
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The price is £47 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
3.8/5Good! (452 reviews)

"The only negative was there was a hair on my toilet and when I hit the pillows ALOT of dust flew up. Wasnt so clean But overall, a decent quiet room and modern bathroom, excellent location, with a pie shop and Five Guys burger shop 10 seconds walk across the road The hotel offered a take away breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
Clarion Collection Hotel Buckerell Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Topsham Road, Exeter, England
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3.8/5Good! (283 reviews)
nice hotel

"lovely hotel the rooms are warm and comfy only problem was parking you had to pay a daily rate of six pounds this has put me off returning in the future."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Clarion Collection Hotel Buckerell Lodge
Kings Arms Inn
3.5 out of 5
Huishlane End, Exeter, England
The price is £45 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
3.4/5 (297 reviews)

"Love the relaxed attitude,the staff & great local friendly customers, also room7. Great value,please do not change it.😁😁😁.Dave Goodbody.👍👍👍."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Kings Arms Inn
Great Western Hotel
2 out of 5
St David's Station, Exeter, England
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2.8/5 (239 reviews)

"Overnight stay, was fine"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Great Western Hotel
Crescent House B&B
1 Queens Crescent, Exeter, Devon
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1/5 (2 reviews)
A whole half star. How?

"Paid for and expected a full breakfast. Only Eggs on the menu. Shared dining room with Office. Bins outside, whole area a dumping ground. Room not very clean, old broken furniture. How on earth did this dump receive a half a star? Best bit - location but dont expect to park for free, residents permit ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2010

Crescent House B&B
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About Exeter Historic Hotels

Travelling to new places can be more than just going somewhere different on your trip, it can also be about taking in the history and culture of an area. A fantastic way to experience the region's culture is to learn about its history. Touring the region's landmarks or museums is a great beginning, but staying in a Exeter historic hotel can send you back to another era. Pack your bags (and no need for the time machine) as your Exeter famous hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

When you pass through your Exeter hotel's reception, you'll be transported back in time. With their antique charm and engrossing narratives, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their modern counterparts. While these hotels are vintage, they have many of the up-to-date comforts that help you keep in touch or relax during your getaway. You'll find your room furnished with a comfy bed, lots of character, and about everything else you might need for a wonderful trip.

After you've explored the historic hotel property, you can tour the famed landmarks and art galleries to appreciate more of the region's culture. Exeter has a couple of museums. You can spend an afternoon exploring the Topsham Museum and Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. Both can give you more insight into this area's past. If you are looking for more things to do, ask your hotels' front desk so you can find out where a couple of the area's favourite places to grab a drink or dinner in Exeter are. Read Expedia's guest reviews for suggestions from fellow travellers to help make your Exeter stay great.

Your Exeter Accommodation Is Waiting

Exeter has 39 vintage hotels that maintain the look and feel of another era. Some of these famous lodgings are where distinguished actors may have stayed. You are sure to book an accommodation possessing all the in-room amenities as well as the characteristics you wish for. If you are hoping to stay in one of these Exeter vintage hotels, book soon, or you could miss your chance on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Exeter?
A visit to the cathedral in Exeter will be a draw for the historian and history buff. While you’re here, check out the theatre scene and bars.
What's the best hotel in Exeter to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Large prime central Exeter serviced apartment is a top historic apartment bookable on Expedia and it features a terrace. Exeter’s Historic Quayside is a short 4-minute drive away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Woodleigh Coach House and Hotel Du Vin Exeter.
How many historical hotels are located in Exeter?
In Exeter, you’ll find 354 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 33 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical sites and other places in Exeter?
Exeter is notable for its a cathedral and landmarks like National Trust Killerton, Exeter’s Historic Quayside and 21 The Mint. Cultural venues include Exeter Phoenix Centre, Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery and Spacex. Other popular sights include Dartmoor National Park and Exeter Cathedral.
What is a historic hotel like in Exeter?
By choosing a historic hotel, you can spend a night or two someplace that has an officially recognised national historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge or skyscraper can be turned into a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are often found in the guestrooms or communal spaces of these historic hotels in Exeter, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of a historic hotel is generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value as well as how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Exeter have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi and the usual amenities found at a contemporary hotel should be available at a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Exeter, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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