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The 10 Best Hotels in Exeter for 2024

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The top 5 hotels in Exeter

Exeter is a centuries-old city with charming medieval attractions and excellent links to scenic nature. Find your perfect stay with our top 5 recommendations.

Our best hotels in Exeter


Southernhay House Hotel 4*

This delightful Georgian townhouse hotel features quirky rooms decorated with bespoke period furnishings. Located just moments from the iconic Cathedral, guests have quick access to Exeter’s top attractions and sights. The hotel features a gorgeous bar and restaurant for a memorable, romantic evening.

Jurys Inn Exeter 4*

Located in Exeter’s historic centre, this Jurys Inn is perfectly placed to explore the best of the city. The hotel features funky and colourful design throughout, with modern, welcoming bedrooms of muted white and grey. There's also an indulgent on-site restaurant to return to in the evenings.

Lympstone Manor 5*

Escape to this regal country house hotel not far from Exeter, an opulent stay which features a Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel’s grounds are equally prestigious, with well-manicured gardens and sophisticated lounge interiors. Rooms are delicately furnished with pretty views of the greenery outside.

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

Enjoy long walks on the beach with this highly prized coastal hotel. Offering panoramic views of the captivating Jurassic Coast, the hotel itself is a cosy retreat with welcoming rooms and a charming outdoor swimming pool. The on-site restaurant serves up Devonshire specialities with terraced views over the bay.

Gidleigh Park 5*

Discover wild and majestic Dartmoor, easily accessible from Exeter and beyond. This luxurious Tudor-style hotel is nestled within tranquil forested grounds with premier views of bubbling rivers and streams. The rooms are equally captivating, and guests can indulge in a game of tennis or croquet on the bucolic grounds before an award-winning dinner.

Services will you find in our hotels in Exeter

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Luxury bathrooms
  • Swimming pools
  • Sports facilities
  • Well-stocked bars
  • Award-winning restaurants

Going on holiday in Exeter

Exeter is a vibrant city with engaging attractions and retail options throughout the year. As a gateway to the Devon coast and Dartmoor National Park, it’s a great base to explore the best of the region. As such, it can get busy during the summer, particularly during school holidays. To avoid the crowds, you can consider a trip in spring, late summer or autumn. Attractions stay open and you’ll likely find better deals and less traffic going into pretty Dartmoor. As for winter, a charming Christmas market springs up beside the iconic Cathedral, along with pretty illuminations, choirs and other festivities.

Hotel offers at Exeter convenient for all kind of travel

Exeter has a lot to offer visitors of all ages and group sizes. It can be an immensely romantic city, with delicious restaurants, quayside walks and easy access to Devon’s romantic coast. But it’s also a great destination for families, with several museums like the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, RAMM and a wealth of historic landmarks. Families and friends will also find much to do in the vicinity, from kayaking from the quayside to horse-riding in Dartmoor. Whatever you choose, Exeter has plenty to offer thrill-seekers and listless travellers alike. What’s more, the vibrant student population ensures an exciting nightlife scene.

The range of hotels we offer at Exeter

  • Historic hotels
  • Country house hotels
  • Seafront hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • City hotels
  • Remote hotels

Exeter: What should we bring for a hotel stay?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • An umbrella
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Evening attire
  • Charging cables
  • Swimming costume

Your best hotel at Exeter: how to get there and make your booking

How to get to Exeter

Exeter is easy to get to, with access via road, rail and air. Exeter International Airport sits just a few miles from Exeter with quick links to the centre by car and rail. As for trains, two major stations serve the city, including Central near the high street. Once you’ve arrived in the city, you’ll find Exeter easy to traverse on foot, with a compact city centre just several minutes from the pretty quayside. Buses are also convenient, with cars necessary if you’d like to visit Dartmoor.

How to book your hotel in Exeter

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The opinion of the Voyage Privé travel expert on Exeter

Exeter is a history buffs dream. Home to a stunning Gothic cathedral, medieval cobblestone streets and a wealth of ornate Georgian buildings, the town is primed for walking tours. But it's also remarkably close to other premier attractions like the Devonshire coast and Dartmoor. Whether you’re stopping over for the night or spending a weekend in the city, you’ll find an abundance of fun activities and shopping excursions at your fingertips.

Exeter – a gateway to rugged Dartmoor

Exeter is just 20 miles from Dartmoor, a stunning Devonshire national park of dramatic hills and ponderous moorland. It’s best to explore Dartmoor by car, as buses are few and far between. Home to ancient oak forests, moss-covered stones and atmospheric tors, it’s among the south of England’s best hiking territories. Its history is ancient, and you'll find its influence on many literary works, not least in Sherlock Holmes' Hound of the Baskervilles adventure.

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