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NFR - Exeter hotels
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:06:35 AM »
Any recommendations....I won't be driving, so will need to rely on public transport & cabs...many thanks

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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 10:25:31 AM »
We have the usual suspects with a city centre Premier Inn not far from Central station and the main bus hub. Jury's Inn is just around the corner but I heard it is quite noisy. Opposite St Davids station there is the Great Western Hotel from the Brunel era. It's a bit dated but my Dad likes it there, probably the real ales more than the bed. There are a couple of B&B's in the city centre and the City Gate pub, (Youngs), and The White Harte with its rickety stairs, endless corridors and decent beers although there is a Spoons in a very nice building right opposite.
As with many cities the hotel chains are on the outskirts but that is not so bad as the city is not that big.......yet. Building works all around it will add a third to the population in ten years. There seems to be an endless line of graduation ceremonies these days so prices vary enormously. If I had to choose I'd go Premier Inn, City Centre/Southernhay.

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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 11:06:36 AM »
We have the usual suspects with a city centre Premier Inn not far from Central station and the main bus hub. Jury's Inn is just around the corner but I heard it is quite noisy. Opposite St Davids station there is the Great Western Hotel from the Brunel era. It's a bit dated but my Dad likes it there, probably the real ales more than the bed. There are a couple of B&B's in the city centre and the City Gate pub, (Youngs), and The White Harte with its rickety stairs, endless corridors and decent beers although there is a Spoons in a very nice building right opposite.
As with many cities the hotel chains are on the outskirts but that is not so bad as the city is not that big.......yet. Building works all around it will add a third to the population in ten years. There seems to be an endless line of graduation ceremonies these days so prices vary enormously. If I had to choose I'd go Premier Inn, City Centre/Southernhay.

Fantastic...many thanks....is that the premier Inn st David's?


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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 12:40:10 PM »
What’s your budget? We have plenty of variety. As Scally said you have the premier inn smack opposite St David’s, you have the Mecure opposite Central station.


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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 12:52:58 PM »
What’s your budget? We have plenty of variety. As Scally said you have the premier inn smack opposite St David’s, you have the Mecure opposite Central station.



If the Mercure is the Rougemont, then I've stayed there a couple of times, and that a good hotel and pretty central

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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 02:13:20 PM »
Good beer at the Great Western by St David's. Dunno what it's like to stay there but that'd be my choice. It's not that far to walk into town.


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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 03:00:04 PM »
What’s your budget? We have plenty of variety. As Scally said you have the premier inn smack opposite St David’s, you have the Mecure opposite Central station.



I'm a poor cab driver.... it's more location - as we'll have no transport with us....like the look of the city gate...but the premier Inn st David's looks good for transport.... I'm assuming there's a taxi rank at the station

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 03:41:13 PM »
What’s your budget? We have plenty of variety. As Scally said you have the premier inn smack opposite St David’s, you have the Mecure opposite Central station.



I'm a poor cab driver.... it's more location - as we'll have no transport with us....like the look of the city gate...but the premier Inn st David's looks good for transport.... I'm assuming there's a taxi rank at the station

Yes.

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 03:48:29 PM »
What’s your budget? We have plenty of variety. As Scally said you have the premier inn smack opposite St David’s, you have the Mecure opposite Central station.



I'm a poor cab driver.... it's more location - as we'll have no transport with us....like the look of the city gate...but the premier Inn st David's looks good for transport.... I'm assuming there's a taxi rank at the station

Yes.

Cheers...thanks everyone


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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 06:10:52 PM »
What’s your budget? We have plenty of variety. As Scally said you have the premier inn smack opposite St David’s, you have the Mecure opposite Central station.



I'm a poor cab driver.... it's more location - as we'll have no transport with us....like the look of the city gate...but the premier Inn st David's looks good for transport.... I'm assuming there's a taxi rank at the station

Yes.

Cheers...thanks everyone

There is also a premier inn Southernhay which is a little closer to the city centre and bang next door to cost club which is a good place for a beer and food

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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 08:08:25 PM »
Cheers.... I picked somebody up at Waterloo that owned/s Harry's.... Is it worth a visit?

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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 08:48:49 PM »
We will be staying in Exeter on the 7th as we are attending the races booked into the Mercure as just fall out of the station and can get a bus to the races. We were informed hotel reasonable place to stay, cost ok but there are cheaper options.


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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 09:16:19 PM »
When are we playing Exeter City, have I been in a time warp?

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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 09:47:23 PM »
Cheers.... I picked somebody up at Waterloo that owned/s Harry's.... Is it worth a visit?

Harry’s bar is nice, decent food and nice setting. Little walk from the city centre

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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 10:06:30 PM »
When are we playing Exeter City, have I been in a time warp?

Many thanks everyone

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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 10:49:06 PM »
What’s your budget? We have plenty of variety. As Scally said you have the premier inn smack opposite St David’s, you have the Mecure opposite Central station.



I'm a poor cab driver.... it's more location - as we'll have no transport with us....like the look of the city gate...but the premier Inn st David's looks good for transport.... I'm assuming there's a taxi rank at the station
poor cab driver ?

Just fell off the sofa laughing.

There's no such thing ---- and I know a few .

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Re: NFR - Exeter hotels
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2019, 07:14:43 PM »
Probably too late if you've booked the Premier but I've just noticed that the Great Western Hotel gives 10% discount when you book on line and use promo code GWH.

Just a thought! They boast 9 real ales...