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The West Country Hotels

ABode Exeter

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  • Exeter
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  • Superb central location
  • Wonderful views from front
  • Friendly young staff


  • Some rooms are small and viewless
  • Occasional noise disturbance from outside
  • No parking

Fodor's Review

Claimed to be the first inn in England to be described as a "hotel," the 1769 Royal Clarence (the old name still appears outside) has been transformed into a strikingly modern boutique hotel. It retains its ancient lines (including narrow corridors) while offering thoroughly up-to-date rooms. On the ground floor are two contrasting restaurants—formal and casual—run by noted chef Michael Caines.

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Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1HD, England

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  • 53 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

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