Royal Exeter Hotel

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Royal Exeter Hotel

Royal Exeter Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Bournemouth International Centre

8.4/10 Very good

988 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England, BH2 5AG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bournemouth City Centre
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 1 min drive
  • Bournemouth Beach - 1 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 23 min drive
  • New Forest National Park - 26 min drive
  • Corfe Castle - 46 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 45 min drive
  • Branksome Station - 10 min drive
  • Christchurch Station - 11 min drive
  • Bournemouth Station - 24 min walk

About this property

Royal Exeter Hotel

3-star hotel in the heart of Bournemouth City Centre
Consider a stay at Royal Exeter Hotel and take advantage of a nightclub, concerts and live shows, and a terrace. The onsite sushi bar, Oishii, features Asian cuisine. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and 2 bars, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and a 24-hour front desk
  • Evening entertainment, an elevator, and outdoor furniture
  • Luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at Royal Exeter Hotel have amenities such as free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 47 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (GBP 8 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) 7:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Concerts/live shows
  • Beach access
  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1812
  • Terrace
  • Nightclub


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Oishii - This sushi bar specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.
1812 - Onsite cocktail bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.
BarSo - Bar & Nightclub - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 13 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 30 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities


  • Self parking costs GBP 8 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Royal Exeter
Royal Exeter Bournemouth
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Royal Exeter Hotel Bournemouth
Royal Exeter Hotel Hotel
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Royal Exeter Hotel Hotel Bournemouth

Frequently asked questions

Does Royal Exeter Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Royal Exeter Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Royal Exeter Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Royal Exeter Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Royal Exeter Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 8 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Royal Exeter Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability).
Is there an onsite casino at Royal Exeter Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino Bournemouth (8-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Royal Exeter Hotel and nearby?
Royal Exeter Hotel has 2 bars and a nightclub.
Are there restaurants at or near Royal Exeter Hotel?
Yes, Oishii offers Asian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Picnic Park Deli (4-min walk), Al Calamaro (5-min walk), and Moon in the Square (5-min walk).
What's the area around Royal Exeter Hotel like?
Royal Exeter Hotel is located near Bournemouth Beach in Bournemouth City Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Bournemouth International Centre and 3 minutes' walk from Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Hotel Royal Exeter lovely elegant hotel
Linda, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Very Disappointing!!
Extremely disappointing stay Advised on arrival that there would be loud music in evening which would go on until approximately 4.30am Ear plugs was the only offer. Hotel looks tired, bedroom needs redecorating.Bed was extremely uncomfortable and on wheels so had tendancy to move when you were on it. The following morning we were told that breakfast was full and we should of booked on arrival. Unfortunately we were not told this so didnt book. I believe staff could benefit from customer service training as they came across arrogant and rude .
Jon, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

No Problems
Clean and pleasant. Would happily return. Chloe on reception was friendly and welcoming. Good location for the town and beach
Elaine, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Was ok ...
The staff were outstanding. The hotel on the other hand was very dated, the shower water pressure was awful. They only have feather pillows. All in all I wouldn't recommend.
Robert, 2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Never again
Walking into the reception I knew immediately that I had made a mistake booking this hotel. It is grubby and unwelcoming. On making my way to room 305 there was a strong smell. The room was outdated and requires refurbishment. There seems to be no maintenance in place as the insulation on the iron in the room was exposed in several places which could lead to electric shock for a user and the drain in the shower was blocked. It took me 20 minutes to have a shower as I had to continually step out the shower and wait until the shower tray drained. I will never be back at this hotel and would urge others to look elsewhere.
John, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Jonathan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Caroline, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A classy,grand old place.
Really liked staying here,it has a faded grandeur which suits it very well.I hope they don't refurbish it,no need for that.A nice,old- fashioned ballroom with a bar/dining area where i was brought my breakfast.Polite,friendly staff who didn't mind when I checked out late.Overall a really enjoyable stay.Will definitely stay again.
Philip, 1-night trip
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