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Mary Arches Street, Exeter, EX4 3AZ, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.3/10! (score from 70 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at St Olaves Hotel.
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 5 per day.
Room service, 24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Babysitting/child services, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
Slovak, Portuguese, French, Spanish, English
From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 5 years are charged GBP 5 per night for extra beds.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 10 per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Based on 70 reviews
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This elegant Victorian 4-star hotel is in the heart of Exeter, opposite Exeter Central Rail Station, 5 miles from the M5 motorway.
Score from 692 reviews Very good
This traditional, award-winning hotel offers 2 bars, and serves homemade food in its restaurant. It is a 15-minute drive from Dartmoor National Park, and around a mile from Exeter City Football Club.
Score from 445 reviews Review score
An impressive building with a fitness centre and an outdoor pool open all year round, The Magdalen Chapter is a brand new hotel for 2012 boasting free Wi-Fi, a bar and 24-hour front desk.
Score from 513 reviews Fabulous
The Clock Tower Hotel is located within a 5-minute walk from the University of Exeter and Central Station. The Clock offers traditional breakfasts and rooms with TVs and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 368 reviews Good
Discreetly located, very comfortable, quirky, small, and with very helpful and friendly staff ... the very antithesis of corporate blandness ...
Not much to complain about really !!! I might imagine that the lack of air-con could be a slight issue in the summer, BUT the sash windows in the rooms are HUGE !!!
St Olaves was really excellent for our needs as we came to Exeter by train, everything was walkable, staff at the hotel were really helpful and leant us an umbrella on a really wet Saturday evening.
TV not too clever because of weather conditions!
Location is pretty central. One lady on reception on our day of arrival was lovely and jolly.
Room was very dark. Cleanliness problems. Toilet seat broken. Breakfast was OK (not the best, not the worst). Staff (other than one) seemed to struggle to raise a smile or a 'good morning'. Most certainly not value for money.
Friendliness of staff. Excellent Breakfast Dining room and lounge. Location in the heart of the shopping district. Parking off road. Gardens.
As this is a listed building windows are somewhat old and drafty. They can rattle a little in the wind. There is also a club nearby which again due to lack of double glazing can be a little noisy. Room could be updated to meet specification used downstairs.
Very nice rooms
Friendliness of the staff, excellent food, free parking, large, spacious rooms, well- furnished and decorated, and the excellent location.
No hook on the bathroom door, the restaurant shutting early without notice the first night I was there.
Staff were friendly idea location would stay again
Staff were very flexible. We were there for a wedding, and asked to check in early so we could change before the ceremony (in the cathedral - less than 5 mins away). We arrived at 11:30 and they had the room ready. Breakfast was excellent as well.
Positioning of hotel was ideal. Room was very clean and spacious.
Friendly, welcoming staff. Beautiful building, great bed, amazing breakfast! In the middle of town, close to everything and parking available.
Low pressure showers but hot water is fine, clean, new bathrooms.
impressive city hotel. smart room with restaurant quality breakfast.
We travelled with our 5 month son. whilst they provided a good cot at no charge, the waitress at breakfast made us feel distinctly unwelcome commenting on how noisy our baby was. In fact, he hadn't cried at all, and simply was adjusting to the high chair (which we are grateful that they supplied). Her attitude, repeated on the second morning, really did sour our view of this otherwise nice hotel.
There was some noise after the clubs in Exeter kicked out, but you kind of expect that so brushed it off.
Friendly staff and decent breakfast. Also has parking and a very central location.
Awful shower with barely any pressure.
Only stayed one night to have a quick break away and explore Exeter which we have never visited before. From the street it looked as if we might have made a mistake but once through the arch we found an oasis of calm. The room and bed were very comfortable and we slept very well which we don't always do in a strange bed. The shortbread biscuits were very welcome and the was a great selection at breakfast. The hotel is ideally place for exploring the city and Quay.
For some reason the restaurant wasn't open for dinner which was strange as the hotel was full and we weren't given an explanation. However we did find an excellent restaurant around the corner which was superb - The Conservatory. The early bird offer is very good value and one of the best meals with have had.
Great location Friendly staff Clean and well looked after building - Lovely room.
Free wifi Breakfasts
Very noisy - close to nightclubs with loud music late into the night. On Saturday there was a party in the hotel with guests talking in the garden until 12.45 at night. No lift. No telephone in room. Very hot and no air conditioning.
Central location with car parking. Helpful staff.
The position was excellent and the food was good
Noise from a party at night
The staff were superb. Friendly, informative and just plain nice.
Quiet location On site parking
Excellent customer service, and extraordinary attention to detail. The room was lovely, the shower and bath were fantastic, and the whole place was quiet and restful yet in the heart of the city itself! The garden was great too.
Location,friendly helpful staff.Lovely breakfast.Comfortable,spacious room...quiet.
Proximity to town centre Good breakfast
This is a small very comfortable hotel with excellent staff and food. I would recommend it to anyone
there was nothing I didnt like
I've stayed here many times because I love the location, so pretty and secluded yet only seconds from the high street and minutes from the cathedral. The bed was very comfortable this time, though it hasn't always been in the past. Room spotlessly clean.
I was disappointed that the restaurant wasn't open for dinner, because one reason I come here is for the excellent food in pleasant quiet surroundings, but there was an explanation, and it couldn't be helped. The lady at reception was very good and booked at another restaurant for me.
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