The City Gate is located in the center of Exeter with a traditional pub, dining room and garden surrounded by the historic city wall.

Each air-conditioned boutique bedroom with attached bathroom features a power shower or a bath, with toiletries provided. The rooms feature a flat-screen TV with Sky channels and a Nespresso coffee machine, while complimentary port and locally made fudge are waiting for guests on arrival.

The dining room has a secluded patio for Al Fresco dining and offers a menu with seasonal locally-sourced produce with an extensive wine list and cocktail menu.

It is a 5-minute walk from City Gate to Exeter High Street and The Guildhall shopping center, while Princesshay is a 10-minute walk away. Exeter Cathedral is 1,300 feet from the City Gate, while Exeter University is 1 mi away.

Exeter Central train station is a 5 minute walk from the property, while Exeter St David’s is 10 minutes away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Exeter, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

City Gate has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 4, 2010

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Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Exeter, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

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Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan


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About City Gate

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  • Can I book this hotel at 17 years old?

    Yes you can, we would need to remove the mini bar contents from your room and we would need Photo ID on arrival. Kind regards, Reception Team


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    Answered on November 18, 2019
  • Is there parking and is it free ? Thank you .

    We do not have any parking at the hotel itself, there are two car parks opposite us that are chargeable in the daytime but free overnight.


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    Answered on February 28, 2020
  • Can I add a bed for a child?

    Yes, an extra bed in a room will be £25 or if you need a travel cot for a child that would be £15.


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    Asked about: Boutique Double Room • Answered on September 11, 2019
  • Hi Is there a safe place to park a motorcycle?

    We do not have a car park at the hotel, but do recommend our guests using the Harlequins car park just across the road from us - it is free overnight from 6pm until 8am and locks at 11pm.


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    Answered on July 12, 2021
  • Hello We live around the corner and until Covid we were regulars. We plan to have our lounge painted and stay with you overnight to include dinner . Plans to meet family in bar now scuppered but need to know how long we can stay the following day while second coat goes on our walls! Thanks Sally

    Hello! We can do a late checkout of 12pm free of charge :)


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    Answered on November 30, 2020
  • Hi, I'm gluten intolerant, and therefore I can't eat wheat. Do you have gluten bread? If you don't, would I be able to bring mine to toast? Also I'm vegetarian, do you have vegetarian sausages, for a full English breakfast? Many thanks Nicola

    Hello! We do have a vegan/vegetarian breakfast option and that does include vegan sausages, we also have gluten free bread and options on each menu :)


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    Asked about: Boutique Double Room • Answered on May 18, 2021
  • Do you have irons and hairdryers in the rooms?

    Yes, all rooms have an iron, ironing board and hairdryer.


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    Answered on October 11, 2021
  • Hello Looking to book a Boutique room for Friday 4th June. Can you tell me the nearest and safest place to park the car overnight? Regards Tom

    We recommend using the Harlequins car park just across the road - it is free overnight from 6pm until 8am and also locks so is quite secure.


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    Answered on April 12, 2021
  • what is check out time

    Check-out is 11am


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    Answered on July 7, 2021
  • hi is there parking space available here??

    Hello! We recommend using the Harlequins car park which is just across the road from us and is free overnight from 6pm until 8am.


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    Answered on September 18, 2021
  • Hi, do you have a paid safe parking close by?

    We recommend using Harlequins car park - it is just across the road from us and free overnight from 6pm until 8am.


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    Answered on January 13, 2022
  • Do you have a room (single occupancy) with walk-in shower, i.e. not over a bath?

    Yes we do have rooms with walk in showers, only 3 of our rooms have baths.


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    Answered on October 11, 2021
  • Hi there, Do you have rooms with 2 single beds … visiting Exeter with a friend. Also How far are you from the Cathedral. Thank you Karen

    Yes, we offer 'twin' rooms with 2 single beds.


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    Answered on October 11, 2021
  • Where is the best place to park overnight?

    Hello, We recommend the Harlequins car park just across the road from us. It is free overnight from 6pm until 8am and locks at 11pm so is secure. The postcode is: EX4 3TT


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    Answered on October 21, 2019
  • Hi where is best value to park

    We recommend using the Harlequins car park - it is free overnight from 6pm until 8am.


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    Asked about: Boutique Double Room • Answered on October 28, 2021
  • Hi there do you offer parking for quests Thank you

    We recommend using the Harlequins car park just across the road - its is free overnight from 6pm until 8am


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    Answered on October 16, 2021
  • do you have a lift to rooms I?

    Unfortunately not. Our team can help you with your bags and you can request a 1st floor room.


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    Answered on January 31, 2020
  • Can we bring our dog?

    We have 3 dog friendly rooms - there is an additional cost of £15 for one of these rooms, please specify when you book you will need one of these :)


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    Answered on October 20, 2021
  • I need 2 rooms 1 x 2 adults large double 2 x 2 adults and child of 6 I cannot see that the rooms on offer include a third bed in one of the rooms

    We do have a family room (which could be for a maximum of 4 people), we also can add an additional bed to a room for a cost of £15. Please get in touch if you'd like to book.


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    Answered on July 31, 2021
  • Do you offer car parking

    We do not have a car park but we recommend using the Harlequins car park which is located just across the road


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Exeter Cathedral
    0.3 miles
  • Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    0.4 miles
  • University of Exeter
    0.7 miles
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
    1.3 miles
  • Sandy Park Rugby Stadium
    3.1 miles
  • Exeter Services M5
    3.2 miles
  • Killerton
    5.9 miles
  • Powderham Castle
    6.5 miles
  • Sandy Bay Beach
    11.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Castle Drogo
    12.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Exeter Quay
    0.5 miles
Public transit
  • Train Exeter St Davids Train Station
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Exeter International Airport
    5.3 miles
  • Cardiff Airport
    47.3 miles
  • Bristol Airport
    58.3 miles
How to get to City Gate from Exeter International Airport
    Car
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1 Restaurant On Site

    City Gate

    Food: British

Amenities of City Gate
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Fruit
  • Bottle of water
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Express check-in/out
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Room service
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
City Gate takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
£15 per child, per night
Extra bed by request
£25 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
£25 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express City Gate accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is no staff at reception overnight.

Please note that this property no longer accepts cash payments.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform City Gate of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about City Gate

  • Check-in at City Gate is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to City Gate by:

    • Car 25min

  • City Gate is 2,150 feet from the center of Exeter.

  • The prices at City Gate may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at City Gate can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • À la carte

  • Room options at City Gate include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • City Gate offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Live music/Performance
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • City Gate has 1 restaurant:

    • City Gate