Southernhay House Hotel

36 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1NX

Tel: 01392 439000

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Southernhay House Hotel


It’s great value to treat yourself in Exeter’s only independently owned boutique hotel, voted the Best Boutique Stay in the whole of Devon for 2018/19. Supercool countryside guide Muddy Stilettos says we’re ‘really reasonable for the standard of accommodation’, especially if you book direct for our best rates.

Those who prefer independents to chains will find everything about SH is curated with integrity to make them feel pampered, safe and luxurious. On Exeter’s finest square, our House combines chic contemporary design with the relaxed, clubby luxury enjoyed by its original owner, an early 19th century style icon.

Individually curated design with a local touch makes each of our 11 rooms super special. Your minibar comes packed with artisan local ingredients. Lovingly crafted bathrooms, called 'stunning’ by Sawday’s, all have underfloor heating, the deeply fluffy towels are laundered in Cornwall and full sized luxury REN toiletries are better for the environment and nicer for you. Bedrooms have premium Devon-made Vi-spring mattresses on bespoke luxury beds from And So To Bed, based down the road in Bridport. Sheets are 200-thread cotton. Curtains have blackout linings for an extra hour’s snooze. We even have a library themed to each room. Come and see what the Good Hotel Guide calls ‘urban cool’.    

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Booking Details:

Arrival Date:
Fri , 22nd Mar 2019
Departure Date:
Sat , 23rd Mar 2019
No. of Nights:


Room 1 - for 1 guest(s)

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Comfortable Double£199.00 per room (breakfast included)
Large Double Room£184.00 per room (breakfast included)
Luxury Double£264.00 per room (breakfast included)
Small Double Room£154.00 per room (breakfast included)

*Prices are per room, per night and include breakfast & VAT. Subject to availability.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Susie B
    Grand Cayman
    Trip Type:
    Lovely boutique hotel
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th August 2018
    I picked this hotel because of its location. It is only a five minute walk to the Cathedral. The hotel has the perfect combination of being a historical building but with wonderful new... Read full review
  • Elizabeth C
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great location, but dinner nothing special and bring earplugs
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th September 2018
    My wife and I stayed here for one night, having brought our son who is starting at the University, in a nearby small room. We had a very friendly welcome upon arrival around lunchtime, an offer of... Read full review
  • ghvisitors
    Goudhurst, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Quality bed. Characterful hotel.
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd September 2018
    Arrived on last train at 1am and had a warm welcome and efficient check in. Compact king room at front. Son (checked in for his digs the day before) joined for breakfast. My haddock excellent... Read full review


Road Directions

There is no parking at the hotel, however we can provide information on nearby pay and display car parks upon arrival.



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast - 8am - 10:30am
  • Serve evening meal - 6pm - 9.30pm
  • Serve lunch - 12pm - 2.30pm

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - From 10 years old

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Free wifi, fax available and networked flat screen TV's
  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Open All Year
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - French, German and Russian
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Townhouse

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Russian spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - Information on nearby car parks is available

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Mobile Phone Reception

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Southernhay House Hotel (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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