Southernhay House Hotel

36 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1NX

Tel: 01392 439000

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Southernhay House


Covid-19 update:

We re-opening on Thursday 6th August for weekend bookings (Thursday to Saturday nights) until 10th September, when we’re once again open full-time. We’ve made the most of lockdown - come and see our new Green Room and enjoy casual luxury in one of our beautiful bedrooms. We have also added a self-catering one-bedroom apartment to the mix for independent staycations with the back up of the hotel at your door. Feel confident in our safety precautions, now and always; we’ll look after you so that you can relax. 

About us:

Treat yourself in Exeter’s only independently owned boutique hotel, voted the Best Boutique Stay in the whole of Devon for 2018/19 (by readers of Muddy Stilettos) and “most romantic hotel” in the UK 2020 (readers of the Good Hotel Guide).

Those who prefer independents to chains will find everything about SH is curated with integrity to make you feel pampered, safe and luxurious. On Exeter’s finest square, Southernhay House combines chic contemporary design with the relaxed, clubby luxury enjoyed by its original owner, an early 19th century style icon. It goes without saying that the Hotel has taken every precaution to ensure that hygiene and safety standards are met at this time, without over-stepping the line. You will feel cosseted with a gentle touch (and lashings of local “Exeter Gin” hand sanitiser!).

Each of our 12 rooms are different but share the same super special standards. 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. Local nibbles are to hand in honesty bars in each room. 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. During lockdown, we’ve been putting the time to good use in building a new space linking our bar with the garden, plus the latest hotel bedroom - a glamorous one-bedroom apartment next door, overlooking the hotel and garden; perfect for private romantic re-kindling with all the hotel facilities at your fingertips. Come and see what the Good Hotel Guide calls ‘urban cool’.


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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.



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      Road Directions

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



      • Assistance Dogs
      • Facilities for the Disabled - Toilets available for the disabled


      • 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 - Closest long-stay car park is £12 for 24 hours. On-street parking in Southernhay is free between 6pm - 8am but is restricted to 1 hour outside of these times by using the meters provided.

      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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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