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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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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