The Rougemont Hotel Exeter

Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3SP

Tel: 01392 254982

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The Rougemont Hotel Exeter


The impressive four-star Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is an elegant Victorian building situated directly opposite Exeter Central train station and Rougemont Gardens in the heart of the city, making it perfect for leisure travellers or business guests. Within walking distance to the popular bars and restaurants of Exeter Quay and less than five minutes’ from both the city’s Castle and Cathedral, Mercure Exeter Rougemont makes a great hub for those exploring the local attractions too.

In addition, the picturesque beaches of Devon and Cornwall can also be found within easy reach by car, making the hotel perfectly located for trips to the coast.

The Mercure Rougemont Hotel has just completed an extensive renovation project. Tastefully upgraded from the original design, the hotel has refurbished 90 bedrooms, all of which incorporate elements of Exeter’s cultural heritage. The hotel’s corridors have also been refurbished as part of the latest renovation work, each featuring artwork of local Exeter landscapes.

Widely known for its famous textile industry, Exeter was once home to a series of ancient wool mills and soon became the centre for the woollen trade in the South West - boasting three purpose-built cloth markets at its peak. This formed the inspiration for the bedroom redesign with neutral colours and natural materials used to refresh the carpets, curtains and bed-linen – all complemented by the newly fitted, modern rain-showers and refreshed tiling in the en-suite bathrooms.

Guests of Mercure Exeter Rougemont can choose from a selection of comfortable bedrooms within the hotel, including twins, doubles and single rooms. For those looking for a little added luxury, Privilege King Rooms and Junior Suites also offer free unlimited Wi-Fi and Nespresso coffee machines.

Guests need not step outside of the hotel’s doors to soak up Exeter’s fascinating past either, with charming, original features still visible throughout the property. Built over 130 years ago on the site of a women’s prison, a beautiful stained-glass window has proudly featured in the lobby since being originally commissioned in 1879. The bar area also boasts a working fireplace dating back to the 16th Century.  

For those looking to indulge, Drakes Restaurant and Bar offers a selection of delicious Brasserie-style food and drink options to whet the appetite – whilst Nelson’s Lounge is the ideal spot to unwind over a relaxing evening dinner or afternoon tea for two. An extensive wine list is also available to choose from, including a refined ‘Flavours from the Cellar’ collection, which is exclusive to Mercure Hotels.

The Mercure Exeter Rougemont is a popular choice for business meetings, with its largest room seating 250 people theatre style. With elegant appointments and luxury setting, The Hotel is also one of the city’s leading wedding and private event venues. The Hotel offers complimentary Wifi throughout the Hotel and has 26 car park spaces available at a charge of £10, on a first come, first serve basis.

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Arrival Date:
Thur , 24th Jan 2019
Departure Date:
Fri , 25th Jan 2019
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Family (En-Suite)£88.00 per room (room only)
Privilege King roomsfrom £88.00 to £189.00 per room (room only)
Standard Double£88.00 per room (room only)
Standard Single roomfrom £78.00 to £84.00 per room (room only)
Standard Twin Room£88.00 per room (room only)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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

    • SWhitbourne
      Amherst MA
      Trip Type:
      Comfortable and attractive property
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 19th September 2018
      I stayed at the Rougemont for a business trip to the lovely town of Exeter, and was generally pleased with the experience. The property itself can best be described as opulent Victorian with many... Read full review
    • Waynedalf
      Attempted Style Over Function
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd September 2018
      Attracted to the hotel by claims of a rather expensive refurbishment, we were very disappointed. The decor in the room was attempting to be stylish, but just wasn't. It looked like they'd gone for... Read full review
    • UkPeteD
      Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Good hotel.
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th September 2018
      Great price, central location and rooms are a good size with all amenities I needed. Would stay here again. For £69 a night plus £10 for breakfast there was nothing to complain about. Opposite... Read full review


    Road Directions

    From the M5 junction 30 follow signs to first roundabout and then first left towards the city centre. Once in the city centre follow directions to Exeter Central train station which is opposite the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel. The hotel has limited parking but there are 2 NCP car parks located close by.



    • Accept Children over 7
    • Free Wi-Fi available


    • Facilities for the Disabled


    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Room service
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Accept children all ages
    • Cot
    • Food/bottle warming available
    • Highchair
    • Special meal times for children

    Establishment Features

    • 24 hr return laundry service
    • Accept coach parties
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
    • Central heating throughout
    • City Centre Location
    • Conference facilities
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Event venue
    • Ironing facilities
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • Lift
    • Night porter
    • Open All Year
    • Pets accepted
    • Public telephone
    • Restaurant
    • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
    • Wedding Venue
    • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Key Features

    • Accessible
    • Accessible Rooms
    • Family
    • Green
    • Groups Welcomed
    • In town/city centre - In the heart of the city centre, close to shops, restaurants and the cathedral
    • Non smoking establishment
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Romantic
    • Travelling Through

    Languages spoken

    • Afrikaans spoken
    • Bulgarian spoken
    • French spoken
    • German spoken
    • Hindi spoken
    • Italian spoken
    • Latvian spoken
    • Polish spoken
    • Portuguese spoken
    • Romanian spoken
    • Russian spoken
    • Spanish spoken
    • Staff Fluent in Languages - French

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking - Charged at £10 overnight. Spaces are on a first come, first serve basis.
    • On site parking - Limited spaces, charges from £8 per 24 hours

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Colour Television in all units
    • Electric shaver point
    • Four poster beds available
    • Free View TV
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Non smoking units
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • Telephone in all bedrooms
    • TV in all bedrooms
    • WiFi

    Specialist Features

    • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
    • Christmas/New Year Programme
    • Honeymoon Breaks
    • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
    • Marketed to any other specialist market
    • Mobile Phone Reception
    • Special provisions for cyclists
    • Special provisions for lone female travellers

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier
    • Packed lunches available
    • Room/unit allocations available
    • Wi-fi available

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    The Rougemont Hotel (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)


    • 4 AA Stars
    4 AA Stars

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