4.5 out of 5

"Great spacious rooms with sea view, staff are very friendly and accommodating. Faultless location between town and beach, free car parking. Breakfasts ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 12 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

The comfortable rooms at Royal Exeter Hotel get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Bournemouth International Centre. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a fitness centre and a bar. This 3-star hotel has 54 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and digital TV channels.

  • All rooms offer digital TV, coffee/tea makers and phones
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the coffee shop/café or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry and wedding services
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and overall comfort
  • Steps from Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Lower Gardens

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£73 per night

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Family Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Royal Exeter Hotel ratings based on 15 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Exeter Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
This hotel has such a great story being the first building in Bournemouth in 1812.. Oscar Wilde was a former guest at the hotel. It's a bit creaky when you walk through the maze of corridors, but that adds to the character of the building. The staff were friendly and courteous. The hotel is under renovation, but they contacted me in advance to give me the heads up. They put me in a quiet room with a view of the English Channel and the Ferris wheel, which I could see from the bed. I loved that I could open the windows as a lot of hotels have some sort of catch on the window. I could smell the sea air and throughly enjoyed this with my coffee the next morning. The bed was comfy and I had a delicious breakfast the next morning. The location is great because everything is right there. You can walk to the shops, restaurants and that gorgeous beach!

Posted by on 13 Jun 2019

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4 out of 5
I was surprised the external refurbishment was still ongoing, however the rooms were not refurbished but still pleasant and spacious. Shame they don't have a swimming pool but reception happy to ring round for you. Late night bar was good. Short walk to the beach and high St which was great.

Posted by on 9 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location for the Convention centre and local eateries

Posted by on 28 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Staff were polite and helpful, the room was well laid out , nice comfortable bed.

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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4 out of 5
nice room, shame about the mini TV, executive room, spacious clean . tidy - but come on upgrade the TV...

Posted by on 31 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely hotel very central for our New Year celebrations. We had a lovely time, the bar and entertainment was first class and the breakfast was very good.

Posted by , from Bristol on 3 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Close to BIC, great for convenience and has its own car park. Staff on reception were fantastic. So helpful

Posted by , from Dorchester Dorset on 19 Nov 2018

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4 out of 5
Friendly staff but room was cold. Radiator did not work but there was an oil filled radiator supplied. Floorboards were SO SO noisy

Posted by , from Poersmouth on 29 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5
A perfect location, very friendly staff, will return

Posted by , from London on 30 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5
Lovely hotel which was close to the seafront and town centre. Staff were very helpful and we were able to leave our car in the car park before checking in.

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Royal Exeter Hotel also features a fitness centre and dry cleaning/laundry services. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Bournemouth hotel.

  • 54 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Wedding services available
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) (10.3 km / 6.4 mi)
  • Train station: Bournemouth Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Royal Exeter Hotel offers 54 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property's restaurant will be under refurbishment from January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 10 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 8.00 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Royal Exeter Hotel Bournemouth
  • Royal Exeter Hotel
  • Royal Exeter Bournemouth
  • Royal Exeter

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.