We booked the Clock Tower Hotel, Exeter because we needed to stay overnight in Exeter before another trip. We could have chosen airport hotel, but decided that a city centre hotel would suit our needs better. Arriving in Exeter, St.David’s by train and walking to the hotel proved strenuous, to be fair it’s not far in distance terms, but there is a steep hill to negotiate. That said I think I would still walk if I was doing it again, but I’d consider a taxi if I had a lot of luggage. Another option would be to get a train to Exeter Central, which is very close to the hotel.
Our party was my son H (9 years old) and my mother, so we booked a family room which had 3 beds: a small double folding bed and twin beds. I arranged up front for us to be able to leave some luggage and get a taxi from the hotel later as my mother’s flight wasn’t till the afternoon and she wanted to explore the city.
We had a friendly welcome and our bags were carried up to our first floor room. A phone call was made to book our taxis and we were given a fixed price for our journey. The room was snug, but big enough and well cleaned. The shower room was tiny (fine for one night) and contained the shower and a toilet. The sink was in the room itself, which was actually quite convenient as it allowed more space and it was handy when filling the kettle, etc. There was a tea and coffee making station with the usual basics, but it didn’t have a wider range of things like herbal teas.
One thing that could be improved was the lighting in the corridors. The light is on a timer switch, which is located near the bedroom doors. This is great for getting your key, but it means that light levels are low when you are walking along the hallway.
Breakfast was served to order and came quickly. It was of a good standard. There was a full English breakfast, plus other cooked food choices. As well as that you could order cereal, yoghurt, fruit juice, hot drinks and toast.
If we were looking to stay in Exeter for a night or two in the future, we’d certainly consider the Clock Tower Hotel as it provided good value accommodation.