Great Western

St David's StationEX4 4NUExeterUnited Kingdom
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About Great Western

Great Western is a simple, mid-sized hotel in the heart of Exeter.

Guest rooms boast straightforward decor. Colour TV with Sky Television, tea and coffee facilities, direct dial phone and hairdryer are standard.

Great Western offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property and features multi-use function spaces. A full English breakfast is included in your stay.

The hotel restaurant features Chinese cuisine. Loco Bar offers real ales, beer, cider, wine, cocktails and pub food. There are dozens of restaurants and bars in close proximity of the hotel such as those at the Exeter Centre, which is a ten-minute walk away.

Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter University, Exeter cathedral, Exeter Quay and St. Nicholes Priory are a short walk away.


St David's Station, EX4 4NU, Exeter, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1392)274039 | Fax: +44(1392)425529 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

The hotel is conveniently located.

Just a two minute walk from Exeter St. David’s train station and a 15 minute walk from the coach and bus station, this hotel’s location can’t be beat. In addition, you are within walking distance of lots of local attractions, historic sites and eateries.

The staff is wonderful.

From the moment you check in, the staff is friendly, warm and happy to accommodate most any request. They can steer you in the direction of places to dine and local sites as well.

Breakfast is included.

It’s nice not to have to think of a place to eat breakfast, let alone pay for it. The full English breakfast is good and plentiful at Great Western, giving you a good start to the day.

Negative Reviews

The rooms are on the small side.

Some of the rooms at Great Western are a bit on the small side, so if you’re travelling with more than one person or need room to maneuver, ask for a more spacious room at check in.

There’s no lift.

This hotel doesn’t have a lift which can be problematic if you have low mobility, lots of luggage or small children in tow. In addition, the stairs are rather steep and narrow.

It could be cleaner.

The state of this hotel is sub-par as there are holes in the stained carpeting, especially in the corridors and on the stairs, as well as peeling wallpaper and a musty smell in the guest rooms. The furnishings are tired and the decor is dated, making the

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 431 reviews