Southernhay House

36 Southernhay EastEX1 1NXExeterUnited Kingdom
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About Southernhay House

Southernhay House in Exeter offers accommodation with all modern conveniences in beautiful surroundings.

Modern and stylish rooms with en-suite bathroom with shower, flat screen TV’s, iPod docks, kettle with tea & coffee and seating areas in selected rooms.

The hotel features a 24-hour reception, terrace and gardens, free Wi-Fi, room service and free parking.

Guests can enjoy a buffet-style continental breakfast, a club menu at the bar, afternoon tea on the terrace and a seasonal dinner menu based on locally sourced ingredients.

The property is well-placed to provide ample opportunities for exploring Exeter and greater Devon. Exeter Cathedral, Sandy Park Rugby Stadium and Exeter Airport are all within easy reach.


36 Southernhay East, EX1 1NX, Exeter, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1392)439000 | 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

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Interesting and well-appointed rooms.

Taking their inspiration from local history, each of the rooms at the Southernhay House are named after the key historical trades of the area. All rooms are individually decorated with antique furnishings to provide a unique and interesting experience. En-suite bathrooms feature rain showers and limestone finishes.

Original approach to dining.

The hotel offers a more original approach to dining with a buffet continental breakfast in the morning, including a variety of fruits, yoghurts, cereals and pastries. A unique Club Menu is available from midday through to early evening and consists of a variety of light meals which guests can enjoy with a drink from the bar. Dinners consist of an ever-changing menu selection dictated by what is available locally in any given season.

Great base for exploring historic Exeter.

The property enjoys a great location and is the ideal base for exploring this ancient and historic city. The hotel is close to many historic points of interest including Exeter Cathedral as well as many interesting museums, shops and local eateries.

Negative Reviews

Plenty of stairs but no lift.

Perhaps surprisingly the hotel does not feature a lift on the property and guests must use stairs to access rooms above ground level. This can become difficult for travellers with heavy luggage, small children or physical impairments.

Beautiful rooms with no wardrobes.

While each room has been carefully and deliberately designed and decorated with plenty of modern conveniences, there are, curiously, no wardrobes provided in the rooms for hanging clothes.

Not all rooms are the same.

Some rooms at the hotel are very small and compact, with just the basics while others are larger and feature seating areas and more floor space. A thorough enquiry before booking is recommended to ensure that the right sort of room is booked.

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 52 reviews