"Chain Hotel but Classy" Top 5 Page for this destination Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel Tip by johngayton
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Exeter: 922 reviews and 1 photos
UPDATE JAN 2016 - This is now part of the Mercure Hotels Group but I doubt much will have changed apart from the branding.
Anytime I stop overnight in Exeter this is my hotel of choice - provided I can get a room at the right price!
The hotel used to be called "The Rougemont" until a few (ish) years ago and was starting to look a little jaded, but has been seriously revamped and rebranded simply as The Thistle Exeter. It's not often that putting a corporate identity on a place works, but here it does.
For a city centre hotel it has everything you would require: nice rooms, 24hrs service, good staff, and perfect location for central Exeter.
The food is reasonably good, breakfast buffet can be a bit hit nor miss, just got to get the timing right when things are coming out fresh, but then that's the same most places. But the service is excellent and nothing is a problem, If your not happy with something tell one of the staff and things will be sorted.
Use the hotel's website and advance bookings can be very reasonable. I've stayed here for as little as £28.50 but that was a few years ago. You might get lucky with a last-minute deal or an early advance (non-refundable) one but reckon to pay at least three-times the £28.50 I quoted as my bestest ever.
Unique Qualities: From the outside the hotel looks a little run down, but once inside it has a lot of character. From the entrance hallway with its pair of bronzes, into the reception area - where you can just sit and have a coffee - wooden panelling abounds. The residents lounge - just order from reception what you want - with its marble fireplace. The staircase and its stained glass window. There's even an internet station!
This is a nice hotel.
It can be expensive but deals are there to be done!
Address: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon EX4
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Immediately opposite Exeter Central Station
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