Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

Southernhay East, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX1 1QF  show map
 4 stars
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Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The Mercure Southgate Hotel located in the heart of Exeter, a short stroll from the Cathedral and Princesshay Shopping Centre.

Built originally around two Georgian townhouses the hotel is a perfect blend of historic and contemporary.

The hotel offers 154 comfortable and well-equipped guestrooms.

Guests can enjoy contemporary British cuisine including locally sourced meat and fresh seafood in the hotel restaurant. Visit the Lounge Bar and Terrace for a Devonshire afternoon tea or relax on the Terrace with a glass of wine in the evening.

It is Exeter's largest hotel-based conference and banqueting facility and among the most impressive venues in the South West of England. Accommodating up to 150, the hotel's seven conference suites are superbly designed in a contemporary style and feature multimedia presentation and communications facilities.

The Southgate featuring health club with indoor swimming pool, Swedish sauna and gym.

Number of rooms:   156.

Rooms

154 bedrooms offer guests a range of accommodation options including privilege rooms, spacious suites, interconnecting rooms and enhanced accessibility. Each room features a range of facilities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi and Free view TV.

Every bedroom is in line with four-star standards.

Rooms also offer particularly inspiring views over the city, including Exeter Cathedral, historic Southernhay and distant glimpses of the Devon countryside.

All children under two years stay free of charge for cots.

Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Dining options

Cloisters restaurant features a wide range of Modern and traditional dishes in an elegant yet relaxed setting.

The lounge bar and Terrace are open all day, for a drink or for a light meal.

24-hour room service is also available.

The hotel takes great pride in offering guests a vast choice of hot and cold items for breakfast. Daily options include traditional full English, fresh fruit, cereal and a selection of locally produced preserves and jams.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at GBP 12 per day.
  • private parking is possible on site at GBP 2 per hour.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Exeter location
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Hotel Address:

Southernhay East, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX1 1QF

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City Center
  • Exeter
    400 m
Airports
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    156

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

154 bedrooms offer guests a range of accommodation options including privilege rooms, spacious suites, interconnecting rooms and enhanced accessibility. Each room features a range of facilities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi and Free view TV.

Every bedroom is in line with four-star standards.

Rooms also offer particularly inspiring views over the city, including Exeter Cathedral, historic Southernhay and distant glimpses of the Devon countryside.

All children under two years stay free of charge for cots.

Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Privilege Guest RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Privilege Guest RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Privilege Guest RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Privilege Guest Room
Privilege Guest Room
Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or Twin beds
Size: 14 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Privilege, Room

Room facilities
    Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Privilege Suite
    Privilege Suite
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
    Size: 14 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This spacious air-conditioned room features free Wi-Fi, a TV, newspapers, and a safe. The room also has a Nespresso machine and a selection of refreshments. The en suite bathroom offers a walk-in shower, slippers, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries.

    Room facilities
      Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Twin RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Twin RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Twin RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Twin Room
      Classic Twin Room
      Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 14 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      DOUBLE CLASSIC

      Room facilities
        Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic SuiteMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Suite
        Classic Suite
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
        Size: 14 m²
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
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        This room comes with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. This room features either an en-suite shower or bath. Please contact the hotel to request a bath.

        Room facilities
          Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Family Guest RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Family Guest RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Family Guest RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Classic Family Guest Room
          Classic Family Guest Room
          Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or Twin beds
          Size: 15 m²
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
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          This room features free Wi-Fi, a TV, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. This room features either an en-suite shower or bath. Please contact the hotel to request a bath. Some rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Please specify party number at the time of booking. Extra beds can be accommodated in the room and will either be a sofa bed or a roll away bed.

          Room facilities
            Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Family Suite
            Family Suite
            Size: 15 m²
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
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            This room features free Wi-Fi, a TV, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. This room features either an en-suite shower or bath. Please contact the hotel to request a bath. Some rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Please specify party number at the time of booking. Extra beds can be accommodated in the room and will either be a sofa bed or a roll away bed.

            Room facilities
              Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Deluxe Double RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Deluxe Double RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Deluxe Double RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Deluxe Double Room
              Deluxe Double Room
              Bed type: Double bed
              Size: 15 m²
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              • Bathtub
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              DOUBLE DELUXE

              Room facilities
                Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Executive Double RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Executive Double RoomMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Executive Double Room
                Executive Double Room
                Bed type: Double bed
                Size: 15 m²
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                • Air conditioning
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Exeter location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  Southernhay East, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX1 1QF

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                  City Center
                  • Exeter
                    400 m
                  Airports
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    156

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedExeterMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

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                  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • South Gate Gallery - 100 m
                  • Polka Gallery - 100 m
                  • Exeter Westpoint - 300 m
                  • Spacex Gallery - 300 m
                  • Opus Mosaic - 400 m

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 300 m

                  Places of interest

                  • Exeter Cathedral - 200 m
                  • The Guildhall - 300 m
                  • underground passages - 400 m
                  • Tuckers Hall - 500 m
                  • Exeter Services M5 - 4.5 km

                  Amusement

                  • Hustlers Snookerhalls - 300 m
                  • Star Amusements - 400 m
                  • Mecca Bingo - 400 m
                  • Latgreen Ltd - 400 m
                  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 500 m
                  • The Exeter Picturehouse - 500 m
                  • Stardust Amusements - 500 m
                  • Musicroom - 700 m
                  • Megabowl - 700 m
                  • Crealy Country Park - 4.8 km

                  Museums

                  Parks

                  • Northernhay Gardens - 600 m
                  • Heavitree Pleasure Grounds - 1.8 km

                  Theaters

                  • Barnfield Theatre - 200 m
                  • Exeter Phoenix Ltd - 400 m
                  • Northcott Theatre - 1.7 km
                  • Exeter Arts Booking & Information Centre - 4.5 km

                  Local attractions

                  • Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) - 7.7 km
                    Higher Ashton, Exeter
                  • Go Ape Haldon - 8.6 km
                    Bullers Hill, Exeter
                  • A La Ronde - 12.2 km
                    Summer Lane, Exmouth
                  • Crealy Adventure Park - 8.1 km
                    Sidmouth Road, Exeter
                  • Haldon Forest Park - 8.6 km
                    Follow signs from the A38 and A380, Exeter

                  Near the hotel

                  • Exeter Cathedral - 250 m
                    1 The Cloisters, Exeter
                  • Exeter Guildhall - 490 m
                    High St., Exeter
                  • St. Nicholas Priory - 480 m
                    The Mint, Exeter
                  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum - 560 m
                    Queen Street, Exeter

                  Getting there.

                  The preferred airport for Mercure Southgate Exeter is Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 7.9km.

                  Direction by car:

                  Via the M5, exit at Junction 29 and take the A3015 towards Exeter City Centre. Continue into the city for 2.5 miles (4 km), through 2 roundabouts and right at 2 fork junctions. You then come down a hill (Heavitree Police Station on the right, Pyramids Pool on the left) and arrive at a large roundabout. Take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto Western Way (Plymouth via the A38). Turn right at the 1st lights onto Barnfield Rd then 1st left onto Southernhay East. The hotel is down the hill on the right.

                  Railway Station:

                  Exeter central - 1km;

                  Exeter St David’s - 2.3km.

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    156

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedExeterMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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                  Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

                  Average guest rating

                  7.8out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 486 reviews

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Single
                    7.0

                    Good location, on site parking and hotel was clean and well maintained. Staff generally friendly and helpful, room was comfortable.

                    The bar was very expensive, the rooms were very warm and the location next to a ring road meant that having the window open kept you awake. The restaurant was very quiet with no atmoshere yet I was rushed through my starter and main course before I had finished one glass of wine! I would suggest eating in the city centre.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Great location. Good breakfast

                    Furniture in room was old and had been damaged on corners.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    The room was an excellent size, the bedding was of a high standard and the location is very central to the city.

                    1.Receptionist very abrupt - told no room until 2pm: it was 1:45 at the time 2.The bathroom was small and the shower not very powerful. 3.The room was quite dark. 4. Despite ringing to check re availability of spa (as Booked.net website correctly said it was being refurbished), was told only ladies changing room would be out of action - they did not add that this also meant no ladies sauna 5. Superior room had a connecting door to room with 2 very noisy children in it - no attempt made by parents to quieten them: beware if booking Superior room - they are also used as family rooms

                  • Couple
                    10.0

                    Polite staff,easy to get to,local to all facilities,clean,easy to book,good food,pleasant surrondinds,great facilities.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    The location is good for sight seeing and shopping all easy walkng distance, and 20 mins drive to coastal areas. Room was clean and a nice size size with veiws of the cathedral we had a very nice relaxed 3 day break

                    There is some refurbishing going on at swimming pool some early starts by the builders

                  • Couple
                    8.8

                    The Privileged Room was definitely value for money, the bed was extremely comfortable and we had a great view of the cathedral. The location of the hotel was very convenient, just a 3-4 minute walk to the city centre. Room service was efficient and all the staff were lovely.

                    There are no bath tubs.

                  • Older travelers
                    5.4

                    The staff were very polite and helpful. Good location from which to explore Exeter.

                    Far too many people using the leisure centre the gymnasium was totally overloaded and the changing rooms were too small. The quality of the cooked breakfast was poor - the food was too cold and the plates were also cold.

                  • Family with children
                    9.6

                    Wasnt happy about staying in a 4 star hotel and then having to pay £8.00 for parking. Very disapointed with this.

                  • Single
                    8.8

                    Excellent room. Excellent bathroom, bed, cutlery, crockery and tv etc. I couldn't fault it.

                    The internet charge is nothing more than a rip off and one that all hotel chains seem to think is an acceptable practise. It is my intention in future to only stay in hotels with either free access or have BT Openzone. Stop ripping me off.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    Leisure facilities.Great breakfast.

                    Swimming pool had a problem with heating and was too cold.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Rooms were fantastic

                    noise from car park barrier all night

                  • Older travelers
                    5.4

                    The comvenience to City amenities.

                    1.A reception which offered no assistance with baggage.2.A non smoking room that smelt of smoking which is because the wallpaper on the walls was from its previous smoking status which we understand was Dec 2009! 3.We were not offered an alternative room. 4.We were not offered a newspaper in the mornings.5.We were surprised to be charged for using broadband so declined and went elsewher.6. To charge guests an additional charge of £8 per 24 hrs for parking when 100 yds away it was cheaper did not go down well-the exit arrangments are daft.7.Allowing corporate entertainment in the main lobby area results in non participants having to walk through their activity to reach the lifts-not recomended!

                  • Older travelers
                    6.2

                    Excellent breakfast, both continental and English. Good bed

                    I don't expect to be woken by room service tapping at the door at 8.15am when breakfast is available to 10. Supper waitress attention sporadic, told could not order on arrival "because a large party has just ordered", subsequently forgotten and two later arrivals ordered and served before us. No steak knife provided for hopelessly tough venison. Room television not fully functional, mini bar empty. The bizarre violet-purple downlighters in the corridors were truly egregious, but perhaps beloved by someone like Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen. £8 parking is a lot, but that is Exeter for you

                  • Couple
                    8.8

                    The facilities were excellent

                    Paying for the carpark on top of the hotel cost

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Convenient for the city centre, pleasant atmosphere, well appointed, clean comfortable rooms, lovely pool

                    Car parking @ £8 per day is okay for a city centre location but really should be free

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Exeter location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Southernhay East, Exeter, United Kingdom, EX1 1QF

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Exeter
                    400 m
                  Airports
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    156

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedExeterMercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

                  Use Badge