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Reviews - Heavitree Guest House

4Self Classified Bed and Breakfast Ratings explained
30-32 Heavitree Road, , , Exeter, EX1 2LQ
A high quality bed and breakfast with ensuite rooms, City centre location, near to rail, bus and coach stations as well as both hospitals and universities. Explore Devon and Cornwall from our friendly Edwardian home in Exeter near medieval city walls, Cathedral, and some of the best restaurants. Whether visiting Exeter on business, visiting relatives, or exploring the area you are sure to be impressed. All of the thirteen bedrooms are en-suite. Every room has been individually decorated and furnished with every attention to detail. Original period furnishings compliment the new remote control LCD digital flat screen televisions, double glazing, direct dial telephones, hairdryers, and tea and coffee making facilities. Herbal teas are available on request. Now available is WiFi access in all areas of the Guest House including all bedrooms. Enjoy a freshly prepared full English, vegetarian, or continental breakfast in the breakfast room. We do not serve evening meals, but there are an abundance of excellent eating places nearby which we can advise and recommend.
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83% recommended this accommodation to a friend 72% would stay again
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Girly weekend in Exeter
Twice a year my friends and I arrange to meet up and this time it was in Exeter! It was difficult to get a triple room for 3 adults and for only a Saturday but thankfully the Heavitree were able to accommodate us. Prior to arrival I called ahead and managed to book a car space which was great as spaces are very limited. On entering the guest house we made our way to our room on the first floor which was situated overlooking the main road into Exeter but with no issues of noise. The room was clean, tidy and we were provided with fresh towels. The room has a lot of trinkets and items that I have only seen in my grandmothers house! I am sure tourists would love this but if we are honest it is definitely not our cup of tea and far too much lacy doilies, chintz and too many trinkets but you could not fault the cleanliness of the room and it was great that we could all share one room together. There was one downfall. ...the tv was not working and although the owner was very helpful on the phone, she mentioned that they had been experiencing problems with the TV but nothing was offered in its place, especially as we wanted the music channels to help us get ready. We had a good nights sleep with no issues and breakfast was served between 8-9 and we were met by a friendly host who could not have been more helpful, there was a choice of cereals, juices, tea, coffee and a cooked breakfast. Checkout was at 10am and it was a simple, easy process but we thought the price of £120 per night was quite expensive but maybe that is what prices cost in the city. I am not sure if we would stay there again purely because we like the more modern, stylish type of accommodation but if you like the idea of staying somewhere that is a little more like going to a relative's house and like trinkets then the Heavitree is the place for you.

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Danielle W

From Plymouth, UK
Who stayed in July 2013

Group of women

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Great value for money
Stayed here for 2 nights for my daughters graduation with my sister. Greeted by Jackie the owner who made us feel welcome straight away. Stayed in room 15 on ground floor. Very nice room and comfortable bed. The breakfast was first class. We walked into the city centre with ease within 10 minute but it would be a little bit hilly for anyone with mobility issues. All in all a very enjoyable stay. There was no "lounge" area to relax or wait for my sister to get ready . That isn't a criticism just an observation. I would stay here again

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john ennis

From UK
Who stayed in July 2013

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A very central place to stay for Exeter City Centre.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The room for 3 was very spacious and relaxing but you were worried that you would knock over one of the many vases or china figures.

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Rachel R

From Cardiff, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

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Very nice place
I stayed for one night. It was very pleasant and next time I am in Exeter I will stay again. Excellent value for money with very helpful hosts.

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Julia P

From UK
Who stayed in June 2013

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Nice b&b, close to town

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J L

From London, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

Couple

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Expensive b&b but that's the way it is in Exeter
Exeter is expensive and this b&b whilst excellent is expensive when classed as a hotel but no evening meals on offer. This is a true b&b but with great service. But please can we get rid of the sheets and blankets and get some nice quality duvets, this would stop me staying here again which is a shame as the people are lovely and make every effort to make you feel welcome. If its a b & b you are after this is good but as I say expensive

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k paterson

From Gourock, Scotland
Who stayed in October 2012

Travelling alone

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The Edwardian
For an upmarket B&B, The Edwardian is difficult to beat. Exeter is always a difficult town to find reasonably priced accommodation, so most of us these days turn to the www. I was offered a wide selection that I choose not to afford so I could take my daughter out to a great place for a wonderful steak - Harry's - and if you have not been, then you really do need to go.
The Edwardian is mid-priced, sensible accommodation, comfortable and dry. It is close enough to walk to the City Centre, far out enough so it is quiet at night when you want to sleep. You will not get room-service, but you get a great welcome, a comfortable bed and a place that will entice you back to stay! Enjoy it and your next trip to Exeter.

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J Holmes

From UK
Who stayed in October 2012

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