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St. Olaves Court

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Swanage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Surprisingly tranquil so close to the city centre. Breakfast was good and varied for a relatively small hotel. We had dinner on the first night which again was good. Staff were attentive and helpful. Negatives? - our room was furnished a little haphazardly without it appeared much thought for the people staying in it. The bathroom similarly and in need...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2014

My partner and I stayed at St Olaves hotel at the end of March, we have stayed there before and loved it, once again we were not disappointed! Even though we were so close to the centre of city we decided we would eat in the hotel restaurant as we couldn't resist the menu! Fantastic fresh food, lovely service it...

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1Thank Minnieme_11
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2014

For a hotel so close to the shops (2 minutes away) and convenient for exploring many of Exeter's historical sites, St Olave's is surprisingly peaceful. There is an inner courtyard (with free parking for guests) with shrubs and flowers that give a pleasantly rural atmosphere. The food was very good and the staff friendly and efficient, nothing was too much...

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Derby, UK
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with my partner for a weekend in November, we found it easily and liked the central location, parked safely in the courtyard and liked that the car was close by. We were on the top floor so there was a large spiral staircase to walk up which we were fine with (in our mid 30's) but...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Recently held a conference at St Olaves Hotel. The staff we all fantastic and really helpful, the food was delicious, and the location was great. Lots of positive feed back from Conference attendees about the set up and smooth running of the day which all the staff at St Olaves made happen.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I will not be going back to St Olaves and don't recommend that anyone else should either. The reception is frosty, Pointless. The food awful, Cold, undercooked, and tasteless. Pubs are now serving up better meals for less. The management don't even care, despite giving them plenty of opportunity. Exeter is a great city, unfortunately St Olaves doesn't even scrape...

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3Thank Paulgoffuk
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Nice staff, good bar, and a very attractive spot - almost like a little Parisian oasis in the middle of Exeter. BUT then my risotto arrived. Oh dear - I've never had cooked carrot placed on a rissotto as a garnish before - not nice.

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1Thank Rachel Y
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014

As a regular guest over 10 years what a shame to see it crumble physically and in service. What happened? Where has the service gone? on arrival yesterday for 2 rooms, and for supper in the bar area we asked to order food at the desk at 8.45pm as there was nobody else to ask, only to be told "kitchens...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

Upon driving through the archway into the hotel grounds I was pleasantly surprised.... Couldn't believe I was in the centre of Exeter, it was so quiet and private. The hotel itself is quite old I believe with full of character and a touch of elegance. I found the staff very receptive and polite. The location is excellent, just 3 minutes...

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Derbyshire
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Following refurbishment, this hotel offers fantastic Value for Money. We stayed in a superior double room, which was really a suite - with spacious and comfortable sitting area, fabulous King size bed, and lovely bathroom. Breakfast was excellent with terrific choice. Brilliant l,ocation, just 5 minute stroll to the Cathedral. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. And all for less...

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Address: Mary Arches Street, Exeter EX4 3AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: ₹ 5,636 - ₹ 8,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Olaves Court 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Facing the courtyard would be quieter.”
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“We didn't stay so can't offer tips! Those who did were more than happy.”
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“Request an interior room, off the spiral staircase and AWAY from the maddening gulls!”
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