A luxury boutique hotel in Exeter City Centre

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Casual eating and drinking in our chic bar, Club Room or al fresco: choose how you schmooze!

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Discover our Boutique Hotel in Exeter

A relaxed and friendly boutique hotel in the heart of Exeter city centre. A beautiful grade II* listed Georgian townhouse.

This is casual luxe life as it should be lived outside the metropolis.

‘The epitome of an independent hotel that’s doing it right’

The Hotel Inspector, Channel 5, 27 June 2019

‘Southernhay Hotel is a luxury bolthole in central Exeter, combining East India Company heritage with modern city savvy. This boutique property has one of the city’s swankiest cocktail bars, super service and plush interior design – expectations are exceeded’

The Telegraph

‘Festooned with antique paintings of bygone sultans and admirals, rolltop baths, a seriously chic cocktail bar and a bag of Devon fudge on arrival, this is, by a comfortable margin, the finest boutique spot for miles around.’

The Independent

Fun, stylish, casual and super-cool; a welcome dose of grown-up luxe in the heart of Exeter’

Muddy Stilettos

Exeter’s branch of Blackwell’s is preparing a “19th-century love inn” with the city’s Southernhay House Hotel. The partnership will bring Blackwell’s books to guests’ hotel rooms so they can discover literature that relates to both the hotel’s “mercantile past” and its “wider place in the Exeter scene”.

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