A luxury boutique hotel in Exeter City Centre

Private Dining

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Eat & Drink at SH

Casual eating and drinking through the day at SH: choose how you schmooze!

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Christmas at SH

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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.

Read the Good Hotel Guide review Find us in Sawday's Guide

Romantic hotel of the year
‘On a pretty square just a stroll away from Exeter Cathedral, this romantic Georgian town house has 11 bedrooms, all with minibar, REN toiletries and comfy seating. The peaceful dining room offers a short menu of intelligent dishes served by charming waiting staff.’

The Good Hotel Guide 2020

‘Perfectly situated behind Exeter Cathedral, this Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is the ideal spot if you want everything on your doorstep. An independently owned boutique hotel, Southernhay House offers a range of luxury rooms and stays, making every effort to ensure you have everything you need. Bedrooms are individually designed and even include a specially selected book collection. Relax in front of the Club Room fire, spend summer nights in the secret garden and enjoy the comfort of the stylish bar.’

GQ Magazine, 5 October 2019

‘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

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”.

The Bookseller

From the blog…

About last night…

Romance. It’s a thing people seek and, like a butterfly, it’s too often just a few feet ahead or has flown off before you can ‘gram it. Southernhay House has just been given a Cesar award (you’ve heard of Cesar Ritz, right?) by the Good Hotel Guide for “Romantic Hotel” 2020. Read more

Suds law

When we were developing SH as an hotel, one of the most challenging aspects was en suite. It was previously offices, before that a “gentlemen’s club” (ahem) and a home even earlier…..but it’s domestic incarnation ended, I think, around the end of the last war.… Read more