Best City Hotel 2013 as voted by Food and Travel Magazine Readers
“Contemporary Wonderland” Alastair Sawday’s Guides
Welcome to our “contemporary wonderland” in the heart of Exeter. Take a step inside this iconic building, formerly The West of England Eye Hospital to see how this striking hotel unfolds.
Historic walled gardens create the backdrop for a very special experience. The newly created lounge, adorned with a Hugo Dalton wall painting opens out onto a terrace and garden, a place to be and enjoy the art of relaxation. Meander through the library collection, the selection will tempt you to stay a little longer, whilst the buzz of the bar might tempt you to enjoy a sip of something special.
The Restaurant with its theatre kitchen is guided by Head Chef Ben Bulger. Under the guidance of Simon Hopkinson the team create a daily changing menu which embraces the seasons and Simon’s passion for great food, well done. Opening out onto the terrace and the garden, it definitely is the place to enjoy a light lunch or celebratory dinner.
The Spa, featuring award winning REN offers facials and massages tailored for you, and it will be only a moment before you dip into our inside-out pool, the temptation will take you. The inside pool area with its wood burning fire may be for you, or will it be outside in the Devon air?
Bedrooms are as individual as we are; each with its own personality (including original art) and sumptuous touches. No two rooms are the same, but what does come as standard is the complimentary mini bar and iPad, the oh-so comfortable beds, (and all the creature comforts you require).
Best of all, are our people, they make it a very exceptional place, which we look forward to sharing with you.