Southernhay House

Exeter, Devon

The supremely elegant porticoed entrance of this Grade II listed Georgian town house is a hint that Southernhay offers a sophisticated and individual take on a city centre hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The supremely elegant porticoed entrance of this Grade II listed Georgian town house is a hint that Southernhay offers a sophisticated and individual take on a city centre hotel. Owners Deborah Clark and Tony Orchard have created an elegant but unstuffy atmosphere, combining original features with sleek, modern decor. Soft Farrow & Ball colours, quirky antiques and designer furniture give a low-key luxurious feel. ‘For such a stylish hotel,’ comments our inspector, ‘the warmth was unusually welcoming.’ Bedrooms are uncluttered spaces with large sash windows overlooking gardens, hand-made beds and a mix of antique and modern furnishings. A swish new apartment is more minimalist. Bathrooms are contemporary; smaller rooms are shower only, larger ones have roll-top baths. Evenings kick off with a drink in the classy cocktail bar, recently extended with a glass pavilion. Dinner includes reliable classics such as Devon rib-eye steak as well as lighter dishes such as fresh tagliatelle with prawns. ‘Beautifully presented’ breakfasts range from 
eggs and field mushrooms to buttermilk pancakes and the full grill.

Hotel details

Address

36 Southernhay East
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1NX
England

Telephone

01392 439000

Bedrooms

12. 1 apartment in separate building.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, private dining, in-room TV (Freeview), small lawn, veranda, terrace, civil wedding licence, street parking (free overnight), car parks (fee), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

over-14s welcomed on an adult basis.

Dogs

only in garden and on terrace.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £161. 
À la carte £38.