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The City Gate Hotel

4-star inn with restaurant, near Exeter Cathedral

  • Free WiFi
ZAR 1,915

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Iron Bridge, Exeter, EX4 3RB, England, United Kingdom
  • Overall felt somewhat over-priced for what was quite a small room (a lot smaller than the…

    Oct 30, 2021

  • Made a late booking due to travel issues and no one was available to check me in I was…

    Sep 23, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Heart of Exeter
  • Exeter Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • University of Exeter - 12 min walk
  • Harlequins Shopping Centre - 3 min walk
  • Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery - 3 min walk
  • Gandy Street - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Superior Double Room

What’s around


  • Heart of Exeter
  • Exeter Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • University of Exeter - 12 min walk
  • Harlequins Shopping Centre - 3 min walk
  • Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery - 3 min walk
  • Gandy Street - 4 min walk
  • Guildhall Shopping Centre - 4 min walk
  • Exeter Phoenix Centre - 4 min walk
  • 21 The Mint - 5 min walk
  • St Nicholas Priory - 5 min walk
  • St Martin's Church - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Exeter Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Exeter St David's Station - 11 min walk
  • Exeter (EXS-Exeter St Thomas Train Station) - 12 min walk
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Iron Bridge, Exeter, EX4 3RB, England, United Kingdom

At a glance


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and sofa beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts debit cards, debit cards, debit cards, debit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • City Gate Exeter
  • The City Gate Hotel Inn Exeter
  • City Gate Hotel
  • City Gate Hotel Exeter
  • Hotel City Gate
  • The City Gate Hotel Exeter, Devon
  • City Gate
  • The City Gate Hotel Exeter Devon
  • The City Gate Hotel Inn
  • The City Gate Hotel Exeter

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, The City Gate Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The City Gate Hotel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Patisserie Valerie (4-min walk), The Angel (4-min walk), and The Exploding Bakery (4-min walk).
  • The City Gate Hotel has a garden.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great hotel

    Great hotel very close to the city centre with comfy, clean rooms and a nice bar/outdoor area.

    Douglas, 2 night trip, Sep 14, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    The hotel was good, located in prime location with some bath amenities missing like tissues and shower floor mat ..

    FAWZI, 1 night family trip, Sep 13, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great staff really friendly. Perfect Location & good food. For a pub/ hotel great. Do look for deals as we booked at fairly short notice and probably paid too price. It is August and a lot of places were booked up but pleased we found this little gem.

    2 night romance trip, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Location perfect for touring the City

    We didn't quite have the room I was expecting and at 11pm with children that's not a great! but the GM made sure we had very nice alternative arrangements made elsewhere, after a 4 hr drive from Richmond upon Thames. much appreciated.

    Shelina, 2 night family trip, Jul 25, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great little spot in the centre of the city

    This hotel is part of a pub and we had to go in through the pub to check in. Check in was OK although it took a while for someone to deal with us as the staff seemed somewhat confused when we were checking in. The room was lovely, well decorated and comfortable. Considering the rooms are above a pub we were not disturbed by the Bois below. The WiFi was good and there were good amenities in the room. The hotel is well situated giving good access to the city and there are lots of places to eat and drink nearby. Parking was offsite in a nearby car park a few minutes walk away and not too expensive.

    Richard, 1 night trip, Jul 23, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Lovely boutique hotel

    Lovely boutique hotel adjoining a bar / restaurant great room very comfortable nice fixtures and fittings fab shower breakfast also first class

    Geoffrey, 1 night business trip, Jun 8, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Boutique stay

    Brill boutique style and drink very nice too

    dean, 1 night business trip, Nov 3, 2020

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  • 6,0.Good

    Run of the mill

    Really confused with this hotel. So the story goes something like... Check-in Arrived early, went to reception, however no-one was around. Called the hotel number, no one picked up. Wondered back to the bar, found someone who bluntly stated 3pm esrliest check in, you will have to come back then, the same person kindly gave directions to the closest and cheapest car park! When we checked in, it was quick and easy Room - first impressions were good, but a few things became clear. None of these detracted from the comfort of the room, it is more like TLC needed. Small stain on carpet, damp patxh on bedroom wall, bed sheets had an iron burn mark, and the bathroom toilet seat, taps and plug were all loose/faulty but useable. Dining & Breakfast We ate our evening in the hotel, and the service varied massively. We were not offered the Sunday lunch menu, but the couple that obviously knew the staff were offered it after we had been served? Dinner was excellent though. Breakfast on our first morning - we werent offered and of the 'waiting' items, croissants, yogurts etc but again full english was superb. Second morning we were offered 'waiting'items, but breakfast wasnt so tasty. Compounded by £6 for a bottle of cider(not sure if thats standard for Exeter?) Jury is out on this place.....

    Alan, 2 night trip, Oct 4, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Over all good and comfortable. I would stay again.

    Robert, 1 night business trip, Sep 16, 2020

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  • 2,0.Poor

    Comically small rooms

    Fine if you’re under 4ft, bring a helmet if you’re over that height. Harness for scaling the four flights of steep stairs would also be useful. Also smelt of sewage which was nice.

    1 night trip, Aug 15, 2020

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