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1 room, 2 adults

The City Gate Hotel

4-star4 stars
Iron Bridge, Lower North Street, Exeter, England, EX4 3RB, United Kingdom

4-star inn with restaurant, near University of Exeter
  • Free WiFi
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • I loved the decor, it was lovely. The restaurant downstairs was in a lovely setting with…Dec. 11, 2019
  • Confusion with booking as hotel tried to cancel one room on day of arrival and had to…Jan. 27, 2020

The City Gate Hotel

  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Double Room

What’s around The City Gate Hotel


  • Heart of Exeter
  • University of Exeter - 11 min walk
  • Harlequins Shopping Centre - 3 min walk
  • Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery - 3 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

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Exeter Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Exeter St David's Station - 11 min walk
  • Exeter St Thomas Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this 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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print 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
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • 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
  • 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

The City Gate Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and sofa beds. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The City Gate Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at The City Gate Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at The City Gate Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The City Gate Hotel.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The City Gate Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The City Gate Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Steaks & Sushi (1-min walk), Herbies (2-min walk), and The Conservatory (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 81 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The perfect Exeter experience.
Everything was perfect. Service, bed, quality of furnishings and bathroom. Restaurant bar and breakfast all first class. Highly recommended! Thanks for looking after me.
Shaun, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quirky, good value, superb service
Absolutely loved City Gate Hotel💕. Rooms beautifully decorated and quirky, adjoining bar and restaurant fantastic...amazing food. Couldn’t recommend it more highly. Excellent value for money! ✨The service and staff were some of the best I have come across😊
Heather, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic boutique hotel and pub in Exeter. 3rd year staying here at Xmas while visiting family. Amazing breakfast and made to feel very welcome throughout our stay. The general manager and staff were superb. They are a real credit to the place. Hope to see you again soon x
Ryan, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hidden treasure!
Friendly welcome and a good buzz downstairs in the bar and restaurant. Short menu that caters for a good range of tastes. Then up the slightly creaky stairs (clearly quite an historic building) to chic boutique bedrooms with v comfy bed, botanical toiletries and a Nespresso machine to get you started in the morning. Definitely a little treasure in Exeter!
Ian, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Really lovely second stay at this central hotel. It's a great location for visiting the centre of Exeter. The staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful. We had a bigger room this time and it was a little chilly but the staff brought us a spare fan heater and we were soon toasty.
David, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Mixed feelings
Mixed feelings. Hotel staff was extremely nice and polite; however not enough of them. Constantly had to go into the bar to get help. The first night I was put into a room that had no functional heating on a very cold night; I had to sleep with my coat on. I was ready to leave as a result of this. When I complained next morning I was moved, which I appreciated, but was clear to me that the staff had been aware of the issue at the time I was given the room; they admitted that they knew the heat wasn’t working. In the next room, issues with the shower not draining and my almost being hit in the head by the bar that holds the shower door in place falling down. On the upside, staff EXTREMELY nice and they did eventually fix everything. The included breakfast was DELICIOUS. Decor in rooms is quirky, restaurant eating area is very pretty.
us5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely stay
2nd time staying for business. Small comfortable rooms in good location. Great food too.
Ann, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A little gem in great location
A wonderful little place in a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff from reception to housekeeping were lovely and helpful. We will stay here again for sure.
Brittany, us3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Would stay again
Lovely unique rooms with quirky decor. Very clean. Very close to main train station.
Ray, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just the right level of luxury
Right from check in we were made to feel very welcome and our cases were carried to our room. The amenities in the room were second to none. Incredibly tasteful and the right amount of luxury. We had dinner one night which was delicious accompanied by a very nice Rose from an admirable wine list.
Lara, gb2 night family trip

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