Hotel Indigo Exeter Review

Nestled in the historic yet charming city of Exeter, Hotel Indigo, is located just a stone’s throw away from its beautiful Cathedral, right in the beating heart of this vibrant community. Its location is incredibly convenient for exploring the city. Whether you’re interested in shopping, dining, or exploring the historical sites, everything is within easy walking distance. For those wishing to explore the sights further afield in Devon and Cornwall, this hotel makes for a fantastic base!

Once upon a time, in 1792, Mrs Colson, a local milliner who has become one of the city’s most loved characters, opened a department store in this very building named ‘Colson’s’. At the check in desk, you’ll witness distinctive memorabilia to feast your eyes on, which is a unique touch and adds to the nostalgia.

With so much to offer, you won’t be disappointed with what this home-from-home hotel has under one roof. Colson’s Bar and Restaurant has the ideal lunch, afternoon tea or dinner menu, whilst The Retreat Spa provides some much-needed pampering and relaxation for day visitors or guests, and even its inviting lobby is perfect for a coffee. Furthermore, if you want spectacular views of the city Beckett’s Champagne & Cocktail Rooftop Bar is a special spot to enjoy a cocktail or two!

We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Indigo Exeter, and I must say it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. From the moment I stepped into the hotel, I was greeted with warm smiles and a genuine sense of hospitality that made me feel instantly welcome.

We were directed to our super king suite with wonderful views overlooking the Cathedral and I was taken aback at how large it was, suitably perfect for a family of four.

Inside the suite there was a comfortable lounge area with a sofa, armchair and chaise longue, along with two additional beds for our children to sleep in, and a huge bathroom including a bath and shower. This stunning room was a true delight! It was spacious, immaculately clean, and tastefully decorated. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and I had a fantastic night’s sleep during my stay. The amenities in the room were top-notch, including a stocked minibar, chocolate treats, a Nespresso coffee machine, and some gorgeous Bramley travel-sized toiletries. In the bathroom there were full-sized Bramley toiletries to indulge in too.

Before dinner, we ventured up to Becketts bar but unfortunately, children aren’t allowed in this area of the hotel, so we settled on going outside for a pre-dinner drink.

The dinner menu at the hotel was superb. We can highly recommend the lightly spiced fish cake, venison and wild boar scotch egg and pressed chicken and ham to start with. For our mains the fish and chips, 10oz ribeye and Dartmoor beef and Yorkshire pud dishes were all incredible. We were extremely happy with our choices and will definitely return to sample some more delights from the menu. The quality of the food was outstanding, and the service was attentive, and the portions were more than substantial. If you’re dining on a Sunday, there is a fabulous 3-course lunch menu for £36, which is great value for money and the dishes looked delicious.

The following morning, there was a modest choice from the continental breakfast bar including warm pastries, freshly squeezed juices, seasonal fruits, local cheeses and more. We also ordered some à la carte hot dishes from the cooked menu. We enjoyed our cooked breakfasts; however, the pancakes were to die for!

In summary, our stay at Hotel Indigo Exeter exceeded all expectations. The combination of an incredible central location, elegant yet distinctive design, coupled with an exceedingly comfortable bedroom, and exceptional service made it a memorable and enjoyable visit. 

I highly recommend Hotel Indigo Exeter to anyone looking for an indulgent stay in this charming city. I’m already looking forward to my next visit in October!

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