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... to contain a fast flowing stream which looked lovely and ended its trip through the town by disappearing through the stones in the beach. Charlie and Mandy headed north to Dorchester and looked at some interesting things there and Lidka and Leicester went to Weymouth before we all headed to the Sandgate Inn. We had a meal and some drinks there before comparing stories over a coffee in our van. Not a very early start tomorrow as our invite for breakfast is at 8.30 which should be a lot of ...
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... I had to keep stopping for a rest while pushing the bike. An Italian cyclist was also walking--he had a big trailer on the back of his road bike. We had a chat while pushing up the 1 1/2 miles to the top. The last few miles to Exemouth were hard but just about rideable, so I was happy to find the Ash Hotel on the harbour front. A hot bath soothed my aching legs and I was able to have a walk round the town to buy food for ...
... and its got a lovely seaview. There is a beach river which kids can take a dinghy down to the sea whilst adults enjoy the view which extends around the coast to show a little island just down the coast.
If you need refreshments go to the Wave bar which serves local fish specialities and does take away.
I would write more, but I spent more time enjoying the sudden sunshine than I did exploring- and so should you! Go and explore!
... to stay in touch. Also convenient for shopping with the cafe in the safe shopping area as the main supermarket. The electricity at 1 euro for 8 hours was fine and with first rate motorhome facilities meant we could stay cool and manage the motorhome ablutions easily. We chose to do the return journey to Hoek van Holland in one go and so left reasonably early on the Saturday. The journey through ...
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Close to the centre
Encouraged by the other favourable reviews we chose Silverspings as our base for our long weekend (17th-21st August 2007) in Exeter. What a find!!
We chose a Delux room @ £84 per night with breakfast. The hotel is in Richmond Road which is literally a five minutes walk to the main shopping centre of Exeter and between 2 of the Citys train stations.
Booking in was pain free and our room was pristine & overlooked the garden/car park. Decor was modern and fresh in shades of blue and white. The en-suite was beautifully tiled in the same tones with energy saving lighting, complementary toiletries and the offer to supply anything the traveller had forgotten to pack such as shaving items, toothbrush etc.
We had a hospitality tray with the usual tea, coffee, Fair Trade hot chocolate & biscuits PLUS - quite unexpectedly, a complementary half bottle of red wine with a few Roses chocolates (we consumed the wine getting ready to hit the town that evening)
Breakfast is served 7am-9am in the basement dining/reception/ lounge area which some people with mobility problems may find difficult. However I understand that, in such cases Silversprings does offer a room service if they are given notice.
Everything is freshly cooked to order and there is plenty to choose from on the buffet dresser. Fresh pastries, fruit, yoghurt, cooked meats etc plus of course, the full English should you feel the need (which we did-every morning!)
Staff are polite and happy to help.
I would heartily recommend a stay at Silversprings.
Best hotel ever
I stayed at the Silversprings for a week, while I was working in Exeter, and it was such a pleasure to return to the hotel every night. The decor is luxurious and contemporary, and the room had everything I would want, even biscuits left for me every night. The staff are warm and welcoming, more than at any other hotel I've experienced. I felt very safe and cared for which is important for a woman travelling alone. The breakfasts were delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. It's the best hotel or B&B experience I have ever had, and I travel a fair amount.
Small first class hotel
Booked for three nights stay in a delux room and it certainly was delux , all the extras you would come to expect from 5* accomadation.
All staff very attentive and nothing was to much trouble from were to eat to the complimentary dvd selection.
Cannot speak high enough about the room and ensuite all in pristine order, lcd tv with dvd player was a bonus when the weather was inclement.
Having stayed in many supposed 4/5* hotels most of them do not come up to this standard.
Mr & Mrs Harper
Hats Off to Silversprings - a great place to stay!
I have never written an hotel review before, but was so bowled over by my experience at Silversprings, that I felt I really should sing their praises to others. I thoroughly recommend the Silversprings Hotel for the quality of service, the standard of accommodation, value for money and the little extras.
Arriving late on a cold, rainy February evening, I was immediately shown to an extremely comfortable and pristine double bedroom and asked if I would like fresh milk to make a hot drink. There was a lovely selection of hot drinks (including proper coffee and fruit teas) as well as bottled water, wine and biscuits. The ensuite bathroom was stocked with lovely toiletries. Although I was in Exeter on business, for tourists there is a folder jam-packed with useful information on local attractions and travel. There was free WIFI available - such a refreshing change from the big hotels who charge rip-off prices for this service. The breakfast was also fantastic - a great choice and toast made from good hand-sliced bread, rather than from a 'plastic' loaf.
The whole experience was a delight and created the impression that nothing was too much trouble for them in aiming to create a great stay for guests.
Warm and welcoming
Lovely hotel, immaculately clean, very welcoming and friendly. We stayed in a deluxe room, which wasn't large but had everything that was required. Excellent standard of decour, 6ft comfortable bed, small bathroom but had everything that was required. Lots of nice little touches like cotton wool, bubble bath, shampoo and conditioner.
Parking isn't as limited as people think, with two public carparks on the doorstep, on road parking and the private car park to the rear.
Breakfast was lovely, freshly cooked and lots of choice.
The complimentary use of the PC in the guest lounge was excellent, as was the DVD library.
I would certainly stay again, thank you to all the staff.
Nice little hotel
Nice little hotel well located near the station in Exeter.
Very well appointed rooms - lots of good touches, such as bathrobe, hairdryer etc.
Very friendy & helpful welcome too - I'd definitely stay there again!
Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights,after viewing the web page. As soon as we entered the hotel we were made welcome. Nothing was too much trouble.The staff were extremely helpful and polite.
The room we stayed in was double-deluxe,it was absolutely spotless clean(as was the whole hotel). It was luxurious, with all the extras that one would expect from a more expensive hotel. DVD player, flat screen TV, toiletries plentiful in the bathroom.THICK towels,bath robes and a huge bed with crisp white cotton sheets.The breakfast was cooked fresh to order with lots of choice. Al the staff were very friendly. Everything was included in the price so no hidden extras, whatever we asked for.
This was a perfect haven for rest and pampering. I would have no problem in recommending this hotel. There is ample car parking as the hotel has an overflow car park about 20 metres away from the hotel.
Excellent Place To Stay
This guest house was excellent. The owner goes way out of their way to make you feel comfortable. I think the small things that they do make the most impact. I got there after a long day of travel and they made a pot of tea for me...no added or hidden cost. Any time I got back in, they would always ask if I would like a tea in the lounge. It was very thoughtful. They have DVD's that you can borrow for the night...no added or hidden cost. It was well decorated and well maintained. The customer service was excellent. They don't run this like a business, they run it like they really enjoy what they do. The breakfast was also excellent. It is easy access to both train stations (Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central). It is an easy walk to the city centre and to the main university campus.
As previous poster says, parking is an issue, avoid bringing car if possible.
Good location, easy walking to town centre and very close to train station.
Stayed in a standard double room, nice decor, plenty of storage space, tea+coffee and a complimentary half-bottle of wine.
Bed was brilliant. Good size, nice firm mattress with good quality pillows and duvet.
Bathroom was small but again, nice decor, good shower and a pleasure to use.
Breakfast was in a nice dining area looking out onto rear patio. Didn't try the cooked menu - but it smelt good. Reasonable choice of cereal, fruit, juices etc.
Ladies running the place were very friendly and seemed to cater to most requests.
Only drawback - soundproofing isn't brilliant. Wasn't a problem for first couple of nights, but on the third night got woken up by people being a bit noisy. Could also here people talking in room next door. But this I think isn't unusual for B+B's....
Would happily stay here again.
Nice comfortable Place in the heart of the city centre
Had a three night stay here and enjoyed it very much on the whole.
Bad point first. Probably not wise to drive here as parking in this hotel is VERY limited. We hired a car for a couple of days and this was a problem with being blocked in and having tight space.
This is the only negative thing to say about this place.
If it is just Exeter City Centre you want to explore then a car is not needed. There are two major rail stations close by which can take you further a field and and a cab company a few doors away.
We had a standard double room but deluxe rooms are on offer.
Bathroom was tiny but very clean and nice. Bed was very nice as was the look of the room.
TV with DVD player adds a nice touch to the room.
Breakfast is very nice and filling and served between 9-730am.
All the staff we met were very polite and helpful.
If in Exeter again we would stay here but not hire a car.