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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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  • Confusion with booking as hotel tried to cancel one room on day of arrival and had to…Jan 27, 2020
  • Everything was perfect. Service, bed, quality of furnishings and bathroom. Restaurant bar…Jan 24, 2020

The City Gate Hotel

from £89
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Double Room

What’s around The City Gate Hotel


  • Heart of Exeter
  • University of Exeter - 11-minute walk
  • Exeter Cathedral - 5-minute walk
  • Harlequins Shopping Centre - 3-minute walk
  • Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery - 3-minute walk
  • Guildhall Shopping Centre - 4-minute walk
  • Exeter Phoenix Centre - 4-minute walk
  • 21 The Mint - 5-minute walk

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) 28-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.

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 Inn
  • The City Gate Hotel Exeter
  • The City Gate Hotel Inn Exeter
  • The City Gate Hotel Inn
  • The City Gate Hotel Exeter


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds. Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

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 sanitiser.

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

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitisation guidelines.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25.00

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)

Cots/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

  • Does The City Gate Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The City Gate Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The City Gate Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The City Gate Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at The City Gate Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • 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 on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Herbies (2-min walk), The Conservatory (2-min walk) and Steaks & Sushi (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 79 reviews

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
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
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
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing all round
Robert, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Good value comfortable well equipped room.
Very well equipped room. Liked the unique decor. Effective air conditioning and the double glazing kept it surprisingly quiet. Great bed linen and comfy bed. Friendly staff. Stayed just the one night after my daughters graduation. Very convenient for city centre.
Karen, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good Boutique Style Hotel
The only quibbles are that there was no headboard on the bed and no yogurt at breakfast?
John, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything was perfect! The room was beautiful, the staff are all so welcoming, the food was cooked perfectly, I couldn’t have asked for anything more! Air con makes such a difference, sky TV is a lovely touch, as well as the mini fridge, snack draw and free brownie bites and port!!! Thank you City Gate!!!
Hattie, gb1 night romance trip

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