Welcome to our “contemporary wonderland” as Alastair Sawday dubbed us, in the heart of this sublime city. Take a step inside this iconic building, formerly an Eye Infirmary, where historic walled gardens and striking architecture create the backdrop for a truly special experience. As our newest property, this glorious Exeter hotel is brimming with its own charm and unique personality, distinct from our other hotels but equally impressive in its own right.
The City Gate’s boutique bedrooms are individually designed using shades of soft grey and teal with highlights of mustard yellow. The bedrooms pay reference to Exeter’s historical 19th century trading port and the prominent part it played within the UK textile industry with design touches such as nautical+inspired rope lamps and vintage Sawyer sewing machines. Amenities include Nespresso coffee machines, luxury toiletries from Algotherm, hairdryers and laptop safes as well as super comfortable beds complete with crisp cotton linen and plush pillows. Extra touches come in the form of a complimentary glass of vintage port, hand+made Devon fudge and fresh milk in the fridge. A choice of double, twin and family rooms means something to suit all.
Both meals were excellent, great flavours in particular the beef blade! Chicken portion was a little on the small side. Bread and olives & the sticky toffee puddings were perfect. Bit quiet in the restaurant...