Where to stay when Lost Weekend festival comes to Exeter

Where to stay when Lost Weekend festival comes to Exeter

By: Devon Hotels
Added: 21 September 2017

On 6th October, the Lost Weekend festival heads to Exeter! Lost Weekend is a 3-day festival of music, art, ideas and technology. 


Music events include Wildwood Kin, their biggest hometown gig to date, launching their debut album Turning Tides on Sony. The Lost In Music wristband gets you in to see 40+ bands, and exclusively into 6 venues including Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Phoenix to catch the headline acts. There are also 3 free stages for everyone to enjoy.

The Tech Workshops include web design - learn to make websites, for free, in one workshop, open to everyone! Plus a Radio production workshop for college-aged radio and sound arts enthusiasts, and there's even a Young People's Hackathon too!

Art listings include Choral Cuisine which will see 50 diners collectively composing a symphony whilst sitting down to a delicious communal meal. Listening Trees is the possibility of a connection with a stranger. When you sit at a Listening Tree it connects you to another seat somewhere else!

TEDxExeter on October 7th is Exeter’s local ideas festival with global reach. Home to ‘Ideas worth spreading’, their speakers’ talks have been viewed almost 15 million times online.

Undoubtedly, it's shaping up to be a weekend to remember in Exeter! To help you make the most of it, we're giving you the lowdown on the best places to stay in the City.

Queens Court Hotel
This gorgeous Devon hotel is located in a quiet leafy square halfway between the Cathedral and the University campus and within walking distance of Exeter’s town centre and both mainline stations.

Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
The four-star Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is an elegant Victorian building situated near Exeter railway station and serves as the ideal base from which to explore this historic city.

Exeter Court Hotel
Conveniently located just off the A38 in the heart of Devon, this Exeter hotel is packed with charm, warmth and genuine smiles from people ready to make you feel at home.

The Devon Hotel
The Devon Hotel and Carriages Restaurant enjoys a first class reputation for both business and pleasure alike. Part of the Brend Hotel Group this luxury Devon Hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of Exeter City Centre.

Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club
Nestled in 350 acres of glorious Devon countryside, sits Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club. A beautiful rural haven surreptitiously close to the heart of Exeter, Woodbury Park can be found just 10 minutes from Junction 30 of the M5.

Mercure Southgate Hotel
A contemporary 4-star hotel and supremely located in the heart of Exeter. Within walking distance to all the main attractions and the city centre, the Exeter Southgate Hotel is perfect for a city break.

The Grange Court Hotel
This beautiful family-run hotel is conveniently located only minutes from Exeter Airport, the A30, M5 and Westpoint arena. All rooms have immaculate en suite facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel du Vin
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.

Buckerell Lodge
The Buckerell Lodge Hotel is an elegant building set within historic tree lined gardens and grounds and yet is just one mile from the heart of Exeter, providing the perfect combination of peace and country house charm.

Reed Hall
Reed Hall is a stunning grade II listed building, a hidden treasure nestled in 300 acres of enchanting landscaped gardens. Sympathetically refurbished in 2008, this Italianate mansion is a fine example of traditional architecture.

Jurys Inn
Jurys Inn Exeter is the perfect city centre location for both our business or leisure guests. The hotel is located on Western Way and is less than a two-minute walk to Princesshay, Exeter.

Gipsy Hill Hotel
The Gipsy Hill country house hotel set in 3 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and yet just 3 miles from the City Centre makes this Exeter hotel the ideal destination for business trips or leisure breaks.

Express Holiday Inn - Exeter
The accessibility of the hotel coupled with the high-quality tourist attractions in the area also makes this the ideal base for visiting the area for either a leisurely weekend or short break.

Hampton by Hilton
Welcome to the Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport hotel. The hotel has 120 en-suite guestrooms all with lovely views over the countryside within a bright, modern building with fitness room, two restaurants

The Great Western Hotel
Situated adjacent to Exeter St David's railway station. There are 35 en-suite rooms (singles, twins, doubles & family sizes) which have Sky television access as standard.