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Exeter Thistle Hotel


The Thistle Hotel Exeter – Luxury Devon Hotel

The four-star 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. You can walk straight into City Centre, with its fine shopping, Roman walls, Museum and beautiful Cathedral or visit the nearby Rougemont Gardens as well as being located close to the University.

We have 98 bedrooms and Suites, all are newly refurbished. We also have a newly refurbished restaurant and 10 meeting rooms, the largest of which seats 300 people theatre-style, making us a popular choice for business meetings and seminars. With our elegant appointments and luxury setting, The Rougemont Hotel is also one of the City’s leading wedding venues. Luxurious, comfortable and convenient – the perfect combination.

At The Rougemont Hotel you have a choice of dining right through the day and into the night. Relaxed and welcoming, our Drakes Restaurant & Bar has an enticing menu featuring home-cooked favourites and modern European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list. Meanwhile, our Nelsons Lounge Bar serves a wide range of drinks, snacks and light meals in informal surroundings – perfect between meetings, after work or before dinner. And if you’re starting early, or staying up late, our full room service menu means you can always get hold of a drink, snack or light meal, even out of hours.


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The Thistle Hotel Exeter – Luxury Devon Hotel

The Thistle Hotel Exeter is situated in the centre of Exeter and gives you the opportunity to explore the beautiful Devon countryside, coast and moors. This warm and friendly family hotel has 90 bedrooms including suites.
Thistle Hotel Exeter has a restaurant, lounge and bar offering guests a wide selection of drinks, light refreshments and meals. This luxury Devon hotel has limited car parking for guests which is charged at £5 for 24 hours.

Restaurant & Bars

Nelsons Bar

  • Monday to Saturday 11am - 6pm
  • Sunday 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Drakes Bar

  • Monday to Saturday 6pm - 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 10:30pm

Drakes Restaurant


  • Monday to Saturday 7am - 10am
  • Sunday 7:30am - 11am


  • Monday to Saturday 7pm - 10pm
  • Sunday 7:30 - 9:30pm

The Thistle Hotel Exeter is located in the small and intimate city of Exeter which is full of character and history, the hotel is also a great base for touring Devon. With its beautiful Cathedral, city walls dating from 2nd Century AD, and a bustling shopping centre, Exeter has the perfect mix of modern and traditional. Buckfast Abbey and Powderham Castle are also nearby.

Meetings & Events

Thistle Hotel Exeter, with 10 air-conditioned meeting rooms, provides total flexibility to conference and meeting organisers. We have a ballroom, 3 suites and 3 meeting rooms. The Devonshire Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 delegates theatre style and can be divided into 2 separate rooms for smaller events. The Compton Room can hold up to 100 delegates theatre style and can be split up into 3 rooms for smaller meetings. Other meeting rooms include the Cavendish Suite and the Hartington Room which are ideally suited for meetings of 2 to 60 people.

Room Amenities

Facilities Available:

  • BT wifi
  • Coffee and Tea Making Facilities
  • Colour TV
  • Complimentary Magazines
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Trouser Press
  • Wet Room Shower
  • Work Desk

Hotel Amenities

The Rougemont Hotel offers guest’s a range of facilities to help them enjoy their stay. There are 29 parking spaces available on site as well as plenty of close by overnight parking available.

In addition guests can keep up to date with work or search the internet from anywhere within the hotel thanks to BT Wifi.

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Contact Details

Exeter Thistle Hotel
Exeter Thistle Hotel
Queen Street

Tel: 0871 376 9018
Fax: 0871 376 9118