Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel

Exeter, Devon

The four-star Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is an elegant Victorian building situated near Exeter Central railway station and serves as the ideal base from which to explore this historic city. You can walk straight into the City Centre, with its fine shopping, Roman walls, Museum and beautiful Cathedral or visit the nearby Rougemont Gardens. The hotel is also located close to the University.

The hotel has 98 bedrooms and suites, all refurbished to a modern standard. It also holds a restaurant and 7 meeting rooms, the largest of which seats 250 people theatre-style, making it a popular choice for business meetings and seminars. With the elegant features and luxury setting, the Rougemont Hotel can also accommodate weddings for intimate or large parties. Luxurious, comfortable and convenient – the perfect combination.

At The Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, you have a choice of dining right through the day and into the night. Relaxed and welcoming, Drakes Restaurant & Bar has an enticing menu featuring home-cooked favourites and modern European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list. Meanwhile, 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, their full room service menu means you can always get hold of a drink, snack or light meal, even out of hours.

Hotel Details

The Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is situated in the centre of Exeter and gives you the opportunity to explore the beautiful Devon countryside, coast and moors or the busy, exciting city. This warm and friendly family hotel has 98 bedrooms including suites.

The hotel has a restaurant and two bars 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 £10 for 24 hours. Carparking is available on a first come, first served basis. However, alternate car parking is available nearby.

Room Types

You can choose a Standard, Deluxe or even one of the junior suites, depending on your needs and budget. All rooms have been refurbished to give them a more informal, spacious and welcoming feel. Superfast WiFi is available complimentary throughout the hotel. We also have Wheelchair Accessible and Family rooms available.

Room Amenities

  • Tea and Coffee Station
  • TV with Freeview
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Superfast Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • Work Desk
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Facilities Available

  • Dry cleaning/Ironing
  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Online Check-in
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Parking (Limited)
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Lift           
  • Night porter                                   
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • 100% non-smoking hotel           
  • Welcome single sex groups e.g. stag/hen parties           
  • Early check-in/Late check-out
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Manual temperature control
  • Christmas / New Year Programme           

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted                                   
  • American Express accepted           
  • Delta accepted           
  • Diners Club accepted                       
  • JCB accepted           
  • Maestro accepted           
  • Master Card accepted           
  • Special group rates                       
  • Visa accepted  

Children & Infants

  • Highchair                       
  • Accept children all ages (separate room required over certain age) 

Drakes Restaurant at The Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel

Restaurant & Bars

Nelsons Bar

Monday to Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

Drakes Bar

Monday to Saturday 3 pm - 11 pm

Drakes Restaurant


Monday to Friday 7 am - 10 am

Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 11 am


Monday to Sunday 7 pm - 10 pm



Catering for vegetarians/vegans/other dietary requirements

Room service

Serve breakfast, lunch and evening meals

Packed lunches available


It all begins with a venue that lives up to the occasion. When you choose to celebrate your wedding at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel you can be sure of beautiful surroundings, excellent service and attention to the smallest detail will be the order of the day.

The perfect wedding starts many months before the day itself. Planning is everything and our experienced wedding coordinator is there to make sure you can enjoy the build up without the worry that usually goes with it. Flowers, table settings, menus, photographers, the wedding car, gifts for the bridesmaids – they can steer you through the hundreds of decisions that need to be made and offer advice along the way.

This hotel holds a civil marriage licence so you can host your wedding and reception in the same venue. Four of the meeting rooms are licenced to hold ceremonies. The hotel also boasts a range of beautiful reception rooms that provides the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and accommodates wedding parties of all sizes.

The hotel can offer you and your guests everything from arrival drinks and canapés to a buffet or a banquet of several courses – whatever fits best with the day you have planned. There is also a range of varied drinks packages. They have a list of tried and trusted suppliers who meet our high standards of food, service and professionalism.

As you’d expect from Mercure, they can accommodate you and your wedding party in considerable style overnight. Perhaps you want to celebrate with close family the night before the wedding or you have guests travelling long distances. Or maybe you just want to prolong the celebrations on the day – all of the hotels will be able to put together a package tailored especially for your wedding party. Whatever your choice of wedding, The Rougemont knows how to celebrate in style. They will make sure it’s a day you’ll remember for years to come.


The Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, with 7 air-conditioned meeting rooms, provides total flexibility to conference and meeting organisers. The Devonshire suite can accommodate up to 250 delegates theatre style and can be divided into two separate rooms for smaller events. The Compton Room can hold up to 100 delegates theatre style and can be split up into three rooms for smaller meetings. Other meeting rooms include the Burlington, Chatsworth and Derby suite.

Classic, elegant and beautifully decorated, the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is simply the ideal venue for corporate meetings and business conferences. The hotel offers a range of catering options, equipment or even Day Delegate packages for the perfect meeting. In addition, they have introduced some special services with business guests in mind, such as early check in and late check out on request.

Corporate room rates available.


The Mercure Exeter Rougemont 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.

The hotel itself is located opposite Exeter Central Train station and is a short five minute walk from the City Centre, allowing guests to enjoy the exciting, vibrant city from their doorstep.