Southgate Hotel Exeter

Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1QF


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The Mercure Southgate Hotel Exeter enjoys a fantastic location at the heart of the lovely city of Exeter, wonderfully close to the Cathedral, shops and historic Quay. Indeed some of the hotel’s bedrooms offer great views of the stunning Gothic Cathedral. The Southgate Hotel Exeter was initially formed from two Georgian townhouses, but is generally modern in appearance and design. One of the larger hotels in Exeter the Southgate is a great choice for short breaks or business trips


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The 154 bedrooms at the Mercure Southgate Hotel Exeter include typical standard bedrooms, upgraded bedrooms in the newer extension, and culminate in an impressive suite.  Nothing beats a room with a view,  especially a view of the stunning 13th-century Exeter Cathedral so do enquire about availability at the time of booking.

All rooms feature:

  • En-suite facilities
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Work Desk
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Minibar
  • 24 hour room service
  • WiFi

Classic double or twin rooms

Comfortable and modern, classic rooms are a great choice for an overnight stay. There are ten family rooms available, each with a double bed and a sofa bed, with a rollway bed available upon request.

Superior double rooms

Superior doubles are upgraded bedrooms with air conditioning, mineral water and newspaper among the extras that guests will enjoy.

Privilege rooms

Contemporary, newly built options privilege rooms have everything included to make your stay special. As well as the extras included with the superior rooms guests will benefit from free WiFi, a selection of refreshments and a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and exclusive toiletries.

Executive Suite

The Executive Suiteis a luxurious, modern option with a Four Poster bed. The bathrooms has a roll top bath, walk-in shower and a selection of exclusive toiletries as well as all the extras included in the privilege rooms.


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Cloisters Restaurant is a lovely setting in which to enjoy a relaxed meal. The cuisine is mainly modern British fare with an emphasis on sourcing the best local ingredients wherever possible. A delicious buffet breakfast is served here each day, a hearty start to the day whether you are visiting for business or pleasure. 

 The Lounge Bar and Terrace open all day, serving a good selection of drinks and light meals. This is also the spot to enjoy a traditional Devonshire cream tea, without which no visit to this part of the world would be complete.


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The Mercure Southgate Hotel Exeter is well positioned for meetings and events thanks to its location at the heart of Devon's number one city. Nine modern, well-equipped meeting rooms make the Southgate Exter's largest hotel-based conference and banqueting facility. They range from the Southgate rooms on the smaller end of the spectrum to the Seymour Suite which can hold 150 people in theatre style. 

The Day Delegate package includes the following:

  • Hire of the meeting room fully set up to your specifications
  • LCD screen
  • Unlimited refreshments throughout the day
  • Lunch options to suit your requirements
  • Free WiFi

Function Room Capacities

Name of room
Area (m2)
Leofric Room373014161218
Eastgate Room191512--10
Northgate Room191512--10
Seymour 112710040504080
Seymour 2504025201530
Seymour Suite178150606040120
Southgate 1141512--10
Southgate 2141512---
Southgate Room282520101418


The Southgate Hotel Exeter also has a good choice leisure facilities which are complimentary for guests. To rest and relax there is a sauna and jacuzzi, while if you’re hoping for a bit of a workout there is a gym and a 15m swimming pool.


Exeter has a great city centre and there are many boutique shops to explore. If you’re feeling adventurous head down to the medieval underground passages underneath the streets; they were originally designed to bring clean water to the city from outside its walls. If you're here with the family visit Crealy Adventure Park, Paignton Zoo or one of the nearby beaches, The Southgate is also a great stopover if you're heading down to Cornwall for a family holiday.

By car:  The hotel has a sizeable car park which is chargeable.

By rail:  Exeter Central Station is less than a mile away.

By air:  Exeter Aiport is just over six miles from the hotel while Bristol Aiport is 67 miles.

Hotel ID 66975