Southernhay House Hotel is a small boutique hotel that only has 10 bedrooms – all doubles of various sizes – each named after something to do with the building’s first owner. We were staying in Amergris, a classic double room, which has both modern and classic fittings – and it was stunning. Oh so luxurious and just what I was looking for!
The bed itself was super comfortable and a very spacious double – and the sheets were of the highest quality (something which I’m sure I noticed more than Andy did!). I also loved the long pillow – it was especially great when we wanted to lounge and watch TV, as well as being super pretty.
Instead of the traditional bathroom there was a dividing half wall behind the TV where the shower and loo were. You would go left for the shower, and right for the loo – which was actually quite handy as it did mean that if someone was in the shower you could still use the loo.
Though I will say this – the loo had a glass door… Which I happen to think is a bit of a no no. Even if it was facing a wall, I still would have preferred an actual door!
The shower was fabulous – really powerful and it had two shower heads so you could take the kind of shower that you wanted. Perfection. One tip: if someone comes to the door (as they did when I was in the shower to give us an ironing board and iron) they can see you in the shower by looking in the mirror. Eeeek!
See, didn’t I tell you that the bed was comfy?! After his train down to Exeter, Andy promptly collapsed and had to be convinced to move!
I loved the beautiful, soft furnishings and elegant materials that were used in this room – it realy di make the hotel stand out from the other, chain, hotels in Exeter.
Attention to detail was clearly top priority when these rooms were decorated – though sadly, there were quite a few stains on the carpet which detracted a little from the room’s beauty.
The neutral tones really gave this room a luxurious and relaxing feel – something that fits with the vibe of the hotel perfectly.
Sadly, as we were only there for one night and already had plans, we weren’t able to make use of the cocktail bar or restaurant, though both do look wonderful.
The last touch of luxury is this chandelier that hung right in front of the window, at the end of the bed. It was absolutely gorgeous and really finished the room; I almost felt as though I was in a large London hotel when I looked around this room.
We guzzled the coffee, fresh orange juice and pastries as we waited for our pancakes with bacon and maple butter (yuuuuum) and Andy’s full English (classic male!).
There’s also a small buffet selection of fresh and dried fruit, cereal and yogurt at the breakfast bar. It really is quite the spread!
And then these arrived. Happiness on a plate – seriously, I was in love! It was a pancake and bacon sandwich with maple butter. Sod the hangover – and the diet! – these babies are MINE!
Breakfast is served in the beautiful restaurant – a room as beautiful as the food served in it!
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