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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel consists of rooms above a rather dated public house, and hotel check is at the pub bar. There are steep stairs up to the rooms (no apparent lift), with a filthy stair carpet that badly needs a deep clean or replacement. The room itself (room 13) was a reasonable size and appeared to have been upgraded in recent... More 

Thank langstonejohn
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard the food was bad. Tried it and it is absolutely great .so tasty . Good portions.i would recommend it if u pop in for a bite to eat on a Saturday afternoon. A good size outdoor area as well as a comfortable sofa'd indoors

Thank Patrick R
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016

the building itself could do with some work much needed t.l.c however i could not fault the two young members of staff they went out of their way to help make our evening special we came in Saturday evening for a birthday meal the staff were all you could ask for and more the food was perfect i had the... More 

Thank jonnyA99
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just visited the bar for a drink and had a pint of Young's Special and it was served very short of a full pint. I asked for it to be topped up but appears from a discussion with the manager that the brewery has told them to serve the beer less than a pint! Insist on a full pint as... More 

Thank Tim P

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Swindon, Wilts.
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

After reading reviews, we had high hopes that this would be a good stay. The staff were excellent, the food was good and reasonably priced. We were in Room No.1 on the first floor which was nicely decorated and clean as was the bathroom. The bed was big and comfortable. The location is very convenient for visiting the Cathedral and... More 

Thank Adrian&Elena
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I haf high hopes of this hotel from reading some reviews and seeing the online pictures but would advise others to take those with a pinch of salt. I was met by the receptionist who was sat beside the bar puffining on an e-cig... Highly unprofessional! Check in was slow as they did not know how to use the computer... More 

Thank Stephen N
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed with friends for an overnight stay in Exeter. Really happy with the hotel, the rooms are lovely, beds are very comfortable and the bar downstairs a friendly atmosphere. I will definitely stay here again

Thank Melanie C
Timbuktu, Mali
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139 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I could only warrant giving this place 3/5. Main positives are the staff, the price, the location and nearby parking. The negatives are main Road location which is busy for most of the nihht. And when mangos arrive back at 0330 and can't get back I'n, that's not fun. Room 5 had loose bathroom tiles and a crappy selection of... More 

Thank Damon K
Derby, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We ate inside as the weather was not brilliant so did not risk the garden. The food was very nice - I had the club sandwich - very fresh and chicken well cooked. A bit pricey in my opinion (food and drink) but it is an establishment in the city centre. Downside was they we had to wait quite a... More 

Thank Carol G
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I normally stay in the Mercure Southgate, but the Mercure rate for one night was more than double, so decided to try the CityGate. Couldn't fault the CG, it offers good value in a central location, the room was a decent size, same size if not a little bigger than a room at the Mercure, the bed was comfortable, so... More 

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Additional Information about The City Gate Hotel

Address: 1 Iron Bridge | Lower North Street, Exeter EX4 3RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: €88 - €175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The City Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The top floor is probably quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Adrian&Elena, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The wifi in my room on the first floor was very poor”
 of 5 bubbles S2052NIstever, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 was spacious”
 of 5 bubbles HeddyChris, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Salsa92, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose the back as its away from road.”
 of 5 bubbles AGE120D, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
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