The Magdalen Chapter
If you want something classy and different with a mix of city and country life, take a sanctuary at the Magdalen Chapter Hotel. The history if Exeter, the beloved location of the Magdalen, dates back from the Roman times because of its strategic location. Its historic walled garden conjures a picture-book image of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. Each room at the Magdalen is styled individually, with a colour palette to suit the room mostly with bold contemporary wall paper and luscious velvet drapes, combined with original art on the walls.
Accessorize with a bag oozing in style and functionality. The Dolce & Gabbana Medium Sicily Dauphine Leather Bag hints a sense of high sophistication and utility. Some of its distinguishing features are detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, single leather top handle, flap with magnetic snap closure, internal zip pocket, two internal patch pockets, Leopard printed lining, metal feet at the base and gold coloured metal hardware. It is made in Italy with 100% calf skin.
Best City Hotel 2013 as voted by Food and Travel Magazine Readers
“Contemporary Wonderland” Alastair Sawday’s Guides
Welcome to our “contemporary wonderland” in the heart of Exeter. Take a step inside this iconic building, formerly The West of England Eye Hospital to see how this striking hotel unfolds.
Historic walled gardens create the backdrop for a very special experience. The newly created lounge, adorned with a Hugo Dalton wall painting opens out onto a terrace and garden, a place to be and enjoy the art of relaxation. Meander through the library collection, the selection will tempt you to stay a little longer, whilst the buzz of the bar might tempt you to enjoy a sip of something special.
The Restaurant with its theatre kitchen is guided by Head Chef Ben Bulger. Under the guidance of Simon Hopkinson the team create a daily changing menu which embraces the seasons and Simon’s passion for great food, well done. Opening out onto the terrace and the garden, it definitely is the place to enjoy a light lunch or celebratory dinner.
The Spa, featuring award winning REN offers facials and massages tailored for you, and it will be only a moment before you dip into our inside-out pool, the temptation will take you. The inside pool area with its wood burning fire may be for you, or will it be outside in the Devon air?
Bedrooms are as individual as we are; each with its own personality (including original art) and sumptuous touches. No two rooms are the same, but what does come as standard is the complimentary mini bar and iPad, the oh-so comfortable beds, (and all the creature comforts you require).
Best of all, are our people, they make it a very exceptional place, which we look forward to sharing with you.