Cavendish Hotel

Morton Crescent The Esplanade Exmouth Devon EX8 1BE

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01395 272528
Fax: 01395 269361

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Cavendish Hotel,

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  • In one of the best positions in Exmouth, on the level Esplanade a few metres from the beach and a short walk from the shops & harbour
  • Bar lounge with dance floor and entertainment most evenings
  • Games room with snooker and darts
  • Central heating throughout
  • All 78 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, internal telephone, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
  • Lift serves most rooms (a few stairs to some rooms on split level floors. 4th floor not served)
  • Extensive car parking at rear
  • Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area

    Hotel Facilities

  • Large restaurant on the lower ground floor
  • Large ground floor function room with dance floor and bar and entertainment most evenings
  • Games room with snooker table and darts
  • Parking for over 20 cars with some spaces at the front and most at the rear
  • Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
  • Note for clients with mobility impairment: This hotel has level access to bedrooms on the lower ground floor from the rear car park. However it is in the centre of a terrace and the rear car park is a considerable distance from the front entrance. There are several steps to the front entrance. Only two bedrooms are on exactly the same level as Reception although most are either at lift level or just one stair away from the lift level.


  • Our lower ground floor restaurant can seat up to 150 people
  • Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
  • Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d'hote dinner from 18:30 to 20:00 with last orders at 19:15
  • Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
  • To see our current menu, please follow this link.
  • 78 bedrooms on Lower Ground, Ground, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
  • There are many rooms on the lower ground floor with level access from the rear car park but only two rooms on the same level as the lounge and bar
  • 19 double rooms, 39 twin rooms, 17 single rooms, 1 room with three single beds and 2 rooms with a double and a single bed
  • Lift serves all principal floors but 8 rooms (4 on 4th floor and 4 others) are not accessible from the lift without negotiating at least one flight of stairs
  • We have 18 rooms with magnificent views of the lower estuary of the Exe and the open sea
  • All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All rooms have a telephone for communication with other rooms and hotel services and receiving incoming calls (but we do not have an outbound direct dial service)
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
  • Cots can be provided on request in any room type except single rooms
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
  • We do not provide room service in normal circumstances

Exmouth is situated on the estuary of the River Exe and is Devon’s oldest seaside resort. It was developed as a resort in Georgian times and was once the most select seaside resort in Britain. It offers a rich mixture of immaculate sands, lovely gardens, a busy harbour and a wide range of sports facilities that combine to make it an excellent resort for all ages and interests. On one side the resort overlooks Lyme Bay, while to the west, where our hotel is situated, it looks across the estuary of the River Exe to the Haldon Hills and Dawlish Warren. There are boat trips aplenty but also lots to do on dry land with good shops, a museum, the world's largest OO gauge model railway, many old pubs and good walks at every turn. There is a swimming pool, golf, and all forms of water sports including a sailing school. The 25 minute railway journey to Exeter gives spectacular views of the Exe Estuary, internationally renowned for its wildlife.

The stretch of coast (the Jurassic Coast) from Exmouth to Dorset has been officially ranked alongside the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world. Its rugged coastline, towering cliffs and extensive fossil deposits makes the South Devon coast an intriguing and at times, breathtaking spectacle. Also close to Exmouth lie the resorts of Seaton and Sidmouth and the vibrant historical city of Exeter, with its excellent shops and outstanding cathedral.

Town Centre

Exmouth has good shopping with an indoor market and pedestrianised high street, as well as Georgian pubs and high quality restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisine. The newly developed yacht harbour and railway station are both within a few minutes' walk of the Cavendish Hotel.

Beach and Gardens

Exmouth's sandy beach is located directly across the road from the Cavendish Hotel. There are well kept parks just a short walk away, including the Strand Gardens and Manor Gardens, both well-known for their beautiful floral displays.

Activities and Attractions

Tourist Information
Tel:01395 222299

The World of Country Life
Tel:01395 274533
The centre offers a true reflection of country life, as well as entertaining falconry displays and tours through its deer park. Open April to September.

Exmouth Museum
Tel:01395 263785
The museum reflects Exmouth's rich social history with varying memorabilia, Victorian kitchen and 1930s-style dining room.

Beer Quarry Caves
Tel:01297 680282
There are conducted tours by trained guides describing the 2,000 year history of the caves and the stone used to construct many of England’s finest buildings, including Windsor Castle and parts of Westminster Abbey.

Babbacombe Model Village
Tel:01803 315315
Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England past and present.

Bicton Gardens
Tel:01395 568465
Historic Grade One listed gardens contain an excellent variety of plants and shrubs including Italian, American and Mediterranean gardens as well as the tallest Grecian fir ever recorded at an incredible 41m (134ft).


Exmouth Summer Funtime Runs from July for two weeks with a host of attractions and activities including a funfair, events on the seafront, evening shows and fireworks displays.

Sidmouth Folk Week takes place in the first week in August and includes a host of events such as music, dance, storytelling, pub quizzes and workshops.

Exmouth Kite Festival is held in May at the Imperial Recreation Ground. The festival features hundreds of kites, as well as a funfair, stalls and musical entertainment.

Exmouth Winter Parade
The illuminated procession features many walking entries and large floats and is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

New Year's Eve Fancy Dress Parade
One of the biggest and best fancy dress events in the UK featuring many innovative and amusing costumes.

Teignmouth Carnival
Held in July with a host of mainly free events, including parades, floats, music and competitions.

Exmouth Christmas Day Swim Hundreds of spectators gather on the beach on Christmas Day to watch this crazy annual tradition!

Exmouth Festival
Held in May, the festival features a range of events such as the Umbrella Parade and Sand Sculptures Competition.

For further information and events please visit:

Places of Interest

Sidmouth is a select resort made famous by the regular visits of Queen Victoria. It is a town of remarkable beauty, with striking red cliffs and exquisite Regency architecture, described by Poet Laureate John Betjeman as "...a town caught still in a timeless charm".

Seaton is a charming little resort with a tramway link that runs along its promenades and a number of small traditional shops.

Exeter is Devon’s most historical city and also its principal commercial centre. Visit the famous cathedral and enjoy the city's extensive shopping facilities, or relax in the numerous parks and public gardens.

Torquay is one of Britain’s most popular and best loved resorts. Situated at the heart of 22 miles of unspoilt coastline and often referred to as the 'English Riviera', Torquay offers attractions and activities for all ages and budgets.

Paignton is a busy resort with many amenities. The long stretch of sandy beach is backed by a flat promenade which is lined with friendly pubs and cafés. Experience the romance of the age of steam on a seven mile stretch of the Great Western Railway, or visit Paignton Zoo, which has undergone a £6m re-development programme and is home to many rare and endangered species.

Lyme Regis has recently been granted World Heritage Coast status due to its geology and fossil finds. Attractions include the Town Mill, a renovated Victorian water mill and the Philpot Museum, which has displays of local historic and maritime artefacts.

Teignmouth is a historic port which lies at the mouth of the Teign estuary. Teignmouth is a town of two characters; on the seaward side visitors will find all the amenities of a bustling seaside resort, whilst on the estuary side boats rest peacefully in the harbour which is flanked by waterside inns and beach huts. The rest of the town is a mixture of shopping areas, interesting cobbled back streets and pedestrianised precincts.

Dartmoor National Park covers some 370 square miles, making it the largest and wildest area of open countryside in southern England; with thriving market towns, picturesque villages, ancient burial chambers, stone circles, a diverse wildlife with many endangered species and rare plants, the area is a nature lover's paradise.

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