Christmas at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel
- 'Tis the season
Look forward to visiting Exeter at the most wonderful time of the year.
- Go back in time
Look forward to an included excursion to Kents Cavern, one of the most important prehistoric sites on earth.
- Picture perfect
Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning 15th-century exterior of Exeter Cathedral.
- Retail therapy
The Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is superbly located for exploring the city’s shops.
- New holiday
- No fly
- Full board
Enjoy a festive stay in the heart of ancient Exeter
A perfect place for a festive break, Exeter is bursting with heritage and is regarded as one of England’s most historically significant towns. Enjoy the festivities of the season during a stay at the comfortable Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel where you will arrive on December 23 in time for a welcome drink and dinner with your host and fellow guests.
Christmas Eve starts with an included morning excursion to the prehistoric caves at Kent's Cavern. Thousands of years ago these caves were inhabited by humans and you can explore a labyrinth of caverns enclosing stalactites and stalagmite formations. Enjoy lunch and dinner at the hotel as the build-up to the big day continues. Merry Christmas! Wake up on Christmas Morning to see if ‘he’s been’ and afterwards join your fellow guests at breakfast. This morning is at leisure so perhaps use the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi to catch up with loved ones via video call before returning to the restaurant for a sumptuous Christmas lunch. If you still have room there will be mince pies, tea and coffee served during the Queen’s speech this afternoon, with dinner and some festive entertainment to look forward to this evening. On Boxing Day morning, blow away with cobwebs and festive excess with an included visit to Exeter Cathedral for a guided tour of the Gothic masterpiece. Return to your hotel in time for lunch, an afternoon at leisure and dinner. You depart the next day after breakfast.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- Dedicated Saga Host
- A programme of seasonal entertainment
- Wi-Fi at the hotel
- Porterage at your hotel
- Cancellation rights
- Kent's Cavern
- Exeter Cathedral
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen St, Exeter EX4 3SP
Whether you’re enjoying a festive retreat or keen to immerse yourself in the history of the city, few hotels can boast such a breathtaking setting as the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel. The elegant Victorian building, which retains many of its original features, faces Exeter Central train station and Rougemont Gardens.
The hotel has 98 stylish and spacious rooms.
Tea coffee making facilities
Iron with Ironboard
Food and Drink
Drakes Restaurant offers a range of tempting Brasserie-style British and European meals while Drakes Bar serves drinks, snacks and light meals in comfortable and contemporary surroundings. Nelson’s Lounge is a more traditional lounge set in the hotel lobby and the place to head for afternoon tea or speciality coffees.
Other Hotel Information
Car parking is available on a first come, first served basis and charged at £10 per day. Additional spaces are available in a nearby shopping centre car park, offered at the same price. permits are available in reception.
This stylish 4-star hotel can lay claim to an enviable location on Queen Street in the heart of the historic city centre, a short walk to Exeter Cathedral, the historic 14th century underground passages, the other main city centre attractions and the River Exe. If you love to shop, Princesshay shopping centre is home to more than 70 high street and designer stores spanning women’s fashion, menswear, food and drink, and home furnishings. At the other end of the retail scale, in the city’s historical West Quarter you’ll find Fore Street, full of unusual shops, boutiques and independent cafes.
Exeter is sometimes referred to as the Countryside City as the surrounding South Devon countryside has views of the city and vice-versa. If you get the chance, do explore some of the nearby towns and villages or the Jurassic coast.
Join a guided tour of Exeter Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of Exeter and one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in the country, with nearly 1,000 years of history on its current site.
The building is known for having the longest stretch of uninterrupted Gothic vaulted ceiling in the world, stunning stained glass windows and a fine astronomical clock in the Minstrels Gallery which dates from the 15th-century.
Included on 4 nights itinerary
During your stay you can step into the Stone Age with a visit to the prehistoric caves at Kent's Cavern which are considered one of the most important sites in Europe. Thousands of years ago these caves were inhabited by humans and you can explore a labyrinth of caverns enclosing stalactites and stalagmite formations millions of years in the making. Whatever the weather outside in Devon this December, you’ll find the caves maintain a perfectly comfortable 14c temperature all year round, which is why prehistoric man chose to head inside to find shelter. Look forward to seeing ancient cave drawings and bones and teeth of ice age animals.
Included on 4 nights itinerary