Thistle Hotels’ Exeter property is the latest in the group’s 33-strong portfolio to complete its refurbishment programme; with £1million invested to completely renovate the hotel’s exterior as well as introduce eight new contemporary bedrooms, bringing the number of guest rooms to 98.


The modern lines and fresh design injected into the hotel bring the Exeter property inline with Thistle’s new contemporary style guidelines, whilst recognising its Victorian heritage with a return to its original name - The Rougemont. The return to the hotel’s former name, originally inspired by its location close to Rougemont Castle, is testament to its Victorian heritage, whilst the hotel offers the latest technology, a high-standard of meetings facilities and WiFi access throughout. 


As well as the careful restoration of the entire hotel frontage, corporate guests can expect air-conditioning in all of the meeting rooms for maximum comfort, the largest of which; The Devonshire Ballroom, can seat 300 delegates theatre-style. 


The eight new air-conditioned bedrooms are finished to an impressive minimalistic style, with wall-mounted LCD 32 inch TVs, walk-in drenching showers and a fresh, contemporary colour scheme. Thistle’s commitment to understanding the needs of the corporate guest extend further to its flexible, no-nonsense dining options, available 24 hours a day and the connectivity to the office in all hotel areas. 


General manager of Thistle Exeter City Centre by Thistle, Roger Heale comments: “The entire team is delighted to be welcoming guests to the new-look Rougemont Hotel, back to it’s former glory following its £1million refurbishment. 
Our ability to effectively cater for events for 3 – 300 attendees, as well as our flexible, friendly approach makes the hotel an ideal choice for hosting any business event in the area.”  


Located in the centre of Exeter, close to the mainline railway station and only a short distance from Exeter airport, Thistle Exeter City Centre is the perfect location for business events and meetings.