Hotel du Vin & Bistro Exeter

Hotels, Restaurants

A good-looking former eye hospital.

There’s something truly magical about Devon. The artist Brian Froud references it – and especially the dramatic vistas of Dartmoor National Park – as the inspiration behind some of his best work.

So welcome to our “contemporary wonderland” as Alastair Sawday dubbed us, in the heart of this sublime city. Take a step inside this iconic building, formerly an Eye Infirmary, where historic walled gardens and striking architecture create the backdrop for a truly special experience. As our newest property, this glorious Exeter hotel is brimming with its own charm and unique personality, distinct from our other hotels but equally impressive in its own right.

Hugo Dalton was inspired to mural our lounge wall, opening out onto the magical terrace and garden perfect for sketching faeries, writing novellas or simply sipping a glass of Pinot. If the weather doesn’t inspire you a short meander through our library certainly will, whilst the call of the bar and bistro is sure to tempt you with its fantastic range of bottles and beautiful French-inspired menus.


Magdalen Street,
Magdalen Street,
Magdalen Street,
EX2 4HY,