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Clifton Hill Exeter EX1 2EL

Our guest reviews


Our aim at Exeter Self Catering and Serviced Apartments is to provide the best possible hospitality experience for our guests. Reviews and testimonials help us measure this. So we’re delighted to be rated “Excellent” by our guests on TripAdvisor, AirBnB, Vrbo/HomeAway, Google, our own website and in our guestbook. Repeat TripAdvisor award winner.

We share all of our reviews and testimonials, so that you can see what to expect when you choose to stay at our apartment. You can read some of them by clicking below. 

Rachael ButlerRachael Butler
10:09 05 Sep 21
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time at this luxurious apartment. It was our first break anywhere since Covid and with a vulnerable husband we couldn’t have asked for more! It was spotlessly clean and sanitised and we felt really confident and safe! The owner was extremely helpful and we had great, prompt comms.We’ve stayed in so many properties in Devon over the years but this definitely topped them all. The king size bed was so comfortable; the en-suite shower heavenly. The kitchen was so well equipped and the entire apartment was beautiful and so spacious. My son loved his bedroom (and the painting that looked like a photo!) and it was a nice touch to have a few family games, Netflix and Devon guides to hand!It was a short, easy walk to the city centre for dinner, yet the apartment was a quiet and restful retreat! Just what we needed. Perfect location for exploring Devon and the coast. We particularly loved paddle boarding at Exmouth! Thoroughly recommend and will be back!
Clive BartonClive Barton
15:47 15 Aug 20
A truly stunning property!Absolutely perfect in every way.- Spacious- Immaculately prepared.- Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.- Ideally located within 20 minutes walk of the city centre, the Quay or the University.We have stayed in quite a few excellent properties in the past when vacationing in the UK, but this has surpassed them all by a country mile.Will be top of the list for the future whenever we return to Exeter.
Kay WhiteKay White
08:10 04 Jun 20
I would book this property again in a heartbeat. It has the feel of a luxury hotel but the privacy of your own home. Fantastic location, bright and sunny rooms, beautifully furnished and equipped, private parking, a short stroll from Waitrose supermarket. Five stars all round!
Adam BurtonAdam Burton
15:37 02 Jan 20
Excellent stay again in this lovely apartment
Lynne ZidekLynne Zidek
23:22 22 Jun 19
08:57 21 Oct 18
Excellent apartment within walking distance of the city centre. Apartment had everything we needed - fully equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting area, two bathrooms and good sized bedrooms. Would definitely stay here again.

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“A great apartment that had everything you need whether you are staying for a short weekend break or a month long stay. Great communication with the owners and they were quick to respond when I asked if the parking space would be big enough for my Campervan and it was.” July – Guest from the UK ★★★★★

“Spacious, beautifully decorated and comfortable apartment in quiet neighbourhood close to little park.” July – Guest from the USA ★★★★★

“The apartment was spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and in a great location near the city centre, with parking which can be tricky in Exeter. When self catering you normally need to take your own cleaning products, tea towels, sharp knives and a few other essentials but this place is managed by someone who understands this and has provided all of those things! There was even milk in the fridge on arrival. Amazing!” June – Guest from Bedford ★★★★★

“Had a great time. The accommodation was brilliant with everything we needed. Very central for the city too but also far enough away to be a peaceful place to rest at the end of the day. Any issues were dealt with quickly and effectively and nothing too much trouble. Sorry to leave after spending 4 weeks there!” May – Guest from UK ★★★★★

“Phil has been a very gracious host. We originally planned our trip when Covid broke out and had to cancel/postpone. After three years we were able make use of the time that we had paid for and had a great time.” April – Guest from USA ★★★★★

“The flat was fantastic. Well furnished, plenty of room, great location on a pleasant side street with off-street parking. We enjoyed walking around Exeter and day trips throughout Devon. We highly recommend the apartment.” March – Guest from UK ★★★★★

“Perfectly equipped apartment with great facilities and very high quality spec. Spotlessly clean. Lots of good storage make it perfect for a week’s stay (or longer). Brilliant location to be able to walk into Exeter city centre but the area itself is nice and quiet. Private parking was a great feature. The host was very helpful when we had a small issue and sorted it out straight away.” February – Guest from Milford Haven ★★★★★


“Really enjoyed my stay at this beautifully decorated apartment. It was super equipped with necessities and the location was excellent.” November – Guests from Pakistan ★★★★★

“Spacious and well equipped apartment. Good location for walking into the City Centre and St James Rail Station.” October – Guests from the UK ★★★★★

“A very lovely apartment in a good, convenient and quiet location. Really comfortable beds and a nice shower. One of the best holiday houses we have stayed in. All the facilities are really good. We would definitely recommend this apartment. Tip: “The Thai restaurant iFood Thai is great. Exeter is an interesting city to explore. Nearest station is St James Park and you can get trains down either side of the picturesque Exe estuary.” September – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★

“We had a great stay at Clifton court. The flat is clean, family friendly and is well spec’d with a very central location. The host, Philip, was very responsive to all questions/queries. Would definitely stay again.” August 2022 – Guests from Japan 5.0 ★★★★★

“This was our second stay at this lovely apartment. Like home from home.” July 2022 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★

“The location was great and our stay was wonderful. There was plenty of space for all 4 of us and we enjoyed having the private parking.” June 2022 – Guests from USA 5.0 ★★★★★

“The best Airbnb we have ever been on. Wonderful and unique experience! Comfy beds, lovely welcome gifts, very spacious, modern and clean, everything works well, washing machine and dryer, Nutribullet was very useful for my smoothies, safe area, very nice park, private garden across the street, lovely bath, good big TV with Netflix. The host was very friendly and helpful, even took me to DHL to find my glasses that didn’t arrive to the flat. Thank you so much Philip! We will love to come back here next time.” May 2022 – Guests from South America 5.0 ★★★★★

“Our first Airbnb experience…and what a high standard future ones have to reach! This lovely apartment has everything you could ever need, including a thoughtfully provided cool box and reusable shopping bags. We’d certainly return, thank you and recommended to anyone looking for a luxury apartment in central Exeter.” April 2022 – Guests from the UK. 5.0 ★★★★★

“Spacious and comfortable and a parking space is a big bonus. Clean and very well equipped and a quiet road at night so slept very well on the big comfy bed. Highly recommend this flat.” March 2022 – Guests from the UK”. 5.0 ★★★★★

“My family can have a good memory of Exeter. Thanks for the fabulous and lovely apartment.” February 2022 – Guests from Korea. 4.8 ★★★★★

“Many memories. A lovely apartment with splendid views. Clifton Court made us feel home away from home. Forever grateful to the host” January 2022 – Guests from India. 5.0 ★★★★★


“Great, clean apartment that was perfect for our needs while visiting family in Exeter for Christmas. Perfectly sized & wonderfully stocked with everything we needed for our stay.” December 2021 – Guests from the UK. 5.0 ★★★★★

A luxury stay.” – There was everything you could possibly need and all good quality. The apartment was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. September 2021 – Guests from the UK. 5.0 ★★★★★

“Wonderful retreat” – We’ve stayed in so many properties in Devon over the years but this definitely topped them all. September 2021 – Guests from the UK. 5.0 ★★★★★

“Everything was perfect” – House immaculate, access to town centre ideal, owner very friendly and facilities functional and in good condition – August 2021 – Guests from France. 5.0 ★★★★★

Everything you need for a break” – Beautifully decorated apartment, with everything you need for a break. Peaceful area, central for days out. Would highly recommend – August 2021 – Guests from London, UK. 5.0 ★★★★★

“One of the best vacation rentals we have had” – August 2021 – Guests from the USA

“We really enjoyed our stay here. The appointments are well maintained at a high standard and attention to comfort.” July 2021 – Guests from the UK

“Another comfortable and enjoyable stay” – June 2021 – Guests from the UK

“Wonderful place to stay” – Comfortable, luxurious, well equipped. January 2021 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★


“Excellence in Exeter” – The apartment was clean, spacious and very comfortable. The area was walkable to the grocery store, the park, the town center. To sum up everything was just perfect and I would love to come back and stay again. October 2020 – Guests from the USA 5.0 ★★★★★

“Cracking apartment” – It had everything we needed for our stay, and even included Wi-Fi and Netflix on the TV. There was also a large playground and field nearby which helped keep our 4 year old entertained. September 2020 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★

Outstanding” – So spacious and equipped with everything you could possibly need and more, plus ideally situated in a quiet neighbourhood” August 2020 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★

“Truly wonderful” August 2020 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★ 

“Fantastic place to stay” July 2020 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★ 

“Oh my gosh – what a wonderful place!” March 2020 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★ 

“Lovely apartment in a lovely spot” March 2020 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★ 

“Excellent, excellent excellent. Consequently we will be back again next year.” February 2020 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★ 

“A fantastic place to stay. Excellent location. The apartment has everything you need. Most importantly great to have a car space as well. Very helpful owners.” January 2020 – Guests from Australia 5.0 ★★★★★


Fabulous is an understatement – our expectations were exceeded in every way. Not enough superlatives to describe. So large, luxurious and first class doesn’t say enough.”  October 2019 – Guests from Canada 5.0 ★★★★★

A great place to use as a base to explore not only the city of Exeter, but lots of east and north Devon.” October 2019 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★ 

Great property would recommend” September 2019 – Guests from the UK 5.0

An excellent property” September 2019 – Guests from Australia 5.0

Superb – simply excellent” August 2019 – Guests from the UK 5.0

A great return stay” August 2019 – Guests from Bahrain 5.0

“Great accommodation” July 2019 – Guests from Australia 5.0

“Perfect” May 2019 – Guests from Canada 5.0 

Location 5 – Excellent, Cleanliness 5 – Excellent,  Facilities 5 – Excellent, Service / Staff 5 – Excellent,” April 2019 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

Perfect Quiet Location” March 2019 – Guests from the USA. 5.0  

Affordable luxury in an elegant apartment with superb facilities” February 2019 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

We have stayed in many places around the Exeter area and this definitely rates as #1.” February 2019 – Guests from the UK 5.0 


A spacious, luxurious apartment” December 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

“Perfection – Really the most perfect accommodation.” October 2018 – Guests from Scotland 5.0 ★★★★★

“Excellent, close to the Exeter centre and everywhere that we need in Exeter. So clean and has all the amenities and kitchen appliances that you need.” September 2018 – Guests from Thailand 5.0 ★★★★★

“This is probably the best decorated and equipped self-catering flat in which we have ever stayed. So we had a very luxurious week and the hosts were very welcoming and helpful.” – August 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★

Excellent location, definitely recommended.” July 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★

Lovely airy, with great facilities and equipment.” June 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

Beautifully appointed apartment with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.” May 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

 If you are looking for an Exeter property for any length of stay, you do not need to look any further than this one.” April 2018 – Guests from the UK. 5.0 

A perfect place to stay for a week and also explore Exeter, the South Devon coast and the NT properties nearby.” April 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 ★★★★★

Quality, quality, quality” March 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

Fabulous apartment” February 2018 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

By far the best” January 2018 – Guests from the UK 


Outstanding”  December 2017 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

Lovely apartment in a fabulous location” November 2017 – Guests from the UK 5.0 

“Excellent property in a great location.” September 2017 – Guests from the USA 5.0 

Excellent” August 2017 – Guests from Spain 5.0 

“We have stayed in many places around Exeter, and this is by far the best!” July 2017 – Guests from Bahrain

“So fabulous, with everything we needed and more!” June 2017 – Guests from Germany

“Faultless apartment – so well equipped it was like home” April 2017 – Guests from West Sussex 

Excellent city centre apartment” April 2017 – Guests from Switzerland 5.0 

Großzügige, luxuriöse Wohnung in bester Lage” March 2017 – Guests from Germany 5.0 

Fantastic place to stay” March 2017 – Guests from Scotland 5.0 

“Superb!” February 2017 – Guests from Canada 5.0 ★★★★★


Beautifully furnished and centrally located” December 2016 – Guests from Newcastle 5.0 

Fantastic apartment” October 2016 – Guests from Cheshire 5.0 

Excellent apartment in Exeter” September 2016 – Guests from USA 5.0 

“This is the place to stay” August 2016 – Guests from Canada 5.0 ★★★★★

Stunning” August 2016 – Guests from Australia 5.0 

Enthusiastically recommend” July 2016 – Guests from California 5.0 

Ideal apartment for Exeter” May 2016 – Guests from London 5.0 

A brilliant find” April 2016 – Guests from Solihull 5.0 

A home from home” April 2016 – Guests from Germany 5.0 


Don’t miss this one – as there was nothing that we could fault”  Dec 2015 – Guests from Australia 5.0 ★★★★★

Perfect in every way”  June 2015 – Guests from Bracknell 5.0 

Fantastic apartment…very high standard” May 2015 Guests from Japan 5.0 

Spacious and luxurious, catering for all our needs” April 2015 – Guests from Birmingham 5.0 ★★★★★

We enjoyed every moment of staying there” March 2015 – Guests from Loughborough 5.0 

Our stay was perfect in every way” September 2014 – Guests from Nova Scotia, Canada 5.0 

Great apartment in an ideal location”  July 2014 – Guests from Manchester 5.0 

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