Clean, comfortable student accommodation in the heart of Exeter. Ideal for visiting the area whether you are visiting for business or pleasure.


Our availability for 2014 falls during our Easter & Summer Vacations as follows - Easter Vacation 2nd - 23rd April & Summer Vacation 18th June - 10th September 2014.

Mardon Hall was purpose-built in 1933 and many of the original features such as the wood panelled library and the grand staircase remain. It is located at the centre of the Steatham Campus with magnificent views over the Exe Estury and is only 1½ miles from the City Centre, approximately a 20 minute walk.

Mardon Hall is one of the older residences on campus and offers Standard Single & Twin bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. These offer a cheaper alternative to the ensuite rooms in Holland Hall. All bedrooms have a desk area and wash basin as well as complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. All bedlinen and towels are also provided.

The bedrooms within Mardon Hall are all accessible via stairs so are unsuitable for those with limited access/disability. Holland Hall (an adjacent building) would be more suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Guests staying in Mardon Hall are required to check-in at Holland Hall and also take breakfast within Holland Hall.

Food and Drinks

A cooked English & Continental breakfast is included in the room price. This is served at the adjacent Holland Hall and is served between 8am - 9.30am.

Please note there are no self-catering facilities within Mardon Hall.

Grounds and gardens

Streatham Campus, where Mardon Hall is based, has over 350 acres of landscaped grounds, parks, woodlands and lakes for guests to enjoy. 

Other facilities

Wifi Internet access is available. There is no charge for this service. A password giving guest account access will be issued upon arrival and this can be arranged at the Porters' Lodge at Holland Hall upon check-in.

Free Car Parking is available at Mardon Hall for the duration of your stay. A permit can be obtained upon check-in at Holland Hall.

Guests may use the common room with television which is situated on the ground floor.

Iron and ironing boards and a laundrette are also available within Mardon Hall.

We would suggest that you bring your own hairdryer and alarm clock as these are not provided in the rooms, however there are a small number available at the reception at Holland Hall which are subject to availability (refundable deposit required).

Other on-campus facilities near Mardon Hall include a mini supermarket (open weekdays), cash machines, vending machines, payphones.


No disabled access

20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Squash court

Tennis court


Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby Recreations

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Mardon Hall, University of Exeter - Reviews


Based on 52 reviews
Service 4.3
Rooms 3.6
Food 4.3
Value 4.3
Overall Experience 4.0

Good all round service. Clean and tidy room. Lovely breakfast, served by friendly staff. This was my first experience of university rooms and I'll definitely use again.
Mrs Juliette S

Good all round service. Clean and tidy room. Lovely breakfast, served by friendly staff. This was my first experience of university rooms and I'll definitely use again.
Mrs Juliette S

All staff (reception, dining room and room cleaning staff) were very courteous and helpful. The room and facilities were clean and functional.
Mr Maurice K

I had a good stay and would return in future. Good value!
Mr Stephen J

Lovely place to stay, handy to all areas of Exeter and so clean and tidy. Amazing breakfast and amazing value accommodation. Thank you.
Mrs Angela M

Great room for breakfast and friendly staff! The room was all we needed! The shower facilities could be a bit more private!
Miss Caroline D

we enjoyed our stay and everyone was nice, polite and helpful-nothing special but definately you get what you pay for
Miss lorraine m

I was so impressed with everything, I've been recommending your B&B facility to everyone! Here's what was brilliant: Clipper organic/Fairtrade teas - including green tea!- in the rooms. The presentation and choice of breakfast, again, especially appreciated the Clipper teas, organic yoghurt and the fact you provide soya milk, thank you! The staff I encountered were all incredibly helpful and friendly and I'm especially grateful to the reception staff who let me leave my heavy rucksack for the day when I checked out as I wasn't leaving Exeter until the afternoon and didn;t want to be carrying it around with me all day. The grounds were an added bonus, what a stunning campus and the clear commitment to nature and environmental thinking was impressive. The only thing that wasn't brilliant (but was fine nonetheless) was the shower facilities, not good water pressure and nowhere to put clothes. Thank you for a great stay!
Miss Rosemary L

I had in all booked a double room (14-15 July) and 3 singles (15 July) for family attending my son's graduation. The only thing I would have liked better was for the cooked breakfast to have opened at 7.30 am on 16 July as my son had to be in the Great Hall by 8.30 am for the 9 am graduation. In all other respects we had a really good time. As my son had been in Mardon in his first year, we enjoyed the experience of a staying in his hall of residence. It was a delightful coincidence as well that the double room we had had been his room!
Mrs Jane S

The only thing I would have liked better is for the cooked breakfast to have opened at 7.30 am on the day of the graduation (16 July) as our son had the 9 am gradaution slot and we had to rush though the breakfast to get to the Grat Hall by 8.30 am. We appreciated that the car parking was right in front of Mardon Hall, and that the staff opened up the library room in Mardon for us on Sunday afternoon (15 July) as it was a nice place for our family members to meet up that afternoon.
Mrs Jane S

Arrival Info

Address: The Porters' Lodge, Holland Hall, Clydesdale Road, Exeter, ExeterEX4 4SA, United Kingdom

Address: Check-In for Mardon Hall is at Holland Hall

The Porters' Lodge, Holland Hall, Clydesdale Road, Exeter EX4 4SA.

Please note if using a Sat Nav device then enter the postcode EX4 4QR to lead you to the Streatham Campus and then follow the campus signage to Holland Hall / Mardon Hall. Please do not select Clydesdale Road as this will take you to a residential area.

Check In: From 3pm-10.30pm. Check Out: By 10am.

Check-in/collection of keys and breakfast for guests staying in Mardon Hall takes place at Holland Hall which is the large glass fronted building adjacent to Mardon Hall.

How to Find Us:

By Car: Leave the M5 at Junction 29, signed Exeter Airport. At the traffic lights at the end of the motorway slip road, turn right onto the B3015, signed City Centre, and at the first roundabout turn right, signed Exeter Business Park. Go straight over at the next two roundabouts, signed Pinhoe, and join the Monkerton Link Road. At the traffic lights bear left onto the B3212, signed City Centre. Take the right-hand lane and at the second set of traffic lights turn right, signed University. Pass un