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Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel

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Perfectly placed in Plymouth!

The Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel is a wonderful place to stay in Plymouth and a true landmark. This pet-friendly hotel provides a great base from which to explore Devon, Cornwall and the Eden Project. Built as the first luxury hotel in Plymouth, it boasts an illustrious history and has had some famous guests including explorer Ernest Shackleton (who stayed the night before setting off for the Antarctic) and Laurel & Hardy.

The hotel's Victorian Gothic architecture sets the tone for its magnificent standards of food and service. You'll love time spent in this wonderful building, but while you're out and about, theres plenty to enjoy too, thanks to the hotel's excellent location. Just half a mile away is Plymouth Hoe, from which Sir Francis Drake sailed to defeat the Spanish Armada. Go a little further and you'll find the Mayflower Steps the point from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to the east coast of America in 1620 and ultimately founded the modern USA. Thats how rich in maritime history Plymouth is.

The Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel itself is a prestigious place to hold a wedding celebration and a great conference venue in Plymouth, with a large ballroom able to accommodate you and your guests.

A beautifully grand old building with thoroughly modern facilities throughout, it's well worth navigating your way to Plymouth for a stay at the Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel.

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Location

Millbay Road
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3LG
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6053*
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Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £10.00 per pet, please advise at time of booking
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

There's no finer place to eat in Plymouth than in the Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel, with its luxurious restaurant and lounge.

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Restaurant

Dining at the Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel is an experience to savour due to the magnificent opulence of the surroundings. Enjoy AA Rosette food made with the finest fresh ingredients from the South West prepared for you by our award-winning chefs. A stunning central chandelier adds to the atmosphere and ambience. Little wonder that that this restaurant is renowned far and wide, making it a favourite with locals, as well as our guests.

Tea at the Top
The Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel boasts an iconic tower that offers magnificent views over the historic city and countryside beyond. There's no more luxurious experience than to be at the top of it, enjoying afternoon tea with friends as its served to you by your own private butler. You can also tuck into freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and cream tea as you relish being waited on. Tea at the Top is not to be missed.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary
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Lounge Bar

Our lounge bar has the air of an exclusive club, with its leather-covered Chesterfields and wood-panelled walls. But you can also expect a friendly welcome too as you relax after a long day in glorious comfort. Its the ideal place to unwind with a refreshing drink or an informal lunch with friends or business associates. Stay all night and chat with locals and fellow guests alike or begin the evening here before a night out in Plymouth.

Opening hours

11.00-00.00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

The sumptuous surroundings of the Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel make for a prestigious wedding venue in Plymouth.

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Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue

With a large ballroom able to accommodate up to 250 guests for a wedding banquet, plus several smaller suites, the beautiful Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel offers a prestigious venue for couples to begin their married life or even renew their vows. Whether you prefer a grand occasion or an intimate get-together, we can accommodate your requirements. Return here for your reception or hold the full ceremony in the hotel - we're fully licenced.

Large and sumptuous or small and intimate, our range of bespoke wedding packages will suit your requirements and your budget. Our dedicated team will also work with you to tailor a package to create the wedding you've always dreamed about. If your guests wish to stay over at the hotel, we'll accommodate them at special rates in the wonderful surroundings of our historic and iconic building. We promise you memories you'll cherish forever.

Catering

Whatever food you'd like served at your wedding, you can rest assured our menus get a great reception every time. From tempting canapes to sumptuous starters, mouth-watering main courses to delicious desserts, our expert chefs will serve up fabulous AA Rosette standard food. Talk to our experienced wedding planners if you have specific requirements - we'll do all we can to make your day extra special.

Registrar

Registry office:
Plymouth Registry Office
Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL1 2QD
01752 268331




Get in touch with Melanie Williams

Melanie is the Wedding Manager. Melanie and her team can provide a complete service to make your celebration memorable.

For any enquiries please call Melanie Williams on 01752 275850

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M5, J31, 40.00 miles
Nearest train station: Plymouth, 0.75 miles
Nearest airport: Plymouth, 5.50 miles
Free parking on site (24 spaces)
On site disabled parking (1 spaces)

Address
Millbay Road
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3LG
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Plymouth Argyle Stadium (2 miles)

  • The Brickfields Stadium (2 miles)

  • Plymouth Pavilions Basketball (0.2 miles)

  • Plymouth Life Centre (0 miles)

  • Plymouth Karting (0 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Plymouth Pavilions (0.2 miles)

  • Plymouth Hoe (0.5 miles)

  • Theatre Royal (0.5 miles)

  • National Marine Aquarium (1 miles)

  • Smeaton Tower (0.5 miles)

Shopping

  • Plymouth Town Centre (0.5 miles)

  • Drake Circus Shopping Mall (0.8 miles)

  • Armada Shopping Centre (0.8 miles)

  • City Market (0.5 miles)

  • 1 bar

  • 1 bar

Meetings, Conferences and Events

The Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel offers a unique 'heart of the city' conference venue in Plymouth for your next business meeting, training session or workshop.

Venue

The exquisite surroundings of our beautiful hotel are the perfect setting to cater for the needs of businesses of all types. We offer a variety of unique function rooms that can hold meetings of all sizes. For conferences or banquets of up to 300 people, our large ballroom is available. For more intimate events, we have number of smaller suites too. All benefit from modern facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.


Packages

We offer a range of packages that can accommodate your meeting and meet your budget. All include the essentials you need for a successful meeting, from flipcharts to audio-visual equipment. You'll also be served unlimited refreshments throughout the day. If you require overnight stays for your delegates, we offer preferential rates on our 72 fabulous rooms that include all meals. Talk to our expert team who'll assist you every step of the way.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Writing Room 40 20 16 24 30
Ballroom 300 125 100 100 250
Fleur De Lys 50 20 24 24 40
Hayward 80 40 30 34 70
Millbay Suite 80 35 25 30 0
Whiteford 12 10 8 8 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

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Rating

Good city centre hotel

16/10/2017 CathyAJ, Taunton, United Kingdom

Super handy for Plymouth Pavilions and just a few minutes walk from the Hoe, city centre and Royal William Yard. We stayed for a 2 night break - our room was very spacious and clean but no air conditi... more

Rating

Overnight stay

15/10/2017 ChrisFeder, Whitstable, United Kingdom

The Hotel is very well located with its own car park. Old fashioned, traditional and elegant. Beautifully decorated and furnished in traditional style. We had 2 double rooms, both too small, and too h... more

Owner Response
Leila N, Director of Marketing at Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it. We are sorry that you did not get a good night's sleep, this is so important to us and whilst we understand that you didn't want to move in the night, we would have done our best to get our porters to move you to cause you as little disturbance as possible. The best option re booking is to come direct and we will do best rates on bed and breakfast inc VAT. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. Best wishes The Duke Team
Rating

Super Quaint

12/10/2017 Melanie R, Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 4 nights in a suite on the top floor, for a friends wedding. What an amazing place! Old yet beautiful. Our suite was perfect. Clean, well kept. Everyone who worked there was really... more

Owner Response
Leila N, Director of Marketing at Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your kind words. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Duke Team
Rating

Definitely visit again

09/10/2017 shaneys2017, Brixham, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel, staff were very friendly & helpful. Room was lovely and breakfast was very good quality, we would absolutely visit again. Only down fall was the parking had to use pay and display which ... more

Owner Response
Leila N, Director of Marketing at Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we truly appreciate it. Thank you for your comments, we are sorry that parking was expensive for you, we do have limited spaces and we are sorry that you weren't able to get a space in our car park during your stay with us. we are so pleased that you enjoyed the rest of your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you in the future. Best wishes, The Duke Team
Rating

Great dog friendly hotel

08/10/2017 fearnie161,

Lovely (if dated) hotel, friendly staff, especially receptionist who was very welcoming and helpful. Lovely little touch that you get a doggy pack for your pooch's holiday. Limited parking so you do h... more

Owner Response
Leila N, Director of Marketing at Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it is very much appreciated. We hope to welcome you and your pooch back soon! Best wishes, The Duke Team