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Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel

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Perfectly placed in Plymouth!

Set in the heart of Britains Ocean City, the Duke of Cornwall is a stunning period hotel brimming with character and style. Built as Plymouths first luxury hotel in 1863, the Duke has been lovingly preserved and enhanced so that its unique Victorian Gothic splendour can still be enjoyed by guests today.

The hotels 72 rooms are all individually designed with thoughtfully-selected designer wallpapers and vintage furniture, creating a chic look that does justice to the buildings striking architecture. With a range of bedroom sizes and styles available, from comfortable en-suites to indulgently romantic four-poster rooms, theres accommodation to suit everyone.

The Dukes luxury extends to its impressive culinary offerings. Fine dining is available (for guests and non-guests alike) in the comfort of the hotels elegant restaurant. With two AA rosettes and a dynamic team of chefs, its dishes look and taste sensational. Light lunches, cream teas and a generous choice of drinks are available in the lounge, with its welcoming bar and, in the colder months, a homely log fire.

If youre planning a wedding, party or business event, the Duke is the ideal choice. With a wealth of experience in organising celebrations and group events, a range of room options and a full set of facilities and equipment, the hotel has everything you need to ensure your event runs smoothly. And with the backdrop of the Dukes stunning dcor and features, you can be sure your guests will be impressed, whether the occasion is one of business or pleasure.

As well as the merits that await guests within, the Duke also offers a fantastically convenient location in the centre of Plymouth. The hotel is a short walk from the citys abundance of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as the historic Plymouth Hoe and Barbican, with their spectacular ocean views. And its a mere stones throw from two of the South Wests finest entertainment venues, the Theatre Royal and Plymouth Pavilions making the hotel the ideal overnight stop-off or meeting place if youre catching a show.

Whether youre visiting Plymouth or its the city you call home, youll find the Duke of Cornwall a pleasure to experience. With its fascinating history, friendly but professional service, and breath-taking style, the Duke is truly a gem in Britains Ocean City.

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Location

Millbay Road
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3LG
England
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01752 275850
AAThe AA rosette is your guarantee that a hotel takes extra special pride in its cuisine.The AA rosette is your guarantee that a hotel takes extra special pride in its cuisine.Silver CSR award from Green Tourism.

Summary

Limited onsite parking (24 spaces), charge of £2 on a first come first served basis. Nearby offsite chargeable parking also available. Pets allowed in any bedroom on request. Dogs are also allowed in Lounge bar area, but no entrance for them in the restaurant. Fee per pet is £10.00 per length of the stay.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is charged 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.

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
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 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1178 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 381
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Rating

Adequate accommodation

18/05/2019 JamesBarnes084, Chiang Mai, Thailand

This hotel is listed as 3 Star. As such it is adequate. Faded plush. I stayed in a 'superior' double room. It took more than 10 minutes for the shower water to warm up and I was advised that this was ... more

Rating

Convenient and good value

15/05/2019 Redlizziem, Exeter, United Kingdom

As other reviewers have said the building could do with a makeover. But, it is clean, service is good and the location is city centre, quiet and super convenient for Plymouth Pavilions and the Hoe. Ho... more

Rating

Functional

14/05/2019 SS9Essex, Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

I would imagine that this was some hotel in its heyday, but it’s lost it’s glamour somewhat now. The interior looks like it has undergone some refurbishment with new carpets and wallpaper but the pain... more

Rating

Séjour au Duke de Cornwall

11/05/2019 Bev A,

A most appreciated welcome from the duty manager, think his name was Sam.. Turned up at 10:15 on Sunday 5 May from France, owe had to take a later ferry crossing. Really interesting to talk to the dut... more

Rating

classic old style top quality Hotel

04/05/2019 Sandercock-Cornwall,

wonderful place to stay, truly amazing building professionally decorated . spacious room with all amenities, car park available, friendly staff ,stones throw to the city centre but far away enough... more

Owner Response
JoannaWeavers, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review, it is much appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your kind feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to 'The Duke' for your next visit! Best wishes, The Duke Team.