Beautiful, historic hotel
01/01/2019 OutOfTheBlue-301, United Kingdom
A beautiful hotel, just on the edge of the city centre and a very short stroll from Plymouth Hoe. The architecture of this historic hotel is stunning, and the interior has been beautifully restored. T... more
A beautiful hotel, just on the edge of the city centre and a very short stroll from Plymouth Hoe. The architecture of this historic hotel is stunning, and the interior has been beautifully restored. The stunning staircase at the heart of the building really captures the spirit of the era in which the place was built.
Treated ourselves to a Superior room, which was huge, very nicely decorated, and had a separate sitting area. Lovely big, comfy bed.
WiFi wasn’t working in the room, but we fixed this with a reboot of the WiFi router which was on the dressing table.
Nice to have both a bath and a separate large shower.
The lounge area downstairs felt a bit dated and not a particularly welcoming space, but I guess this will be updated in due course.
Free parking was a bonus.
Didn’t try the breakfast, as we opted for a lie-in instead.
Having requested at the time of booking a quiet room, away from any function noise, it was odd that we were allocated a room which had noisy extraction fans outside, and noise from the disco in the function room to the rear, but maybe this was considered less noisy than the road to the front.
Definitely worth considering for a stopover in Plymouth, especially for the character and heritage of the building.
JoannaWeavers, Guest Relations Manager at The Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. We are so pleased that you loved the architecture and period features of the hotel, it is indeed a very special building. We are glad to hear that you liked your bedroom and although you experienced issues with the Wi-Fi at first, these were soon dealt with. Our Lounge was refurbished in January 2018, we are sorry to hear that this space was not to your liking. We are pleased that you were able to make use of our free car park, it is a wonderful addition to the hotel.
We are sorry that you found the extraction fan to be noisy from your room. Our team allocated you a bedroom at the back of the hotel as this is generally considered quieter than the front due to being further away from the road.
We hope to welcome you back in the near future and would highly recommend that you try one of our fully cooked breakfasts. Best wishes, The Duke Team.