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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

Limited onsite parking (24 spaces), available free of charge on a first come first served basis. Nearby offsite chargeable parking also available.
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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1101 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 351
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Rating: 1 45
Rating

Clean and airy room

18/09/2018 Mabel M,

We stayed here for overnight. the hotel is lovely and old but with a clean interior with some lovely features like casement windows and heavy wooden furniture. The bathroom was clean and tidy with all... more

Rating

Good blast from the past

17/09/2018 nicola253, Swansea, United Kingdom

Apart from bad pillows we could not fault this hotel. It was great to see a traditional hotel that’s not been ruined by modernisation. Staff could not do enough for you, very friendly & accomodating. ... more

Rating

A charming hotel with comfortable beds!

16/09/2018 Eme R,

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel as we were visiting family in Plymouth. Our room was very spacious, and the beds were super comfy and warm. The hotel itself is immaculate and full of character and ch... more

Owner Response
Leila N, Director of Marketing at The Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review, it is appreciated. We are pleased to hear that your bedroom was comfortable and that you enjoyed the varied choice available for breakfast. Apologies that you experienced a delay on the final morning of your stay, I am pleased to hear that our staff were helpful and this was dealt with quickly. I am also sorry to hear that you experienced issues with the shower, I hope that our reception team were helpful when you raised this. We are pleased to hear that you were able to make use of our free car park during your stay. The hotel can become very busy, especially when we are hosting a wedding or function. As you say, parking around the hotel is available and is charged per hour and with a fixed overnight charge. We are fortunate to be just a stones throw away from Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican as well as the bars and restaurant located at Royal William Yard. We are glad to hear that you were able to explore the city during your visit. Thank you for all of your lovely feedback, we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future for one of our delicious Tea at the Top experiences! Best wishes, The Duke Team.
Rating

Nice hotel; excellent receptionists; tiny car park.

15/09/2018 Joy C, Bradford, United Kingdom

Only stayed one night as we were seeing a show at The Pavilions, which is just across the road. The location is great for The Pavillions, obviously, but we also walked to The Hoe and The Barbican easi... more

Owner Response
Leila N, Director of Marketing at The Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Good afternoon, thank you much for taking the time to leave a review, it is appreciated. The hotel is located in fantastic proximity to Plymouth Pavilions, we hope that you were able to enjoy our wonderful Pre Show Supper menu! We are pleased that you found your room to be comfortable. Thank you for your feedback regarding the biscuits, we will be sure to pass this onto our Operations Manager. We appreciate that our carpark can become busy, especially when the hotel is hosting a wedding. We are pleased that you were able to make use of our free car park during your stay. As you say, parking around the hotel is available and is charged per hour and with a fixed overnight charge. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback regarding our reception team, we will be sure to pass this onto our Reception Manager. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Best wishes, The Duke Team.
Rating

Fantastically comfortable stay

13/09/2018 Sam_Drake186254, Exeter, United Kingdom

Arrived to find a lovely appointed room, very spacious and very quiet on the 5th floor. The bed was Sooo comfortable and warm and we both enjoyed a really good nights sleep. Breakfast was quick and ta... more

Owner Response
Leila N, Director of Marketing at The Duke Of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave a five star review, it is really appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed a comfortable nights sleep and that the bedroom on the fifth floor was to your liking. Thank you also for your lovely comments regarding breakfast, we certainly agree that it is delicious! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Best wishes, The Duke Team.