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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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Millbay Road
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01752 275850


Limited onsite parking (24 spaces), charge of £2 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 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


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.



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

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

Weekend times may vary


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.


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.


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)

Millbay Road

What's nearby?


  • 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)


  • 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.


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.


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

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


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1160 traveller reviews
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As always: a truly fantastic stay

18/03/2019 suef692015, Camelford, United Kingdom

We love this hotel. It has character, a top quality of service, brilliant staff and extremely comfortable rooms. It is ideally situated for the business centre of the city, the Theatre Royal, the Pav... 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 a five star review, it is really appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the hotel and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best wishes, The Duke Team

A small break

13/03/2019 mark_richardson, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

I chose this hotel for easy access for disabled persons and has a car park, we arrived just before 2:00 one room all ready the other not ready but this was not a problem and it was ready approximately... 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 a review following your stay, it is appreciated. I am pleased to hear that on the whole your stay was a pleasant one and that you enjoyed breakfast. I am sorry to hear that you felt rushed on the morning of your departure. I have spoken to our Head of Housekeeping and she has asked me to apologise for this. As you said, our check out is not until 11 am and guests have the use of their bedroom until this time. Our housekeeping team start their day at 9 am and usually knock on each door to see if guests have vacated early. As I'm sure you can appreciate, guests check out at different times during the morning and the team just like to get a head start where possible. We do not mean to rush guests at all and would not like to think that they felt this way. I apologise again that this negatively impacted your stay and please be assured that we have taken your feedback on board. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes, The Duke Team.

Poor Parking Facilities

12/03/2019 Enikő G, Chichester, United Kingdom

Arrived on the 12th, was told we had to pay for parking when we checked in. Went out for the evening and came back to find that there was no space for the car. Went to reception to rectify and was tol... 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 a review, although I am very sorry to hear that you experienced issues during your stay with us. We are currently trialling a new parking system and apologise that the issue was not rectified at the time of your complaint. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with our team and we will be acting upon this. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to have the opportunity to improve on your experience. Best wishes, The Duke Team.

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05/03/2019 Joyceybaby, Wallsend, United Kingdom

We stayed here because it was dog friendly!! But was very upset to find we weren’t allowed anywhere but our room with our 2 small dogs. We had to order room service for our first meal which wasn’t ver... more

Owner Response
JoannaWeavers, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry that you experienced issues during your stay. As you say, we pride ourselves on being a dog friendly hotel and have been considering changing our policy regarding our public areas for a while now. Your visit highlighted the importance of this and we thank you again. Our policy has now been updated and going forward we will of course welcome dogs into our Lounge. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Best wishes, The Duke Team.

Beautiful hotel but needs some improvements

01/03/2019 sarahsS4001UT, Southampton, United Kingdom

Gorgeous building set just back from the Hoe. Interiors are lovely and there's a fab staircase. My room was a good size for one person, bijou bathroom. My main gripe was that the mattress was thin ... more

Owner Response
JoannaWeavers, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, responded to this review
Good afternoon Sarah, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sad to hear that you did not enjoy a comfortable nights sleep and hope our reception team were helpful when you raised this. It is very important to us to ensure that guests enjoy their stay and we will always try and help wherever possible. Please be assured that I will pass your feedback onto our Head of Housekeeping and wider team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and to have the opportunity to improve on your experience. Best wishes, The Duke Team.