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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 952 traveller reviews
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Rating

Excellent Stay

24/06/2017 W2781DBannb, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Wonderful hotel, set in an ideal location for the city centre and also tourist attractions especially Plymouth Hoe. The room I had was duel aspect looking one way over the park to the sea and the oth... 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 much appreciated. Our location is perfect for exploring Britain's Ocean City and the views from Plymouth Hoe are stunning. We hope to welcome you back to Plymouth in the future. Best wishes, The Duke Team
Rating

Lovely surprise

22/06/2017 SLMBologna, Bologna

We have lived in various countries of Europe over the last 30 years so our experiece of the hotel industry in the UK is limited. We found the Duke of Cornwell much better than our expectations. Slight... 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 very much appreciate it. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening meal with us, all of our team are trained to provide first class service and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next visit. Best wishes, The Duke Team
Rating

Great hotel lovely location

19/06/2017 Mark G,

A very grand looking hotel with a real old fashioned feel. Very friendly reception and a grand staircase and imposing decor. We were on the 5th floor which was great, I had a good view over the roof... 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 appreciate it. As an independently run hotel, the owners invest a huge amount each year on refurbishment to keep the character and style so your comments are truly appreciated. We aim to give our guests a first class experience in the grand surroundings of Plymouth's first luxury hotel. We have passed on your kipper comments to our team! The owners and team take a pride in all we do and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, The Duke Team
Rating

Not bad, BUT.......

19/06/2017 Jessica F,

The room was very nice, it looked out over the front of the hotel, nice and big, lovely bed - i slept really well. Nice TV too. Tea and coffee making facilities were as expected. The bathroom was spac... 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 appreciate it. We are pleased that you liked your room and had a good night's sleep. We are sorry that you had issues with the shower. We are surprised at your breakfast experience, our Operations Manager does not understand how whipped cream would have been used as we do serve clotted. We pride ourselves on first class service and hope that you will return in the future. Best wishes, The Duke Team
Rating

Room At The Top

10/06/2017 britne, Blyth, United Kingdom

Stayed here recently whilst attending a conference at the nearby Pavillions.The hotel is a very old building which was built in the 1860s.Its a very historic place and very olde worlde inside.However ... 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 appreciate your comments. The hotel was indeed built in 1863, the front exterior is grade two listed which protects the windows and the wooden frames. We take a pride in our cook to order breakfast and are so pleased that you enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Duke Team