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The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LG England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 24 hotels in Plymouth
Travellers' Choice
Set in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City, the Duke of Cornwall is a stunning period hotel brimming with character and style. Built as Plymouth’s 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 hotel’s 72 rooms are all individually designed with thoughtfully-selected designer wallpapers and vintage furniture, creating a chic look that does justice to the building’s striking architecture. With a range of bedroom sizes and styles available, from comfortable en-suites to indulgently romantic four-poster rooms, there’s accommodation to suit everyone. The Duke’s luxury extends to its impressive culinary offerings. Fine dining is available (for guests and non-guests alike) in the comfort of the hotel’s elegant restaurant. With an AA rosette and a dynamic team of chefs, its dishes look and taste sensational. Light lunches 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 you’re 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 Duke’s stunning decor 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 city’s abundance of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as the historic Plymouth Hoe, Sutton Harbour and the Barbican, with their spectacular sea views. And it’s a mere stone’s throw from two of the South West’s finest entertainment venues, the Theatre Royal and Plymouth Pavilions – making the hotel the ideal overnight stop-off or meeting place if you’re catching a show. Whether you’re visiting Plymouth or it’s the city you call home, you’ll find the Duke of Cornwall a pleasure to experience. With its fascinating history, friendly but professional service, and breathtaking style, the Duke is truly a gem in Britain’s Ocean City.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Cardiardaith wrote a review Dec 2020
Wales, UK162 contributions59 helpful votes
A rare survivor from pre-War days when Plymouth had an impressive Victorian city centre. Originally a station hotel, this impressive landmark building has vast corridors with original ceiling height bedrooms, splendid central staircase and grand public rooms. Nice old fashioned wood furniture in bedrooms and modern wood panelled bathrooms. Small car park at the back with direct access to the first floor of hotel. Limited basic menu during Covid but tasty food and staff very friendly. Very good rates and independently owned until recently, this is a much better choice of hotel than the rather anonymous bland chain hotels in the city centre. Glad I stayed.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Mrfarandaway wrote a review Nov 2020
East Grinstead, United Kingdom183 contributions92 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights on a secret escape deal of dinner bed and breakfast. We found the staff very friendly and the food was very good. The breakfast was very good with great choices. The evening meal was a restricted menu but the food was very tasty. While we were staying here the lift didn't work but we found walking up 3 flights of stairs to our room helped walk of all the nice food we were eating. The hotel is dated but the room we stayed in was very spacious with a great wet room with a choice of a regular shower or a rain shower. We also found the bed comfortable. Due to covid the rooms get cleaned every 3 days but reception will give you clean towels and anything else you require. The hotel has a great location but limited parking.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Marcia wrote a review Nov 2020
810 contributions1,356 helpful votes
Bookrd a Secfet Escapes overnight stay as a surprise for my hubby. Hotel staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was very good and tasty. The room was good for size only downside was because a very old hotel the windows let in cold air, and only a duvet the room wasn't very warm. Could have done with more heating and extra bedding bit would still recommend a stay. Loved the character of the hotel, especially the long sweeping staircase.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RayChapman wrote a review Oct 2020
HASTINGS47 contributions36 helpful votes
It was wonderful to stay at this hotel, all the Covid 19 precautions with plenty of hand santizer was available on dispensers around the hotel. The staff are exceptionally freindly and efficient, I travelled with my bicycle and the hotel reception ensured my bike was secure. Double Rooms are very spacious with well appointed bathrooms.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: I had a large corner room which was delightful
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threekendalls wrote a review Oct 2020
Mary Tavy, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I were given a Champagne Tea at the Top as a present last year and with COVID-19 have only just had the pleasure of enjoying it. Based in the tower at the top of the hotel you have amazing views across Plymouth Sound and out over the city to Dartmoor and Cornwall. We had the pleasure of all four seasons in the time we spent here - and they were all spectacular from this vantage point. The service from our arrival until we left was excellent and our butler, Christian, was a joy. The sandwiches, cakes and cream tea were delicious! We’ve never had an afternoon tea before but this was quite magical. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$75 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Roomsmiths Escape Rooms (0.3 miles), Live Escape Rooms (0.2 miles), and Hoe Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No Whey!, Fletcher's Restaurant, and Dunya Restaurant.
Is The Duke of Cornwall Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Plymouth.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Duke of Cornwall Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Duke of Cornwall Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park (1.5 miles), Saltram (National Trust) (4.6 miles), and Antony House (3.6 miles).