The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth is a really good hotel, and a terrific building, very interesting, and built in the days when they really knew how to construct impressive looking hotels. It is situated right in the city centre. Parking is free just round the corner from 4pm to 10am. They also have a car park at the rear of the building. I stayed there in February 2012, and it was a fairly cold night. My room was nice and warm, the bed and all other facilities in my room were great. The breakfast, and the service given to me at breakfast was just superb, and I will definitely be staying here again, it really is one of the best places in Plymouth.
My only problem was the usual one, the Internet just would not work. I tried connecting through the cable, and 'Windows' said the cable was either damaged or unplugged, I also tried the wi-fi. This does allow connection and indicates a good signal, but 'Windows' displayed the usual message, "Little or no Connectivity". I went downstairs and politely asked the very beautiful Polish lady on reception why it was not working, and yet again, receptionists think its the guests fault. They know nothing about me, my ability or that of any other guest, but I must be the stupid one, because I can't connect !
This is not just a problem with this hotel, it happens every week to me, at some hotel, somewhere in Europe.
Anyone staying here, or considering a stay here, needs to bring their own Internet access 'dongle' if they want to connect to the Internet. Fortunately, although they are slow, I have one, and got my work completed.
I will say again, it is a lovely hotel, full of character, very cheap and good value for money, and I will stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plymouth
- Duke Of Cornwall Plymouth
- Plymouth Best Western