Stayed for a four night leisure break on Dinner Bed and Breakfast, and had a wonderful stay in Plymouth. All central shops and theatres are almost on the doorstep. Hotel is in the grand style but all mod cons. Staff were very helpful and attentive especially the dining staff for whom nothing was too much trouble, even when busy with a coach party also staying in the hotel. Our room had a marvellous view of the ferry dock at Millbay and the evening entertainment included watching the antics of the caravans trying to reverse in the ferry car park a quarter of a mile distant. Also one could lie in bed and see the Eddystone light house 14 miles out at sea by day and by night.
The food was very good and our only criticism was; having booked for dinner in the package there was extra to pay, unless you chose from the same 3 main courses every night (as the menu did not change if you stayed within the £21.50 allowed) If you paid extra you could eat any of the meals on the menu.
The car park is pot luck but our luck was in. There is free evening parking in the road at the rear and there seemed plenty of room there.
Would there have no hesitation staying again, although we could not guarantee having so good a view from the room.
- 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