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“The Drake”
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The Drake
Ranked #17 of 78 Plymouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The Drake”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

From an excellent central location for exploring Plymouth the Drake offers nice clean accommodation and a good breakfast to set you off. I found the owners to be hospitable and friendly. This hotel is recommended.

Room Tip: I did not see any advantageous rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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NickiMac, Owner at The Drake, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

On arrival, early evening, we were 'greeted', by the female owner, in the most unwelcome, frosty manner we have ever experienced in all our years as guests at very many hotels and guesthouses.
We were shown to our room, up 2 flights of stairs.
The room was very large, clean and comfortable, with tea/coffee making facilities. The electric shower, unfortunately, seemed to have a mind of its own.
Cooked breakfast finished being served at 0845 which, for us on a few days break, was an hour, at least, too early.
It had not been explained adequately beforehand that there are 2# flights of stairs to the 1st floor bedrooms.
However, that said, if you have no mobility problems, the room and breakfast were very good.





Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Just had a two nights stay at the Drake , (in Plymouth for a family catch up.) Excellent location spotless clean and fab breakfast all in all good value for money. Down side we stayed in room 8 which was small with a little window and was oh so hot hot hot asked for a fan but didn't have any so we didn't get much sleep.

Room Tip: If you want space and comfort don't have room 8 not sure what the other rooms are like.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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NickiMac, Owner at The Drake, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased for the most part you enjoyed your stay with us.
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derbyshire
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel for three nights whilst in plymouth to give my daughter a suprise visit.
the area around the hotel is quite so able to have a good nights sleep before a lovely breakfast choice.thanks nicki and keep augustis behind the bar.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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NickiMac, Owner at The Drake, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for your review.
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county durham
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here while seeing our daughter who is in the navy the hotel is in a nice location quiet too so sleep is good it's central to all amenities And shops just a short walk away breakfast is very good even enough for me with a good appetite the owners are very helpful all in all a very nice place to stay

  • Stayed June 2014
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NickiMac, Owner at The Drake, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for your review. Augusti and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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derby
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Lovely hotel, warm welcome. Great room very clean. Wonderful breakfast. Would recommend this hotel! Hope to stay there again. Close to the Hoe. Good parking. Relaxed atmosphere with good facilities. Friendly hosts ensured a pleasant stay when I was there for two nights.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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NickiMac, Owner at The Drake, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Your kind comments were much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Plymouth.
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Hopkins, Belize
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We had to change our plans and the proprietors were very helpful in accommodating the change. The location is excellent being close to the Hoe, Barbican and shops. It was nice to be able leave the car in the hotel car park and find our way around on foot. The accommodation was clean tidy and value for money. The breakfast certainly sets you up for the day! In short good value, great location, nice owners and recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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NickiMac, Owner at The Drake, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Augustis and I are pleased you found the accommodation comfortable and that you enjoyed the breakfast.
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Additional Information about The Drake

Property: The Drake
Address: 2 Windsor Villas Lockyer Street, Plymouth PL1 2QD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Drake 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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