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The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LG, England
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Ranked #9 of 19 hotels in Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kent
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

We recently booked 3 rooms here to take the kids to the Jessie J concert at the Plymouth Pavilion. Staff were very helpful and we felt welcomed throughout our visit, from reception desk to bar staff to breakfast staff. Everything about this place speaks history. The Hotel was built in the 1863 and saw it's heyday around the turn of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I often stay here when on business in the West Country. The hotel is a large, historic building so I'm not expecting fancy modern rooms or interiors and you shouldn't. The hotel whilst clean can feel dated in the public areas. However, having said that the staff are friendly, and the rooms (i must be upgraded a lot) are HUGE... More

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Eance, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Having lived in the city for over 10 years during 2 different times, I was well aware of the hotel. We came over from France for a friends wedding and as the wedding was being held in the hotel, it made sense to stay here. Firstly the good points: The staff were excellent throughout, we had asked for an early... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I stayed at the Duke of Cornwall for 1 night last week and as one often does found myself comparing it to other hotels. The Duke of Cornwall has always been known as one of the best hotels in Plymouth (and certainly charges according to this reputation). I got a special rate for my room from many of the online... More

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Taunton Somerset
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

My friend organised this weekend for her Hen night their were 19 of us staying for the weekend. Generally I was very impressed, they certainly made us welcome and the reception staff were extremely helpful. Our rooms were quite large and comfortable with a fair sized bathroom including a separate shower. The only complaint was the rooms were hot as... More

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Swansea
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Hotel was first class for our golfing break. We were allocated a range of rooms from singles to twins, 13 rooms in all, some were perhaps a little small but the majority were fine, with some given suites. Breakfast was excellent with a range of fruits, cereals and cold meats, cheeses etc., and the cooked breakfasts were pip[ing hot .... More

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nr Notts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

The hotel was spotlessly clean,a very nice room(516), breakfast pipping hot ,would have been nice buffet style ,but never mind,as in all hotels the bar prices are far too high, thats why most go out for a drink, reception 1st class, free wi-fi.Would we come again = a big yes

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed here for one night after completing the coast to coast cycle from Plymouth. It had been a very long journey so we were happy to finally reach the hotel. The staff at reception were very helpful and friendly and made sure our bikes were kept somewhere secure for us. The decor in the entrance tasteful but just starting... More

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Northern NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

A business associate and I just returned from a stay at the DCH in Plymouth UK and I will do my best to be kind and say nice words about this facility. OK, the hot water machine for making coffee or tea worked well and the Nescafe instant coffee was good. As far as good things go, I am now... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Stayed for two nights for my daughter's wedding. I used to live in Plymouth, so know the area very well - this hotel is perfectly placed for all of the tourist areas of the City, and equally well placed for the City Centre shops and restaurants. The hotel itself is from a bygone era in terms of decor and grandeur,... More

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Address: Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Duke of Cornwall Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plymouth
Duke Of Cornwall Plymouth
Plymouth Best Western

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#3 Family Hotel in Plymouth
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Welcome to the Duke of Cornwall, Plymouth's original character hotel, a treasure in the heart of Devon's city-by-the sea. Tower and turret, ballroom, oak panels, elaborate ceiling roses, sea views and cityscape. We have 72 rooms and suites, each with a unique view.Built during the Golden Age of steam, the Duke of Cornwall was Plymouth's first luxury hotel and provides first class accommodation today. ... more   less 
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