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Best Western The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

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#16 of 23 hotels in Plymouth
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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Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 95 out of 100
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This hotel is listed as 3 Star. As such it is adequate. Faded plush. I stayed in a 'superior' double room. It took more than 10 minutes for the shower water to warm up and I was advised that this was because I was on the 4th floor. The food and facilities never rose above
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As other reviewers have said the building could do with a makeover. But, it is clean, service is good and the location is city centre, quiet and super convenient for Plymouth Pavilions and the Hoe. Hot breakfast is cooked to order not sat cooling on a buffet table. Parking is
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I would imagine that this was some hotel in its heyday, but it’s lost it’s glamour somewhat now. The interior looks like it has undergone some refurbishment with new carpets and wallpaper but the paintwork on the doors, window frames are peeling away and some of the interior
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A most appreciated welcome from the duty manager, think his name was Sam.. Turned up at 10:15 on Sunday 5 May from France, owe had to take a later ferry crossing. Really interesting to talk to the duty manaer, a real credit to the hotel. Definiilty coming back again. What a
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wonderful place to stay, truly amazing building professionally decorated . spacious room with all amenities, car park available, friendly staff ,stones throw to the city centre but far away enough to be relatively quiet will come back for sure
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Response from JoannaWeavers, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review, it is much appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your kind feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to 'The Duke' for your next visit! Best wishes, The Duke Team.
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$89 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
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