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BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Family meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

We booked a family meal at the Duke of Cornwall to celebrate my husbands birthday last week. We were offered the use of the Writing Room, situated next to the Restaurant, so that we could celebrate without disturbing any diners and guests in the restaurant. The staff and Restaurant Manageress were very friendly and obliging - we were able to bring decorations etc. to add to the table and the hotel was quite willing for us to use the birthday cake in place of dessert if we wished (we opted to offer the dessert menu as some of our guests enjoyed all three courses PLUS cake). There were ample choices to cater for all tastes in each course and we had a vegetarian and a Gluten Free diner in our group - no problem. The Manageress was able to advise on their choices and went out of her way to check the food was suitable for them. Good traditional service all round - even a grand piano being played in the lobby. The hotel was busy with a large function taking place at the same time but we were still well looked after.
LIving locally we did not stay overnight so can't comment on that aspect of the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

2nd visit to this charming and characterful hotel and already looking forward to my next visit. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food well presented and delicious, (wonderful breakfast). Room attractive, clean and spacious, bed very comfy. I was staying with a group of friends and the easy access to shops, pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions was ideal for everyone but spending time chatting and catching up in the hotel lounge and bar was a real treat. Thankyou to all at the Duke of Cornwall, (see you next year). Anita.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Attentive and friendly service by long serving employees. We have returned many times in the past year and will continue to do so. The dinners are well worth trying, good quality and value.
We have only stayed as a couple or with friends but I have no doubt that this venue would be great for larger do's, weddings etc.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

My company took a table last night at the excellent 'Howard Webb' (football referee) event.

Firstly the staff were courteous, friendly and helpful. Their attitude was first class.

Secondly, and significantly, the food was magnificent. All courses were well presented, piping hot (where appropriate) and delicious. The most important main course of Pheasant was especially impressive, particularly as this was 'mass catering'.

I attended a similar dinner at Grosvenor House on Park Lane the previous evening, admittedly with much larger numbers, but the service and menu eclipsed what they had to offer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

This hotel is perfectly placed for Plymouth City Centre and oozes charm. Not at all modern but very relaxing and classy. The staff were without exception pleasant and helpful. We stayed over a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

The room we stayed in was just right for our needs. It was clean, of reasonable size and had the usual flat screen tv, coffee & tea making facilities and free inter net connection (not wi fi). For wi fi you had to be in the bar or lounge.

The bar food was very reasonable and not too expensive as was the English breakfast.

Room Tip: You are a short taxi ride from the Royal William Yard Harbour which is definately worth a visit for...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

I attended a wedding on Friday 25th October at this hotel. From start to finish the hotel made the day absolutely fantastic for the special couple and their many guests. The venue was beautiful, we made excellent use of the lounge area and enjoyed a party atmosphere in the beautifully decorated ballroom. The bar staff were very friendly and nobody waited to be served.

Throughout the day the staff were so attentive and made every guest feel special, regardless of the request it happened quickly, not an easy task with 80 day guests and a party of 160 people in the evening! I would particularly like to thank reception for ensuring everybody was checked in quickly and able to off load their luggage prior to the arrival of the bride and groom.

There were many opportunities to trial the food during the wedding and at breakfast the following morning. The food on all occasions was plentiful, hot and delicious. The pheasant was particularly tasty and comes highly recommended. The evening buffet was endless with many choices and a few sweet treats.

I stayed in room 309 for the evening and my only problem is that I was so busy the wedding that I didn't get enough time to enjoy the little luxuries within the room. The room was tastefully decorated maintaining the original charm whilst bringing in a modern touch.

If you are visiting Plymouth or planning a wedding I would highly recommend this hotel and the wonderful staff that make the day special - Thank you.

Room Tip: As many family and friends were staying, I had the opportunity to peek at many rooms. They are all u...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

it s the best hotel i have ever visited!! i love the victorian style and the architecture is gorgeous i will never forget this place!! the staff is so proffesional and i like all the atmosphere all around . the kitchen is amasing and i will be back.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Address: Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LG, England (Formerly The Duke of Cornwall Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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