I stayed for one night to attend a concert at the Pavilion ... which is literally on the doorstep and am frankly stunned by some of the negative reviews on here!
I have stayed in hotels all over the UK from one star to 5 star and found this hotel better than most of the 4 stars I have stayed at.
It definitely deserves to go up the rankings from it's current 3 star.
Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful - particularly Ben (?) the night porter/barman, who was very attentive and genuine in his attention to customer service.
The room was modern and had everything required - trouser press, hairdryer, tea and coffee, toiletries, freeview tv .... and most importantly - a plug socket next to the bed! Essential these days for charging the phone and not having to get out of bed every time a text comes through!
The bed was exceptionally comfortable and the room was spotlessly clean. Large bathroom which was also spotless.
No issues whatsoever with the lift , noise from other rooms or the windows as suggested in other reviews - I was also in a single room on the 5th floor and it was a Friday night.
I paid £60 for a one night stay and in all honesty would not have been disappointed had I paid more.
With regards to comments about the corridors being old fashioned - the hotel is 150 years old - I would call it character ... and let's face it ... who hangs about in the corridors?
I didn't eat in the hotel so cannot comment on this aspect but the menu in the room looked decent and good value for money.
I would not hesitate in staying in this hotel again, or highly recommending it to anyone else ... I rarely write reviews but in this case I felt it was highly deserved!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New Continental Hotel is the largest independently owned hotel in Plymouth. Located in the centre of Plymouth, adjacent to the Plymouth Pavilions - the hotel is the perfect location for business and pleasure.At the New Continental Hotel we seek to offer affordable luxury. We aspire to create an individual, personal and comfortable environment. This is provided with a passion that comes from a family tradition steeped in the hospitality industry and odd eccentricities from being custodians of a grade II listed building that is over 150 years old.Our team is at the heart and soul of the New Continental Hotel and is integral to providing guests with a quality hotel service and being flexible to cater for individuals needs.Step from the bustling centre of Plymouth city into the quiet relaxation of our newly refurbished reception, lounge and Roma Bar. All have been designed to offer a combination of peace and calm ambience in which to read, work and share a drink or snack with colleagues and friends.If you are planning to stay or just visiting our health and leisure complex, sampling the delights of the new restaurant and bars or attending a function for a special occasion, we look forward to meeting you and ensuring your time with us is everything you want it to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Continental Torquay
- New Continental Hotel Torquay
- New Continental Plymouth