The Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel is a wonderful place to stay in Plymouth and a true landmark. This pet-friendly hotel provides a great base from which to explore Devon, Cornwall and the Eden Project. Built as the first luxury hotel in Plymouth, it boasts an illustrious history and has had some famous guests – including explorer Ernest Shackleton, who stayed the night before setting off for the Antarctic and Laurel and Hardy.
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The hotel's Victorian Gothic architecture sets the tone for its magnificent standards of food and service. You’ll love time spent in this wonderful building, but while you’re out and about, there’s plenty to enjoy too, thanks to the hotel’s excellent location. Just half a mile away is Plymouth Hoe, from which Sir Francis Drake sailed to defeat the Spanish Armada. Go a little further and you’ll find the Mayflower Steps – the point from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to the east coast of America in 1620 and ultimately founded the modern USA. That’s how rich in maritime history Plymouth is.
The Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel itself is a prestigious place to hold a wedding celebration and a great conference venue in Plymouth, with a large ballroom able to accommodate you and your guests.
A beautifully grand old building with thoroughly modern facilities throughout, it’s well worth navigating your way to Plymouth for a stay at the Best Western Duke of Cornwall Hotel.
*All public areas non-smoking*
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Pets allowed with Restrictions 10 GBP per pet, bedrooms only, please inform hotel
We were allocated a spacious corner room with a lovely view! The bathroom was retrofitted with modern fittings which worked very well. The old windows, however, are leaky and need to be double glazed...
Singapore, Singapore on 18-Sep-2018
Needing a place to stay en route from the Roscoff ferry to the railway station, I was directed to The Duke of Cornwall by another modern hotel nearby . A beautiful, old hotel it was welcoming...
Madeira Park, Canada on 18-Sep-2018
We stayed here for overnight. the hotel is lovely and old but with a clean interior with some lovely features like casement windows and heavy wooden furniture. The bathroom was clean and tidy with...
By Mabel M
Apart from bad pillows we could not fault this hotel. It was great to see a traditional hotel that’s not been ruined by modernisation. Staff could not do enough for you, very friendly & accomodating...
Swansea, United Kingdom on 17-Sep-2018
We stayed 2 nights at this hotel as we were visiting family in Plymouth. Our room was very spacious, and the beds were super comfy and warm. The hotel itself is immaculate and full of character and...