Millbay Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3LG
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel is the grandfather of Plymouth’s tourism. It’s first and greatest hotel is located opposite Millbay Park, right in the centre of Plymouth. Built in the Victorian Gothic style, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.
The hotel was opened in 1865 to cater for the increasing number of travellers who were coming to the region by rail and sea. An all-new railway line was bringing the upper classes down from London for a bit of sea and sand. During this time, The Duke of Cornwall was the most popular hotel in Plymouth.
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel survived the World War II Plymouth Blitz without damage, and was the venue for regular functions throughout the war. But in ’70s and early ’80s, its fortunes began to wane. It was threatened with closure but, helped by poet laureate John Betjeman’s praise for its architecture, it was saved by a major refurbishment.
Stepping into the hotel’s grand entrance, you also step back in time. Considerate restorations mean the Duke’s original grace and character can continue to be enjoyed today.
You’ll find luxury accommodation and fine dining. The luxury rooms include authentic four poster beds, lounge areas and fresh flowers. Created by award-winning chefs, the restaurant offers a range of unique and beautifully presented dishes. With its unusual circular form, grand pillars and classic décor, there’s period charm in abundance.
Afternoon tea is presented daily at the Duke’s tower. There, you can experience 360° views of Plymouth Sound, Dartmoor and Cornwall to the west. Served by your own private butler, afternoon tea at The Duke of Cornwall is an experience you will never forget.
Book your stay at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel today.