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Welcome to Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth's original independent character hotel, an iconic treasure in the heart of Devon's Ocean City.

Tower and turret, ballroom, oak panels, elaborate ceiling roses, sea views and cityscape. We have 72 rooms and suites, each with a unique view and decor.

Built during the Golden Age of steam and steeped in history, the Duke of Cornwall was Plymouth's first luxury hotel and still provides first class accommodation and service today.

With peerless conference facilities and licensed to celebrate weddings and civil partnerships in our stunning function rooms, the Duke of Cornwall is minutes from Plymouth Train Station and Brittany Ferries, which is easily accessible for national and international travelers.

It's the perfect embarkation point for a voyage into England's beautiful South West, there's lots to explore from dramatic Dartmoor, Plymouth Hoe and to the wonderful beaches nearby. Plymouth's excellent Theatre Royal is just around the corner and Plymouth Pavilions is conveniently directly opposite us. When dining with us you can enjoy delicious food in our 2 RAC Blue Ribbons and AA Rosette award winning Restaurant.

Whatever the occasion for your visit, your booking guarantees our unreserved welcome.

In 2013 we celebrated our 150th birthday. Having opened in 1863 The Duke of Cornwall remains dear to many local people's hearts. Having seen them through World Wars and recessions, it's always welcomed its guests in the same friendly and courteous manner.
We have recently restored our iconic tower providing spectacular 360 degree views over Plymouth and beyond. Not only can you stay in the Tower but you also enjoy our Tea @ The Top experience, including cream tea served by your very own butler who will reveal its marvellous history. This is subject to seasonally availability.

The traditions continue and we have planned some exciting and interesting events. All aimed at giving something back to Plymouth and especially to some very special charities particularly close to our hearts. We will be raising money for St Luke's Hospice, Jeremiah's Journey and Friends and Family of Special Children. Check back here soon to find out about our year of celebrations....
We will also be celebrating the life and adventures of Ernest Shackleton who stay here at the hotel before his polar voyage.
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"Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate"

Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate and passionate champion of 19th Century buildings described The Duke of Cornwall "as one of the nation's finest examples of Victorian architecture". In 1988 a restoration programme began, which exposed the building's original engravings and mouldings, carved from five different types of stone. 

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Reservations: 01752 275850

Conferences: 01752 275860

Weddings: 01752 275862

Functions and Parties: 01752 275862

Our Customer Comments

Simply The Best - Di M

If you're looking for a hotel in Plymouth to stay with friends for a weekend, with warm and friendly hospitable staff, comfortable rooms and a brilliant choice of breakfast freshly cooked and served with a smile then The Duke of Cornwall fits the bill perfectly
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