The Duke of Cornwall Hotel: Victorian grandeur meets modern comfort @TheDukePlymouth
The magnificent Victorian architecture of the Duke of Cornwall Hotel makes it one of Plymouth’s most treasured buildings. Built as the citys first luxury hotel in 1863, the Duke has been lovingly preserved and enhanced so that it can be enjoyed by guests coming to stay, dine or celebrate.
The hotel’s 72 rooms are all individually designed with thoughtfully-selected designer wallpapers and vintage furniture, creating a chic look that does justice to the building’s striking architecture. With a range of bedroom sizes and styles available, from comfortable en-suites to indulgently romantic four-poster rooms, there’s accommodation to suit everyone.
Ornate carved wooden four-poster beds are the striking centrepiece of our magnificent luxury rooms. Selected bedrooms from this range also offer the added comfort of a separate lounge area. The generous space and exquisite style and luxury of these rooms make them ideal as bridal suites. For an additional fee, we can lay on flowers, champagne and chocolates – an extra extravagance for a wedding night or simply as a special treat. In our Reynolds Suite, you can even enjoy exclusive use of the Duke’s iconic tower, with its 360-degree views over the sea and the rolling countryside of Devon and Cornwall.
The Duke’s luxury extends to its impressive culinary offerings with its restaurant having been recognised, recently, with a second AA Rosette for its fine dining restaurant.
With a growing reputation in the south-west, main courses include dishes such as stone bass with local mussels, smoked bacon, sweetcorn chowder and Maris Piper mash. Among the starters available, diners can find chicken liver parfait, rhubarb and date chutney and toasted brioche. Desserts are a similarly tantalising prospect, one example being a dish of apricots and almond sponge, featuring apricot gel, almond praline and stem ginger ice cream.
If you prefer something less formal, The Lounge is a welcoming space to enjoy a light meal or a drink with friends. Choose from our delicious range of lunch items and your favourite tipple from our well-stocked bar.
Tea at the top
For a truly unique Plymouth experience, enjoy our afternoon tea for two with a difference. You’ll have exclusive use of the Duke’s tower, with elevated 360-degree views over Plymouth Sound, Dartmoor and the Cornish countryside. From this unique position, you can enjoy a classic English cream tea, plus a variety of delicious sandwiches, exquisite cakes and scones, and a glass of champagne. All with your own private butler service. This indulgent afternoon tea costs just £80 for two people, so why not treat yourself.
Weddings and corporate events
If you’re planning a wedding, party or business event, the Duke is the ideal choice. With a wealth of experience in organising celebrations and group events, a range of room options and a full set of facilities and equipment, the hotel has everything you need to ensure your event runs smoothly. And with the backdrop of the Duke’s stunning decor and features, you can be sure your guests will be impressed, whether the occasion is one of business or pleasure.
To find out more on these and other offers,visit: www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk or call us on 01752 275850