The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Dating back to 1863, the Duke stands as an iconic piece of Plymouth’s history and has some fascinating stories to tell. . 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. The Duke of Cornwall Hotel is a defining figure in Plymouth’s past and its present. A landmark hotel built in 1863, the Duke has endured at the heart of this maritime city for over a century and a half since. Created as the city’s first luxury hotel, the building was designed to project Victorian grandeur and splendour. With so much of what surrounded it destroyed in the war, the hotel stands as a strong and steadfast connection to days gone by. Its splendid Victorian gothic architecture drew admiration then – and makes even more of a statement in the contemporary cityscape. Under the independent ownership of directors Walter Combstock and Jonathan Morcom, the Duke of Cornwall Hotel has retained its charm while presenting new appeal for guests today. Walter and Jonathan have restored the hotel conscientiously. In their dedication to this beloved building, the pair have brought its historical features back to life while introducing sympathetic modernisations and enhancements. The Duke is proud today to maintain its tradition of delivering comfort, style and exceptional first-class service to every guest welcomed through its doors.