Plymouth’s First Luxury Hotel
Victorian grandeur meets modern comfort
Tea at the top
Treat yourself to an indulgent private afternoon tea for two in the Duke’s iconic tower. One of Plymouth’s truly unique experiences, this is a chance to sip champagne and enjoy a classic English cream tea, with delicious finger sandwiches and sweet treats, served by your own exclusive butler – all whilst taking in the sensational 360-degree view over the city, the Cornish countryside and out to sea.
Weddings at the duke
Make your big day truly special by choosing the Duke, a stunningly romantic setting for your wedding. Our dedicated wedding experts take care of every detail, leaving you to enjoy the magic of the occasion. With a choice of packages, stylish accommodation for you and your guests, amazing food and even our very own Master of Ceremonies, the Duke has everything you could want to make your wedding day simply perfect.
Dining & Bars
Sample adventurous cuisine at the Duke’s award-winning restaurant. Our talented chefs have created a tempting menu of classics with a creative twist, so you can enjoy a fine dining experience with top-class service – all in the gorgeous setting of our formal restaurant with its grand columns and dazzling chandelier. For the ultimate luxury, why not think about our private dining service. Visit our cosy wood-panelled lounge for a light lunch or a tipple from our fully-stocked bar.
The Duke has easy access to a variety of Golf courses, from beginner to professional. All within a 30 minute drive from the hotel. These are are just a selection of the closest courses that Devon and Cornwall has to offer. We have local highlights such as St Mellion, Boringdon Park and China Fleet. A little further afield you have Dainton Park and Woodbury Park. We welcome national and international golfing guests , who experience the warm welcome and enjoyable surroundings of the hotel and Plymouth’s convenient position to so many great courses.
Over 150 Years of Luxury
Dating back to 1863, the Duke stands as an iconic piece of Plymouth’s history and has some fascinating stories to tell. 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 Duke’s survival leaves its architectural merit even more apparent. 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.