The 10 best Hotels in Plymouth for 2021/2022
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Experience a vibrant maritime city loaded with museum and attractions. For the best luxury stay in Plymouth, here are our top 5 picks in the area.
As one of the best city stays, the Crowne Plaza offers easy access to Plymouth’s charming Barbican old harbour and vibrant waterfront eateries. The hotel itself commands excellent seafront views, with delightful and classic design throughout. What’s more, the resident Marco Pierre White restaurant offers delectable dinners and sumptuous afternoon teas.
Experience a slice of regal history with this 16th-century manor house hotel. Once a crown property used by Elizabeth I, the hotel retains its prestigious charm with period décor and plush furnishings. But it’s also fully updated for the 21st century, with a pampering swimming complex and award-winning contemporary restaurant.
Escape to sleepy Salcombe, a tranquil resort town surrounded by rolling hills and lapping waves. This hotel offers everything you could want, with premier sea views, delectable local seafood and an indulgent spa. No wonder this charming property is frequently voted one of the best retreats in the UK.
Nestled away east of Plymouth and close to Dartmoor, this spectacular country manor house hotel is a resplendent country retreat. The elegant dining hall features alluring artwork and ornate hardwood furnishings, while the bedrooms are bright and modern. Guests can indulge in one of the hotel's renowned cream teas on arrival and stroll the manicured gardens at their leisure.
This excellent resort is located in desirable South Devon, just east of Plymouth and close to the River Dart. With indulgent spas, restorative rooms and a golf course on-site, it's the perfect retreat for couples and families. Enjoy wooded parks, tranquil beaches and trendy riverside towns like Totnes, all just moments from the serene hotel grounds.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathrooms
- Swimming pools
- Spa treatments
- Waterfront bars
- Golf courses
- Award-winning restaurants
Plymouth is a popular summer retreat town with plenty to do throughout the year. The city hosts many excellent activities that are well worth attending, including the British Fireworks Championships in August. Luckily, it never feels too crowded despite the popularity, but you can travel in shoulder seasons to avoid beach traffic. From June until September, the Tinside Lido opens overlooking the sea for waterfront swimming. You'll find plenty to do in winter too, with cutting-edge museums, galleries and the famed Plymouth Gin Distillery open for business. But beachgoers may want to stick to late spring, summer and early autumn when the Plymouth seasonal ferries allow access to pretty areas along the coast.
Plymouth is a fantastic destination for all age groups and travel types. Families are quite simply spoilt for choice, with premium museums, historic landmarks and crazy golf courses. Likewise, Plymouth is a vibrant centre for groups of friends, offering excellent bars, restaurants and a roaring nightlife. That’s not to mention the glorious beaches and beach-bound activities to be found in the vicinity. Thanks to the arrival of esteemed chefs championing the local cuisine, you’ll find romantic restaurants and excellent spa hotels for idyllic couples getaways too.
- Historic hotels
- Country house hotels
- Spa hotels
- Seaside hotels
- Cosy cottages
- Comfortable shoes
- Walking clothes
- Evening attire
- Charging cables
- Swimming costume
- Sun cream
- History guidebooks
Plymouth is easily accessible via road, rail, air and water. Close to the A38, you'll find excellent motorway connections to many UK cities and towns. Likewise, a coach service connects Plymouth with regional hubs like Exeter and Bristol, including the latter's airport. For train connections, Plymouth links with London and Manchester via the Great Western Railway. Ferries in Plymouth also connect with Roscoff, France and Santander, Spain. Once you're in the city, many of the top attractions are accessible by foot, but you can also take romantic ferries along the Barbican.
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Historic Plymouth is home to high-profile cultural institutions, must-visit historic attractions and a world-famous distillery. There's quite simply something for everyone in the city, from the heritage of the cobblestone Barbican harbour area to the family-friendly Mayflower Museum. And then there’s the food. Plymouth is brimming with exciting and traditional eateries, and is home to the second-largest fish market in England.
Plymouth is close to many hidden outdoor treasures that are well worth an excursion. Mount Edgcumbe House and Saltram House are both National Trust properties with bucolic grounds to wander. And then there's Dartmoor, less than 20 minutes north of Plymouth and home to Devon's most captivating, wild and rugged landscapes.