Friday, September 21st, 2018

Plymouth Where to Stay

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Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims leaving the city for America. The city of Plymouth at the mouth of the Rivers Plym and Tamar, is all set to play host to an increasing number of Superyachts eager to sample the best of British hospitality

The port and its rivers form the county boundary twixt Devon and Cornwall, while the city has the highest number of post-war listed buildings outside London and is cited as a unique example of a 20th-century city.  Yet it also has many historic buildings that survived the war, such as the 15th-century Merchants House and the Elizabethan House.

It was in Plymouth, that offshore solo yacht racing started, Sir Francis Chichester’s around the world solo voyage started and ended here and it is 250 years ago, that Captain Cook set off from Plymouth to chart the Pacific.

In more recent times the superyachts Alamshar, Sarafsa, Samar andVava II have been built here and it is in Plymouth and the surrounding suburbs that Princess Yachts build a significant proportion of large motor yachts.

So for those visiting Plymouth in 2020 here is our recommendation on where to stay.

Crowne Plaza A contemporary 4 star hotel in a prime location with stunning views over looking Smeatons Tower, the original Eddystone lighthouse, right across Plymouth Sound.  Views from the stunning Skyline Cocktail Lounge on the Penthouse level are a yacht spotters dream.  This IHG hotel offered a great night’s sleep free Wifi and an excellent breakfast. The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill is situated on the penthouse floor of the hotel also boasts panoramic sea views while treating guests to signature steaks, timeless English and French classics all delivered with Marco’s unique flair.

Bistro Rooms Located in the lovingly restored a truly stunning Grade II* listed building in the historic Royal William Yard in Plymouth. The owners of Rooms by Bistro Pierre have taken the time, care and attention to use traditional craftsmen and building methods to bring the house back to its former glory, full of Georgian features.  Its collection of 14 stylish, simply appointed bedrooms are filled with periodic architectural charm and are the ideal place to relax after a day of exploring the stunning area.  Rooms are located just across the green from the bistrot where we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay.

Pentillie Castle is a family-run castle set in a 2,000 acre estate set on a bank of the River Tamar.  It offers accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis in 9 en-suite luxury bedrooms, accommodating up to just 18 guests.  The Coryton family have owned Pentillie Castle since the early 1800’s and the present generation are a small but passionate team who take enormous pride in what they do.  The chance to stay in a real castle whose exterior doubles as the location backdrop for the TV series Delicious should not be given up.

Bordingdon Hall Hotel & Spa is an enchanted place on a hill outside Plymouth.  The Elizabethan manor house with its dramatic exterior and majestic surroundings combine to make this a palace or pampering that begins at the bar where they serve gin distilled on the premises to the dinning table in the exquisite Gallery Restaurant that specialises in intimate, classic, memorable dining, underpinned by discreet and attentive service.  Every effort has been taken to meticulously restore and retain the dramatic architecture of each sleeping suite whilst offering all the mod cons expected in a 5 star hotel.  The Gaia Spa is a space in which find ones self naturally relaxed, enjoying facilities and therapies that provide the opportunity to nourish mind, body and spirit, resulting in a balance between the individual and the wider world we live in.

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