Why a weekend break in Plymouth is perfect for everyone
PUBLISHED: 11:15 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:27 22 November 2018
We’ve spoken to the New Continental Hotel in Plymouth to find out why they think a weekend or city break in Devon is perfect for families, couples and everyone else!
Known as Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth is a thriving cultural centre with a fascinating history derived largely from its importance as a maritime hub.
Situated right in the thick of this cultural and historic gem is the New Continental Hotel, Plymouth’s largest independent, family-owned hotel on Millbay Road.
Elinor Eaton, Development Manager at the New Continental Hotel, says that Plymouth is a city with a history brought to life through a sensational calendar of events, with special weekends and many amazing festivals: “There are so many hidden gems in Plymouth and a community that are always really happy to share their city with visitors and point them in the right direction to unearth its wonder.
“You can turn right out of the New Continental Hotel and be in our beautiful coastal quarters, further on arriving at Royal William Yard - the largest collection of Grade II listed buildings in Europe - you can turn left and be in the shopping district with great high street brands and amazing independent retailers, or straight ahead and be at the sea within just five minutes, where you will discover the Barbican with all its cobbled glory and sensational history; including the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrims left to find America.”
The Plymouth Pavilions is directly opposite and Theatre Royal Plymouth just down the road from the hotel, making it the perfect spot if you’re enjoying a night of culture. With the New Continental Hotel’s in-house restaurant, Steve’s Brasserie, you can also enjoy a treat before you take your seat, where you will be served up amazing food leaving you fully sated and safely in your seat for show-time.
Reflecting the varied visitors to Plymouth, the New Continental Hotel – with its 99 en-suite rooms and a designated on-site car park - is ready to welcome all guests, giving them a warm family welcome and a truly fantastic experience from check-in to check-out.
“We want to ensure that not only do people have a great experience when they stay with us, but that they have a memorable and enjoyable experience in our city. We are so proud of its rich history and events and want to empower and enable everyone to really make the most of it,” says Elinor.
They pride themselves on being able to offer a truly personalised experience, with comfortable and clean accommodation that will be great for families, couples and travelling business people.
“Because we’re a family-run hotel we know what families need during their time away: we have a children’s play centre in our leisure complex, a toddlers pool and we’re always trying to do offers to make it accessible for everyone. Throughout November we have a really special rate offering an overnight stay with breakfast for just £65 a night for a cosy double or twin room,” Elinor said.
Plymouth is right at the gateway into North Devon and down into Cornwall while it is also just 3.5 hours away from London. With the train station and ferry port just moments away from the New Continental Hotel, it won’t be long until you’re enjoying their leisure club featuring a sauna, steam room, indoor pool and air conditioned gym after your journey.
With a family of owners that have over 60 years of experience in the industry, and staff that are fully equipped to help you with organising of events and weddings in their many functions spaces, you can be sure of a sensational event – be it large and lavish or small and intimate.
“Weddings have always been important at the New Continental Hotel; being part of such an amazing moment in people lives is a true privilege. Each of our main function rooms come with their own fully stocked bar and are serviced by their own kitchens, we have have sprung dance floors and a resident DJ on hand,” says Elinor.
The New Continental Hotel has a number of different wedding packages which are either fixed for a certain number of guests or more flexible so you can tailor precisely what you want for your special day.
As it is surrounded by so many cultural landmarks and is a stunning piece of architecture in its own right, the New Continental Hotel is a popular fixture of Plymouth’s stunning coastal landscape.
“Over the last 34 - 35 years, we’ve been lucky to be able to grow great relationships, for us it’s all about growing partnerships not transactions and each guest really matters to us. It’s heartening to know that we have guests that have been coming to us every year for the last 34 years.” Elinor said.
“For us it really is about people and that they enjoy our city; we’re so passionate and proud of Plymouth and that we get to share it with visitors choosing it as their place of business or their holiday destination. We want to help everyone make their trip their own by offering them safe and special accommodation at a reasonable price, where they can make memories that will last a lifetime.”
To find out more about the New Continental Hotel, please visit their website.