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The Magic Of Love…

The Magic Of Love…

Nothing says love, life and happiness quite like a wedding celebration between two soul mates who have finally found each other.

Trends, themes and colour schemes come and go, but the real heart behind a wedding is our favourite thing to witness here at the New Continental Hotel, and still gives us Goosebumps every time.

Seeing the nerves build up the closer the couple get to their date; then on the day, their entrance down the red carpet; the guests looking so beautiful as they wait in anticipation to join in on this magnificent memory; the blending of two families about to start their very own adventure and then, then the moment that we have all been waiting for, when the rest of their life begins.

The giving of one love to another; the declaration that this day will be the start of many years of happiness to come together. The smile that you see beaming from the inside out when they become threaded together and their love has been given completely.

You see weddings aren’t just about the sashes and bows, they are about the magic that happens when two people say ‘I Do’.  When they work hard together to overcome the hurdles that life throws, and still they see that they are right for each other. When they make that leap of faith that yes, the rest of our life is just that; our life, together forever. 

Those moments are the sparkle that give us all hope, they are what we all feel grateful to be part of at every wedding at the New Continental Hotel, and that to us is the magic of love. 

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Meetings & More…

Gyms in Plymouth

Are you holding a meeting, event, conference or workshop?

Are you looking for more than just a venue in Britain’s Ocean City?

We may have the perfect solution here at the New Continental Hotel.

As Plymouth’s largest, independent family owned hotel we don’t only pride ourselves on the service we offer our guests and their delegates, but also our facilities. With super fast enterprise grade Wi-Fi in all of our public areas, ample parking and a fine city centre location; our Grade II listed Victorian building, home to 99 Bedrooms and 4 Function rooms as well as Club Continental, makes the perfect venue in our beautiful city.

What’s more, your staff and delegates attending your event get FREE access to Club Continental, our in-house Leisure Complex. .

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take advantage of Club Continental, a great addition to your event. Your guests and delegates can de-stress from their busy day, perhaps take a dip in our indoor heated pool, or use our sauna and steam room – maybe even work-out in our air-conditioned gyms!  

All of this access for FREE with their New Continental Hotel delegate day pass; simply quote Conference In Plymouth and email for more information.

What’s more, your employees can also benefit from Club Continental with our Corporate Membership offer. We know that employees are a company’s most valuable asset; so we can help you make sure they are looked after with our specifically designed opening hours, our city centre location and our FREE on-site parking. For more information call: 01752 276780 today! 

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Graduation Week In Plymouth…



This week, Plymouth University is celebrating one of the happiest events in their calendar and indeed one of the highlights for Plymouth. The pride that is seen throughout the city as the students, their families and the entire community come together to celebrate the success of their hard work and dedication is electric.

Graduation Week is a great opportunity for us all to acknowledge and celebrate success and wish our new graduates well on the next stage of their journey. If they stay in Plymouth, amazing. If they return home or move away we hope they take a piece of Plymouth in their hearts with them.

We always enjoy working with and speaking to new graduates to hear about their time in our city and hearing about the wonderful things they plan to go on and achieve.

Plymouth’s streets are full of amazing outfits and proud faces; it is a true joy to be part of a city alight with passion, pride and positivity. 

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Plymouth’s Seafood Festival…


What an amazing weekend.

Our guests LOVED being on the Barbican and taking part in the sixth Seafood Festival this weekend; Sunday was a tremendous day, not only because the sun was shining but because our sister company; Kuku Sushi Bar & Robata took to the stage to show their sushi skills as the prepared, presented and shared six of their Maki’s.

It’s a real privilege for the group to be involved in city events; especially when they have so much heart behind them. The Plymouth Seafood Festival supports the fishing industry by offering a weekend full of delicious dishes for all the family to enjoy. Not only that, there is always great hands-on activities; including children’s cookery fun, where they can touch and taste local produce. There is also a Kitchen Theatre, where the top chefs from the city come together and celebrate their talent and craft as well as the amazing plethora of restaurants in Plymouth.

Kuku Sushi Bar & Robata lives up to its name; which in Japanese means diverse and truly exciting! So being able to share what the chefs love, and what they do behind their sushi bar on Kitchen Theatre stage, was a treat for everyone!

The essence of Japanese cuisine is the ingredients; at Kuku they prepare their dishes using innovative food combinations, combining local seasonal ingredients and age old traditions. Kuku pulls it’s personality from a scattered set of influences to create a simple yet charming dining experience.  Set within a Grade II listed building on Princess Street, just seconds away from the bustle of Plymouth’s city centre and the New Continental Hotel; Kuku offers the perfect sanctuary for both the casual and professional Japanese food enthusiasts. 

The Japanese approach to food is one to admire – it’s respectful, appreciative, enthusiastic and practical. One of the world’s great cuisines; it is simple, healthy, delicious and hugely varied. We highly recommend you try it, open Monday – Saturday, from 11.30am – 11pm, dining from 12 noon to 3pm and 5.30pm-10pm. On Sundays they are open from 5pm.

Ask reception for details, or call Kuku on 01752 255579. 

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Swish This Way! 2017 – Your Top Tips & More!

Here you will find all you need to know about our Swish This Way! 2017 event; held on Thursday 14th September between 6pm and 8pm. 

We CAN’T wait!

If you have any questions or would simply like to book your Drop Off email: 

To book your place simply follow the simple log on via eventbrite

See you SOON! 

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Gus Honeybun & West Hoe Park…

West Hoe Park is just around the corner from the New Continental Hotel and is a real hit with our visiting families and staff alike! It is a park with a large children’s play area, a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, merry-go-round and bouncy castle. Not only that, it has the most amazing views and there are great places to grab a coffee and a light lunch.

The playground has a wheelchair roundabout, accessible swing seat, cone climber, dragonfly see-saw and multi-play unit plus there is a Secret Garden with wooden climbing features dotted through the glade.

What staff love the most about West Hoe Park,  is the memories of their childhood rides on the Gus Honeybun miniature train – still there and still an integral role for many of us and our summer days out as children in Plymouth!

Gus Honeybun was Plymouth’s most favourite TV puppet! A superstar in all of our eyes and a regular on ITV stations for decades.  The real fans among us didn’t only ride his train, but we even had his seven-inch single to sing along to; composed by Ed Welch who produced countless other pieces for TV and a catchy tune!   You could also purchase Gus merchandise, which included buttons, badges, keyfobs, car stickers, promotional postcards and mini-cuddly Gusses. If you were lucky you would have your birthday card read out on air; and if you didn’t you didn’t have to worry because you would get a post card sent out with birthday wishes from Gus!

After almost 30 years in showbiz, the studio lights were turned out on his slot for the very last time, in January 1990 – a sad day for generations of fans who’d grown up with Gus Honeybun but thankfully, we can still get our Gus fix at West Hoe Park where he continues to put smiles on our faces!  

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Swish Is Back…


We are excited to announce our second Swish Event here at the New Continental Hotel is on Thursday 14th September – from 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Swishing is an easy way to update your wardrobe in time for the busy Awards and Christmas season! Its guilt free shopping and what’s more, it’s great for the environment too and we will be supporting two great causes. 

Plymouth is alive with beauty, not only on our doorsteps but also the fabulously beautiful women that surround us and make up our rich community. With so many social events in the Plymouth Calendar, we wanted to come up with an idea that would help every woman in Plymouth look and feel great, whilst coming together, having fun and saving money! 

Our swishing event will work like a giant occasion wear swap shop: you bring the occasion wear items you no longer wear and exchange them for something new-to-you!

All of the items swapped for buttons and ribbons will be sorted onto hangers and put out across clothing rails ready for the opening of the Swish on Thursday 14th September. There will not only be time for you to sort through the rails and find your new-to you wardrobe, but there will also be some great tutorials and informal speakers, as well as drinks and nibbles!

So, while you say goodbye to your old clothes that go off to find a new home, you make your choices, exchange your tokens and gain some delightful new additions to your occasion wear wardrobe.

In return for your company we promise that you will meet fabulous women and find brilliant new additions to your occasion wear wardrobe, on entry you will be asked to take part in our amazing raffle which is just £5.00 per ticket. Like the New Continental Hotel on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@ContinentalHote) for updates on prizes and much, much more!

We plan for this Swish Event to be the best in town and we sincerely hope you can join us! More information will be coming soon, but if you are interested or want to find out more now just email: 



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Classic Car Show | Sunday 6th August

Classic Car Show | Sunday 6th August

The Mount Edgcumbe Country Park Classic and American Car Show is here! Held each year at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, near Torpoint. It is a charitable event with all proceeds being shared between Cornwall Hospice Care and the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. For the last two years they have estimated the attendance of visitors to be in excess of 15,000 and with the beautiful backdrop of Mount Edgcumbe house at the top of the park, it promises to be yet another successful and enjoyable day.

It’s easy to get to from the New Continental Hotel, you can leave Plymouth on Sunday morning for the action packed day by taking the Cremyll Ferry which leaves from Admirals Hard at 9.15am and takes you to the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.  The number  34 Citybus, from Royal Parade Plymouth (Plymouth City Centre), will take you to the Cremyll Ferry departure point.

If you have a car and would like to drive, the car park opens at 8am but the event runs 9am – 5pm.

This is a free event for spectators, but the parking charge is£5 per car. The event really is spectacular, with classic cars, stalls and entertainment and always makes for a great day out. 




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Rolex Fastnet Race 2017…

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 | 

The 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club will start in the Solent from Cowes, Isle of Wight, on Sunday 6th August, finishing in Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, the symbol of the race, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Boats will hope for a good breeze in order to be in Plymouth in time for the British Firework Championships on Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 August.

This race is on every sailor’s bucket list, and for good reason, as it challenges the mental and physical abilities of crews and the technical abilities of yachts. To complete this race is an achievement in itself!

The race village will be full of pop-up stalls, retail outlets and live music. The marina will open pontoons to allow the public to see the boats and soak up the post-race atmosphere. The Race Village will be open to the public from 10am on Wednesday 9th August. It will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with video big screens showing the action from the race. The Race Village will then close to the public on Friday afternoon for the prizegiving ceremony.

Visitors will be able to see the boats up close with access onto P pontoon, where the boats will be berthed. There will be security on the bridgeheads to control access and manage the number of people on the pontoons but members of the public, guests, and friends and family of the crew will be allowed onto the pontoons. 

More details around the events in Plymouth will be announced soon.

or information on how to find the event by sea or land – follow this link. 

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Blockbusters On The Big Screen…

While many of us save cinema trips for rainy days, Plymouth is yet again showing that alfresco cinemas are a great way to spend the summer afternoons!  Buckle up for an exciting adventure with this year’s fantastic schedule of blockbusters on the Plymouth big screen…

Film timings are 11am, 1pm and 3pm on each of the following dates

Beauty and the Beast – 3 August

The live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast”, follows the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle.

The Boss Baby – 17 August

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Smurfs: The Lost Village – 24 August

A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest, filled with magical creatures to find the mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel.


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