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The Alverton

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Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 hotels in Truro
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Escape to the Cornish capital and indulge in laid-back luxury at The Alverton. Cocooned on the outskirts of Truro since 1830, wander up the winding driveway to discover a beautiful oasis, manicured gardens and a four-star hotel steeped in history. Once a Cornish convent, The Alverton has earned grade II listed status, and the stunning original features and breath-taking architecture are a sight to behold. In addition to the hotel’s gorgeous ivy-clad walls, verdant grounds and central location, The Alverton boasts an award-winning restaurant, The Great Hall - a breath-taking wedding and events venue, and 51 rooms that ooze tradition, comfort and romance, complete with uniquely original features and luxury furnishings. Explore the city, coast and countryside, before returning to The Alverton, where a warm welcome awaits at the hotel on the hill.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Maureen W wrote a review 7 Jan
Hampshire, United Kingdom17 contributions14 helpful votes
We decided to return to the Alverton after visiting family in Cornwall and to bring back memories of our wedding there 6 years ago. It remains a wonderful venue and with the addition of the Courtyard accommodation the historic atmosphere and quality of furnishings led to a wonderful, comfortable stay. From our arrival at reception to dinner in the restaurant we enjoyed every moment. Thank you to all staff for their friendly, professional approach to working at the Alverton. Highly Recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phillip L wrote a review 3 Jan
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom47 contributions24 helpful votes
My wife booked the cheapest room £99 for B&B as well as a small cream tea. The website warned us that the room might be in a noisier area of the hotel. Well- everything was pretty much perfect. The welcome couldn’t have been warmer- we even received a call to our room from reception to ask us if everything was ok. It was more than ok- it was fantastic. Beautifully decorated, well furnished, bed was large and comfortable and we had a view of the side garden of the hotel. The bathroom looked as though it had just been revamped- complete with monsoon shower. There was no noise at all. We had the ‘mini’ cream tea which was more than enough. Although we didn’t have dinner at the hotel, we popped into the bar for an evening drink. Again, the welcome was warm and there was an excellent choice of some locally produced drinks as well as all the usual favourites. The fire competed the country house feel, albeit just a few minutes walk from the centre of Truro. After a peaceful night’s sleep, we enjoyed a beautifully cooked breakfast. The initial welcome was warm and helpful although the staff members seemed to change half way through our breakfast- or we simply had a couple of different servers- who weren’t as good as the first ‘team’. Sorry. Overall, a complete bargain of a last minute break. High quality and fab value.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Larissa Hardy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Alverton
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Phillip L, Thank you for your superb review of your 'pretty much perfect' stay. I'm pleased you took advantage of the fantastic offer and liked the classic double room. We have just finished refurbishing every bathroom in the hotel so I'm it's great to hear how much you liked it. The bar team will be delighted to hear your lovely words regarding your experience and I'm pleased you had an enjoyable time tasting the local produce by the crackling fire in the lounge. The kitchen brigade will be thrilled to hear after a peaceful nights sleep you had a beautifully coked breakfast. I will pass on your feedback to the restaurant supervisor regarding the service and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Guest Relations Manager
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Travel664838 wrote a review Dec 2021
Ireland3 contributions
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Visited Truro for wedding of a family member & stayed at the Alverton - from arrival check in to check out the standard of customer service was first class. The staff were amazing from breakfast through to dinner & after dinner drinks 10/10🎉👏👏👏
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Larissa Hardy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Alverton
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Travel664838, What wonderful photos and thank you for sharing your experience of a recent wedding you attended. I'm pleased the standard of customer service was first class and everything from breakfast through to dinner was 10/10. We really appreciate your review, thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Guest Relations Manager
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Stephen H wrote a review Dec 2021
Crediton, United Kingdom1 contribution
We love coming back to the Alverton! Unique in architecture, setting and atmosphere. Helpful, friendly staff, comfortable rooms, great food and a pre-dinner cocktail in the bar a must. It's a short walk into the City with many unusual, independent shops as well as the usual chains. A great base for exploring Cornwall too.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Larissa Hardy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Alverton
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Stephen H, Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm delighted you had a lovely stay and enjoyed everything about your visit from the food and architecture to the comfortable room and delicious cocktails. Truro is a lovely little city and has many independent shops hidden away in small side streets. I'm pleased you liked the location with only 20 minutes to the North coast and 20 minutes to the South coast, it really is the perfect base to explore beautiful Cornwall. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Guest Relations Manager
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Thamesbabe wrote a review Dec 2021
London117 contributions77 helpful votes
Lovely hotel a short walk from the main shopping centre so very convenient. We were welcomed by a lovely friendly receptionist and our room was available early. We booked a garden room which was up in the eves. Beautiful, very spacious quirky room overlooking the courtyard. There was a comfy sofa in the room which was an unexpected bonus. The bathroom was large with a bath and separate walk-in shower. We booked a bed, breakfast and dinner so were eating at the hotel. I had mentioned when booking that it was our 40th anniversary however this wasn’t picked up on. Not sure what I expected but maybe an acknowledgment. We ordered olives as an aperitif so we’re a little disappointed when our starters arrived almost at the same time. Slightly worried, I requested a gap between starter and main. Food was nice and the dining room was lovely and festive. We ordered ice cream for desert which was fine but I expected slightly better. Just two scoops and two tiny shortbread biscuits the same as the ones in the room. One waiter tried to remove my food while I was still eating. The service was a little poor but currently times are difficult. However breakfast was very nice, the ladies serving were amazing and service was excellent. All in all a lovely stay and we hope to return.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Larissa Hardy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Alverton
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Thamesbabe, Thank you for your review and feedback. I'm pleased you had a warm welcome and were able to check-in earlier than expected. It's great that you liked your room and the large, nicely furnished bathroom. The team will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner and it's wonderful you liked the festive atmosphere in the dining room. I'm sorry that your 40th anniversary wasn't picked up on and of course, had we noted this, it would have been acknowledged. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Guest Relations Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$119 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
alverton manor truro, hotel alverton manor
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Alverton Manor Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCornwallTruro DistrictTruro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alverton
Which popular attractions are close to The Alverton?
Nearby attractions include Zafiros Bar (0.5 km), Kazbah Truro (0.5 km), and The Sanctuary (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Alverton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Alverton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Alverton?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Alverton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grounded, Chorley's Truro, and The Rising Sun Pub.
Is The Alverton located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Truro.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Alverton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Alverton?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Alverton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Alverton?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tregothnan (4.4 km).
Does The Alverton have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.