The Alverton, Truro, Cornwall
A fusion of old-meets-new, this 18th-century Grade II-listed hotel, surrounded by mature gardens with their manicured lawns, allows guests to forget they are staying in Cornwall's capital.
Rooms available from £74.88 per night
Your expert reviewer
The Alverton is an ideal base to explore Cornwall. It's a ten-minute walk into the town centre, where you'll find independent shops, galleries and restaurants.
The Roseland Peninsula, Falmouth, Charlestown and The Lizard are all easily accessible from the hotel.
By car: around 1 hour 30 minutes from Exeter, 5 hours from Birmingham and 6 hours from London. Free on-site parking available.
By train: London to Truro takes 4 hours 30 minutes, after which, a taxi takes 10 minutes to the hotel. Book trains to Truro.
CHARACTER & STYLE
Formerly a convent, the hotel was converted in 1984. Despites its renovations, many heritage features remain, including the bell tower, slate roof, arched mullioned windows and ivy-clad walls - which all give character.
Staff are friendly and you can expect a warm welcombe. Kick back on the terrace with a drink or Cornish afternoon tea; dine in the bistro or the dog-friendly bar and lounge. In the colder months, cosy up in front of the open log fire.
Rooms combine comfort and style. Large beds have luxe linens, large bay windows offer views and antique furnishings give character.
Room types: Classic Room, Garden View Room, Superior Room, Junior Suite, Executive Suite, Family Suite
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with The White Company toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, DAB radio, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The restaurant reflects Cornwall's bountiful produce, focusing on local and seasonal ingredients - British classics are given a modern twist. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. The hot crust pies are melt-in-the-mouth delicious - the ideal hearty dish to devour after a day exploring the city.
The Restaurant: two AA Rosette-awarded, classic and contemporary, intimate. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
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