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Best Cornwall Hotels
The Alverton, Truro, Cornwall
Experience a taste of country life in the city at this former convent, where you'll soon forget you're in the Cornish capital. This characterful country house offers tranquility and foodie thrills - the perfect balance of restorative escape to city break. Kick back and relax in comfortable surrounds where manicured gardens meet historical architecture, before stepping out to explore the delights of Truro.
Soaring above the rooftops is Truro's Cathedral - built to a Gothic-Revival design in the late 1800s - a must see.
Located on a hill and surrounded by mature gardens, The Alverton is just 10 minutes' walk from Truro city centre.
By car: Exeter (1 hour 35 minutes), St Austell (30 minutes). There's free parking at the hotel and a charging port for electric cars.
By boat: Five-minute walk to Fal River Ferry to Falmouth, Trelissick and St Mawes.
By train: Truro station is a 10-minute drive or 25-minute walk away, with trains to Plymouth, Penzance, London Paddington and Falmouth.
By air: Newquay (NQY) Airport is 40 minutes away by car. trainline.com
Style & Character
Those looking to explore Cornwall's capital will love this historic bolthole. The Alverton is an 18th-century grade II listed hotel with a unique charm. Beautiful botanical prints adorn the walls paying homage to the gardens - a theme that runs throughout the interiors.
Service & Facilities
The contemporary Courtyard building, with its exposed brickwork and arched doorways and windows is the perfect balance of old-meets-new.
- Alfresco bar
- Afternoon tea
- Sunday lunch
- Garden terrace
- Event space
Our favourites are any of the three double bedrooms with large bay windows, which usher the Cathedral right into your room. The four-poster bed, bespoke furnishings, decadent chandeliers and monsoon-shower create a luxurious space that's hard to leave.
Classic Rooms, Garden View Rooms, Superior Doubles, Junior Suites, Executive Suites, Family Suites, Dog-friendly rooms
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, wide screen TV, vintage style DAB radio, hairdryer
Food & Drink
Cornish crab, local mackerel and fillet of beef are winning à la carte plates and there's a wide cocktail list. Simon's weekly-changing hot crust pies are melt-in-the-mouth delicious - the ideal hearty dish to devour after a day exploring the city.
The Alverton Restaurant: two AA Rosette-awarded, classic and contemporary, intimate. Mains £15 - £30. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.