The Alverton, Truro

Tregolls Rd, Truro TR1 1ZQ

Why it makes the list

This charming, historic property in underrated Truro is everything a traditional hotel should be – top quality, romantic and comfortable. A former convent, complete with slate roof, stone archways, climbing ivy and its own bell tower, it’s a walk away from everything Cornwall’s only city has to offer. 

And Truro offers a lot - great shopping, a magnificent Cathedral and a buzzing food scene, there is plenty to explore on foot. Everything else is just a short drive away, putting Cornwall’s biggest attractions within easy reach. You feel looked after here, like you’re in good hands,; The Alverton is the perfect place to relax after a day discovering the local area.


The individually designed rooms in the main house of the hotel are spacious and comfortable, with antique furniture and an understated charm. Courtyard rooms are the epitome of laid-back luxury and those in search of romance will find double roll topped baths, an open fireplace and a cosy bay window seat in the elegant Bishop Suite. 


From cocktails and sharing platters to bottomless gin brunches, The Alverton really delivers on the food and drink front. Afternoon tea is a relaxed affair, taken by the fire in the winter months or on the terrace when the sun is shining. Everything is traditional and luxurious, in keeping with the house style. Children have their own afternoon tea menu, a thoughtful addition which reflects the warmth of the welcome at The Alverton.

The two AA Rosette award-winning restaurant serves tasty, flavourful food with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.