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Described as 'the secret in the city', The Alverton provides a unique historical retreat set in the heart of Cornwall's capital. Expect manicured lawns and heritage features at this former convent-turned-hotel, now offering lashings of luxury, city-chic style and seasonal fare, from head chef Simon George.

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Located in Truro, Cornwall's only city, The Alverton offers an ideal base to explore the county. The Roseland Peninsula, Falmouth, Charlestown and The Lizard are all easily accessible, with plenty of destination hotspots in-between. A ten-minute walk will take you into the town centre, where you can explore the range of independent shops, galleries and restaurants.

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. Book trains to Truro.

By air: Newquay (NQY) Airport (40-minute drive).

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An 18th-century former convent, The Alverton was converted into a hotel in 1984. A thoughtful renovation pays homage to its many heritage features - from the bell tower, slate roof and arched mullioned windows to the curved archways, ivy-clad walls and original drying racks found in the detached Grade II listed courtyard.


Expect a warm welcome from the friendly team before kicking back on the sun-drenched terrace, ideal for a Cornish afternoon tea, or settle into the light-filled bistro or relaxed dog-friendly lounge and bar. During the cooler months, get cosy on one of the large sofas next to the open fire.

  • Restaurant
  • Alfresco bar
  • Afternoon tea
  • Garden terrace
  • Family-friendly

  • Dog-friendly

  • Free parking

  • Free Wi-Fi


The Alverton has nine suites, where comfort and style combine to create ornate spaces; think oak wood panelling, large beds, luxe linens, antique furnishings and large bay windows.

Room types: Classic Rooms, Garden View Rooms, Superior Doubles, Junior Suites, Executive Suites, Family Suites

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with The White Company toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, vintage style DAB radio, free Wi-Fi


Discover Cornwall's bountiful produce in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. With local, seasonal ingredients at the core of the menus, the restaurant showcases classic combinations with a modern twist; think hearty British classics, with plates influenced by head chef Simon's Welsh's heritage.

The Alverton Restaurant: two AA Rosette-awarded, classic and contemporary, intimate. Mains from £15. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

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