The Alverton Hotel - Four Silver Stars awarded
The Alverton Hotel in Truro has been recognised for its high quality offering by the AA.
Previously holding four AA Stars, the handsome Grade II listed hotel was awarded four AA SILVER Stars earlier this month. It has also retained two AA Rosettes for its Brasserie, held since July 2016.
The 50 bedroom hotel in the heart of Cornwall was granted the accolades following a recent inspection.
AA Inspector Robert Martin said, “The Alverton continues to impress for its many qualities, this was a most enjoyable visit, to a well-managed establishment, a focused team, delivering friendly hospitality and attentive service in a delightful environment.”
“Inspection results enable a well deserved award of four AA SILVER Stars, increased AA Merit score, now at 83%, a notable achievement.”
The star rating is reached by assessment of three elements: overall quality; six critical areas of quality including cleanliness, hospitality, service, bedrooms, bathrooms and food; and the provision of services and facilities.
The hotel’s Brasserie is headed up by chef Simon George and overlooks the hotel’s garden and terrace. The Rosette accreditation is based on the Inspector’s review of three courses chosen from the menu.
Dishes included a starter of warm tomato consommé, vegetables, basil and truffle; a main course of braised ox cheek ravioli, dry aged rib eye, beef consommé, chantenay carrots and cabbage; and a dessert of chocolate delice, hazelnut ice cream, milk chocolate and orange sauce.
Robert Martin continued, “The meal taken did impress for ingredient quality and cookery, two AA Rosette Award maintained and deserved.”
Just a short walk from the centre of the historic city, The Alverton is a relaxing and convenient base from which to explore Cornwall at any time of year. The listed building was built in 1830 by architect John Loughborough Pearson, who also built Truro Cathedral. Originally designed as a family home for William Tweedy, who became President of the Royal Horticultural Society, it became a convent in the 1870s.
The hotel now has 50 individually designed, fully-equipped bedrooms and suites. The Alverton’s Courtyard wing is a short walk from the main hotel and comprises of 15 unique bedrooms and suites. Surrounded by the hotel’s beautifully maintained grounds, it provides a relaxing space to stay.
Paul Ricketts, General Manager of The Alverton said, “After adding new mod cons to the bedrooms, improving our service across all departments, increasing the standards of our food and adding more value to our dining experience, it’s great to see it all pay-off.
“Our aim is to be one of the best hotels in Cornwall, not just in Truro, and we’re very excited about the future.”
Managing Director of The Alverton, Roger French added, “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive the silver award from the AA. It really is testament to the hardworking team we have here and I’m deeply proud of them all.”
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