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The Alverbank Rooms

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4.5
#1 of 7 guest houses in Gosport
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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The Alverbank Hotel is a Grade II listed building in Alverstoke, Hampshire, boasting spectacular views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Nearby are some of the finest nautical attractions in British naval history, including Lord Nelson's iconic HMS Victory, the Mary Rose museum, the Submarine Museum & the Diving Museum. Originally commissioned as a house in 1842 by J.W. Croker (one of the leading figures in Victorian-era politics), the venue has, over the years, played host to many well-known political figures including the Duke of Wellington and former Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, who used to catch the teatime train down from London on a Friday to ensure he arrived in time for dinner! The Alverbank has also hosted royalty; Queen Victoria's second son Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, resided here whilst attending the Naval College next door at Bay House and, later, Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, found it the perfect environment in which to 'escape' the formalities of Osborne House, just across the Solent. We have a stunning global menu which features small plates, tapas style & larger plates & a wonderful cocktail & wine menu plus an array of different drinks. Our restaurant is open Wednesday - Sunday. Guests booking rooms with us on Monday - Tuesday have a Continental breakfast included in their room rate. We are also a fantastic venue for events - whether it is for a corporate meeting, a birthday party, or the wedding of your dreams, our dedicated events team will do everything they can to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Parking
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Room features
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Stokes Bay Road, Gosport PO12 2QT England
Getting there
Car recommended
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Darren H wrote a review Nov 2022
London, England, United Kingdom22 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an overnight stay at the Alverbank Hotel with my partner. We were there to celebrate my 50th with friends. The location is lovely; set back from the beach in a park with views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight.
The hotel has recently been taken over and extensive work has been done to upgrade it.

Positives:
1. The building is beautiful, particularly in winter when the entrance hall fire was burning.
2. The staff are brilliant: friendly yet professional. Nothing is too much trouble. We were lent a phone charger and although room service isn't available coffee was brought to our room on request. We were made very welcome.
3. The food is of a very high standard. Pretty much every time we eat out we are disappointed and think 'we could eat better at home' but the food at the Alverbank, particularly the fish, was incredibly good and reasonably priced.
4. We stayed in room 1 which is the honeymoon suite. Recently refurbished. It is large with a bay window and views over the Solent. There is a bath in the room and the separate bathroom is huge, with a walk in shower. Room 2 next door is also newly refurbished with a four poster bed. £150 a night isn't unreasonable for these in comparison to other hotels in the area.
5. The private dining room where all 14 of us ate was beautifully decorated and laid out. The staff had created a really magical, intimate space.
6. They serve a wide range of beers including local Powder Monkey brewery which was really tasty.
7. Parking was simply a case of driving up to the door and finding a spot.

Negatives:
1. The hotel is an old house. In the rooms where fires were blazing: the hall and the dining room it felt warm and inviting. But the bar room felt cold and uninviting. A fire in there would have made a difference (there was an odd smell there which probably would have been driven off with a fire).
2. The hotel is still a work in progress. Attention to details like removing old fire door stickers from the room doors and keeping the door to the kitchen shut, plus a little more interior design in the dining room would elevate the experience. But I'm nitpicking.

Would I come back? You bet I would. My partner said it was the nicest hotel experience she's ever had.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fiona Gibbins, Marketing at The Alverbank Rooms
Responded 30 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Bob A wrote a review Aug 2021
Crowborough, United Kingdom50 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Coming originally from Gosport, I know the Alverbank and surrounding areas. The Alverbank has recently been renovated and revitalised by its current owners. My wife and I stayed for a couple of nights a few days ago. Even before our visit, we felt assured of a warm welcome with the staff being extremely helpful when answering our initial enquiries about staying. On arrival, we were not disappointed and made to feel very welcome. We had been allocated Room 1, which has a sea view that can be enjoyed from the comfort of a warm bath. You don't get that in many places. Everything else about the room couldn't be faulted. Having already eaten earlier, we opted for the Small Plates menu on arrival and the three dishes we chose were excellent, which we enjoyed with an excellent bottle of wine that was recommended to us . The meals being served around us also looked amazing. Only a continental breakfast currently, but don't be put off by that. Plenty on offer and of good quality. Staff friendly, helpful and professional throughout out stay. Would we stay there again? Yes in a heart beat! Already looking for an excuse to return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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windmillfan wrote a review Feb 2022
Winterswijk, The Netherlands401 contributions114 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Alverbank Country House Hotel (or "Alverbank Rooms") is a lovely grade II listed Victorian building that sits between a beautiful park and the sea front in Stokes Bay, with a view of the Isle of Wight.

Current management is in the process of renovating the bedrooms. Although some details are still to be finished, the rooms do already look very nice, and are comfortable, with all the important bits like bathrooms having already been done.

We received a warm welcome and a very welcome free upgrade to room 5, a double that looks out on the entrance to the nearby park, the parking area, and allows glimpses of the sea.

The interior of the room (no. 5) offered a combination of modern and vintage furnishings, an impressive old fireplace, and a completely renovated bathroom, where we especially loved the excellent, beautiful shower. The suite in vintage style went well with our idea of how a bathroom in a building like this should look.

The breakfast, included in the room price, was continental, and offered everything we wanted, including warm croissants.

Service is friendly, staff are helpful, parking is free, and the location is lovely. We're already planning our next visit.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't look out on the REAR car park.
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Response from Fiona Gibbins, Owner at The Alverbank Rooms
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Thanks so much, we can't wait to see you again.
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goody3672 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My Fiancé and I stayed at this hotel from Friday 1st till Sunday 3rd April, we was welcomed by very friendly staff, the book in process was quick and smooth and was shown to our room, the room was beautiful and had a newly refurbished bathroom, the location is absolutely amazing with a foot ferry only 10 mins away to the centre of Portsmouth and the spinnaker tower. The stay was very good however the bed was a little firm and the pillows a little uncomfortable but I am used to a soft bed but overall the room was perfect. But the thing that lets this hotel down a little is the choice of breakfast, there is not a lot of cereal choice and it is a continental breakfast with a croissant, a few pieces of toast and yoghurt with some fruit, there is no hot choices, no poached eggs, no English breakfast, we stayed for dinner on Friday and it was a little disappointing, the burger was unseasoned and very bland, and I was also overcharged £15 but was sorted quickly, overall a good stay
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fiona Gibbins, Owner at The Alverbank Rooms
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Many thank for your feedback. We are working on making a hot breakfast as an option.
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1amb-chop wrote a review Mar 2020
Gosport, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great venue, a vast improvement on past years. Elegant and tasteful. The menu looks absolutely fabulous, and would be very fairly priced if the chef had the skills to cook the promise.

Sadly, this is where the meal fell down. Significant mistakes on each course, including very under cooked pork. Pink is perfect, fleshy and bloody is not.

The service would have been more than adequate for a pub, however the Alverbank is trying to make a move towards finer dining. The waiter was keen and eager, but very inexperienced. Younger waiting staff may be cheap, but their lack of training and experience shows.

At nearly £30 per head without drinks the Alverbank will struggle without upping the quality of the food and the training of its waiting staff.

This restaurant has the potential to be fabulous, but needs to pay more for its chef and waiting staff.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sonya S wrote a review May 2021
United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night in a lovely refurbished room..
The owners only had 3 rooms open due to pandemic but were very welcoming, friendly and tge atmosphere was "home from home" relaxing.
The bed was comfortable and the shower room newly done.
We had an evening meal and the food was amazing and I believe locally sourced. Breakfast was continental but a giid quantity lovely croissants toast and fresh fruit was lovely.
Still a work in progress as hotel being finished. That did not detract from the service we recieved.
Would stay again.
Its a 200 year old building and can be cold but centrsl heating is being installed otherwise 5 stars would have been given.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sinead wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Room 1 which is spacious and has been very nicely renovated - it has sea views, and a roll top bath by the window in the main room which was brilliant. There is a lovely rain shower and double sink in the bathroom. There was a kettle in the room with water and coffee/tea sachets and biscuits.

We stayed on a Tues which meant the kitchen wasn't open but the continental breakfast was delicious and served in a lovely dining room which has also been renovated tastfully.

All in all a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Catriona wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night in the Alberbank to visit our son and it was wonderful. A beautiful, historic building which was spotlessly clean. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our rooms (1 and 4). Everything was clearly explained and we were left feeling really cared for. Room 1
Is huge with a lovely sea view. The bathroom is enormous and the high standard of cleanliness continued in the rooms. Beautiful, quality bedding and the little toiletries and tea/coffee facilities just made it all perfect. Room 4 was smaller (we knew this), but was equally clean, tastefully decorated and again with quality linens. We had to be out early the next morning so didn’t have a cooked breakfast, but we were left a ‘picnic breakfast’ in the fridge which had a delicious yoghurt, beautiful fresh fruit and a croissant with jam. The way it was all packed and left with a personalised note, just continued the feeling that The Alverbank, really care about making you feel very looked after.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Fiona Gibbins, Owner at The Alverbank Rooms
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. See you again soon.
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Robin O wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were pleasantly surprised by the booking process, direct with the hotel, and our reception. Everything was very clean and all the staff we spoke to were very pleasant and helpful. Our room was well equipped and although the ensuite was small it wasn't uncomfortable. Breakfast was Continental style but everything was very nicely presented and was very fresh. The only thing that we expected but didn't have was the bedroom serviced but it maybe we should have asked that this be done. We shall almost certainly be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Caroline D wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a Premium Room for the night of a Family Event being hosted at The Alverstoke Hotel. We were greeted warmly, and were able to access the room ahead of time. Very comfortable bed, clean and staff were lovely. The event catering was plentiful and very good quality and although we were not staying for Sunday lunch, it’s obviously a popular place as we returned from a post-event morning walk to a full dining room.
The addition of the Lily Langtree painting and the fact you can see Osborne House akcriss the water gives the clue!
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Biba64Hampshire
Hampshire11 contributions23 helpful votes
Exciting news! Good luck to the new management. Look forward to visiting in the future.
Mel0253 asked a question Oct 2018
Gosport, United Kingdom208 contributions95 helpful votes
Has this got a new owner or is it still owned by John Morgan
Answer from The Alverbank
Gosport, United Kingdom15 contributions
New Owners
Gosprt asked a question Jul 2017
Gosport, United Kingdom1 contribution
im having a civil partnership and wondering if i can dine with 40 guests at your hotel.
Answer from Suzanne L
Morriston, United Kingdom26 contributions35 helpful votes
If you haven’t already had your ceremony - not here
Trevor T wrote a tip Jan 2024
Tamworth, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's an old property so do t expect perfection. But the staff and service is impeccable. "
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nico45321 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and book a room with a sea view they are lovely ! "
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Lorraine S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Northampton, United Kingdom60 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call if you check in after 6pm to let them know."
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David W wrote a tip Sept 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware of sea gulls and have a hat 🫣"
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Pay Wilkins wrote a tip Aug 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s just a lovely friendly place to stay"
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PRICE RANGE
£118 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandHampshireGosport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alverbank Rooms
Which popular attractions are close to The Alverbank Rooms?
Nearby attractions include Gosport Diving Museum (0.3 miles), Solent Springs Adventure Golf (0.2 miles), and Stokes Bay Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Alverbank Rooms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Alverbank Rooms?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Alverbank Rooms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Alverbank Rooms?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pebbles Fish & Wine Bar, The Cocked Hat, and The Seahorse.
Does The Alverbank Rooms offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Alverbank Rooms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (2.5 miles), Little Woodham Living History Village (0.9 miles), and Dockyard Apprentice (2.5 miles).
Does The Alverbank Rooms have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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