I am SHOCKED to see there are some negative reviews for this hotel. My son travelled from Australia to get married here and it was superb. OK the building is old and the plumbing noisy but it is steeped in history and that is the character and charm of the place. The ceiling in the Marquis is beautiful...like the Milky Way.
As one of the judges for the Gosport Business Awards, I always take a room for the Gala Dinner which is held every November for the presentation ceremony, my home being 22 miles away. The food is always wonderful and the staff are as helpful as can be. Gosport town council would surely hold the event elsewhere should there be any cause for complaint.
To 'put my money where my mouth is', I have booked this unique venue for my husband's 70th birthday celebations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alverbank Country House Hotel is a Grade II listed venue in Alverstoke, Hampshire, boasting spectacular views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight (host of the world famous annual Cowes Week event!). Also nearby are some of the finest nautical attractions in British naval history, including Lord Nelson's iconic HMS Victory, and the brand new Mary Rose 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. Moving forward to the present day, the venue has many different functions. We serve lunch and dinner 7 days per week, as well as hosting regular live music evenings featuring the very best local acts and tribute artists. 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 hard-working and dedicated team will do everything they can to ensure you have a fantastic visit that you will remember for many more years to come! ... more less