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Alverbank Country House Hotel
Ranked #18 of 20 Gosport B&B and Inns
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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“Events Night ABBA night”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Alverbank Hotel often put on '' tribute nights'' my friends and I have been to 2 of these events, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
But the only drawback I must mention is the quality of the food served on the night.
When you buy a ticket it does include food which has to be pre ordered.
On this particular night, we were crammed in like sardines in their ''Function Room'' with so many tables and chairs that they were almost on the stage!
We were a little concerned about fire regulations regarding the amount of people in the room.
The portions of the food served that night were small to say the least!
Chilli ,Sweet and Sour Veg, and Sweet and Sour Pork, all served with watery rice
It was luke warm with not much taste.
The last event we went to we had a similar problem.
In between the 2 events the cheap bottle of rose wine on offer went up by £2.00 per bottle from £10.00 to £12.00 in 2 months!!
I know they have to make a profit but I imagine the budget for the food was probably only £1.00 a head at most and as the event was £12.00 the profit must must have been substantial !

I only hope the chef cooking that nights dinner is not the same chef in their brand new restaurant !
To the manager..............Bring down the price of your drinks and make the tickets cheaper with no food!
Or review the food on offer .....its cheap tastless and luke warm!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

On a whistle stop tour to visit friends and family we decided to stay over. Hidden away on Stokes Bay is the Alverbank Country House Hotel, what a little Gem. Steeped in social history and some intrigue, we were greeted by a friendly guy called David who was very accommodating and gave us a room viewing without hesitation. He gave us Room 1, which is a large spacious room, with a wondrous, if not slightly partial though, view of The Solent, a four post bed, lounge area ensuite bathroom and separate wc room.

All the staff were very friendly and in the morning we were treated to a delightful and beautifully presented Full English.

Speaking with the owner we learnt a little more about the history of the Hotel and it's Royal & Military Connections. We also learnt about their upcoming comedy nights and the regular tribute nights that they put on.

Definitely worth a stay and we will definitely be back again this year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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St Austell, Cornwall
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

A beautiful, grand house surrounded by an equally beautiful park with stunning views of the sea. Our room was beautifully furnished with an open four poster and when we woke up we sat in bed watching the boats sail past and then had a cup of tea on the roof terrace. Perfect poached eggs and damask table linen at breakfast. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and had a taxi waiting for us as we were late arriving. Come here if your priorities are charm, hospitality and character.

Room Tip: Lilly Langtry room - just lovely and worth every penny for the view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed for one night as part of a planned wedding reception in July 2012.

The hotel itself is difficult to find and literally if you blink you will miss the sign that is on the main Stokes Bay Road. The driveway leads to a bridge that then opens up into the front of hotel car park, spaces enough for about 15 cars maximum.

The Alverbank Country Hotel itself is very well presented and welcoming from the outside. The hotel comprising of 10 rooms, a breakfast room, function room and a bar area. There is also a spacious garden with great views of the sea water.

It is clear that The Alverbank has been converted into a hotel and as such the rooms tend to be on the small side. I believe all rooms are on-suite with either views of the car park or the sea view. The room is very small with just enough room for bags - but it is well equipped with the usual tea/coffee facilities and wardrobe. The room we stayed in was room 7, which overlooks the car park which can be very noisy - particularly in the morning when the garbage collection and delivery vans arrive.

We had a double bed that was very comfortable to sleep in and the quality of the sheets and bedding really makes a difference - I had a very good nights sleep with the exception of the noise from outside at 7am that woke me up.

The on-suite bathroom is also very small with just enough room to fit the sink, toilet and shower into the space. It could do with some modernisation all round especially for the money we paid £95 per night. I would stay again at the hotel if I was in the area and certainly recommend it to friends. It is a real shame that the hotel isn't modernised and really could do with the investment in areas.

A good sized and tasty breakfast is available in the morning however a little annoying having to leave the breakfast room and walk across a corridor to get the hot food - shame it is not table service.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room that does not face the car park, i.e. avoid room 6, 7 and 8 as the garb...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

A bit late with the review I know but have only started putting reviews on here recently, I could not recommend this hotel enough, they could not have been more helpful and made the day in every way perfect. My gran who is nearly 90 has been to so many weddings I would not like to guess how many and to the dismay of all my family including my parents said it was the best wedding venue she had ever been to.. High Praise indeed. We had the BBQ for the main wedding meal and could not have been more impressed. If you are considering this venue I would whole heartedly recommend it. If you have not been go and see Kate, you will not find a better wedding organiser to plan your perfect day.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We went to the Alverbank Hotel to hear the Gosport Solent Brass Band in concert , (having been before) Band was very good but had a Beefburger from the hotel outside B-B-Q, the beef burger was tastless and the Burger Bun was stale as were the other long rolls, they were not even fresh and very high price. !! A lot of people left their burgers, then we tried to go to the toilets in the hotel, but found the door locked and a notice to telling me to use the toilets down at the beach, was not happy, no staff around to ask why, and as we had spend a lot of money on food & drink, will think before going back again. Lets hope the Alverbank wakes up before the next big event in Gosport next weekend. Have read all the reviews, so come on Alverbank take notice and do something about the complaints, it is in such a nice place ??? Not worth the money !!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

From the first time we visited ,We fell in love with it, especially the Wedding Room so we decided to book the Alverbank for our Wedding on the 14th Apr 2012.
On our first appointment Karen the Director & Kate the Manager were amazing, extremely helpful and very accommodating to our every need, we now consider them as Friends
All the Staff are a credit to the Alverbank, they are polite and extremely helpful, going out of there way to do anything to make your stay amazing.
The weeks leading up to the wedding were stressful enough, but thanks to Karen & Kate they took the Stress out of planning for the Wedding Breakfast and Reception.
Kyle the Bar Manager couldn't do more he went out of his way, to ensure the bar was stocked with the Drinks our guest liked.
As we had family and friends coming from all over, we booked the exclusive use of the hotel.
The bedrooms were very comfortable and a good size.
On the Morning of the wedding the Chef, Ian came in early to make sure all guest had breakfast in good time before hairdresser appointments etc.
On Returning from the Wedding Service all our guests were greeted by Karen, Kate and her team making all feel very special.
The Wedding Marquee was beautifully decorated and the tables looked amazing.
The staff were very helpful in directing guests to their seats.
During the Wedding Breakfast the Staff were very professional, polite and went out of there way to make sure our guest were happy.
The meal was first class, from the starter to cheese & biscuits.Thank you to Ian the Chef and all his team.
The Evening Reception buffet was just as amazing as the wedding meal.
All that is left to say is, if you are looking for a great location with great Staff giving a friendly welcome and the Best views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight this is a great Venue for your wedding or any other celebration book the Alverbank Country House Hotel, and ignore the negative reviews left by some. We already booked the Alverbank for my Husbands 50th in 18 months time.
Check out there Tribute nights for a great night out we wont miss one if we can. Meal included all at a low price. We can not understand why we hadn't found the Alverbank before as we lived locally and class it as our local bar.

Room Tip: Great Venue for Weddings, Parties, or just a great night out
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alverbank Country House Hotel
Address: Stokes Bay Road, Gosport PO12 2QT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Gosport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Gosport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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