Our Awards & Testimonials

Our Awards

Best Small Hotel of the Year 2010 & 2012 – voted by the Bristol Hospitality Awards.

Silver Green Tourism Award – received for our commitment to the environment.

Committed to Excellence Award – accreditation received from the British Quality Foundation.

AA Rosette for Carriages Restaurant 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

92% rating on Trip Advisor – Currently rated 3rd out of 90 Hotels in Bristol

Testimonials – What people say about us…


Gill & Gerry Barker – April 2014

To you all at Alveston House for making our Wedding Day run so smoothly.

You all have been so kind and helpful to make it a wonderful day.

Gill & Gerry
It was a great day!!


Sara & Trish – November 2013

Our Wedding Day was a unique and beautiful occasion thanks to every member of the team at Alveston House Hotel. From the moment we chose the venue and stepped through the doors of the hotel, we were made to feel very welcome and special and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere was exactly what we wanted for our celebration. The attention to detail by every single member of the staff was amazing and the seamless effort with which they transformed the wedding breakfast into the evening party around us all was truly professional.

Because we are not local to the area and we knew our guests were travelling quite a distance to share in our celebration we chose the exclusive package. It was so important to us that our friends and family should also feel relaxed during their stay and being the only guests in the hotel meant it felt a more intimate occasion. We have had numerous comments from our friends that this was the best wedding they had attended and the atmosphere of the hotel and the quality of the food and service was outstanding.

Julie and all her team were simply outstanding and organised everything we wanted including hair dressers on the day. The personal touches from the hotel, coupled with the sun shining for us and the champagne and canapes in the garden means our wedding day will be something we treasure for many years to come. We cannot thank the team at Alveston House enough.

We shall certainly be returning to celebrate our anniversary.

From Sara & Trish


Russell & Rosie Thickett – August 2013

Just wanted to put in words how much we appreciated our wedding weekend, it’s a great credit to your hotel that so many of our guests have said how much they enjoyed the whole weekend. From our point of view we can only be grateful that we found your hotel on the internet and decided to come and visit. As you know neither of us have any ties to the area or reason for traveling to Bristol it was only the lure of your all inclusive weekend package that peaked our interest, being able to have our guests around us and able to relax with the freedom of the whole hotel was something that we had wanted from the beginning but thought we would not be able to find. It must be said that as a couple we wanted the least amount of hassle possible and this is what you gave us, it seemed that everything had been taken care of and the only decisions we had to make were the easy ones, like the food and drink choices but again you had that covered with your range of options. The whole weekend was a great success from the arrival of our guests on the Friday and your attentive staff making sure that bags were taken to Rooms and people checked in, to the checkout on Sunday morning. The highlights of the weekend were the quality of the food, everything we ate was superb, thanks to the chef and his team, the relaxing atmosphere you have created within the hotel and everyone who works at the hotel it really does feel like they enjoy what they do ( I’m so glad that you had someone taking photographs as we have been able to use some of these to show people while we wait for our proper ones).

Thank you

Russell and Rosie

P.s If one thing puts into perspective how we felt about our wedding it’s that while we were on our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and then the Maldives, our topic of conversation would drift back to how much we loved our wedding weekend and how special it was.


Jack and Ruth Crates on behalf of Becky & Mark Roberts – May 2013

On behalf of all family members I would like to take the opportunity to thank all staff and management at the Alveston House Hotel for what I can only describe as Becky’s father a perfect day.

From the start of the day to the call of last orders on the evening the professional standard of all staff was outstanding. Special thanks go to Lisa who was there to give guidance and appropriate advice at each stage of the ceremony, she absolutely made the day.

The comments that have been past on by guests of both the wedding / reception and the evening buffet / disco reflect all that has been stated above. Please feel free to use this letter as an endorsement of Alveston House Hotel to prospective customers who would wish to hold their wedding event at your hotel. I cannot recommend you highly enough.

Once again thank you all.


Trip Advisor – August 2012

We have just had our son and new daughter in law’s wedding at Alveston House and we only feel it fitting that we share our views with other Bride and Grooms to-be. If you want a VERY personal feel to your wedding this is the place. The staff are fabulous – Lisa, the wedding co-ordinator, is outstanding – she made the day go so smoothly. The staff there can’t do enough for you. The food was excellent, so if you are want a beautiful wedding, where the stress of the day is taken care of by someone else with confidence then this is the place for you. We would highly recommend this beautiful Hotel. I would like to thank ALL the staff involved from greeting us at the door to saying goodbye we thank you.


Trip Advisor – April 2011

My daughter was married at this hotel and we were looked after from the time we booked in the previous day until we booked out the day after the ceremony.

There was a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who ensured all went well and helped calm the groom and bride’s nerves. The rooms were very clean and a couple of single guests commented on the amount of space in their single rooms. The food was very good and received favourable comments from the groom who is a trained chef.

All in all a very welcoming place to stay, we received better service than in a 4 star hotel that we stayed at last year.


Janet and Matthew Webb – 16 October 2010

Our wedding day was perfect. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. We knew from the moment we walked into the Alveston House Hotel that it was the right venue for our wedding reception, and we made exactly the right choice.

From the moment we began to plan the day the hotel staff were helpful and courteous, and nothing was too much trouble. This exceptionally high level of service continued throughout the wedding weekend.


Adrian & Sarah Tarr – 15 October 2010

Alveston House Hotel has more than exceeded to our expectations. The food and quality of service we received were excellent, we would highly recommend this hotel for anyone’s wedding day.

Watch Adrian and Sarah’s video testimonial below…


Curt & Zoe Burton – 25 September 2010

First of all I want to thank you for The most fantastic day we had on Saturday 25th September. It will definatley be something we and our guests won’t forget.

The food that was served was an absolute delight and everyone has commented on how lovely it tasted. The evening was a fab way to end and once again the staff were excellent at keeping up with our rowdy lot! The rooms were excellent and the view from ours of the garden was beautiful. It was also excellent to carry our celebration on the next morning at breakfast with some of our guests. I cannot thank you enough for what was one of the best days of my life. I will certainly recommend you to all I know!


Ivor & Janet Porter – 24 September 2010

Just a short note to thank you all once again for the enjoyable time we had on 24th September to celebrate our Golden Wedding. Everyone was delighted with the meal, the atmosphere & the helpful staff. This was our second visit for a ‘special occasion’ but certainly won’t be the last. Thanks once again to everyone.


Donald & Jeanne Cawly – 18 September 2010

We celebrated our Diamond Wedding with you last Saturday. This is to say how delighted we were with all the arrangements. From the moment all the guests arrived everything went very smoothly. The staff were very friendly. The meal was excellent, and all our guests were very impressed. No one rushed us, and the time spent with our guests was wonderful. All in all, for us, it was a perfect occasion.


Alan & Helen Hall – 20 July 2010

Our appreciation of the exemplary service we received during our recent stay at Alveston House, to celebrate our Diamond Wedding Anniversary, cannot be overstated. Every staff member we met was friendly and courteous.

The day was an outstanding success from afternoon tea to our celebration dinner. The food was absolutely delicious. Accommodation and breakfast – perfect. All the staff are to be congratulated – chef, the table service staff and the reception staff. All our party were unanimous in their praise. Thank you all for making it a day to remember.


Alan & Debbie Benson – 12 June 2010

To all the team at Alveston House.

Thank you all so very much for making our wedding day fantastic. Everything that you all did was brilliant. The food was amazing. We would highly recommend you to anyone holding an event at your hotel.


Peter & Janice Bunnage – 22 May 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful day. The wedding and the wedding breakfast both ran like clockwork, thanks to yourself and your staff. The hard work and secrecy of the event kept by everyone made a wonderful surprise to our guests and we have received many compliments on our wedding being an unforgettable event – for all the right reasons!


Mr & Mrs May – Ceremony & Wedding Reception – 25 September 2009

What a wonderful, magical day we had celebrating our wedding. From the ceremony onwards, everything went to plan and all ran smoothly. The staff were excellent and the food was perfect. We could not have wished for a better venue to celebrate our special day.


Peter & Valarie Wedgwood – 5 September 2009

Valerie and I would like to thank you all for making our Golden Wedding Anniversary lunch on Saturday 5th September such a magical and happy day. The food and service was of a very high standard and all our guests were very impressed.


Mr & Mrs Nash – Ceremony & Wedding Reception – 4 September 2009

We would like to thank everyone at the Alveston House Hotel for all their hard work to make our Wedding Day so special.

Everything ran so smoothly and there was always someone on hand to assist us with the easy progression at each stage of the day, from our morning arrival until after midnight.

Both the ceremony and wedding breakfast rooms looked beautifully arranged, and we would highly recommend your services in the future.


Mr & Mrs Webb – Daughter’s Wedding Reception – 4 September 2009

Thank you all for looking after us so well on the occasion of our daughter’s wedding last Friday, Tracey & Steve Blewitt. You were so good, no fault could be found.


Mr & Mrs Winter – Wedding Reception – 27 June 2009

I would like to thank all the staff for making our wedding evening so wonderful. The food was incredible and the disco absolutely brilliant. The staff were polite and courteous and made sure everyone was happy and had everything they needed; nothing was too much trouble. The setting and facilities were beautiful. We had a wonderful time; thank you so much to everyone.


Mr & Mrs Bond – Ceremony & Wedding Reception – 3 May 2009

Alex and I wish to thank you for making our day one to remember for the rest of our lives. Everyone at the hotel made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. All our friends and family remarked upon how well organised and how lovely the staff, food and atmosphere was. You run a lovely hotel and we are very pleased we chose you for our special day.


Mr & Mrs Hammond – Silver Wedding Anniversary – 2 January 2009

Your staff could not have been more courteous, helpful and friendly… Particular thanks is due for the way in which you accommodated our disabled guest, both in terms of the location of his room and the extra chair in his bathroom, which, to his delight, was already in place when he arrived… The seating in the dining room was just about perfect – people were neither too far apart nor too close together… Everyone without exception thought the meal excellent, with the pudding especially drawing rave reviews all round. Everyone also commented on the excellent service throughout the meal. The disco was just right, perfectly pitched to the age group of those present… All in all you and your staff could not have done more to facilitate the enjoyment of our special occasion… We shall not hesitate to recommend your hotel to friends and acquaintances for future special occasions.


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