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Avril Williams Guest House

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10 rue Delattre, 80560 Auchonvillers, France
Avril Williams Guest House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want luxury this most definitely is not for you. The room was basic but spotlessly clean and the place is just full of character. Avril was so very welcoming, we felt like old friends! An evening of all sitting round to a very tasty dinner, staff and guests alike, sharing views and stories - just priceless. The trench... More 

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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Look, if it's five star accommodation you are after then this isn't the place for you. I think it's fair to say that the rooms are very clean and basic. However, if it's great food, good company and an atmospheric place to stay then this is your place. Avril is a legend and her hospitality is warm and welcoming. You... More 

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redcar, cleveland, united kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We had seen Avril on TV in a programme about WW1 and were interested in visiting her tea rooms because of the museum she has there. On TV she came across as friendly and enthusiastic but we found otherwise on our visit to France early this month. We planned our journey to Arras from Amiens so we could call in... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I stayed 4 days at the Ocean Villa [Auchenviller] in June 2015 and I enjoyed it immensely. The welcome was warm and the rooms simple but the beds comfortable. I enjoyed the English breakfasts [Continental available] and the evening meals were very welcome after a day walking round sites. Avril is very knowledgeable on all topics about the Somme and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stayed in flat above tea room. Shower, two toilets, bed and a place to make a cup of tea Oh... and a fridge to keep the beer cold. Lovely breakfast and evening meals. with plenty of wine. Excellent company. In fact using Ocean Villas as a base there are some excellent walks to be had to Serre, Redan Ridge, Hawthorn... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Avril William's guest house is a byword for hospitality on the Somme. I have stayed many times while visiting the nearby battlefield and even when touring further afield. You are always assured of a warm welcome, good basic cooking, if you want nouvelle cuisine look elsewhere, and a beer or two. If you are travelling the battlefields alone you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Used as a base to explore The Somme. It is perfect for this. Avril is welcoming and v friendly. We stayed in the apartment which was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was whatever you wanted; full English was nice as was continental. The cafe and museum are v interesting with memorabilia in the walls in the cafe and a fantastic mix... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I visited this museum recently and could not believe the unpleasantness of the owner, Ms Williams. You would have thought she was doing me a great favour letting me see her museum, even after charging me entry. She was unhelpful, negative and offhand and the whole visit was soured by her attitude. We saw the museum and it was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was really looking forward to visiting Auchenvillias with all the history that surrounds it. Such a shame that it is in the hands of these people... The coffee disgusting and cake stale dead flys and dirt in the dining area ,we were made to feel very unwelcome whist the owner only interested in making conversation with wine swilling tour... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have rated this place quite highly because this place has a incredible amount of history. The museum is fantastic, just ask Avril and she will show you around. There are original trenches connected to the basement of the house which was used for medical and supply behind the British front line. Avril is a nice woman and she will... More 

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