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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The guest house felt like a home from home, lovely evening meals and satisfying cooked breakfasts. The tea room was popular and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable and the roaring log fire was lovely. We were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The on-site museum and the cellar and trenches are a must see. Avril was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Called into Avril's for an early 12ish lunch hoping to beat the tour coaches that stop here later on. Easy enough to find on the main road through Auchonvilliers, there is limited parking at the front for about 4-5 cars but also a large coach/car park directly opposite behind the barn if the former is full. The menu is basically... More 

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wales
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

best place to stay in the Somme region, right in the heart of all the places on a MUST see list. Avril and staff could not have made us feel more at home, wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere, great atmosphere. So much history at this place, and right at the centre of all the Somme war graves, battlefields and memorials. Avril's... More 

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stopped off briefly to look at the German trench which runs behind the property and it was facinating as the trench was very well preserved and we actually got to walk through part of the trench tunnel which was very interesting. The trench actually shows you the stove where the soldiers cooked plus other artefacts which were interesting. The... More 

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London
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This cafe appears to be the only place open for lunch in the whole of the pas de Calais. Chickens roam charmingly in the garden......and there end the good things. The food is awful. Chicken breasts were soggy, breaded, reconstituted and garnished with a dead fly. Lasagne was small and dry. The fried eggs were OK. With a captive audience... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Been twice to the Somme and both times stayed at Avril's. It really is THE place to stay. Avril is a font of knowledge about the the history of Auchonvillers, that has a cellar which was a dressing station in WW1. The stories of some of those who carved their initials or names into the walls are well researched and... More 

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