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Avondale Guest House

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20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
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hull england
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights in August. Booked last minute trip and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Linda and Stephen were great hosts, our room was lovely and breakfast was excellent. I would definitely recommend staying here.

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blyth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just stayed here for the weekend. Our room and en suite were spotlessly clean, we had two lovely breakfasts and were very pleased with the location of the Avondale. Lovely hosts, warm and friendly.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spotlessly clean, fabulously comfortable room and excellent breakfast. Linda and Steve go out of their way to be perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble. Luggage carried to the bedrooms, no iPads, phones allowed in the dining room, a real bonus.

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having recently stayed at the Avondale, I can only say what a gem of a place Attention to detail was second to none. The rooms were lovely (we stayed in room 2 ) And what can I say about breakfast? It was absolutely gorgeous. Lots of choice to suit everyone. Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. What more an a... More 

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

We love it when it all comes together and guests have a wonderful stay. We can't ask for anything more. Thank you for letting everyone including ourselves know of your happy time with us. Hopefully you'll make it back for a repeat visit soon. Thanks again. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to stay, very welcome greeting and Stephen carried our luggage up to our room! Very friendly hosts, the room was immaculate and finished to a high standard. Lush thick towels! The breakfast was wonderful and so much choice. Loved the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs! Would definitely recommend. Also very handy for the town to eat out in... More 

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review! What can we say other than it's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed and appreciated so much of what we do. The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs is definitely a winner with a lot of guests, especially those that don't fancy the Full English. We know that we're a long way from... More 

East Linton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming,Great breakfast menu healthy options and food beautifully cooked with very attentive service. the facilities were excellent and all of a high standard.with cleanliness and fresh linen throughout the week making a very comfortable experience. Near to the centre of Keswick and the ideal position for my visit to the Keswick convention. Everything to like and nothing to dislike.

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Margaret for your glowing review. It was a pleasure to look after you for your week long visit to the Keswick Convention. We feel that it's important to keep bed linen and towels fresh and clean, especially when you're staying for a while. Glad you appreciated it. Maybe see you next year on a return visit. More 

Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights on our first visit to Keswick. What a fantastic B&B and only minutes from the centre. Stephen and Linda give you a warm welcome and plenty of good tips for the area. The rooms are very clean and fresh and every breakfast (plenty to choose from) sets you up for the day. Highly recommend this... More 

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

It was lovely to see you both enjoying your first visit to Keswick. The good weather certainly helped you to get out and about and catch a glimpse of all that's on offer here. Thank you for your wonderful review, we're glad that we were able to help make your stay here a pleasant one. Now that you've been once,... More 

Worcester
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely hosts, stunning breakfast, excellent facilities. Stephen and Linda put genuine care and effort into making our stay comfortable and pleasurable. The perfect B&B. Even managed to park right outside on both nights.

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

You're way too kind! What a great review. Many thanks for your kind words. It's fantastic to see that guests appreciate all our efforts. We wish you many years of happy motoring with your gorgeous new car. When you get fed up with it, let us know :-) More 

Keswick UK
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I don't think there can be a finer breakfast in any B&B in Britain. Sometimes I settle for porridge, sometimes for the full works (either Scottish or English), cooked with both style and passion. The rooms are pretty good too: exceptionally comfortable beds, sleep-encouarging pillows - and tasty biscuit treats. But the triumph of Avondale is its total absence of... More 

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks David for your kind words. We thought it was you as soon as we saw the review. Yes the porridge is definitely a big hit with you and long may it continue. Hope to see you and Pauline back soon. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Spent 2 lovely nights at the Avondale Guest House. The room was fine, though we did appreciate Stephen helping bring our bags up to our room as we were on the top floor. The breakfast was cooked well, although after been told it would be the largest breakfast in the lakes I was expecting something bigger. It was lovely but... More 

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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At last we have a guest who can handle our breakfast with ease! I suspect though, that you maybe didn't have porridge as a starter. We do allow cheating, so we'll let you off :-) Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. If you're back on a return visit, we'll throw another rasher or two... More 

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