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“Excellent - spotlessly clean, friendly and able to cater for my vegetarian, gluten-free diet.”

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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #2 of 189 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed for three nights mid-week. The single supplement was very reasonable.
Steve and Linda were friendly and helpful. They were recommended to me as I was specifically looking for a B&B that could cater for my gluten-free and vegetarian diet. They were very able to do this - and to recommend other local places to eat.
The room was spotlessly clean, well-decorated and had everything I needed. The shower was wonderful.
There was no mention of in-house wifi in the literature but to be honest I never needed it as the phone and 3G signal was very strong in my room.
I would definitely consider a return visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review and congratulations on being our 70th 5 star reviewer. We're delighted that we were able to cater for your dietary needs. With Linda being veggie and more or less gluten free herself, it certainly helps to make sure the cupboards are stocked up. Sorry you weren't aware that we have WiFi, if only we'd known we could have given you the code. Here's hoping you do consider that return visit soon.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed here for 5 nights from 13th August and we were very pleased we chose this accommodation. Linda and Stephen are a really super couple who make you feel very much at home from the second you arrive. Breakfasts were delicious with plenty of choice (loved the scrambled eggs and black pudding and also the homemade museli to name but a few!) Our bedroom was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Location is also ideal as you are a stone's throw from the town centre itself which is great for going out to dinner in the evening. You are also only a short walk to the lake via the town centre. The location is fantastic for easy travel to the surrounding villages and access to all the hills where we love to walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2012

Thank you for your generous comments. We're so happy that you enjoyed your five days with us. You managed to cram in a fair bit of walking along with relaxation despite the weather not being at it's best. Nice to hear that you both loved the food. We'll maybe see you again next year, or hopefully sooner!

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Avondale BnB in Keswick is fab! The ensuite bedroom we had was like one you would see in a boutique hotel. The breakfast was lovely, wide selection including fresh fruit salad as well as lots of cooked breakfast options. It's super central and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone going to visit Keswick or the Lake District.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Many thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. The continuing refurburbishment certainly seems to be a hit with all our guests. Hope to see you back soon and thanks for recommending us.

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We got off to an excellent start - we were met at the door by Linda and Stephen both with beaming smiles a very warm welcome. We didn't expect that to be honest after some B&Bs we've had in the past.
We can only agree with all the other comments in other reviews, boring I know but it's the way it is. The room and shower were faultless, no loose fittings anywhere - again that's rare.
The breakfast is perfection from the lovely range of fruit, cereals, preserves, yoghurt on offer to the cooked full English or Scottish (all top quality fare). I had both, both were marvellous. The Black Pudding is to die for if it's your thing.
The only slight niggle was the crowded on-street parking but they can't do anything about that.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

What a pleasure it is to hear that guests have been so pleased with their stay. Seeing the word, "excellent", yet again might be boring to some but it's definitely not boring to us, especially when it's repeated 3 times! Hope to see you soon and many thanks for the review.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Avondale is an absolute gem in the heart of Keswick, we really cannot fault it.

The bed was unbelievably comfortable, the room was cosy, the hosts were extremely friendly and the breakfast....wow!!! The best breakfast we've had in Keswick (and we've had our fair share over the years!)

We would highly recommend Avondale to anyone staying in Keswick...

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2012

Thank you very much for your knockout review. You definitely enjoyed your breakfasts and everything else by the sounds of it. Thanks for your recommendation and we hope you'll visit us again sometime soon.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Have just returned from a 6 night stay. From arriving to leaving everything was perfection. Room spacious, immaculate, and fully meeting my needs, including a fan, which was a bonus for the recent humid weather.
Stephen and Linda provide a wonderful atmosphere, and breakfasts to die for. Nothing is ever too much trouble. In fact Linda's most spoken phrase is 'you're very welcome' - and she really means it.
This truly is the best guest house I have ever stayed in, and to which I hope to return as often as possible. Thank you Stephen and Linda, your efforts are appreciated.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review. You told us that you've been coming to Keswick for more than 20 years; so it means that much more to us that you think so highly of our guest house. You're very welcome to return as often as you like!

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Spotless room. Lovely shower. Breakfast to die for. You must try the stornaway black pudding. Really friendly breakfast room. Met another couple and had a great time walking and drinking. Don't believe the owner if he says his granny could do the catbells walk :-) we made it but legs are sore! Thank you Steve and Linda for a lovely time. We will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Thank you for your very kind review. Your right - the haggis is good but the Stornoway black pudding is stunning. You packed a lot into the short time you stayed with us and really enjoyed yourselves. Now that you've had some practise on the nursery slopes, :-) , we can set you a proper challenge when you visit us again. Looking forward to seeing you both in the near future.

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Additional Information about Avondale Guest House

Address: 20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: $122 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avondale Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avondale Guest House is a traditional Victorian townhouse located less than 2 minutes walk from Keswick town centre. We have 4 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single room. All rooms are fully refurbished with en-suite facilities. Visit England Breakfast Award since 2012 and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award since 2012. Variety of breakfast options available including Full English and Vegetarian options and is included in quoted rates. Special diets catered for. Free Wi-Fi available. We provide free bottled water in your room along with fresh milk delivered daily. Bathrobes are provided for your comfort during your stay. Rooms are now equipped with USB sockets for charging purposes. We offer direct booking discounts as well as seasonal special offers. ... more   less 
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