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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #48 of 193 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“FANTASTIC STAY!!!!”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stayed at Avondale a couple of weeks back and I must say I really enjoyed my stay there.

Carole was very friendly and very knowledgeable on historic York. Warm welcome.

She showed me to my room on the top floor. It was nicely decorated with fresh flowers. Excellent and well stocked tea/coffee facilities. Bed was comfortable with ensuite facilities.

Breakfast in the morning was probably one of the best I have had. Choice of various type of breakfast (english, continental, fish, mediterranean, american) was exceptional!!! ...and whiskey porridge was to die for...I love porridge, but this one was soooooooooo good!!! The Ladies serving breakfast were very friendly. Carole was very accommodating by serving it slightly earlier as I had an early bus to catch for a day trip.

Location was great! 5 minutes walk from the city centre and the walls; the Minster; Clifford's Tower; the York Museums, 10 minutes walk to the shambles. Avondale is well located in a street with lots of shops around and a variety of restaurant, fish and chips, Sainsbury's round the corner is very convenient.

To sum up, excellent selections for breakfast, a well-appointed room, fantastic host. Would have no hesitation in returning to the Avondale Guest House and recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in York.

Merci Carole!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Carol and her staff were very friendly. B&B a short walk along the wall into the town centre. We had the 2 rooms at the top of the house; a double and a family triple. The family room was a huge room with a view of the minster.
All in all a great stay, lovely breakfasts (carol was very accommodating with picky kids!!), very useful information about the city as we arrived and made to feel very welcome and at home. Thank you carol

  • Stayed May 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little b&b , located close to city center. Very friendlly staff, can't do enough for you, upon arrival greated with refreshments and a guide to yorks attractions. Breackfast was plentyful and a great selection . Would definitely stay with them again. Very charming. A1+

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We returned to Avondale with our two friends for a week-end up inYork, ---- their first time in the City. We had a lovely warm welcome from Carole at 5.15pm ; we'd already visited the Railway Museum, and were shown to our clean, bright rooms. In the morning , the Avondales' acclaimed breakfasts really set us up for the day !! Porridge, cereal, yogurts, followed by a choice of six cooked breakfasts to choose from ; the Gluten-free diets were no problem with GF bread and also some of the best GF sausages Peter had tasted. Also it was no trouble to mix and match some of each menu as well.
Bishopthorpe Road is easy to get to on foot and it's easy to walk down to the riverside park and back to the city along the banks of the Ouse.
Avondale is a firm favourite of ours in this wonderful city and we'd recommend a stay here to everyone--- we can't wait to return !!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Second time here and I love it. Carole and Wendy cannot do enough for you. It's like a home away from home. I was even stupid enough to lock myself out late at night and had to wake Carole up and it was not a problem at all.

The breakfast is great. The location is good too. It's not perfectly central but the centre of town is a 5 minute walk away and there are 2 superb pubs along the way.

Stay here, you will not be disappointed.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

I've stayed at this guesthouse a few times now and once again had a really comfortable stay. Carole is a warm, welcoming hostess. The house is lovely and the breakfast menu is really good. I would highly recommend the Avondale to anyone planning a visit to York.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Dyserth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in November during the St Nicholas Fayre. There is parking available nearby on a side street which is handy. The guest house itself is lovely and clean. Bedroom was lovely and cosy with a really comfortable bed. We were made to feel very welcome by Carole and her team. The breakfasts were delicious and set us up nicely for the 10 minute stroll into the centre. We hope to stay again soon and would highly recommend to others.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Avondale Guest House
Address: 61 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1NX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 193 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Avondale Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable and friendly Avondale Guest House is perfectly located in a wonderful vibrant area just 5 minutes walk from the river and the ancient city walls. We offer all en suite rooms, a fabulous choice of breakfasts using all local ingredients, try our whisky porridge to start your day! We happily cater to all diets, we love York and will tell you all you need to know about what to see and where to visit. ... more   less 
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