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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #9 of 19 Southwold B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 9, 2011

We felt this was poor value for money - £75/night for a room overlooking the back yard and kitchen. Decor was extremely dated, cellular blankets on the bed, toilet is a compartment in the room with lockable toilet roll dispenser and pink fittings. Shower in room was cramped. Breakfast was ok but we will not return and will not be recommending. However, we do love Souithwold and this b and b did not live up to the standard you would expect from an idyllic town.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

We stayed here for two nights in room 1 and were very pleased with the guesthouse and the service. Our room had french doors to a balcony and also another large window overlooking the sea. The location is perfect, for the beach and is only a short drive to Minsmeer RSBP reserve.The decor was tasteful and the room very clean. The only down side was that the shower cubicle is actually in your room and you step out onto the carpet. However since we are not shy it didnt really matter!. The breakfast was served 8-9am only which at first seemed a little narrow although on reflection it got us up and out early. We will definetly be returning to this guest house

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank GillyCross
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Reviewed August 30, 2010

This B&B is good value compared to others in Southwold, but avoid room 4 - it may have a sea view but it's very cramped (with the shower squeezed into the corner). Decor is pale green artex, which is another problem. But otherwise there's everything you need - a decent breakfast and a comfortable bed.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

back to the bad days of a guest house. breakfast 8 to 9am in a holiday resort, breakfast poor quality, rooms need updating, blankets no quilts, dust in a few places, did not go back.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank single-dad-glos
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

Having booked after looking at their website this guesthouse did not live up to expectations. The room was very small, with only a shower in it and a toilet down the passage. We were expecting an ensuite bathroom.The furnishings were clean but very old fashioned. The welcome was not good, very curt and uninterested, almost to the point of rudeness. The coffee was from a packet, and frankly horrible. Every other place we have stayed at has produced fresh coffe, not difficult.Overall it felt very expensive for what we got, compared to other B and B's we have stayed in this year. I would not not recommend it to any of our friends.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cleggyknowlesolihull
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

After reading the last review we this was to be a bad weekend,but we were pleasantly surprised.The breakfast was basic,but the rooms were clean and the location could not be better.The landlady was friendly and efficient and helpful .My wife said she found the bed uncomfortable although i did not mind it.The rooms were fine for a weekend break.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

This hotel is in such a need on renovation. The service is pleasant enough and the breakfast was nice, but I don't think it's been touched sinced 1990. And for a single night at a rate of £50, I found it rather steep for what was on offer.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled solo
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Thank MrsL83
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Address: 18 North Parade, Southwold IP18 6LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
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Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Southwold
Number of rooms: 7
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Avondale Guest House Southwold, Suffolk

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