I recently visited Avondale and was disappointed to find this was a run down establishment in much need of some refurbishment. Whilst the general cleanliness of the room was ok the fixtures and fittings were in need of replacement as was the bed where the mattress was approximately 3 feet off the ground. It looked like a divan had been placed on already high bedframe and I can think of various family members who would have been unable to get in and out.
The grout in the shower was mouldy, and brass/gold plated taps and light fittings so tarnished they were green. The wall bracket holding the shower head in place. At some point this was chrome plated but this was peeling off and as with much of the room needed replacement. Finally, the towels we were provided were once white but now an off grey colour and washed far too many times. This is completely unacceptable and there is no excuse as towels are clearly something which can be replaced for little money or time/effort.
We stayed in Room 3 (family room with sea view although we requested a double from Expedia) and were informed that only one other couple was staying. As the hotel was near empty and we could have been given the best quality room Avondale had I can only presume the standard of this room was typical across the guesthouse.
As we were using this very much as a base only (we were out from approx. 9am - 10pm both days) and had paid in advance I chose not complain to the hotel owner. This was preferable to pointing out the failings of this hotel but it should be noted that I cannot comment on what remedial action would have been suggested.
Although a central location I would not recommend this guesthouse to others and do not feel this was value for money at £70 per night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Avondale is an 8-bedroom guesthouse situated near the centre of Newquay. The town centre is a 4-minute walk away, and the beach within an 8-minute walk. Our facilities include a lounge-bar, plasma TV, PC/Internet, patio and car park. We offer 'Full English' and vegetarian breakfasts. Bedrooms are traditionally furnished, with TV/freeview. Most have sea-views and all but one have en-suites. A warm welcome and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere await you at the Avondale. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avondale Guesthouse Newquay, Cornwall