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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #4 of 173 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“most welcoming”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Our trip was made at the last minute and we were fortunately able to be accommodated at short notice. When we arrived we were made most welcome and shown to our immaculate room. It had everything we needed including toiletries. We chose a scottish breakfast and were delighted with our choice. The blackpudding is awesome and am ashamed to say that I didnt clear my plate due to the quantity. The mattresses and pillows were extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend this guest house and hope to return to my favourite place soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
What a lovely review you've given us. Thank you very much. It's a fabulous boost for us when first time guests enjoy their stay so much. We'll have the Stornoway Black Pudding waiting for you on your return visit :-)
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Once again Stephen and Linda ensured we had a wonderful break . We have been coming to Keswick for more than 30 years and although there are many good guest houses there is only one great one . It is faultless in every respect from the cleanliness, comfort, breakfast choice,quality and presentation and finally Stephen and Linda's hospitality .
We would not stay anywhere else .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
We're so pleased that you enjoy staying with us so much. Given the number of years that you've been visiting Keswick, it's quite something that you rate us as the best. We look forward to many more visits from you in the future, as it's always our pleasure to look after you.
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LaGrange, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Besides the wonderful clean & spacious rooms,breakfast was the best.Stephen's whiskey infused porridge was excellent.Besides a large bowl of awesome porridge,you still can choose a full British breakfast.We were full until dinner!We would return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thank you for your kind words. That's quite an accolade you've given us but we have to agree that we think so too! We'd love to tell you the secret recipe but it wouldn't be secret any more :-)
Glad you enjoyed your stay and if you do ever get around to coming back over, "The Pond", please look us up.
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Halifax
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Just returned from a 2 night stay at The Avondale, warm welcome as per all other reviews & this is no act Stephen & Linda have a put some real hard work into making this one of the best.
They genuinely make you feel at home from arrival to departure.
We were in room 2, plenty of space, with all the little touches kettle,selection of teas & coffee with some small biscuits on the side.
The whole place is spotlessly clean, I just seem to be covering all the past reviews but having stayed in many B&Bs this is how they should be run.
Loved the breakfast and all the combinations of what you can have should be enough for anyone.
Stephen's photo art adorns many walls throughout, just another part that makes it stand out, Linda glad you enjoyed the New Zealand campervan story you were in fits of laughter.
Wish you all the success for the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 21 September 2013
Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments. It's tremendously rewarding for us to see that guests have thoroughly enjoyed their stay. It was a great pleasure having you here and listening to your funny tales. Can't wait until your next visit!
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Beautiful house spotlessly clean loved the hot shower wish we could of stayed longer but had to go to Edinburgh , the fantastic breakfast made sure we got there on a full stomach Stephen and Linda really make you feel at home you will feel like old friends the house is a short walk to the town center gave us a good dinning recommendation .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Thank you for taking time out to review us while on your visit to the UK. Hope you had as good a meal in Edinburgh as you had here. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, it's just a pity that it was so short. Anyhow, at least you got a teaser of what's available to do here in Keswick. Hope to see you again, if you can drag yourself away from the Florida sunshine ;-)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

B&B very clean and well ran. Room had all the facilities to make our stay very comfortable with nice touches in the Bathroom. The breakfast was fantastic with great selection of fruit, nut etc. I had the Scottish breakfast which was perfectly cooked. All in all a great stay in comfortable clean and well ran B&B.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
We send a big thank you all the way to Japan. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated so much the effort we put into our guest house. Linda is the one who's mostly responsible for the cleaning, so a special thank you from her. Glad you enjoyed the Full Scottish, we guess you don't get much of an opportunity for that very often:-)
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We were lucky to find the Avondale with a room free for Saturday night as they had just had a cancellation.

Spotlessly clean and comfortable, everything from the newly decorated room to the breakfast was fantastic. The 'Full Scottish' was perfectly cooked and delicious!

TA reviews were spot on which gives you confidence- our expectation of a warm welcome from Linda and Stephen was matched with the care they take to make sure everything is perfect.

They deserve every success- no hesitation at all in recommending a stay here. This might sound too good to be true, but go, you won't be disappointed!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Thank you very much for your great review. The, "Full Scottish", is becoming so popular it's almost overtaking the other version, which shall remain unnamed :-)
What makes it so good is the fact that we bring the Stornoway black pudding, Haggis and Lorne sausage all the way down, from a specialist butcher in Glasgow. It really does make all the difference. Thanks once more for your generous remarks.
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Property: Avondale Guest House
Address: 20 Southey Street, Keswick CA12 4EF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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