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Avalon Guest House
Ranked #45 of 52 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Well the Avalon is an average B & B. The whole place is a little dated, think 1980's. The décor needs a good deal of improvement, as it looks a little tired and overused. We had a top floor, with the toilet and shower cupboard separate from each other. A double room with sea view had been booked for us, as a gift, and I can say we had a view but not the rooms shown on the Hotels website.
The Management were very polite and helpful and the breakfast was superb.
On reflection, we were fortunate with good weather which made our stay good, but we would not be visiting here again.

Room Tip: You need stamina to climb the stairs in this place. TV signal is diabolical. No phone signal !!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

I visited with friends on a walking holiday in June. What a great guest house!. Really well run and friendly. Great location and a really interesting building. One morning I managed to break the shower fixing. They were so nice about it and when we came in, in the evening it was fixed! Very good value for money and loads of information about the local area available. Really recommend it.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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London
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a two night stay here just before Easter and found plenty of things about Avalon to recommend.
The booking process was good, with a special request for the best sea view being accommodated. Check in was straightforward and we had keys enabling us to come and go as we pleased. The views in room 2, which had huge windows, were incredible . Breakfast was nice and served efficiently. We also found our hosts Ann and Dudley very welcoming and finding the time to chat about our stay in Ilfracombe.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Stayed here recently so that I could spend the next day on Lundy island. What a nice place! I like the room, I like the location but most of all I like the people. The place is run by a charming couple who couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Thanks for a lovely visit.



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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Gorran Haven, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Just returned from 3 days stay at The Avalon in Ilfracombe, superb location right on the waters edge, with stunning open sea views. Very central for exploring Ilfracombe too, lots of restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance. Took advantage of the under cover parking option as weather at bit rough. Dudley and Anne (owners) are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is fab and filling, have the full works, yum! Bed really comfy, as was the room. Nice complimentary toiletries. Would recommend The Smugglers Restaurant for good value, quick efficient service and food, or Relish in the High Street for a little bit of something special....booking advised, we couldn't get in the second time we wanted to, and that was at the end of October!
Ilfracombe a little bit 'tired' if you want a negative, but look through that and enjoy what's there, it's very clean, just everywhere seemed to need a coat of paint and a bit of TLC.

Room Tip: Pick a sea view, its worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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newcastle
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

The location is good, although parking could be difficult at busy times. The house is dated and could do with a lick of paint inside and out. Yet the warm and humorous welcome can not be beaten . Enjoyed our time looking around ilfracombe. Slept ok, breakfast basic English , no frills, but well cooked, hubby did spot that we had an extra furry guest outside, thank god outside.
The price was just what you would expect from this.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Ask for sea view which is relaxing and quiet. Good location near the harbour and the coastal path. Although rated average I would happily stay here again. For very good I would expect a smarter decor and a better bathroom. Fine breakfast, traditional and welcoming hosts. Lots of stairs, but coastal path hikers don't complain about going uphill.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Avalon Guest House
Address: 6 Capstone Crescent, Ilfracombe EX34 9BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
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Ranked #45 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Hotel Class:3 star — Avalon Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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