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“lovely stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avondale Guest House

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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #9 of 19 Southwold B&B and Inns
Braintree, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“lovely stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

we stayed last weekend with friends for one night had rooms 1 and 5 lovely clean rooms with great seaviews, room 5 had a lovely ensuite and views from the bay window. very friendly owners and breakfast was great too.would def stay there again on our next visit to southwold.

carol essex

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cazza1507
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Essex
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

Stayed for one night in ground floor room, good size, quiet and comfortable. Great location, very friendly and helpful owners.It is slightly dated, but has everything you need, very clean and well presented. Excellent breakfast, would stay here again, great value for the excellent location.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Icklebon
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London
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

I enjoyed my stay and would happily book here again if I go back to Southwold. The room was small but clean with a fine view over the beach, and the breakfast was excellent. It was also very quiet. The only negative was the shower unit that was crammed into the room but otherwise I thought it was a bargain.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Eclectic_Angel
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011

A lovely guest house very well situated above the beach and close to pier and town centre. My room was a bit small but well maintained and clean but a bit overpriced. Breakfast was very tasty and well served in a nicely decorated dining room with sea views. The proprietors were very friendly and attentive.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Penzancetraveller
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Higham, Kent
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 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, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ClaireParfitt
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Herts
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GillyCross
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lasdk1gafgj
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Additional Information about Avondale Guest House

Property: Avondale Guest House
Address: 18 North Parade, Southwold IP18 6LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Southwold
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Southwold
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Avondale Guest House Southwold, Suffolk

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