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“Kind, helpful hosts and delicious breakfasts” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Avondale Guest House
Ranked #11 of 177 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Kind, helpful hosts and delicious breakfasts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

The location of the Avondale Guest House in Keswick, Cumbria, could not have been more perfect for walking to dinner restaurants and to hike on the many surrounding hills. We could park our car when we arrived and not drive again until we left.
Even better were Stephen and Linda, always helpful, friendly and always making the best suggestions. We had a medical emergency, and they directed us to the town hospital where we were helped. When we didn't have dinner reservations ona busy Saturday night, Linda sent us to a restaurant where we got the last table. Stephen's breakfasts were perfectly cooked to order and ample. More than anything, bothofthemwerealways pleasant and cheerful. You will enjoy your stay at Avondale in every way.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 23 May 2012
Thank you for posting your very kind review. You made it a pleasure to look after you. It was such a shame that one of you needed medical attention but at least we got it sorted out quickly. We really do hope that you'll make it back here some day. We'll save some Cumberland sausages especially for you!
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Having booked last minute and only booked one night we were made to feel very welcome. Stephen and Linda were lovely and very helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was lovely, set us up well for the day. Great location. We would definitely return to Avondale and would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
How nice of you to say so. We're very pleased that you all enjoyed your brief stay with us and hope that you'll manage to stay with us again sometime. Hope the wedding went well.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

We had a 4 star experience at the Avondale Guest House over the bank holiday weekend.
Stephen and Linda do everything to make sure that you have everything, and the breakfasts are amazing.
Of special note is the whisky porridge with the oats soaked overnight and the black pudding sourced from Glasgow, but there is such an extensive range of breakfast options.
The showers are cleaned every day so that they look brand-new, the beds are very comfortable, and we had a view of Skiddaw from our window.
The only thing I didn't enjoy were the 3 parking tickets I picked up over the weekend having left my car on a nearby street, apparently illegally!
I would definitely recommend the B&B to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Linda's happy that you appreciate the amount of effort that goes into making everything as clean and sparkling as possible. The malt whisky porridge and the Stornoway black pudding continue to be a hit; long may it continue. Sorry you were unlucky enough to pick up 3 parking tickets. The parking wardens are always on their toes on a Bank Holiday!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

What a wonderful guest house. The beds are super comfortable, the breakfast was amazing (even for vegetarians) The propritors Linda and Stephen really do work hard to ensure your stay is comfortable.I have stayed at Avondale several times and found it consitently high quality service. Many thanks I will recommend this place to anyone visiting Keswick.

Room Tip: I have slept here several times and tried several rooms, All of them have been superb.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 2 May 2012
Thank you for your generous comments and congratulations on being our 50th reviewer. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stays with us. The beds are comfortable, in fact we're thinking about getting one for ourselves! The veggie breakfast continues to be popular, even with meateaters. Next time you should try our new jam. It's Hawkshead Relish Co's Strawberry & Vanilla. Absolutely yummy !!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

A friend and I stayed here for three nights recently and have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Our room was comfortable and quiet, the proprietors Linda and Steven were friendly and full of good recommendations for local restaurants and attractions, and the breakfasts were incredible! I tried three different things on the three mornings we were there--the porridge made with whiskey, the full vegetarian breakfast, and the oat cakes. All were delicious, and I especially recommend the porridge! Thanks for a lovely stay and I hope to be back again on my next visit to the Lake District!

Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Catbells50, Owner at Avondale Guest House, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, especially the breakfasts. We try our best to recommend places that will suit and it looks like we got it right for you and your friend. There will be plenty of whisky porridge for your return visit. Come back soon and thanks for reviewing us.
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Additional Information about Avondale Guest House

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 #11 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,624 - ₹ 7,797
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 2012,2013 & 2014 and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2012,2013 & 2014. Full English, Scottish or Vegetarian cooked breakfast is included in quoted rates. Special diets catered for. Free Wi-Fi available. ... more   less 
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Avondale Guest House Keswick, Lake District

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