The main benefit of the Clode Sound Motel is that it's in Charlottetown; that municipality is surrounded on 3 sides by the southern section of Terra Nova National Park (and by Clode Sound on the 4th side). That means it's much closer to the Visitor Center and trails within the park, and you don't have to drive back in from Port Blandford (a small town just beyond the southern park boundary) or Clarenville (a much larger city that's even further south). Their website proudly cites their winning the provincial Golden Orchid Award in 1992. Alas, but their facilities seem to be of that vintage. The walls are drab paneling. The toilet bowl had very dark water stains. The window treatments were torn and broken. The beds were average in comfort. There was a problem with the plumbing, so the cold water wasn't cold much of the time. On the plus side, the unit had a kitchenette. There was a half-size refrigerator with freezer, a countertop gas stove with 2 burners, a toaster, and a coffee maker. There was NO microwave. There was a desk and a dining room table. We stayed at other facilities in the province for similar (or lower) prices that were much better. So, I'd have to say the primary selling point is location, but not the facilities themselves. Ate once at the restaurant for supper. Prices were average, and so were the serving sizes and quality of the food. (The other time, we ate at the Terra Nova Gold Resort's restaurant in Port Blandford).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a seasonal operation from May to October with 19 Housekeeping/ Motel Units, 1 stand alone Three Bedroom Cottage, Award Winning Fully Licensed Restaurant, Outdoor Pool, Tennis Court, Hot Tub Chalet, Stone BBQ pits, free Wi-Fi and free Parking. Perfect base while exploring Terra Nova National Park and area. ... more less