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Cabot Guest House
Ranked #18 of 25 St. John's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 July 2010

We stayed there a few weeks ago. The hosts, Mike and Irena were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The rooms were very nice and were very clean. Regarding location, not bad, a short walk to everything downtown.

Jim in Toronto

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Reviewed 9 January 2010

What an estate. I thought Newfoundland was supposed to be a have not Province. I sure got a glimpse of how the have(s) lived. My bedroom must have been 700 sq feet with double Javcuzzi, walk in closet, ornate leaded crystal windows. I think the cieling was perhaps 12 feet high with ornate plaster

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 November 2009

Not the experience we were expecting from a Newfoundland B & B. There was no one around most of the time and when there was, they were not friendly and helpful at all. Breakfast was disgusting, no effort went into at all. The host who cooked the breakfast was very negative about St. John's in general. We would not go back there.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Leonard C, Public Relations Manager at Cabot Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We are very sorry that we didn't meet your expectations.

We have ended our hot breakfast service and have changed over to a more convenient self serve continental breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30. Dietary habits have changed so much in recent years with many people preferring not to have the smell of cooked pork products or of fishcakes even on the premises. There is a major supermarket complex just around the corner where guests with lactose or gluten intolerance can pick up foods to meet their specific dietary needs. These can be stored in our guest fridge. We should mention, as a cautionary alert, that we often have peanut butter or hazelnut spreads as condiments.

For persons preferring a made to order hot breakfast with multiple selections there is an exquisite restaurant "Hungry Heart Café" just a few hundred feet away from our front door where award winning professional chefs prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices.

We do not provide front desk services, and make that clear in all of our advertising and listings, but we do have a live in caretaker / concierge on site available to assist guests with luggage during their scheduled working hours.

The providing of tourist information is an ever changing target and best left to professionals. Our guests are provided with City and downtown maps as well as telephone numbers to City and Provincial tourism offices whose staffs have been on familiarization tours to most sites and know their hours of their operation which change by the season, provincial, and municipal holidays. We do provide restaurant recommendations in our comprehensive Guest Manual by price range and type of foods served as well as their telephone numbers for checking their being open or making reservations. These recommendations were compiled from guest feedback.

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Reviewed 4 November 2009

We stayed here and it was the first and last time... The so called host was absentee, the place was misrepresented and other guest, who stayed at this place a while ago said that it had a bad rep... I can see why.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Leonard C, Public Relations Manager at Cabot Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Two legitimate negative reviews in one month.

Regrettably our live in Manager / Operator was on vacation.

The temporary staff member (breakfast cook) was having personal problems.

When it came to our attention, and we realized that there was no likelihood of improvement, he was dismissed.

We have no idea what was misrepresented. We have tried to have the coined phrase "Bed and Breakfast" removed from advertising. We are more a cross between a high end Guest House and an Inn than a conventional Bed & Breakfast. Ours is not a Mom and Pop operation where guests receive tea biscuits and shared access to a bathroom down the hall.

We have also made changes to our policies.

We have ended our hot breakfast service and have changed over to a more convenient self serve continental breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30. Dietary habits have changed so much in recent years with many people preferring not to have the smell of cooked pork products or of fishcakes even on the premises. There is a major supermarket complex just around the corner where guests with lactose or gluten intolerance can pick up foods to meet their specific dietary needs. These can be stored in our guest fridge. We should mention, as a cautionary alert, that we often have peanut butter or hazelnut spreads as condiments.

For persons preferring a made to order hot breakfast with multiple selections there is an exquisite restaurant "Hungry Heart Café" just a few hundred feet away from our front door where award winning professional chefs prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices.

We do not provide front desk services, and make that clear in all of our advertising and listings, but we do have a live in caretaker / concierge on site available to assist guests with luggage or household matters during their scheduled working hours.

The providing of tourist information is an ever changing target and best left to professionals. Our guests are provided with City and downtown maps as well as telephone numbers to City and Provincial tourism offices whose staffs have been on familiarization tours to most sites and know their hours of their operation which change by the season, provincial, and municipal holidays.

We do provide restaurant recommendations in our comprehensive Guest Manual by price range and type of foods served as well as their telephone numbers for checking their being open or making reservations. These recommendations were compiled from guest feedback

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Reviewed 5 October 2009

This B & B is a lovely old Victorian house with a relaxed atmosphere. It was very quiet and comfortable, clean and modernized. A cook came in each morning and made a hot breakfast, but time was limited to 45 minutes each day to get the meal. Monkstown Road is fairly busy, but our back room was quiet and faced other interesting old homes. About my only complaint would be the pillows, which were flat, and the bedding, although of good quality, was getting quite worn. Our room was elegantly proportioned with large windows. The key was left in the front hall for us, and we didn't have to pay until we had breakfast the following morning. They also provided a phone in the front hall with taxi and emergency contact numbers. It was an interesting experience, as we hadn't done a B & B before.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Leonard C, Public Relations Manager at Cabot Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We thank you for your kind comments.

We have ended our hot breakfast service and have changed over to a more convenient self serve continental breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30. Dietary habits have changed so much in recent years with many people preferring not to have the smell of cooked pork products or of fishcakes even on the premises. There is a major supermarket complex just around the corner where guests with lactose or gluten intolerance can pick up foods to meet their specific dietary needs. These can be stored in our guest fridge. We should mention, as a cautionary alert, that we often have peanut butter or hazelnut spreads as condiments.

For persons preferring a made to order hot breakfast with multiple selections there is an exquisite restaurant "Hungry Heart Café" just a few hundred feet away from our front door where award winning professional chefs prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices.

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Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Leonard C, Public Relations Manager at Cabot Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Address: 26 Monkstown Rd | Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3T3, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in St. John's
Price Range: £48 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cabot Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer quiet rooms in a refurbished mansion with modern amenities and off street parking for small to mid size cars only. We are pretty much dead center downtown and a 10 to 15 minute walk would take you anywhere from the Sheraton in the east end to the Delta Convention Center / Mile One in the west end with most of the cathedrals, museums, art galleries and restaurants in between. On Military Road, 557 feet to the south of Cabot House, you have: The Rooms Complex (museum, archives, Art Gallery, restaurant) The Colonial Building Commissariat House Government House St. Thomas's Church (the oldest Protestant Church in North America) The Basilica of St. John the Baptist Presentation Convent (housing the veiled Madonna) Breakfast services have ended. The Hungry Heart Cafe is a one minute walk from our front door and has a professional staff on site able to cater to any dietary requirement at modest cost Express check in and check out. Free TV; WiFi; and telephone. ... more   less 
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