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Bird Island Inn B&B
Ranked #1 of 2 Elliston B&B and Inns
Cambridge, Canada
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Clean B&B but website inaccurate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Bird Island B&B is located in the small village of Elliston which has one of the best locations for Puffin watching on the Bona Vista or Avalon Penninsula's . The rooms are basic but have ensuites and were very clean. Breakfast was served at 7:30, starting with fresh fruit followed up by your choice of eggs, with toast, jam and some bacon.
Owners Charlotte and Robin do not live at the B&B so arrive at 7:20, prepare breakfast and then are gone to the regular jobs by 8:15. This was a bit of a disappointment since part of the fun in using B&B's is chatting with the owners and getting to know more about the area.
The other major disappointment for me was that no dining (other than breakfast) was offered, which is contrary to their website (see taking the next big step). Assisting with cooking (also offered) was something that drew me to this B&B and I specifically communicated same to Charlotte in my email, but no mention was made on our arrival.
Compared to stays at other B&B's in Newfoundland our experience at Bird Island B&B was average at best.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charlottepuffin, Owner at Bird Island Inn B&B, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
Thank you for your review. This year we found that we recieved few inquiries for food service since we have so many great dining options on the Peninsula. Once we know what our guests are seeking we are able to align them to some wonderful restaurants. As hosts we make sure that we are present at the B&B in the evening and early morning hours to visit and Robin than returns to the B&B after I'm dropped off to work to make sure all all guests are comfortable with daily routes and hiking options. In light of your comment I have added to our website that 24 hours notice is required for food service. We have had some wonderful dinner parties this summer where guests help with the crab leg shucking and wine opening however without notice planning for meals is difficult. Thanks again for your feedback your comment has helped us improve our website.
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Sutton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

We spent two nights at the Bird Island Inn in August 2010. The owners, Charlotte and Robin, were very friendly and helpful. Charlotte cooks up a tasty basic make-to-order breakfast every morning and Robin is always available to answer questions about the area. The owners do not live on the premises so this B&B feels more like a rented house. You never get the feeling that you are intruding on someone's personal living space, The bedroom and bathroom were clean, comfortable and quiet. The front deck faces the ocean - a great place to sit with a glass of wine in the early evening. I hope someday to return to Newfoundland and Bird Island B & B.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Charlottepuffin, Owner at Bird Island Inn B&B, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
Thank you for your review. It seems like just yesterday you were with us visiting. We hope you can visit with us again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Ladies from Niagara...stayed 2 nights in late June with great hosts Charlotte & Robin. Lovely accommodations complete with great food, use of laundry facilities, big living room, front porch with view of the water and a babbling brook to sleep by. Plus...a puffin site very close for great pictures. Elliston is a quiet little town close to Bonavista and lots of sites. Thanks to our hosts we had a great visit during our road trip through NFLD.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Charlottepuffin, Owner at Bird Island Inn B&B, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
Thank you both so much for taking the time to offer a review. I recall many laughs and engaging conversations. We hope your both doing well and look forward to your visiting with us again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Bird island Inn B&B in Elliston. Our main activity was photographing the puffins. The location was within 5 minutes of the puffins. The B&B was comfortable, the hosts Charlotte & Robin were very welcoming. We shared lots of laughs. The landscape in the area is spectacular. We would definitely return to Elliston and the Bird Island Inn B&B.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charlottepuffin, Owner at Bird Island Inn B&B, responded to this review, 27 September 2012
Thanks for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor. The Puffin site just minutes away from the B&B is a highlight for our guests and this year the whales were breaching off the site as well. I enjoyed seeing your lovely photographs and look forward to your visiting with us again.
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Property: Bird Island Inn B&B
Address: 27 Main Rd, Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador AoC 1B0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Elliston
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elliston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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