I arrived in Deer Lake at approximately 2am on a late flight from Toronto. After picking up my luggage, I jumped aboard my vehicle and headed for the Birds Nest. I was anxiously awaiting a good nights rest for my long drive the following morning. Upon arrival and to my surprise there were no lights on and the door was locked. There was a note left on the door with a number to call for service. I called the number and the owner answered. I informed him that I had arrived and I had reservations for tonight.
(I had booked a week in advance. At the time of booking I informed him the time I would arrive, as it would be late, and asked him if it would be OK. The owner had no problems with this as he informed me he would have airport "transfers" at this time. He also said parking at the B and B would be no problem and there would be space available).
During our conversation he informed me he had OVERBOOKED and that he did not have any rooms available. He apologized and offered me a spot on the couch and said he would be right there. I agreed and waited outside in the cold fog and rain. I was left standing on the front step and was very tired and after a 19 hour day. I was appreciative to be offered even a couch at this point. I waited until I just couldn't wait any longer. I was exhausted!!!!!. THE OWNER DID NOT SHOW AND DID NOT EVEN HAVE THE COURTESY TO RETURN MY CALL!!!!! I was forced to look for other accommodations. I called every hotel in Deer Lake with no luck. The closest place was Corner Brook (approx 30 min drive). At 3:30am, it was a last resort, but was the only option I had. Exhausted, I travelled to Corner Brook and spent the night.
I travel often for both business and leisure, and this is the WORST, ABSOLUTE WORST service I have ever received. I would rate this 0/5 if possible, because TERRIBLE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!! It cost me extra gas, money and very valuable sleep time.
After reading the reviews for the Birds Nest B and B I am glad I did not get the opportunity to stay here.
- Also Known As:
- Bird's Nest Bed And Breakfast Deer Lake, Newfoundland, Canada