We spent two nights here on a recent trip. Our room (Mary Taylor) was large with a sofa as well as a double bed in it and still plenty of room to move around. The mattress, however, was rather hard so not particularly comfortable. The bathroom, of which there are two, are shared between the rooms but we did not find that a problem particularly since only three rooms were occupied the first night we were there and we were the only ones there on the second night. Breakfasts were not particularly inspired and we both commented that the table looked like it was set out for high tea rather than breakfast with a lot of cakes and muffins. There were several pots of jam but no labels on any of them (Peggy told us there used to be labels but she didn't know where they were now). Help-yourself-cereal in a line of plastic containers by the sink and a toaster with part of a loaf of bread in a plastic bag, along with yogurt and tea or coffee (Peggy had not got round to replacing some of the alternative teas so empty boxes) completed the selection. The big, noisy fridge in the corner of the room somewhat spoiled any atmostphere of the historic room (the old waiting room).
Notwithstanding the historical interest of the property we found this stay to be slightly disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grenfell Louie A Hall Bed Breakfast has been in operation since 1994. Previously owned by the International Grenfell Association and operated as a Nursing Station in Labrador until 1983 then as a staff residence until 1993. Over 3 generations of people was born at this establishment when it was in operation as a Nursing Station including my husband and myself. While in Labrador come stay with us and read our history of Labrador and the Grenfell Nursing Station. ... more less