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Hotel Port aux Basques
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good value as a layover hotel”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This hotel is definitely a 'no frills' hotel, and is in dire need of an upgrade. It is well dated. However, as a stopover to catch the Marine Atlantic Ferry to Nova Scotia, it is the best buy in town as a hotel.
The staff there are superb, and their breakfast is very good. The staff will do their very best to help you in any way, The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable. The dining room has not changed for many years, for we have stayed before and therefore quite familiar with the decor.

If you have to lay over in Port aux Basques, then we recommend it for a night. The price is a little high for the condition of the building overall, but it is comfortable and clean, and the staff and the food is quite good.

Room Tip: This is not a long term stay hotel, and if you are a Senior with walking challenges, please be sure...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We stayed here on August 25, 2013 and booked it because it was right at the Ferry. Although the rooms are a tad small, they had everything we could have wanted, were spotlessly clean – and had a window that actually opened to let in the cool night air. We did have a room on the ground floor so getting our luggage in was easy and there was an exit at the back for the smoker in our duo which overlooked a beautiful rocky inlet. There is a restaurant on the premises which is great for those who can’t start the morning without a big breakfast and although a bit overpriced the food was excellent. In all respects, a great place to stay in Port Aux Basques . Would absolutely, without hesitation, stay here again and will recommend it to others.
JAM

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Close to ferry. An overpriced faceless motel.

Rooms are rather small and old.

I wish they had more competition, the are just two hotels in the city. If the ferry arrive late, there are no alternatives.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Nova Scotia
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We stayed here on July 20, 2013 for one evening after travelling all day on the ferry and our drive to get there. Very convenient and lovely view of the harbour especially when the sun is setting. Our check in might have taken a little longer than expected but it wasn't the hotel's fault as a bus tour was in and the front desk handled all the purchases from the gift shop as well. Other than no elevator, and our room on the 2nd floor, we had a lovely clean room with comfortable beds. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to sleep before or after taking the Nfld ferry. We did stay here one other time in one of the suites and it was lovely. Our rooms were very comfortable each visit.

Room Tip: Ask for room on the lower floor if you do not want to carry your luggage up the steps.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cathy L, Owner at Hotel Port aux Basques, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Good Afternoon,

I would like to truly thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us at Hotel Port Aux Basques. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we had everything you needed during your time with us.


Once again, thank you for your feedback and I look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Sincerely,
Cathy
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Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2013

I had a very relaxing stay at this Hotel. The beds were comfortable, rooms very clean, and the service from Housekeeping & Front desk staff were second to none. The lady at the front desk was very understanding with the problem I had with stairs and quickly changed my room from the second floor to the main floor. Check in is at 3pm but the staff are very accomadating on earlier checkin.

This Hotel is located right next to a 24 hour coffee shop and only 2 minutes from the ferry which is perfect when you have to catch the dreaded early morning ferry like ourselves and many others. I will definetly stay here again.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so if you have a problem with stairs request a main floor room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

...sleep in your car, take the night ferry, experience sunrise on the cliffs, make a trance-experience for the night. But do not dare to enter this place.

The lady at the reception will make it very clear to you that you are somehow disturbing her. Any special wishes will be regarded as ridicilous.

But there is one big advantage for this hotel: Here you will find the chance to listen to the utmost personal discussions and some other noises of your neighbours. And this is without any extra-charge. So maybe this is a special interest place.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

This hotel, located close to the ferry, offered very friendly service with someone at the front desk telling us what to see and photograph while in Port Aux Basques. Room, especially bathroom, was spotless. The restaurant offered good food, served at a leisurely pace that we came later to recognize as typical for many Newfoundland restaurants.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Port aux Basques
Address: 2 Grand Bay Rd., Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador A0M 1C0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Port aux Basques
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Port aux Basques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Port aux Basques 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is your personal invitation to experience our award-winning traditional Newfoundland hospitality, intimate accommodations, and superb dining offering Wild Game menu items. Newly renovated rooms and suites with Jacuzzi and fireplace. Next door to Newfoundland T'Railway walking trail. Located at the first entrance to Port aux Basques. Within walking distance of Bruce II Sports Complex with pool and fitness center, Grand Bay Shopping Centre, churches, hospital, library and fast food takeouts, Guest Laundry Room, Hi-Speed Internet Access. Air conditioned rooms, Railway Heritage site and Gulf Museum War Memorial next door. Scenic Walking Trail Long the Ocean. ... more   less 
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