My thoughts of Gros Morne suites
Firstly, we can all agree , the suites as advertised is correct. They are modern, well designed, efficient and equipped. A real home away from home , we couldn't have been better placed or happier . With the fish market in walking distance ( eye's view away) and a short walk to the Salmon Point view( one of the best in this area), this condo is great. We were also able to have suite #5, which I requested per my earlier trip advisor review research, and was luckily provided. So my pleasure and experience is based solely on having this suite and it's great positioning to total privacy and perfect end of day sunset view And relaxation. I cannot speak for the rest of the property!
However , I would like to chat a bit about the things that were different than I imagined:
--firstly, my reservations were made online with Jen. This was a warm and very informative communication. Since arriving, I was able to continue this communication via email for advice, etc. However, she is not someone you will meet during your stay.
-- my first NF experience was at the Museum shop where we picked up our suite keys . I must say, we were slightly taken aback as the welcome was not as warm as we expected (the interest was more in the transaction of the full payment of the 4 nite accommodation at the suite) , never about where we travelled from, etc... But we learnt along the way that folks from NF are different than those from NS, in terms of immediate friendliness. What I mean is-- The NF folks are a bit shy at the initial hello, but they actually warm up very fast and are truly wonderful people, If I had known this subtlety at first, I would have been better prepared. So please take note of this.
--another subtlety is the location of the suites, which is the south end of the main st. Our suite was located along the path of a cemetery. I must say, initially this was a bit weird, as some previous guests have alluded to. But I must admit, after the initial shock, the cemetery becomes invisible and peaceful.
- you should try the 'screeching in' ceremony at the Ocean View hotel, it's fun and the pub offers nice local music and it's a friendly environment.
So all in all, if I ever have the opportunity to visit Rocky Harbour again in the future, I would request Gros Morne Suite #5 again! It made for a perfect vacay get away for me and hubby!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Gros Morne Suites! These brand new, stylish accommodations are located in Rocky Harbour – the heart of Gros Morne National Park – and are designed to suit both short-term and long-term stays. Gros Morne Suites are located near the ocean, and have views of Gros Morne Mountain, Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, the Long Range Mountains, and the spellbinding sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gros Morne Suites Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland