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The Thorndyke Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 4 Grand Bank B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Had supper there a few weeks ago and the baked cod was delicious with an assortment of fresh vegetables. Would certainly dine there again. The wine list was handwritten which was refreshing even though it was a very short list. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals which included steak and the seafood platter. The owner shared some of the history of the house. Loved the architecture . The " water closet" was a treat. Looking forward to another visit. A very relaxing evening- the owners have done a fine job.Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food.
Looking forward to staying overnight some time .

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Gaye S
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This place totally rocks! We got ourselves a beautiful room here at the last minute and it was worth it! Colleen and Glynne really rock the Rock! The room was great, the balcony view of the bay was superb, and the breakfast was heart-stoppingly amazing! We're coming back to check out the kitchen for dinner asap!

Room Tip: Take heaps of rhubarb jam on the country bread at breakfast!
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 5scheidemona
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

This B&B was built in 1917 and much of the furnishings appear to be of the same vintage. It is a great jump- off spot for a trip over to St Pierre to brush up your French. Colleen is very friendly and her husband, Glynn, is a superb cook. The dinners in their dining room are probably the best anywhere on the Burin peninsula and are well worth staying in for.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

This old home built by a fishing captain is a great spot to stay and use as a base to visit the south coast and St. Pierre. However if you like hotels and large bathrooms this is not for you as the bathtub is small and the rooms have retained their original floors,etc and are by no means modern. The breakfast was good in the morning. We had plenty of water pressure for showers although the plumbing noise from the floor above can be heard easily if you are a light sleeper.

Room Tip: If you want to hear the ocean,ask for a room in front.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jbm1981
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Had high expectations for this property after reviewing their web site and TripAdvisor comments. Our shower was very small and water flow was minimal. Room cleanliness was questionnable. We were not able to have dinner in their dinning room because the place was booked solid. Breakfast was standard eggs-fish cakes-toast. Host were very friendly and volunteered their help.

Room Tip: No other places to eat in Grand Banks so have dinner in Marystown if unable to get a table at the Th...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank denisYUL
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

It must be understood that this is a heritage property so do not expect crystal chandeliers and thousand count bedsheets. It is also a very small town and few, if any, other overnight options exist. However, there are a few things that could easily be improved and I expect will be as the owners get more clientel and build their equity in the place. One place for improvement is the beds. Very squeeky and springy. Some might think it adds authenticity or charm, I am not one of those. It is hard to sleep when every time you roll over you think you will wake the entire house. The bedlinens need an upgrade too (duvet cover and pillow protectors at least - there were only pilowcases on the pillows). The rooms could do with more dusting too, based on what was behind our headboard. The views are lovely, the breakfast is nothing short of a feast, and the sunroom is an extremely pleasant way to while away a couple of hours reading or just gazing out to sea. The restaurant was really good and that was reiterated over and over again by many locals. The hosts are beyond reproach and simply lovely to deal with and most accomodating.

Room Tip: Front of house have the exceptional views out to sea.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sunsequitur
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

The Thorndyke was a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. Great hosts, fine food, and very comfortable and attractive rooms. A built as a sea captain's home, its designation as a Registered Heritage Structure is well deserved. If the weather is good, do not fail to take a walking tour of Grand bank. The Thorndike is a fine place to stay the night before a trip by boat to St. Pierre. And the dinner they prepared for us was superb.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank batesczsg
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Additional Information about The Thorndyke Bed and Breakfast

Address: 33 Water Street, Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador A0E 1W0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Grand Bank
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Bank
Price Range: £93 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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