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Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   193 Main Street | P.O. Box 44, Cow Head, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2A0, Canada
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Toronto, ON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed at this establishment as part of an Atlantic Tours group. The rooms are older but very well appointed and spotless. The bathroom had been renovated, offered strong water pressure and was immaculate. The motel is run by a local family who are, true to Newfoundland, hard working, friendly and eager to make your stay with them as pleasant... More

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Corner Brook, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For the cost, about average for NL. Cleanliness was good, beds are very comfortable. Only complaint for my room, is the AC wasn't working, we slept with the window open instead. Motel has several variety of rooms, some in the main building, others in the annex across the street (not all are wheelchair accessible) and then cabins as well. We... More

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burlington ON
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely room with my own balcony overlooking the ocean. Breakfast included for this house owned by the motel. Saw the SS Ethie dinner/ theatre next door. Saw the real wreck the next day just south of Cowhead. Great location. Comfortable room for $90. There was a outdoor pool but it was not open July3.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be hard to imagine a more helpful crew than the staffers at the Shallow Bay Motel. The dining room service was superb, with attentive servers stopping by regularly to make sure everything was okay. The owner himself circulated through the dining room each evening to make everyone welcome, and the food was very good, with a surprisingly varied... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are average but a little tired. Good location on the ocean. Summer theatre is attached which has excellent productions. There is a dining room, bar, and gift shop. Our room had 2 double beds.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are leaving today after a two day stay at a cabin at the Shallow Bay Motel. Prices are high for what we received. Items like sugar and morning coffee are treated as if they are made of gold by the staff. Each day I had to ask for extra coffee for the room and received a look of "What?... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have stayed variously at the motel and in the cabins. Always clean and well maintained! Lately we have been at the cabin facility more because of the uneven dining room. Better to prepare our own suppers or go back down the highway to Java Jacks or Justintime. Gros Morne National Park is attracting a sophisticated crowd these days and... More

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Shall0wBay, Public Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for your review. We have recently hired a chef who has revamped our menu. We are wondering if you are mistaken about our property and somewhat surprised because we do not serve lobster in August, only during the lobster season. At Shallow Bay Motel, our customers are our main concern and so we thank you for... More

St. John's, Canada
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I've been travelling through Cow Head on business for years. This is the only hotel in town, and the owners of this hotel own all but one of the B&B's, so staying on Shallow Bay Motel Property is almost unavoidable. The food is the most overpriced around. They will advertise fresh fish, but it has always been frozen when I've... More

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Shall0wBay, Public Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry that you have not enjoyed our property during your times with us. At Shallow Bay Motel, we strive to make every guests stay a positive and memorable one. To address some of your issues, we are not sure how we can help being the only motel here in Cow Head(a town... More

Burlington, ON
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We don't go out of our way to find fault, but on our visit to the restaurant of this motel during our stay in Cow Head, we were so disappointed with the standard of the meal, we feel that something just has to be said. The menu has a line which has words to the effect that "food prepared from... More

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Shall0wBay, Public Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Partly because of this , we have now hired a chef who will be looking at our menu and advising us as to possible improvements. All comments are welcome, as they help us to provide better food and service for our customers. More

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Shallow Bay Motel and Cabins is a professional establishment. The motel is in good condition, clean and has all the amenities a traveler needs including a pool. We stayed in the cabins, a four-plex of rooms a couple of doors down from the main motel. These seem almost new and therefore are very clean, tidy and comfortable. The back two... More

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Shall0wBay, Public Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We at the Shallow Bay Motel make every effort to make our guests stay a positive experience. More

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Address: 193 Main Street | P.O. Box 44, Cow Head, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Cow Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Nestled in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. Home of Gros Morne Theatre Festival, live theatre May - September. Minutes away from breathtaking scenery--Western Brook Fjords Pond boat tour, Shallow Bay Beach, and 18-hole golf course. 84 units--many in room comforts. Our facility offers--free Wireless Internet, Restaurant, Outdoor heated pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Exercise Room, Gift Shop, ATM and Laundromat. Combining the amenities of a 3.5* motel with luxurious oceanfront rooms. 2 Exits--North & South (drive through community). ... more   less 
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