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Gander Hotel

100 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1P5, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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St. John's, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to overnight in Gander and ended up at Gander Hotel. This was our first visit and the stay mediocre. The staff was friendly and helpful but the hotel is older and needs some updating. On entering our room we could smell a strong scent of chlorine, we originally thought it might be due to cleaners but it lingered... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel overnight on our way to Twillingate. The hotel is a bit older, but it is well maintained, nice, and most importantly - it is clean. We had a nice spacious room on the fourth floor, and there's pretty much nothing I could complain about. Wifi was a bit tricky. I assume they have two access... More 

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ManagerHotelGander20, Manager at Gander Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your previous stay, We do our best to ensure that all our guest have a pleasant stay. As for the WiFi at times it can be tricky, we have recently upgraded our routers, this should fix the issues with the WiFi. We do appreciate your business and hope you enjoy the rest of your... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is my second stay at the hotel(annual event) and the place is growing on me. Nothing flashy about the rooms but very suitable for a business trip. What really makes this place is the staff- friendly, helpful and pleasant. Front desk team always had a cheerful hello, and was quick to answer questions or lend a hand. Wifi was... More 

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ManagerHotelGander20, General Manager at Gander Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your taking the time to give us your feed back. as for the rooms we have upgraded our rooms over this past winter, with new flat screen TV, furniture, white on white program, drapes,and card lock system. and for the staff we get many compliments on the service we strive to provide to you our valued guest.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed here approx. 9am - 5pm on Feb 3rd 2015 when our plane had to divert to Gander on the way back to the UK from Jamaica due to a medical emergency. We had room 438 which was very good - the bathroom looked brand new, the bed was very comfy (slept for a couple of hours during the... More 

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ManagerHotelGander20, Manager at Gander Hotel, responded to this review

we appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your stay. Glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the kind comments regarding the staff sorry it was under the circumstances that it was. maybe some day you can come back for a vacation, and enjoy more of our beautiful province More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

If you like 20 year old beds and flat cushions .this is your place to stay.Friendly staff. However this hotel is in dire need of some basic upgrades to make the stay sleep friendly..I hope tourists don't base their experience

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ManagerHotelGander20, General Manager at Gander Hotel, responded to this review

thank you for letting us know your concerns, we appreciate all comments from our guest. we just received our first shipment of new beds. and over the winter have replaced all off the furniture, TV, linen and drapes. and we are continuing to do upgrades. More 

Auburn, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This hotel welcomed our tour with cookies and a soft drink, which was nice. They even had our name on the sign outside the hotel's entrance, also a nice touch. The staff seemed pleasant enough, but the rooms need to be updated. Because the rooms looked old, they also had the appearance of being dirty. The casing around the window... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed at this hotel in our way across the island for one night. The hotel advertises an indoor heated pool but it is by no means heated, it advertises free wifi but we were unable to connect even after calling the front desk and 1800 number that was provided. The rooms are very dated and there was a huge... More 

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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

When I was a child, I remember staying at the Hotel Gander several times and always marvelled at how fancy it was. Oh how the mighty have fallen... We stayed in the hotel during the weekend of a swim meet which was being held in Gander so availability was very limited. It took SIX phone calls to determine if a... More 

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Inuvik, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The check in was quick and friendly, and once I received my room KEY ( an actual metal key! ) I knew that things were going to be interesting. The hotel is showing it's age for sure. The last time I visited this hotel was in the late 1980's and though the lobby decor may have changed I do not... More 

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Alabama
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296 reviews 296 reviews
55 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had late lunch here on the way to Twillingate. Our server was great, fun, helpful, loads of personality. We both ordered the chicken warp and small Greek salad which came with the meal. Both were Very good. Lots of chicken in the wrap and the sauce was oh so yummy. We didn't have to wait long before the food... More 

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