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Abbott's Cape Shore Bed and Breakfast
121 Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Bonavista B&B and Inns
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was our first trip to Newfoundland. My husband and I had no idea where to headquarter while spending time away from St. John's. We settled on Bonavista because the location looked perfect. We stayed at Abbott's Cape Shore B and B and were very happy we did. Preston and Rowena have a small home but in that home have created two very nice rooms with ensuite bathrooms. They welcome you into their home and make you feel like part of the family but at the same time allow you as much privacy as you want. Our room was clean and very comfortable though not spacious. The Abbotts are both native to the area, and we loved visiting with them about their community and surrounding area. There are many interesting historical places to visit right in Bonavista so we ended up staying in and very close to town for the two full days we were there and did not take day trips out of town like we originally thought we might. It would be fun to return and we would stay at the Abbotts again. Yes, there are religious items in the living room, making it apparent that this is an important part of their lives, but it never came up in conversation and we did not feel uncomfortable because of it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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regina, sk
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The room I stayed in was on the main floor and they didn't have a picture on the Internet. The other rooms looked nice so I assumed it would be too except it was full of their son's old personal items (videos, non-working tv/vcr, old pictures, old books). It was CRAMMED with junk and made me uncomfortable even though the bed was nice. The religious pamphlets and Jesus paintings throughout the house did not add to my comfort level. They did warn me that the bathroom was shared with them and not attached to the bedroom. It was in the basement and it was difficult to coordinate my shower schedule. I also don't understand why they still had Christmas stuff out in July... The hosts were nice and the breakfast was good but I would not stay there if you a) aren't religious or b) they only have their son's old room available. Otherwise I'm sure it's fine!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rowena A, Owner at Abbott's Cape Shore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Check out our website at bbcanada.com/1420.html to see pictures of our B&B.
You will be able to read some of the reviews in the review section from our guests
that have stayed with us over the past few years.
We have been in this business for 16 years and have enjoyed every minute of it.
We have met strangers who we now call friends.
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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

A beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean house, with nice touches like menus for local restaurants, cotton swabs in the bathroom and iron and board in the room and high quality mattress. The hosts are warm and friendly and very helpful. Good central location.The room, like almost every establishment, has space for only one suitcase, although there are usually two people in the room. The house decor was Christmas themed (in June) and the room decor was quite flouncy, to the point of no room to store all the pillows, double layers of blinds, a large bouquet of silk flowers on the dresser; the kind of atmosphere that makes men scared to move.

Room Tip: The back bedroom might be a little roomier.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

From the moment we arrived at Abbott's, we felt right at home. Preston & Rowena are such nice, welcoming & fun people. They couldn't do enough for us. We spent 4 nights with them & loved it. The view from their deck (which is available to the guests) is beautiful. The house is very clean & nicely decorated. You have a choice of several things for breakfast & we never left the table hungry. Preston's tips on the local restaurants came in handy for lunch & supper. We're very glad that we chose this place & would go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

My wife and I spent one night at Abbot's B&B in Bonavista NL. The owners were extremely nice, welcoming, and friendly, the room and private bath very clean, the whole property and the house well maintained. The location is on the ocean, we saw icebergs from the backyard. We highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011 via mobile

A little off the road so it can be missed. Very nice home with nicely decorated bedroom with plenty of room and queen size bed. Being off the main road helps keep it quiet. Good views of the area and Atlantic from the rest deck of the house. Slackius grounds too. Main living room available to guests. Owner Prescott and his wife are available and quite approachable for area advice.
Great breakfast with homemade bread and jams . Awesome pancakes loaded with local blueberries.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stay at this B&B for one night at our trip through Newfoundland. This is exactly the kind of place you envisioned when you want to stay at a B&B. The hosts were wonderful and thoughtful. I had the best sleep of our stay even though we had the worst weather that night. The breakfast was very good and big. Most important they asked you what you want for breakfast. We had blueberry pancakes, eggs, toast and juice. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. The only small negative thing is the smaller than the usual hotel room, but more than sufficient to make you comfortable.

Room Tip: A great place to eat is Nanny's Root Cellar in Elliston. Great Seafood and Newfie food.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 121 Cape Shore Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Bonavista
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Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bonavista
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Number of rooms: 19
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