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“Best place to stay in Newfoundland” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Mill Road, Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador AOC 2HO, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Port Rexton B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Newfoundland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night during our 1 week trip to Newfoundland this summer and wished we could have stayed longer. The Inn's collection of buildings are picturesquely situated on a hill overlooking Port Rexton's coast line. There are muskoka chairs scattered across the property to enjoy the view and the setting, which is immaculately maintained. The buildings are so tastefully put together and charming. We stayed in a Garden Room on the 1st floor and although it was not spacious it was comfortable and very tastefully put together, the window of the bedroom looking out toward the water the bathroom window into the yard/garden. Unfortunately, being on the first floor and having upstairs neighbours who were awake and active at 5:30am was disruptive for sleeping, so perhaps it would be better to ask for a 2nd floor room.
This is a great place for exploring the Trinity area - a short drive into Trinity itself and very close to the Skerwink trail, which is a great coastal hike.
The Inn offers a set dinner that was perhaps the best food we ate during our trip - the night we were there we had homemade bread, delicious soup, salad and fish with interesting accompaniements and oustanding dessert. The breakfast was also very good. The staff were very pleasant, friendly and helpful.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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335 reviews 335 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Yes, Fishers Loft is really a cool place. The room was on the top floor of one of the houses, and spacious, with a sitting room, a bathroom filled with amenities, two walking sticks in case you needed them, a flashlight so that you could walk to dinner ( it was wind-up for ecological reasons) bathrobes, and even old copies of the New Yorker. There was really nothing to complain about. Dinner and breakfast were both of the highest quality with prices to go with them.
But here is the funny thing, it is a bit pretentious. Can this be true of a place in Port Rexton? Perhaps it was just the way we reacted after two weeks of hiking and being with very friendly people. And it surely was not because of the restaurant staff, who were incredibly welcoming and friendly. But guests did not talk to each other and indeed seemed very different from all the other places we stayed in Newfoundland.
ZB

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tristate NYC area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

I won't repeat the activities that can be done in the area as the other writers have outlined all the possibilities very well. I will just add my affirmative vote for this place. Yes , it is on the expensive side but it is so one of a kind. We had reservations for the next 2 nights somewhere in Trinity and if we had been able I would have cancelled to spend my last nights in Newfoundland here. The view over the bays, the scent of the woodland trees, the tapestry of flowers, the chef's vegetable gardens , the green hills with the owner's friendly cats ambling through were all just so breathtaking and relaxing.
You will rest well here and never forget such a gorgeous ambiance.

Enjoy the hike on the Skerwink.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

This is a beautiful inn in a spectacular setting. Our room was in a building with a beautiful garden, small pond, a waterfall and a view of the ocean. The rooms, as others have said, have great character / amenities and are very comfortable. We also spent time in the room next to the dining room which is very comfortable for reading and they provide a computer with internet access.

We had 1 breakfast and 1 dinner at the inn and both were very good, but I agree with some others that the price of dinner is a bit high, but we did have a good meal.

If you are going to be in this area, this is worth checking out.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Montreal
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

We recently had a 3 day getaway in Newfoundland, and spent 2 nights at this magnificent Inn. The staff is unbelieveably friendly, and no detail has been overlooked. We booked a 3rd floor loft room, with an adjoining sitting room, after being warned theat there was a 3 flight climb to the room. Absolutely charming, quiet, and pristeen.Down duvets and pillows. L'Occitaine bath ammenities.
The room came with authentic walking sticks, binoculars, a packet of trail mix for snacking on hikes, and lots of information about the Inn, including the dogs name ( a wonderful friendly 3 legged dog)!
Dinner is offered in their dining room, there are 2 sittings; 5;30 and 7;30 PM. It's pricey, there is only one selection on the menu ( they are open to offering alternate selections, for the main course, if neceeary), and the price is $55.00 per person. It was a 4 course dinner, and a 5th course of fish cakes , was served to us. Wine prices were extremely reasonable. A bottle of NZ sauvignon blanc, thier house wine, was only $28.00. It was absolutely delicious, I highly recommend having dinner there one night. Menus are printed out on everyones tables, and your family name is alos indicated. Dinner is by candlelight.
They have a sweet gift shop, and all the artwork on the Inn's walls is for sale, and the Inn advises guests that they charge no commission to the artists when the piece sells.
For our second night, we went to nearby Trinity ( a 10 min drive) and had absolutely delicious Fish and Chips at the Dock Marina restaurant.Extremely casual and reasonable, it was a great choice for a 2nd night.( warning, they stop serving at 8 pm)
Most other guests that we met, and it was quite full, were married couples, or same sex couples in their fifties and sixties, and so friendly> We picked up lots of travel tips at meals, as everyone chats. The views are gorgous, and rocking chairs sit out front for relaxing and drinking in the view.
I can't recommend this hotel enough, you would be most lucky if you could get a reservation at this Innn, it is a rare gem!
Oh, and if you go, do NOT miss the hike at the Skirwink Trail, it starts outside the Inn's door, and is one of the most beautiful hikes we have ever taken, it's about 3 hrs. Take your camera, and prepare to take tons of photos. We also went whale watching at Sea of Whales Adventures, and it was unforgettable, we followed 2 whales for 4 hours, with our guide, Chris, a wonderful young man.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

I'd echo some others' comments about price and value for money - and we're not afraid of paying out for quality.

The rooms are fabulous and the interior decoration is simple, but totally appropriate to the property, and very comfy.

The prix fixe menu in the restaurant is overpriced for what it is, and the food quality at that price should be a couple of notches above the bistro standard that it is. When the restaurant is busy service can be slow (but also when sending out a main course all at the same time for a full house during one sitting, paradoxically can seem very rushed - we hadn't properly finished our starter when the main arrived). I do wonder if the kitchen really has the capacity to cater to the number of tables.

Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely place in a beautiful and quite isolated part of the world, and is miles above the standard of some of Newfoundland's B+Bs and hotels. But I wonder if it is trading a wee bit on its reputation and needs to invest in the restaurant a bit more.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

We discovered this beautiful country inn during our tour of Newfoundland. The inn overlooks Trinity Bay; one can see it from the room and the dining room.The expertly decorated room was lovely with all the amenities; it boasts bath products from l'Occitane. The living room, lounge and dining room are located in a different building from the rooms; this ensures quiet and restful sleep. The meals( breakfast included) and the 4 course diners (reservations required) were exceptional. The staff is eager to help travellers in their choice of hiking trails or suggestions of other points of interest. One can lounge outside on the lawn or in the living room. There is also a craft boutique at the reception. This is truly a gem whether for fine dining or for restful stay!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Address: Mill Road, Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador AOC 2HO, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Port Rexton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Port Rexton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fishers' Loft Inn by Ship Cove 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Fishers` Loft Inn By Ship Cove Hotel Port Rexton
Fishers' Loft Inn By Ship Cove Port Rexton, Newfoundland

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