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Ocean View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38 - 42 Main Street | PO Box 129, Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rocky Harbour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Steady Brook, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed Wednesday night for pub night, and it was awesome! If you are from the province or from anywhere in the world, this is something everyone should experience! We upgraded to the suite and I have to say it is one of the nicest hotel rooms I ever stayed in. World class!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay here and the Pub night. Cheers, Todd
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in August at the Ocean View. Room was very average for the price but clean. 2 double beds in the room, no Queen size. Bed was not very comfortable. Room in dire need of an update. The harbour view turned out to be a view of the parking lot (noisy at night particularly as people leave the Anchors Away show), beyond which there is a road and then the harbour. Prices are very high in season because hotel is only open for a few months in the year. Front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. Bon Tours office, where you can book your boat tour of Western Brook Pond (not to be missed) is right in the lobby of the hotel. Anchors Aweigh show is right in the hotel bar (book early - only plays MWF nights). The show and the songs are great but food and service at the pub are pretty sub par. Close to Norris Point, where there is good sea kayaking and tours of Bonne Bay. We drove as far north only as Cow Head and did some of the shorter hikes on the north side of Bonne Bay. Then we stayed on the south side.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
HI there;

Thanks for the review. We really appreciate feedback on stays here at the hotel. Glad you enjoyed the show and some of the hotel offerings. Our prices are mid range for the area...but you are correct that we have a short season! Not sure about the comment re the bed being uncomfortable? I know we don't have 2 queens in our double rooms but we get consistently great reviews on the new mattresses we have in all rooms. Please email me with the room number as we would like to know if there is an issue with a bed (preferably on the room comment card).

Cheers,

Todd
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Pasadena, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

hi we attended the 'anchors aweigh show " friday past.
while the show itself was a great nite out. service on part of the bar staff was lacking.
we waited approx. 1 hour for a meal of fish and chips and longer for beers etc. the place was packed with approx 150 patrons from all over the globe.
if only the y could hire on a couple of extra bar keepers they would sell twice the beer or spirits.
there was only one girl working behind the bar!!!
come on this is the height of tourist season and ocean view was a letdown.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thanks for the review of your visit to the Anchor Pub.

We apologize for the lapse in service on this particular night. I am familiar with the night in question as we are generally well staffed...but honestly we were short of staff on this particular night (we did have 2 bartenders and 2 servers). Hope you check us out again as we aim to exceed expectations!

Cheers,

Todd
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Ideal location in Gros Morne National Park. Room was as expected, not luxurious, but sufficient for a good night's sleep. Stayed there on a Saturday night, room was on the town side (and not the harbor side). No issues with noise from the bar. Service at the restaurant was warm and friendly, food (cod special) was delicious for dinner; service less inviting at breakfast.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Hi;

Thank you for the great feedback. Glad you enjoyed the stay with us. Not sure what happened re service at breakfast but would love for you to email me with details as we pride ourselves on making your complete experience an enjoyable one.

Cheers,

Todd
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The room was OK and the view excellent. The staff on the other hand fail the friendly Canadian welcome we have had everywhere else, and since. The restaurant food is not worth the cost, on my first night I had the salmon, it was dry and over cooked. It is the only resaurant we have come across in 22 years of travel where the kitchen staff dictate to management when they will serve guests. Our first night we reserved a table for 8:30pm, the next night we wanted to do the same, oh no the kitchen has a group to prepair for and will not accept any one into the restaurant after 8pm tonight. I also noticed the young male table boy placing cutlery on the table by the end you eat with. On the next night the waitress wanted to clear my friends plate, she was aghast when I pionted out that she souldn't until I had finished. The next morning this same youngish waitress was at breakfast. I heard her say to an older waitress that she was stuck with Mr La-dee-da. Whwn I paid the bill I did not get a smile, a thank you or for that matter a word just a terse look. This young lady(?) deserves the sack.

Room Tip: Try somewhere else, if you can't a side room overlooking the bay is OK
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Hello;

We appreciate your time in making this review.

Sounds like you had some issues with your server. A discussion with the manager would have been appropriate for sure. We have followed up on the comments and addressed the matters as required.

Cheers,

Todd
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Carlisle, PA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed here in 2001 and decided to try it again this trip. What a surprise! It's all been remodeled and upgraded and we weren't sure it was the same place. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and our dinner and breakfast at the restaurant were quite good. The view of the harbour is a nice finishing touch.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you for the review!

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the changes we have made! Glad you enjoyed the room and the view.

Cheers,

Todd
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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed here for two nights. We had a ground level floor room with partial ocean view.

We arrived early, and they quick got our rooms ready so we could unpack and go out on our first excursion.

The rooms are clean, and comfortable.

We ate in the dining room upstairs - the dinner was excellent, and a nice view of the ocean.
Our server was professional, and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Hi there;

Thanks for the great review and we hope you enjoyed your time in Gros Morne National Park. We appreciate your feedback on our hotel and service.

Cheers,

Todd
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Address: 38 - 42 Main Street | PO Box 129, Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Rocky Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rocky Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ocean View Hotel's 52 newly upgraded rooms are located centrally in Gros Morne National Park, on the Rocky Harbour waterfront. We are the region's flagship property, offering excellent chef prepared dining, breathtaking sunset views, and live entertainment 5 nights per week. We're at the centre of all events and amenities. We are also the ticket office for Bontours/Western Brook excursions. Book early and don't forget your camera! ... more   less 
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