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“Excellent Dinner and great conversation” 5 of 5 stars
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33 Water Street, Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador A0E 1W0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Grand Bank B&B and Inns
Newfoundland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Excellent Dinner and great conversation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Fourteen of us, heading to St. Pierre, were stranded in Grand Bank because the ferry was cancelled due to bad weather. They say, when you are given lemons - make lemonade! And that we did. Colleen, Glynn and Josh accommodated us for dinner at the spur of the moment. The prime rib was tender and delicious and the desserts, devine. We throughly enjoyed our dinner but more importantly, our hosts were engaging and lovely - and that made us very welcome. Thank you Colleen, Glynn and Josh - continued success! I recommend Thorndyke B&B for people wishing to experience history and culture.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
570 reviews 570 reviews
118 hotel reviews
Reviews in 191 cities Reviews in 191 cities
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Built in 1917, this is a quirky old house, with a few draughts here and there, especially in the en suite bathrooms. However, the welcome is warm, and the breakfast tasty. The owners were a bit vague on the ferries to St. Pierre, so do your own research beforehand. The Newfie ferry is tiny, and dives up and down on a windy crossing like a bucking bronco. Yes, some passengers were sick. Try and get the huge, stable French government ferry.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Juneau, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

I stayed here three nights in August 2011. Colleen, Glynn & Josh couldn't be nicer folks. The Thorndyke is a beautiful, restored fishing captain house built in the early 20th Century. Very comfortable. Your hosts do whatever it takes to make it a first class experience - whether it's getting up and making breakfast sandwiches for the early ferry to St. Pierre, or drinks on the Widow Walk watching fireworks during the Grand Bank Summer Festival. They'll even screech you in if necessary!

Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Turkey Point
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed at the Thorndyke B&B Oct 9th and 10th and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. You know that your stay will be memorable from the moment that Colleen greets you at the door. The bed was like heaven, and along with the sound of the waves sleep was wonderful.Our hosts were just lovely and ready to impart information not only about their historical B&B, but about the region in general. Glynn, who loves cooking is the morning chef does a superb job at his "secret eggs". The bed and the breakfasts are definitely the best we experienced anywhere in NL.
All in all if you decide to visit NL, do not miss the spectacular Burin Peninsula and be sure to stay at the Jewel of Grand Bank. The Thorndyke!!

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Beaconsfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed at the Thorndyke B & B in Sept. 2011 and had a great experience. Colleen and Glynn and oh yes, Sexy Josh (their son) were very gracious hosts. We were made to feel at home from the moment we stepped in. They were very informative and answered all our questions about the area and surrounding places. Glynn makes a most delicious creamed egg breakfast, not to be missed.

We loved hearing about their experiences they had with prominent people who have stayed at the Thorndyke.

Great spot to catch ferry boat to Saint Pierre/ Miquelon, Fr.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We had the biggest bed ever seen! quiet night, warm welcome geat breakfast, Wish I could still be there.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stratford, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

We really loved the house, a victorian beauty restored lovingly and with wonderful details. The bedroom was absolutely charming with a canopy bed overlooking the water front and a huge ensuite bathroom decorated with a victorian flair, with modern facilties. Very nice and interesting hosts as well as the other couples we met at breakfast. We accepted a visit to the widow's walk which offered a lovely view of the town and waterfront. Delicious and filling breakfast. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about The Thorndyke Bed and Breakfast

Address: 33 Water Street, Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador A0E 1W0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Grand Bank
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Bank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Thorndyke b&b
The Thorndyke Hotel Grand Bank
The Thorndyke Bed And Breakfast Grand Bank, Newfoundland

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