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Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins

193 Main Street | P.O. Box 44, Cow Head, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2A0, Canada
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Adirondack Mountains, New York
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

While the motel reflects a 1970s decor and flavor, and is home to bus tour groups, its quiet location near Gros Morne National Park, friendly service and cleanliness, are all a plus. The bedding (sheets, pillows and blankets) need a serious upgrade as well. The restaurant is ordinary, but there are no other eateries nearby, except for Rocky Harbor, a... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This motel complex provides a great stopping off place on the way north to L’Anse aux Meadows the Viking landing Site in Newfoundland to the north and Gros Morne to the South. As well it provides access to an excellent theater group at Cow Head. ( NB The theater group offers a dinner theater on certain evenings in the Shallow... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Shallow Bay was nearly empty as we were not in peak season. There were two major problems. We were the only guests in the restaurant for dinner and still got very poor service. It was a long wait for the menu, for the food to arrive and there was a shift change of servers during the meal. The food was... More 

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Foster City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Who would believe what a gem you can find in Cow Head, NL! The facility was great with a variety of rooms, food was terrific, but it's the caring service that I want to write about. When I misplaced my wedding ring, they left no stone (or furniture) unturned to help me find it, all at the busiest time of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We stayed in a cabin across the road from the hotel........clean, comfortable, and quiet. Fans were available in both bedrooms. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. The food at the restaurant tasted superb, especially after hiking all day! My husband was not excited about going to the theatre there, but was pleasantly surprised that he liked it. The laundromat... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights . The room was nice and clean. It was big enough for the walker. Our meals were large and tasty. I ate too much. As this was the base for 2 days I was not searching for things to do. A sunset would have been enjoyable from the patio outside each room but fog... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a comfortable motel with a very nice dining room. Pizza was available for take away. Professional theatre was a pleasant surprise. Laundromat was appreciated at this location. Close to beach, Gros Morne and Boat Tours. Front desk staff were pleasant, patient and knowledgeable about the area.

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Peoria, Illinois
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Room was on second floor of separate building across the street from main motel - two sets of stairs to reach room - requested a first floor room due to health problems and the staff (lady with the red glasses) was not at all accommodating! She was also not friendly or helpful otherwise. Room was old and outdated - though... More 

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Shall0wBay, Guest Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

We are so sorry you did not have a positive experience here at our property. As regards to your room, it may be possible that there was a miscommunication with our staff at the time that you booked your reservation. it is also possible that those rooms were the only ones available at that time. It may be helpful in... More 

Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The choice of accommodations in Cow Head, NL is understandably limited and and we were a little worried that the Shallow Bay Motel would be less than acceptable. It's excellent to report that we were very pleasantly surprised - super clean, exceptionally helpful staff, and a room that was absolutely fine. Now, this is not a five-star hotel, but has... More 

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Shall0wBay, Public Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that your experience here was a positive one. More 

Ontario
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in August, and we very pleased with both the amenities and the service we received. This is not a 5 star hotel, but definitely exceeded our expectations for a motel along the Viking Trail. They also have 2 bedroom cabins with a kitchens. The manager Darryl visited us to ask if we required anything.... More 

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