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Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Found it hard to believe that such a small community could have such a spacious motel - with a theatre right next door. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Room overlooked the bay so was tempted to spend much time at the window. Would have no hesitation in recommending this motel to anyone traveling around this area.

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Ajax, Canada
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Nice, older hotel bur very clean with very friendly and helpful staff. We ate all of our meals here during our 2-night stay and it was all uniformly good. Close to everything in Cow Head as everything else is, right next door to the theatre.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Stayed for a single night, got in late and left early, so I can't say a ton about it. Really old motel, but very clean and in good shape. Friendly desk team, upgraded us though it was way too cloudy for us to enjoy our ocean view. Had a lively bar, but we didn't go in. Breakfast in the attached...

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Ontario
Reviewed September 27, 2016

What a great place! We had a motel room that backed onto the ocean. It had a grass backyard and a picnic table where we sat, had a drink and watched the beautiful scenery. The hotel staff were wonderful, and the owner mingled with the guests to ensure that you were having a great time and rectify any concerns one...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed September 25, 2016

A bit older location,but clean and friendly.The staff and owner see too it that you are completely satisfied .The restaurant serves great meals with a magnificent view of the bay.It also features a pub with gaming machines.

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Pontardawe, , United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Had 2 night stay with your group staff very friendly and helpful had a meal in restaurant was very good plenty of choice and staff were so friendly would well recommend this hotel and restaurant clean and friendly

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Thank Wendy P
Blind Bay, Canada
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We stayed at the Shallow Bay Motel in their B and B unit after a long day of driving wet highways and it was a wonderful respite. There were a couple of bus tours staying there as well but we chose our times to avoid the group dining and got wonderful service and good food. There is nothing fancy here...

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Thank Peter B
upstate NY
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Huge buses stop here and their tourists take over the dining rooms and suck down the Internet bandwidth. Our room was on the second floor of the annex building across the street. It was adequate but small and older. I would not stay here again if I could get a room in a b and b or a quieter hotel,...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Gros Morne National Park is a world class destination, and the place to base your visit has to be the Shallow Bay Motel. The season is short and the location remote, so your accommodation expectations should be for a classic motel and cabins, but the good restaurant with ocean view and the very credible theatre next door make for a...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Shallow Bay motel and cabins are conveniently located but lacks anything to make it special. Feels much like a facility suitable for bus tours but is pretty much all that is available in town. Facilities are clean and staff and service friendly.

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Thank you for your review! We are sorry that you were not impressed by our property. The owners and staff take great pride in providing quality accommodations, many amenities for the traveller and the very best in customer service.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. Home of Gros Morne Theatre Festival, live theatre May - September. Minutes away from breathtaking scenery--Western Brook Fjords Pond boat tour, Shallow Bay Beach, and 18-hole golf course. 84 units--many in room comforts. Our facility offers--free Wireless Internet, Restaurant, Outdoor heated pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Exercise Room, Gift Shop, ATM and Laundromat. Combining the amenities of a 3.5* motel with luxurious oceanfront rooms. 2 Exits--North & South (drive through community). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins

Address: 193 Main Street | P.O. Box 44, Cow Head, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Cow Head
Price Range: $92 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“One overlooking the bay.”
  • Sea, sky and a little land - what could be more relaxing?
 of 5 bubbles yvonned899, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have ocean virws”
 of 5 bubbles kestrels666, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms backing on the ocean are lovely, with walkouts to your grass back yard and million dollar ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles OntarioPilot, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Reqest bay view room.”
 of 5 bubbles 0605carl1941, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“We used the Bed and Breakfast, not sure about cottages or motel rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles peterbO9349ZJ, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
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