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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We travel to Nova Scotia yearly and we cross over on the ferry from St. John, New Brunswick. We discovered this wonderful B&B a couple of years ago and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Karen and Ralph are the perfect hosts, who will provide info. on what to see and where to eat or they'll just sit and visit with... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Luckily all the reviews I'd read before booking this room turned out to be right on the money. Great place to stay. A very nice couple who run it along with 2 adorable dogs.Cute rooms, comfy beds. Would stay here anytime!

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

my wife and I stayed here on our first night into Canada on our way to Nova Scotia via the Ferry...our stay was very enjoyable and our hosts were very warm and helpful with information about the area...the breakfast was outstanding...the room we stayed in was the La tour...great view of the harbour....large bathroom, but no door on it and... More 

Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed at the Homeport twice -- once on our way to Nova Scotia and once returning. The hosts were exemplary in every way -- sincerely interested, fun, engaged, friendly and knowledgable about their town. (Yes, the walk which meanders along the waterfront is not to be missed if you have the energy and good knees). Ralph and Karen have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

As you drive into St. John on the highway, you just have to look up on the hill to see the very imposing Homeport B & B. As we drove up the driveway we still weren't too sure what to expect but once you step through the door - well, it is a different world. It's almost impossible to describe... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is a lovely historic inn and a great value. The owners, Ralph and Karen are generous with information, the breakfasts are delicious and little touches are everywhere. Guests have several sitting rooms to enjoy and wine is available, which I'd never seen in a b&b. Well-behaved dogs are also allowed. You'll want to tour the house, which is filled... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

In terms of hospitality the Homeport can't be beaten. Karen and Ralph are exemplary hosts. Very professional, charming, knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. There when you need them but not smoothering you as some B & B hosts do. It seems almost an insult to call this a B & B. It is a stunning achievement by joining... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

My two friends and I bicycled from Black's Harbour New Brunswick to North Rustico,Prince Edward Island. We stayed at the Homeport Historic B & B and enjoyed service above and beyond any expectation we had. Ralph even found a part through a friend that replaced something broken on one of our bicycles! Accommodations we very comfortable and breakfast was delicious!... More 

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Mt St-Hilaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

this historic house (in fact 2 houses) were attached by a very nice «living room». This B&B sits on a cliff and on a clear day you can see St-John harbour (no chance for us as it was so foggy we could hardly see 20 feet!) I know St-John, as this is at least my 8th time in the City.... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We were planning a trip to New Brunswick Canada and began looking for accommodations. I found an ad for the Homeport,read about it, looked at the photos and thought "this is the place". I was right. The owners, Ralph and Karen Holyoke have tons of information and are eager to help you find things to do and places to eat.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set high on a hill with a commanding view of the Bay of Fundy, and the Historic Port and Skyline of Saint John the Homeport Historic B&B/Inn c1858 provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the gracious ambiance of Canada's oldest incorporated city. The twin homes were built in 1858,and were constructed for a prominent shipbuilding family whose boat yard was located a few hundred yards below on the harbor tidal flats. Its unique Italianate architecture reflects the opulence of the time with very large bright windows and rooms, 10 foot ceilings, free standing spiral stair cases, and detailed wood work rosettes, finials and columns. Of particular interest is a pair of carved figure heads that have stood sentinel in the formal twin parlors for nearly 150 years. Come stop for a while and enjoy these magnificently restored Mansions and be pampered in Five Star luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858

Address: 80 Douglas Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1E4, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Price Range: $114 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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