We have been watching from the sidelines as the Fogo Island Inn came into existence after years of planning by Zita Cobb and her team. We had high expectations as we had heard a lot about this place, and it does cost a pretty penny. When we pulled up the driveway to the Inn, it was even better than I expected.
When we were shown to our room (3rd floor, with bath and wood stove) - it literally took my breath away. Floor to ceiling windows with views of the waves crashing onto the rocks below.
There has been so much love and attention paid to every detail in this hotel and the staff were so lovely. We felt well looked after, like we were visiting a relative. We couldn't believe how amazing the food was at the restaurant - especially the homemade blueberry sausage and toutons for breakfast and the local fish for dinner. In the morning, they leave a sunrise basket at the door with fresh scones and thermoses of coffee and tea.
I know I'm gushing but I can't say enough good things about this place. I'm planning to go back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fogo Island Inn sits on an Island, off an Island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Every one of our 29 one-of-a-kind guest suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet, located less than 100 feet from your organic natural-fibre dream bed. Most suites have a wood burning fireplace stove; all are furnished with quiet luxuries and handmade furniture and quilts - a stimulating relief from the numbing uniformity of modern times. Built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture, the award-winning Inn belongs to the community. And all surpluses from the operation are reinvested in the community to help secure a long-lasting resilience for Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Recent recognitions: Travel + Leisure’s Best Resort Hotel, Canada 2017 - TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award, 2015 to 2017 - Travel + Leisure's 100 Best Hotels in the World, 2016 & 2017 - Conde Nast Traveler Gold List, 2015 & 2016. ... more less