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“Great value, great location, great place.”
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Cabot House
Ranked #20 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great value, great location, great place.”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

My son and I needed something affordable for a few nights while he checked out Memorial U. We were booked into the Bond St property but, because of maintenance work there, the owner upgraded us to Cabot House. We had a generous size room, 2 beds, a private bath in a beautiful, quiet old house for the same price as the Bond St booking. And Mikhail cooked us a full breakfast each morning! He was very helpful, explained best routes to and from the school, provided a map and answered our questions... we only had to ask. (He's quiet, otherwise.)
I'll stay at Cabot House again, no question. It was great value in a great location... a great place in a great city!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank D G
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2011

The room I had at the back of the house on the second floor (Room 7) was large and clean with a nice comfortable chair, desk and a modern bathroom. I appreciated the opening windows, which looked over the parking area and the neighbouring back yard. All good except for the occasionally barking dog next door. I found the cooking smells from the kitchen below me very noticeable in the evening. Great location, easy to get anywhere; within walking distance of The Rooms.

I found the resident hosts mildly off-putting. When I arrived I thought the woman did not speak any English, because she hardly said a word to me. Later I learned that she had been in St. John's for 16 years (from the Ukraine). I had hoped for friendly Newfoundlanders. Breakfast was quite good, a selection of cereals, fruit and yogurt, and a hot entree each day. I did not like that breakfast was only from 8 - 8:45 am, pretty limited for vacationing. No access to the kitchen beyond breakfast hours. When I left early the day of my departure there was no offer of a take-away breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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1 Thank Kathryn
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Leonard C, Public Relations Manager at Cabot House, responded to this review, May 30, 2017
We are very sorry that we didn't meet your expectations.

We have ended our hot breakfast service and have changed over to a more convenient self serve continental breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30. Dietary habits have changed so much in recent years with many people preferring not to have the smell of cooked pork products or of fishcakes even on the premises. There is a major supermarket complex just around the corner where guests with lactose or gluten intolerance can pick up foods to meet their specific dietary needs. These can be stored in our guest fridge. We should mention, as a cautionary alert, that we often have peanut butter or hazelnut spreads as condiments.

For persons preferring a made to order hot breakfast with multiple selections there is an exquisite restaurant "Hungry Heart Café" just a few hundred feet away from our front door where award winning professional chefs prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices.

We do not provide front desk services, and make that clear in all of our advertising and listings, but we do have a live in caretaker / concierge on site available to assist guests with luggage during their scheduled working hours.
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Quesnel, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

We intended to stay two nights in early August. I had booked online in July, and arrived to find that we were assigned to the basement and had no access to the upper part of the house. The owner did not show up until 9pm and spoke very little English. The basement accommodations included a bathroom built into the closet, complete with bifold door and noisy above ground toilet (installed to save the money and trouble of digging up the foundation). Breakfast was self-serve, with a list of provided food items on the fridge and a note that if the milk seems "off", to let the owner know and he'd replace it. Our sleep was disturbed at 4 am by a fellow guest having some kind of psychotic episode that lasted until we left at 8am and had us petrified... From what I could tell the guests on the upper floors had far superior accommodations, including breakfast prepared by the hosts...

Room Tip: If you feel you must stay here, call directly and insist that you get a room upstairs...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Richard P
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Leonard C, Public Relations Manager at Cabot House, responded to this review, June 1, 2017
This reviewer never booked at Cabot House.

This reviewer never stayed at Cabot House.

To the best of our knowledge this reviewer never saw inside Cabot House.

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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed December 27, 2010

We had a HUGE room in this beautiful B&B, which was great seeing as we were staying quite a while. Our only complaints would be that the linens were all washed with highly scented detergent, and the bed was almost too soft (not good for back problems). The breakfast was quite bad, and the hosts were not very friendly or welcoming at all. However, despite all that we still felt like we got our moneys worth because of how nice our room was and the general location within St. John's.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Thank Alkzk
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Leonard C, Public Relations Manager at Cabot House, responded to this review, May 30, 2017
We are very sorry that we didn't meet your expectations.

We have ended our hot breakfast service and have changed over to a more convenient self serve continental breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30. Dietary habits have changed so much in recent years with many people preferring not to have the smell of cooked pork products or of fishcakes even on the premises. There is a major supermarket complex just around the corner where guests with lactose or gluten intolerance can pick up foods to meet their specific dietary needs. These can be stored in our guest fridge. We should mention, as a cautionary alert, that we often have peanut butter or hazelnut spreads as condiments.

For persons preferring a made to order hot breakfast with multiple selections there is an exquisite restaurant "Hungry Heart Café" just a few hundred feet away from our front door where award winning professional chefs prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices.

We do not provide front desk services, and make that clear in all of our advertising and listings, but we do have a live in caretaker / concierge on site available to assist guests with luggage during their scheduled working hours.

The providing of tourist information is an ever changing target and best left to professionals. Our guests are provided with City and downtown maps as well as telephone numbers to City and Provincial tourism offices whose staffs have been on familiarization tours to most sites and know their hours of their operation which change by the season, provincial, and municipal holidays. We do provide restaurant recommendations in our comprehensive Guest Manual by price range and type of foods served as well as their telephone numbers for checking their being open or making reservations. These recommendations were compiled from guest feedback.
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Pouch Cove
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2010

I lucked in because of a last minute cancellation. The City was full. I had the master suite. The only other room I saw this size was in Casa Loma in Toronto. It must have been in excess of a thousand square feet counting closet and washroom. I was told that this was the original master bedroom with the original ornate bevelled stained glass windows. Great location, tucked back between the massive Catholic Church and Government House on Military Road

Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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3 Thank AlexanderPC
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torntojimmy
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2010

We stayed there a few weeks ago. The hosts, Mike and Irena were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The rooms were very nice and were very clean. Regarding location, not bad, a short walk to everything downtown.

Jim in Toronto

  • Stayed August 2010
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2 Thank torontojimmy
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Thank you for your kind review.
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Montreal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 9, 2010

What an estate. I thought Newfoundland was supposed to be a have not Province. I sure got a glimpse of how the have(s) lived. My bedroom must have been 700 sq feet with double Javcuzzi, walk in closet, ornate leaded crystal windows. I think the cieling was perhaps 12 feet high with ornate plaster

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Thank PeterCraneMontreal
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Additional Information about Cabot House

Property: Cabot House
Address: 26 Monkstown Rd | Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3T3, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cabot House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer quiet rooms in a refurbished mansion with modern amenities and off street parking for small to mid size cars only. We are pretty much dead center downtown and a ten to 15 minute walk would take you anywhere from the Sheraton in the east end to the Delta Convention Center / Mile One in the west end with most of the cathedrals, museums, art galleries and restaurants in between. Our expanded self serve continental breakfast runs from 7:30 to 9:30. Express check in and check out. Free TV; WiFi; and telephone. ... more   less 
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