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Hometel on Signal Hill
Ranked #6 of 23 St. John's B&B and Inns
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“convenient location at a good price”
Reviewed October 3, 2006

We are in our fiftys and wanted a place within walking distances of most amenities at a reasonable place and found it at Hometel.
George Street was about a 20 min walk, with shopping, grocery store, restaurants within minutes. We stayed on the ground floor in bldg 14 and would recommend staying on the second or third floor. When anyone left or entered you heard them on the stairs, as well the cleaning staff supply room was just outside our door, so at 8:00 am sharp you heard them talking and getting ready. Rooms were smaller than pictured but clean and comfortable with everything you needed. They advertised a hot breakfast which beside the toasted buns was probably describing the instant oatmeal that was available. Rooms were cleaned every day and the queen sized bed very comfortable. The free north american long distance calls was a nice benefit to staying there. There was also access to a computer and internet in the main building lobby. As compared to the $185 per night at the Delta the $85 a night here was a bargain.

  • Liked — location and price
  • Disliked — Being on the main floor was noisy
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2006

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a night in August and were quite impressed with this place. It is walking distance to the attractions, on the way up to Signal Hill. The street has identical townhouses on either side, but one side is the 8 or so b&b buildings, with each having its own name (eg. The Shaw) and the other side are privately owned places. The room was not huge but it had a bar fridge on top of the standard furnishings. The bath was a nice size (watch out for fussy blinds) and overall the décor is quite stylish and still feels "new". It is a nice place if you want a change from the standard chain hotels but don't want to go the traditional or frilly b&b route. Price is certainly reasonable too. You certainly feel like you have your own space, you are not intruding on anyone in their private home (since we were out late partying on George Street the night we stayed, that was one of our concerns). I'm not sure if there was anyone else in our building- if there was I certainly didn't hear them. I think all rooms were up at least one flight of stairs though so that may limit some people. The staff seemed professional and were accomodating to our one fairly standard request--we arrived early and therefore needed to store our luggage while we toured around before official check in. Breakfast is in the main townhouse building on the street and was fine for me--a selection of toast, cereal, muffin, yogurt, fruit and STARBUCKS COFFEE!!! Our friends stayed here for their entire St. John's visit and were equally happy (except that their keycard didn't work one day).

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2006

Recently we stayed at the new Luxury Accommodations in downtown St. John's. Its called Hometel on Signal Hill. This is advertised as "the new hotel alternative" so we wanted to see what it was all about. We stayed for one night and throughly enjoyed our stay. The Homtel consists of about 20 brown stone homes all on the same street. Our room was very clean, comfortable and stylish, and included a 4 pc ensuite bath. We had access to a dining area in the house and although we didn't use it there was a common living room accessible. Breakfast was included. We had to go to the main house for breakfast, where you could have bagels, toast, cereal, fruit, yogurt, muffins, juice, milk, coffee, tea .. etc. It was self serve in a bright spacious kitchen and dining area.
The rooms were very modern, but not as large as I had expected from looking at the photo's on the web site. I would certainly recommend the Homtel, and will go back again. However, I don't think it would be suitable for those visitors to our province who are looking for the "Traditional Newfoundland B & B Experience." It has a more modern, European style, I think more suited to business, executive travelers. It was very reasonably priced especially compared to other accommodations in the downtown area. One word of caution, there is no air conditioning in the room we stayed in but early June in Newfoundland was cool and comfortable with the windows open, but I think it would be hot there in the summer months.
Carolyn

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Reviewed February 7, 2006

Although they ended up charging me more than they were supposed to (and more than they quoted) I still loved this place. The place was basically a townhouse with 3 stories (2 bedrooms, kitchen, living and dining room, etc). It was in a great location (Signal Hill and Downtown) and the breakfast that was included was awesome.

I thought the people were all very friendly (actually I did not meat an unfriendly person in St Johns) and very helpful.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially if they have children.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Property: Hometel on Signal Hill
Address: 10 St. Joseph's Lane, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 5V1, 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 Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hometel on Signal Hill 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled safely downtown on historic Signal Hill - Newfoundland's # 1 Tourist attraction. Steps to Cathedrals, Theatres, Museums, Fine Restaurants, Shopping and St.John's Harbour. Flexible check-ins, luxurious bathrooms with extensive lighting, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, soaker tubs, hi-speed internet, computers and faxes, luxurious linens, scrumptious breakfast, free long distance. free local calls, free parking, air conditioning, ultimate cable 62 channels, in-room mini fridge, free daily local and national newspapers. Unbeatable off season rates! ... more   less 
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