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The Narrows Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 23 St. John's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“room mix-up”
Reviewed September 22, 2008

The Narrows B&B is convenient to downtown, and our first-floor room was beautifully appointed. However . . .

When booking, I talked to the owner about both the bed size (queen) and the view (no harbor, but in that direction), but arrived to find I was booked into a room with a double & single bed and a window barely visible from the main part of the room (overlooking the adjacent house.) The furniture took up nearly all available space, and it was claustrophobic even by New York City standards. The owner claimed not to realize that I had expressed a preference, which seems a bit dubious since the rooms vary both by price and bed size. Hugely disappointing. Spent one night there and moved elsewhere for our second and third nights.

The owner found us another place (after I cried when she offered a discount and said that she couldn't pay me enough to stay a second night), but the experience was time-consuming and unpleasant for all concerned. If you book here, reiterate which room you're signing up for and get it in writing.

  • Liked — location & furnishings
  • Disliked — claustrophobic room without a view, room switch & a little attitude
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed September 21, 2007

Stayed at this B&B for 2 nights in September. The rooms were nice enough but we stayed on the weekend and the breakfast was horrible. All they served was coffee and toast and didn't even provide jam for the toast. We had a party of seven and no one was impressed.

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Additional Information about The Narrows Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Narrows Bed and Breakfast
Address: 146 Gower St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1P3, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Narrows Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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