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Armstrong's Suites
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Anita is a welcoming and gracious hostess. We stayed at the efficiency unit, which was like a small apartment. After being on the road for a few weeks, it was wonderful to be able to make our own meals in the clean kitchenette. The kitchenette had a stove, refrigerator, cutlery, dishes and assorted pots and pans for our use. The B&B is much more affordable than any accommodation in St. John's and is only a 40 minute drive from the city. The location is easily accessible and close to other destinations such as St. John's, Cape Broyle, Cape Spear and Ferryland. We stayed at Armstrong for three nights. A couple of activities not to be missed around Witless Bay is whale watching with Captain Wayne at Bay Bulls (a 5 minute drive) and sea kayaking with Stan Cook (a 20 minute drive). The efficiency unit was clean, spacious and comfortable. The location to all kinds of outdoor activities is unbeatable. We would definitely stay at Armstrong again the next time we are in Newfoundland!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We booked a housekeeping unit for 3 days to have an affordable place to stay while we wandered around the surrounding area. Anita was a great hostess, and the unit was spotlessly clean and included all necessary equipment for light meals, etc. The decor was basic, but comfortable. We used the unit while we went whale watching one day, to Ferryland Shamrock Festival and lighthouse, and to St. Johns attractions. The price was much more reasonable than staying in St. Johns.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed at Armstrong's Bed and Breakfast for two nights. I was initially a little taken back when we arrived as the property is not located in a particularly pretty spot, with a school bus yard right next door. While there is an ensuite in each room, it is a sink and toilet only and the shower is in a seperate bathroom and is shared. However, the rooms and shared shower were immaculately clean and luckily for us, there was never an issue with waiting for our turn to use the shower. The hosts, Anita and Louis were great, and the breakfasts were the best of our entire trip- practically a buffet every morning, including oatmeal, bacon, eggs, toutons one morning and french toast another. Anita also provides delicious homebaked breads and muffins to nibble on in the evening along with cups of tea. I would definitely stay here again if we were in the Witless Bay
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

No cats. No carpets. Very clean! All critical for those of us with extreme allergies. Just next door to Canada's Puffin capital and an easy drive into St. John's. Friendly accomodating hosts. Sleep was cut a little bit short due to the early morning rise of some power line workers next door. Overall, a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

Lodging rates in St. John's are insane, so my wife and I looked for something more reasonable in the immediate area. We found it at Armstrong's. We stayed four nights in a housekeeping unit (you cook your own meals) and one night in a B&B room to which we moved because the other unit had already been booked. We paid $350 plus tax for the five nights. We were very pleased. The accommodations were perfectly clean and well furnished. Anita is a great hostess and very helpful -- even has a phone plan with unlimited minutes, so guests can call anywhere in Canada or the US for free. Wi-fi worked fine too. Location is about 25 minutes south of downtown St. John's (you can also go into the city by way of Cape Spear nearby). It is just a few minutes from the whale watch in Bay Bulls and a convenient starting point if you are going south on the Irish Loop. Just north of Armstrong's is Route 13, a straight shot west to the Trans Canada. We are pleased to recommend Armstrong's.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

First off, the B and B does not look over the bay. You will have to go elsewhere for that. There is a little hill that you can hike to, which has a wonderful view of the area and the bay, but you cannot see the bay from your room or the B and B, for that matter. Hence, they are less expensive, I presume, than the B and Bs which do look over the bay.

Hospitality was good. The room was clean, although a little tight. There were snacks and a nice breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

I just returned from a 10 day trip to Newfoundland. I stayed all 10 days at Armstrong's, in an efficiency unit that was complete with a large full bathroom, full sized stove, fridge, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, kitchen table and chairs, queen sized bed, futon, TV and wireless internet. Everything you could possibly need was there. Laundry facilities are a short trip south, and a grocery store is about 5 minutes to the north. It's a super easy drive down from St. John's. Not just easy but beautiful, which I guess goes without saying in Newfoundland. The room was quiet and very comfortable. I felt like I was at home-away-from-home.

When I arrived Mrs. Armstrong showed me to my unit and gave me several ideas on places to go and things to see. There is a mountain/giant rock about a 10 minute walk from Armstrong's B&B across the road. Mrs. Armstrong told me it's the best view around - and she was right. Absolutely breathtaking. You have a view for miles in every direction. A clear view of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve - an island where 200,000 Puffins make their summer homes.

The location of Armstrong's is ideal. Although it's not right on the ocean, it's very close. It's easy to get to Cape Broyle (about 20 minutes) for the Sea Kayaking (whales everywhere), a 5 minute drive to Bay Bulls for another whale/puffin tour, about 30 minutes to St. John's if you need to go to the "city". It's also right on the spot to cut over to Placentia and Cape St. Mary's Ecological Bird Sanctuary (which is a must to see). The East Coast Trail has enterances nearby and that offers some great hiking, as well as that 10 minute walk to the top of an amazing hill.

I was invited in for breakfast one morning and it was absolutely delicious.

I would recommend Armstrong's to anyone going to Newfoundland.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Armstrong's Suites

Address: 236 Southern Shore Highway, Witless Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4K0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Witless Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Witless Bay
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own breakfast and meals. BBQ available on site. Queen and double beds available, $90.00 for the first night. Two nights or more $80.00. Clean, comfortable and very quiet county setting. Five minutes walk from the ocean. Can arrange to pick you up at the end of the East Coast Trail in the Bay Bulls-Witless Bay-Mobile area. Wifi is free. ... more   less 
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Armstrong's Suites Witless Bay, Newfoundland

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