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“Great hospitality - it was like sitting in the kitchen with family”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Puffins Landing

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Puffins Landing
Ranked #2 of 9 Bonavista B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
“Great hospitality - it was like sitting in the kitchen with family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

The Puffins Landing and Bonavista were the highlight of our whirlwind Maritimes vacation. The Puffins chase room was very comfortable, and we enjoyed being able to relax in the living room in the evening.
We really feel like we got a taste of Newfoundland by following Eric's recommendations for restaurants and the sights to see. The puffins were great!
We also really enjoyed our breakfast conversation with Eric and assorted members of his extended family and learned much about bakeapples and partridge berries, jigging for cod and the dangers of fish hooks. We enjoyed meeting everyone, thanks for the hospitality.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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St Mary's, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We booked the cottage for 2 nights as a short honeymoon and now I wish we could have stayed longer. We arrived to find an accessible, but private haven. The cottage was spacious, impeccably clean, and contained the items necessary to prepare our own food when we wanted to. The owners and helpers were available if we needed them and they gave us useful information about the area so that we could pursue our areas of interest. Waking up to the spouts of whales off the front porch was definitely the highlight of our stay. It was a very short walk to explore mother nature and the surrounding cliffs at our leisure. If you go to Bonavista you must try to book this little cottage. It will be an incredible, relaxing, and peaceful experience that you will not soon forget.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Puffins Landing is a great Bed and Breakfast place to stay in Bonavista! The place is welcoming. The bedroom we stayed in for 3 nights was great and had an excellent bed and comfortable pillows. The breakfasts were very good. What made Puffins Landing special was the encouragement of our hosts, Maureen and Keith, to engage in the life of Bonavista. We had the opportunity to go cod jigging fishing with Gary who gave us a great tour which included seeing a couple whales, birds and sites like the Dungeon. Fresh fillet of cod was home cooked by a kind neighbour, Fred. "Showing kindness to others and making people happy" was the theme of our stay. Thanks so much!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Keith and Maureen are very warm, welcoming and helpful. The place is spotless. Breakfast is full and filling. Brother-in-law Eric was a wonderful help to have as we sought out close pictures of puffins. K and M give excellent advice about what to see and do. Keith even made the restaurant reservation our first night. We stayed for four nights, so we obviously enjoyed Bonavista. King Chester room has a comfy King bed. My only suggestion for K and M would be to mount the flatscreen TV to the wall and replace the corner dresser with a bench to hold a suitcase.
Their Wifi is absolutely excellent! Parking is convenient. Window opens and gets a great breeze. Wonderful place! Jiggs, the little dog, is quiet and adorable!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

On July 13, 2013 we stayed at Puffins Landing. This was our first experience staying in a bed and breakfast, and we were blown away! This place is better than a high end hotel. Spotless rooms, and wonderful decor. Keith and Maureen were amazing hosts. We can't say enough good things about the hospitality. Breakfast was amazing and the storytelling fantastic. We got some terrific photos of Puffins and humpback whales. Keith and Eric (His bother) took us on a private guided tour that we will never forget. And afterward Eric took us to the best place for dessert in Bonavista. (The pieces where huge!) Thank you Keith and Eric! This will be etched in our hearts and minds forever. We recommend this place very highly. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Puffins Landing ,in Bonavista, on July 11th and 12th.

It is a wonderfully spotless bed and breakfast. Rooms are spacious and all have their own bathrooms and comfortable beds. The owners Keith and Maureen were so friendly, helpful and entertaining. They were always available and willing to give us information on things to see, places to eat, etc. They even made lunch reservations for us one day.

Breakfast was served every morning between 8-8:30. Both breakfast we had were wonderful. She always asks if there are any dietary restrictions and cooks specially for you if you do have.

We met some nice people there. One night we even met a friend of the owners who entertained us for the night singing Irish and Newfoundland songs for us. It was so much fun.

Bonavista is a beautiful place to visit. Lots to see near by. Amazing Puffins in nearby Elliston. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone and everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed in the Giovanni Loft and it was very nice. There is a set of stairs to get up there but there are other rooms on the main floor. Maureen and Keith were very good hosts. Keith offered to take us to see Puffins and told us lots of interesting things to see.

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Property: Puffins Landing
Address: 16 Russeltown Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Bonavista
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bonavista
Number of rooms: 2
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Puffins Landing Bonavista, Newfoundland

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