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Review of Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast

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Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 9 Bonavista B&B and Inns
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best B&B we stayed in!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Not to say that any of the other B&Bs were shabby but Butler's had everything a traveler may need. Comfortable beds , quiet, awsome breakfast prepared by Janice and Herb. When we recomended it to other travelers who we met in Tors Cove they immediately called to book there. Have to thank Jason also for a history lesson on the area too. Butlers by the Sea is #1 in my books

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bridgenorth
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

When i called Janice to book a room for my friend and I, she informed me they did not have any rooms with seperate beds available - however, they did have the family cottage. We jumped at the opportunity to stay in our own two bedroom cottage. The place was lovely. About two hundred years old, very cosy right across from the beach. We were thrilled to have our own cooking facilities. Fraser (Janice's brother) was our landlord. He was fun, friendly and very helpful.
We loved our time in and around Bonavista, made even better by our accomodation.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank CarolFromVancouver
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed in Fisherman Jim's room, which was nicely decorated, comfortable, and cozy. Our hosts were helpful and very friendly. Breakfast was excellent!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank holiday2011taylor
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Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

Herbert and Janice were an amazing couple. We asked for the larger room since that was recommended on Tripadvisor and we thrilled with it. Herbert recommend a great place to eat and where to go to see the Puffins and some great views of the ocean. Breakfast was great - home made buns by Janice and home made jam by Herbert along with fruit and poached egges. We would highly recommend staying with them while in Bonavista. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dale-White
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London, Canada
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113 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2009

This B&B is truly by the sea - walk out the door and you are right there. The owners are very friendly "down to earth" folks who welcomed us into their home as if we were old friends. We had the smaller of the rooms which, although somewhat cramped, was still very comfortable. The bed was extremely cozy. The ample breakfast was served in the family dining/living room so you really felt more like family than guests.
The property is located within minutes of the lighthouse and downtown. The twisting laneways make finding the home a bit difficult but not too bad if you can spot the signs (the Newfoundland government is forcing businesses to remove their signs and pay for government approved signage - same thing Mike Harris did in Ontario).
The Butler's only take cash so be sure to find an ATM before arriving (there is a Scotia Bank in town). If you go there, be sure to say hello to Max the monster-sized cat.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 2eratics
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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2006

I booked Butler's By the Sea from the previous review on this website. Thank you very much. We had the larger room and enjoyed the hospitality of the Butlers very much. Very nice people. The breakfast was excellent. Great view. One of our best B&B's on our 3 week trip to Newfoundland. Recommend this B&B.

  • Liked — The genuine friendliness of the Butlers
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Sandraem
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Franklin, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2005

I've stayed at Butlers more than once. The larger room is the one to request if you have the choice. It's worth the extra cost. However, if it is booked and the smaller room is available, it's still a good bet since the location of the B&B on the water and the quality of the hosts offset the smaller room size. The parking lot is basically on the edge of the water. Several B&Bs advertise being within walking distance of the water. This one really is. If I'm visiting Bonavista, it's the place I want to stay.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank blueridgetom
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Property: Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast
Address: 15 Butler Cresent, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Bonavista
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Ranked #8 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bonavista
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Hotel Class:4 star — Butler's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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