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Rothesay House Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

My Sister and I had the pleasure of staying 5 days in the lovely heritage Rothesay House B & B. This place has a lot of history behind it and George will do his best to talk with you about all of it if you ask him. There is nothing finer than having your morning coffee or evening glass of wine out on the front porch overlooking Harbour Grace. The owners George & Lynn will make you feel right at home and part of the family. Lynn will also cook up some fantastic breakfasts and dinners while you are there. If there is anything you need to know about the area or places you want to see while you are there George is your man to talk to. Ask him to doctor one of his maps for you, as you will find them very helpful. One of the places that I was happy and sad to visit close to town was the airstrip where Amelia Earhart and numerous other pilots took off from back in the day for their trans Atlantic fights. To me this place is part of aviation history I would think. When we arrived there we parked in a small lot with garbage everywhere, walked through a small opening in a fence, read a small plaque that is in need of cleaning or repair, and then gazed down a beautiful grass runway. The town or Government could do so much more with this place as it is I feel a spot in Aviation History. I know that you will enjoy your stay at the Rothesay House B & B . You will love to hear about the history of the house and area. You will enjoy using this place as your home base while visiting Newfoundland as it is close to a lot of wonderful areas and sights. And you will love trying all of Lynn's great breakfasts and dinners. Ask her about her homemade bee-less honey Mmmmm. Great Time, Great People, Great Place.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had just traveled from London, England, on our first visit to Newfoundland. We arrived at Rothesay House to the warmest possible welcome from George and Lynn. Their home was to be our home! Lynn's dinner on the first night was delicious and creative and George was an amusing and attentive host. Our room (Rose of Torrage) was clean and comfortable with a view over the garden and bay. The house is decorated in a personal and homely style (very interesting compared to some other B&Bs which can perhaps be rather "clinical" and predictable). Lynn's breakfasts included her fabulous homemade granola and breads, as well as something tasty and interesting cooked. On our first morning George provided maps of the peninsula and gave us and other guests a very helpful "geography lesson" on places to visit on the Baccalieu Trail. Our hosts went out of their way to make our stay and visit to Newfoundland a wonderful experience, for example: helping to plan our ongoing journey, advising on where to stay and help with booking B&Bs; suggesting a place to eat on our second evening and calling ahead for us to ensure they stayed open until we got there; and offering tea to early risers! George is also a fountain of information about the history and heritage of The Rock (and of Rothesay House!). We stayed 2 nights and left as friends (and as friends of some of the other guests too!). Lynn and George: thank you!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bob E
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Thinking I was booking a B&B in Brigus, Newfoundland for myself and three sisters, we were surprised to learn that the Rothesay House was actually in Harbour Grace. From the first moment we arrived at this quaint and lovely home, we were greeted with a big smile and a big welcome from George and Lynn. We felt so welcomed into their home and made to feel so comfortable. Breakfast and dinner were superb thanks to Lynn's amazing culinary talents, and the service was outstanding, thanks to George's exemplary skills as a waiter. It was a weekend of great food, lots of laughs, musical entertainment and above all, new friendships that began in this little piece of paradise. We plan to repeat our weekend at the Rothesay House the same time next year. I would highly recommend this place to visitors from afar or locals wanting a quiet and lovely getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rosemary V
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

George and Lynn are gracious hosts opening their home to others.
They have quite a collection of antiques and other decor making our stay very pleasant.
The room was large and very comfortable though I am not a fond lover of clawfoot bathtubs, like my showers but we managed just fine. George and Lynn are down-to-earth folks and treat you like you belong there. George showed us on a map many interesting sites to see and we took him up on all of them and had the most glorious couple of days, hiking and seeing as much as we could take in. George was kind in showing us his large collection of portions of clay pipe salvaged from within his own gardens, a significant part of the area's history. Ask him. As for the glass of wine in hand, Here's to you George! Thank you. Lovely place to stay with real people.

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Thank Saleena
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

George and Lyn make a great team. They are very welcoming and treat you like you're one of the family. Lyn is fantastic in the kitchen and George is great at running around serving and entertaining ...especially when trying to remember the menu for that morning! A lovely place to stay and great food.
Don't be frightened to pick up an instrument and play along with George its all part of the fun at the house. You arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

After a day of traveling my husband and I arrived at Rothesay House. We were warmly greeted by George who was tending to the gorgeous grounds of his beautifully maintained heritage home. O'Malley also greeted us with a friendly woof - their Newfoundland dog! I immediately felt at home, sipping on a cup of tea in the sitting room - any B&B that offers you that afternoon tea with fresh bundt cake is a winner to me. The rooms are tastefully decorated and airy. Then we experienced Lynn's expertise, her love of cooking was evident in the supper and breakfast we ate. We look forward to a return visit!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Picklelakegirl
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Rothesay House is an upscale BnB, offering a refined guest experience.
Gourmet breakfast, with home made specialties.
Lunches and dinners are available too.
Rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable.
Great views of the water from most rooms and from the front porch.
TIP: Local restaurants offer limited selection, so consider booking evening meals at the BnB.

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Thank sheilds
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Address: 34 Water Street | PO Box 577, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2M0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Harbour Grace
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Harbour Grace
Price Range: $146 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rothesay House Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 4 star designated provincial heritage structure and nationally registered historic place. 1855 construction and authentic architecture. Excellent oceanfront views, English gardens and fine evening dining. Newfoundland dog (O'malley) on site. Seascape trails close by and personalized mini- touring itinaries provided. ... more   less 
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