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“Very nice hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean View Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rocky Harbour
St. John's, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very nice place to stay, continental breakfast was included. Travelled there with my son's hockey team. Staff were very friendly. Rooms were very clean and quiet. Area had some beautiful scenery, great place for pictures.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front of the hotel facing the harbour, sunsets are breathtaking.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PeterHNewf
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi and thanks for the review! We love hosting the hockey groups here in Gros Morne and the staff especially like having the kids here at the hotel. See you again next hockey season!

Cheers,

Todd
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed here after hiking for 4 days in Gros Morne National Park . After 4 days of sleeping in a tent and hiking through the rain with only our packs on our back, we were excited to experience the comforts of home - a clean, warm bed, a hot shower and a warm meal. We stayed in the Honeymoon suite (which must have been a converted conference room because the layout was identical to the layout one floor below - which WAS the conference room) which was a spacious suite with a beautiful view overlooking the ocean (and the wonderful sunsets). The bed was comfortable and the linens clean, and the bathroom, although small, was clean and had a shower with great water pressure and a temperature dial that was easy to use (i.e., not one of those 'sensitive' dials that go from cold to scorching hot with a mere nudge). The attendants at the front desk were polite and knowledgeable. We elected to eat down the street, but returned for some live music and draft beer at the hotel bar, and had a great time - the music was great (local tunes) and the beer was cheap. I would definitely stay there again if I was passing through again on an 'active' vacation.

Room Tip: Pick the honeymoon suite! Its worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark B
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for the great review! That room is certainly about the nicest place you can go to get out of the rain! It sure was a conference room but we converted it about 2 yrs ago to a signature suite...next upgrade will be a patio! Glad you enjoyed the entertainment as well...come again soon!

Cheers,

Todd Wight
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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Spent the weekend at the Ocean View and were very pleased to say the least. Very nice room, great bed, friendly service. We had dinner in the main dining room Fri evening. Excellent seafood luguini. Great friendly service.and reasonably priced for the area and quality of meal . We heard the hotel manager say to a table that he had ordered up a beautiful sunset for the evening and though we are not sure how he did it he certainly did deliver. :) The room was very clean, very comfortable and had a great bed.. Would definitely stay here again if we return..

Room Tip: rooms with a direct view of the harbour are really worth the $$
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Hart R
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your room and dining experience. I laughed at the comment about the sunset but I will take full credit ha ha! Appeciate your review and hope you can visit again soon.

Cheers,

Todd
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Corner Brook
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

I always maintain that a visit to Rocky Harbour is as close as one gets to visiting paradise. My most recent stay at The Ocean View Hotel confirms this opinion. The rooms are super clean, very comfortable, modern and spacious. The staff are the most hospitable and accommodating you'll encounter anywhere in your travels and go out of their way to make you feel like you truly are "at home". The dinning room is far and away the best in western Newfoundland offering superior traditional and innovative dishes, such as lobster caps, with par excellance service. I would be remiss not to mention the spectular view of the ocean from the dinning room further enhancing your memorable experience. Our friends from Ottawa, who were visiting NL and accompained us on this trip fully concur with my recommendation.

  • Stayed August 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 John P
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for the great review! Feedback is always great but reviews like this are awesome and I love to share these with the team. Hope to host you again soon! Todd
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Cardinal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We have just returned from a three week tour of the west coast. It was an awsome experience. The people of newfoundland are very friendly. With the exception of this place, all the motels and B&B's we stayed at were good to great. This place was very poor. I would not recommend it or the resteraunt to anyone. The quality is poor and the prices are out of line. We travel at least 12 week a year and have for years. We found this one of our poorest stays.

Room Tip: Don't stay here
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Lewis B
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hello and thanks for the review. Not sure what your specific issues were other than price. We generally have very positive feedback on the rooms and the food in the dining room. Sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Feel free to email with particulars as I would love to know where things went wrong. So glad you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in our Province.

Cheers,

Todd
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Toronto
Level Contributor
87 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

The location of the hotel is very good and Rocky Harbour in general, is a good base to explore GMNP. Since Ocean View is pricier than some of the other places we looked at, we expected a bit more than an average hotel room. No specific issues to report, enjoyed our stay here. Staff at the front desk are very helpful. Oceans room restaurant is ok, again pricey. The fact that Bon tours office is at this location is a good bonus.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SMP1212
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for the review! We appreciate your time in offering some feedback. FYI the pricing is about mid-range for the area and we do try make it a very good value for the experience :).

Cheers,

Todd
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Steady Brook, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed Wednesday night for pub night, and it was awesome! If you are from the province or from anywhere in the world, this is something everyone should experience! We upgraded to the suite and I have to say it is one of the nicest hotel rooms I ever stayed in. World class!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank marbleziptours
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OVM2730, Manager at Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay here and the Pub night. Cheers, Todd
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Property: Ocean View Hotel
Address: 38 - 42 Main Street | PO Box 129, Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Rocky Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rocky Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ocean View Hotel's 52 newly upgraded rooms are located centrally in Gros Morne National Park, on the Rocky Harbour waterfront. We are the region's flagship property, offering excellent chef prepared dining, breathtaking sunset views, and live entertainment 5 nights per week. We're at the centre of all events and amenities. We are also the ticket office for Bontours/Western Brook excursions. Book early and don't forget your camera! ... more   less 
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