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“Can't wait to go back!!”
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Artisan Inn
Ranked #1 of 11 Trinity B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
St. John's
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“Can't wait to go back!!”
Reviewed September 11, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Artisan Inn in the beautiful town of Trinity for three nights. We absolutely loved our accomodations and the peaceful surroundings. The Inn is located in the heart of the town and within walking distance to the theatre and many nearby restuarants and tourist attractions. Our room was clean and quaint, the nearby dining room at the Twine Loft was also charming and cozy. We spent many hours lounging on the deck overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay - a perfect spot to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Breakfasts consisted of cereal, yogurt, fruit, freshly made muffins/tea buns, and a hot dish (crepes, french toast, and quiche on the days we were there). We ate supper there on one night, which was also delicous - the local and organic ingredients were a nice touch and the food was all so fresh! However, it was the friendliness of the staff that made this Inn an especially welcoming place to stay. The owner, Tenike, made a special effort to stop and have a chat several times during our stay. Her passion and love for the Trinity area was infectious and she was eager to make helpful suggestions as to daily activities and to share her knowledge of the area. The kitchen staff were also very friendly and accomodating .... we will definitely be returning to the Artisan Inn!!

  • Liked — Peaceful surroundings and friendly staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

"The accommodation and food were excellent. However it was the courteous and friendly assistance of staff and owner, that for us distinguished Artisan Inn as the place to stay in Trinity."

Taking - instead of sending - us to Lighthouse View Cottage the day we arrived; serving us libation on the deck overlooking the bay; providing laundry service; always being greeted by the owner and staff in a friendly and helpful manner; all added greatly to an enjoyable stay at Trinity. Thank you.

Judy and Clare

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Toronto
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Reviewed August 28, 2008

It was a great experience. Everything was just wonderful. Room, food and outstanding service with a friendly staff.

Bev. L.
Toronto

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2008

My husband and I just returned from a trip to Newfoundland and loved every minute of it. The highlight of our trip was our visit to Trinity. It was like stepping back in time to be a part of this community for 4 days. The Artisan Inn was almost booked when I made the reservations but I agreed to change rooms throughout the stay and this gave us the opportunity to experience 3 different accommodations. We stayed in Campbell
House in 2 different rooms. The house which dates back to 1840 is furnished with antiques and we felt like we were actually experiencing that time period with the convenience of a comfortable bed and modern bathroom. I lay in bed at night and watched the lighthouse across the bay. We then moved to the Artisan Inn which was also very comfortable. The tone of the Inn is set by the owner Tineke Gow. She and her staff make you feel like a member of the community. She sat with us every morning at breakfast to make sure that we were ready to experience the best of Trinity and surrounding area that day. Her staff was helpful and cheerful and service was excellent. The meals were perfect. The breakfasts included self-serve selections and hot item each day. We had 3 dinners at the Twine Loft. The food was fresh, delicious and prepared with imagination. There was an open kitchen so it was fun to watch the staff working in harmony to prepare the feast. We highly recommend the Artisan Inn. It is not just an accommodation but an experience.

  • Liked — Friendly owner and staff
  • Disliked — Everything was fabulous
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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toronto ontario canada
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Reviewed August 2, 2008

The patio overlooking the lake was very relaxing and a great location with a fine view of the area. The meals, mainly dinners and breakfasts, were creative and delicious. The room was clean and adequate. Above all, the owners John and Tineke Gow were helpful, gracious and always there to assist with information, directions and advice. We highly recommend the Artisan Inn.

Marion Flescher
Joseph Deitcher

  • Liked — friendly atmosphere
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Toronto
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Reviewed July 28, 2008

We have just returned from the best holiday we have ever had.
One of the highlights from our trip to Newfoundland was staying at The Artisan Inn in the beautiful town of Trinity.
Our room was gorgeous and very comfortable. Our reception upon arrival was really friendly (thanks Marika), dinner in the Twine Loft was delicious and relaxing on the deck over looking Trinity Bay was heaven!
In addition to providing us with a great place to stay and delicious food they also filled us in on what we should do in the area (including a very late in the season iceberg just a short drive up the road) and let us know some of the local history.
It was a pleasure talking to everyone there, owners, dining room staff, the very friendly ladies taking care of housekeeping....
I could go on and on but will end here by saying if you have the chance to stay at The Artisan Inn please take it you will not be disappointed!

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 15, 2008

We have to agree with previous poster's (Mummy2Meghan) review. The Artisan Inn is okay: the bed was comfortable, the room dated. The building is old and so the floorboards squeak, all part of the experience I guess. The staff are all friendly and helpful. Food was okay but portions are on the small side (we are not big eaters). We definitely can't see why other TA posters' rave so much about this place.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Artisan Inn
Address: 57 High Street, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Trinity
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Trinity
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Artisan Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape from the city to a quiet and historic coastal village. Artisan Inn is situated by the ocean shore. With breathtaking views of the sea all around, this peaceful setting provides a tranquil contrast to everyday routine. Relax, breathe the fresh air, stroll the hills and meadows or explore the town. Located in Trinity on the Bonavista Peninsula, it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the best-kept secrets in Canada. ... more   less 
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