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“Could do better”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Inn By The Bay

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Inn By The Bay
Ranked #2 of 3 Dildo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Could do better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had a mixed experience at this Inn. To start with, the room we stayed in (Warren) was very comfortable, although there was nowhere to hang clothes, and we were welcomed by friendly, efficient staff. (Maybe the new owners should invest some money in furniture and not just new paintings and 'arty bits' as they had done by the time we arrived for our second visit.) The Inn is not far from the Trans Canada highway and overlooks a bay and is in a quiet convenient location with private parking.
On each of our stays here (one night at each end of our holiday - it is fairly convenient for St Johns Airport and a useful stop if you do not want to be in the city) a cooked breakfast was served but it was a single dish and took a long time to be served on each occasion with nothing but coffee in the meantime while you sit at your table. (It took half an hour on each of the mornings that we were there.)
The evening meal was excellent but we thought that wine at about $9 a glass was very expensive (about twice the cost of the wine anywhere else that we stayed on our three week trip). It was unfortunate that on the second occasion we were mis-informed on the phone as to the cost of the evening meal. We had rung the night before we arrived to enquire about the menu and price after receiving an email from them encouraging us to book for the evening meal - but which contained no menu or price details. On questioning the bill we were clearly not believed on relating what we had been told; we refused to pay. We had a very long wait at our table whilst the woman we had spoken to on the phone was summoned so they could hear her side of the story (she was not in the building at this time) and eventually our bill was altered. However, this unfortunate experience marred what was a special evening for us - it was our 20th wedding anniversary.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Leo55
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Tammy B, Manager at Inn By The Bay, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
We would like to thank you for complimenting our comfortable rooms, friendly staff, convenient location overlooking the bay with ample parking, quiet location as an alternative to the city and convenient to St, John's Airport. As new owners we are proud to have upgraded all rooms with new furniture, mattresses, bedding, linens, non allergenic carpets and freshly painted. In an effort to showcase local artists we have purchased a number of paintings and assessories for the Inn. Even though you complimented the meal and the service you went on to say that a dispute over the cost ruined your anniversary. Your bill from your earlier stay was reviewed and the difference from the cost of your first stay and your second stay three weeks later was $10.00 per person. Our award winning chef who sets the menu and pricing for the Table d'hote 3 course menu had made this change in the interm from $47.00 to $57.00 per person. We were not made aware of your complaint until we read it on trip advisor. We found out that your server had felt responsible for your dissatisfaction and had paid the $20.00 from her own funds. On the question of the price of wines at the Inn. Care has been taken to pair quality wines ( not boxed ) with the chefs menu selections hence the $10.00 per glass of wine charge. Most guests enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the Sea Level Dining Room while watching for whales. Had you advised us you were in a rush the chef would have brought you your hot breakfast sooner.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

It was a wonderful stay and the service was great. I can"t wait to return. The breakfasts are delicious. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Dildo in the future. You have a view of the ocean from the dining room.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Tammy B, Manager at Inn By The Bay, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Inn By The Bay and the staff are looking forward to your return.
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Additional Information about Inn By The Bay

Property: Inn By The Bay
Address: 78 Front Road | Box 33, Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 1P0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Dildo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dildo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the Inn on the oceanfront in Dildo, Trinity Bay a relaxing 50 minute drive from St. John's on the Baccalieu Trail Route 80. Inviting guest rooms, wonderful oceanfront dining all with service to remember. ... more   less 
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Inn By The Bay Dildo, Newfoundland

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