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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Inn By The Bay Hotel Dildo
- Inn By The Bay Dildo, Newfoundland