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The Thorndyke Bed and Breakfast

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Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Had supper there a few weeks ago and the baked cod was delicious with an assortment of fresh vegetables. Would certainly dine there again. The wine list was handwritten which was refreshing even though it was a very short list. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals which included steak and the seafood platter. The owner shared some of the...

Thank Gaye S
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This place totally rocks! We got ourselves a beautiful room here at the last minute and it was worth it! Colleen and Glynne really rock the Rock! The room was great, the balcony view of the bay was superb, and the breakfast was heart-stoppingly amazing! We're coming back to check out the kitchen for dinner asap!

Thank 5scheidemona
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This B&B was built in 1917 and much of the furnishings appear to be of the same vintage. It is a great jump- off spot for a trip over to St Pierre to brush up your French. Colleen is very friendly and her husband, Glynn, is a superb cook. The dinners in their dining room are probably the best anywhere...

Thank Neil B
Gander, Canada
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This old home built by a fishing captain is a great spot to stay and use as a base to visit the south coast and St. Pierre. However if you like hotels and large bathrooms this is not for you as the bathtub is small and the rooms have retained their original floors,etc and are by no means modern. The...

Thank jbm1981
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Had high expectations for this property after reviewing their web site and TripAdvisor comments. Our shower was very small and water flow was minimal. Room cleanliness was questionnable. We were not able to have dinner in their dinning room because the place was booked solid. Breakfast was standard eggs-fish cakes-toast. Host were very friendly and volunteered their help.

1Thank denisYUL
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2013

It must be understood that this is a heritage property so do not expect crystal chandeliers and thousand count bedsheets. It is also a very small town and few, if any, other overnight options exist. However, there are a few things that could easily be improved and I expect will be as the owners get more clientel and build their...

1Thank Sunsequitur
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 May 2013

The Thorndyke was a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. Great hosts, fine food, and very comfortable and attractive rooms. A built as a sea captain's home, its designation as a Registered Heritage Structure is well deserved. If the weather is good, do not fail to take a walking tour of Grand bank. The Thorndike is a fine place to...

Thank batesczsg
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We were only able to get this lovely B&B for one night. That was unfortunate, because it was so nice, we would have been happy to stay for longer. It is only about 5 km away from the ferry to St. Pierre, so after a rough crossing back to Newfoundland, we were pleased not to have to drive to far....

Thank Bonita W
nova scotia
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We recently ate at the Thorndyke in Grand Bank and had an amazing meal! The portions were huge and food was delicious. The dining room was was so cozy. Colleen gave us wonderful service and made us feel at home. We asked if we could look around the bed and breakfast and she told us to go right ahead. The...

Thank dlaclw
Hampton Bays, New York
Reviewed 6 September 2012

It is impossible to review magic. A lovingly restored and enhanced old hotel. Forget the B&B title; Dinner is also offered to guest and public alike and is prepared and presented in a world class setting. The stuff of dreams. And yes, I saw whales out my window.

1Thank gingerann_11

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Thorndyke Bed and Breakfast

Address: 33 Water Street, Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador A0E 1W0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Grand Bank
Price Range: RM310 - RM359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Thorndyke Hotel Grand Bank
The Thorndyke b&b
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“Rooms 2 and 3 have wonderful ocean views.”
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TBryanB, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Ask for ocean front room.”
jcoffee37, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Take heaps of rhubarb jam on the country bread at breakfast!”
5scheidemona, 1 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If you want to hear the ocean,ask for a room in front.”
jbm1981, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
“No other places to eat in Grand Banks so have dinner in Marystown if unable to get a table at the Thorndyke's dinner room.”
denisYUL, 18 Jun 2013 | Read review
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