Expectations: this is a manor house built in the 1950s by a local industrialist...as such it is a real "inn" with 6-bedrooms + ensuite in the main (manor) house. There are obvious improvements in the rooms (good quality, big screen TVs, good mattresses, WIFI) yet obvious minuses (no plugs in the bathrooms, no chairs in the 4 smaller rooms, limited lighting in the 2 bigger suites). The property includes 7 other chalet-like options which I cannot comment on other than to say that a list of available amenities in them (e.g., hairblower) was missing from staff information (when asked). The staff are kind-hearted and would do anything for you. However, some seem a bit inexperienced and this may just be a function of adequate training. Regardless, there are a few of items I would like to draw management's attention to: try to hire a chef vs. a cook (meals are definitely more substandard than they should be), lose the Chevy van in the field (it just makes the property look shabby when there has been a good attempt at the gardens to make it less so), tack the screens down so there are no nighttime invaders and, as a welcoming gesture, grade the road coming into the property or at least fill in potholes. Finally, I would not discourage anyone from staying here--it is clean, the staff are wonderful and breakfast is good. Just be sure that your expectations are not for a 5-star property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strawberry Hill is a luxurious retreat property located equidistant from the Deer Lake Airport and the City of Corner Brook in Newfoundland’s beautiful Humber Valley. The property was originally developed by the British papermaking industrialist, Sir Eric Bowater as a corporate retreat for visiting dignitaries. Included among the long list of distinguished guests have been Lord Alexander, Prime Minister Trudeau, Prince Edward, Prince Phillip and on two separate occasions, Her Majesty, The Queen of England. Come to Strawberry Hill and indulge your sense of adventure. Settled in the beautiful mountains of the Humber Valley an abundance of outdoor activities which are guaranteed to set your senses pulsing all within easy reach of your doorstep. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strawberry Hill Hotel Corner Brook