I treated myself to a couple of nights at the Blu at the end of a business trip to St John's, after having spent the previous few nights at a big-name hotel.
The Blu on Water is definitely a unique hotel experience. When I arrived, I was welcomed by none other than the hotel owner, who was very hospitable, and offered me a drink on the house at the hotel bar. Yes, it is a bit unusual to be checking in at the bar but the Newfie friendliness as displayed by the owner and the hotel staff is very refreshing.
One of the staff shortly after offered to help carry my luggage up to the 2nd floor where the rooms are located.
The room I stayed in was one of their Queen suites. I was impressed with the unique decor -- the room looked very much like the website pictures. I particularly appreciated the spot lighting throughout the room. Definitely a romantic place.
I returned to the Blue on Water bar/restaurant in the evening and had a great dinner with a local friend. The bar/ restaurant is quite possibly the nicest and classiest in St John's and that night it was brimming with friendly people.
I would definitely return to the Blu in some good company. It is a romantic, even idyllic place. Probably not the _best_ place for solo or business travel -- not that kinda vibe ;)
- Also Known As:
- Blue On Water Hotel St. John`s
- Blue On Water St Johns
- Blue On Water Newfoundland, Canada