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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Cantwell house in St. John's. It's an old style row house located in the heart of downtown St. John's. Great for walking around to see the sights. Close to George St. and a bunch of great downtown restaurants. As for the place itself, I had a big room with a queen sized...

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2Thank tony w
BC, anada
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Much was good about Cantwell House. The location is excellent for travelers wishing to explore St. John's. Our room on the second floor with a distant view of the harbour was comfortable and the en suite bathroom good. Although we rarely used it, there is a nice lounge on the third floor with a smallish deck with a view of...

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4Thank Judy N
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed here for 11 nights in March. We were the last guests of Mary and Louie as they are handing over to some one else and retiring, Despite the fact it was their last days and they were moving on they were fabulous hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. There was a different breakfast every day from pancakes to...

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1Thank Liz A
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We had the pleasure to stay at the Cantwell house, with great hosts Mary and Louie. Loved the view we had in room 2, the view of the harbour was breathtaking. Great breakfast and great conversation in the dining room. There was a quaint sitting room on the 3rd floor with a balcony and another great view of the harbour....

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2Thank Terri T
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Warm and welcoming hosts. Hot, hearty, delicious breakfasts. Immaculately clean room. I was blown away, and would return in a heartbeat to this centrally located B&B operated by Mary and Louie. My gracious and friendly hosts were always ready with help and advise, or a Newfoundland story to add colour to my day. And as a woman traveling alone, they...

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1Thank B_from_Vic
Vancouver Island
Reviewed 29 September 2013

My wife and I spent a couple of nights at Cantwell B&B and we really enjoyed our stay. Mary and Louie are great hosts and fun to talk with. The breakfasts they serve are delicious (eggs Benedict, fruit salad with yogurt, etc) and our room was very clean, spacious, with TV, fridge, wireless Internet and private bathroom. Can't ask much...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Hosts Mary and Louie are some of the most cordial, entertaining and helpful hosts you'll find. They are great resources and wonderful ambassadors for St. John's. The B&B is in a great location a few blocks from The Rooms and has one of the best harbor views in St. John's. It is immaculate and the breakfasts are hearty and tasty....

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1Thank Kalvia96
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Cantwell House is one of the most attractive, well run B&B's we have ever stayed in in 50 plus years of traveling. The rooms are immaculately clean and tastefully furnished. Mary and her husband provide a delicious hot breakfast in their lovely dining room with freshly cut fruit, bacon and eggs, and homemade breads. They provide a warm caring atmosphere...

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3Thank Helen B B
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2013

this is the 2nd time my sister and I have stayed at the Cantwell House and we'd never stop going back. When I thanked them very much I was told "we do the same for strangers". That really sums it up, you're treated just like family. We stayed in rooms 4 and 5 on the top floor, lovely sitting room...

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Thank Beadnell7592
ontario
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Words cannot describe the comfort you will get from staying at this BB - the combination of nice room, comfortable bed, and super hospitable owners leaves you feeling like you are part of their family. We stayed at Room 1 for 3 nights and couldn't have asked for a better accommodation. The breakfast was plentiful and varied from one morning...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Cantwell House

Address: 25 Queens Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2A4, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's > Downtown
Price Range: $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Cantwell Hotel St Johns
Cantwell House Newfoundland, Canada
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“back rooms are quieter as they are off the main street”
 of 5 bubbles annsC6577BG, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the room on the ground floor. It was easy to get to, on the main floor, very large room, quiet, great bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 139susiem, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Third floor has a shared bathroom, which works for families.”
 of 5 bubbles catherinea567, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room #2 at the back of the house and on the second floor - good choice if you want to have windows open at night.”
  • Not our room, but one of the rooms in the B&B
  • A view from the third floor patio off of the public sitting area.
 of 5 bubbles cgwilde, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Lots of up & downhill walking. Need good walking shoes.”
 of 5 bubbles 7401tedy, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
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