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The Claddagh Inn

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Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Wow, the Claddagh Inn is amazing, the location, the view, the Inn itself and the owners, Patrick and Carol are truly exceptional. We enjoyed our stay, our dinner, and breakfast. We were guided to this Inn by Carol, she suggested were we have lunch prior to our arrival and Patrick helped us find B&B's for the next few days for...

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I traveled around eastern NL during the last two weeks of Sept 2016 staying in B & Bs. We would have no hesitation returning to any of them. We stayed at the Claddagh one night and opted to have their dinner as well as the provided breakfast. The chilli cabbage soup and the cod entrees (we tried...

Thank Greg P
North Bay, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We spent our last night touring the Avalon Peninsula at this little gem of an Inn. St. Mary's is a small, remote community in the southwest Avalon, with little else available, so booking ahead in peak vacation times would be recommended. We were pleasantly surprised to enter this Inn that has been lovingly renovated and updated by the current owners,...

1Thank paasa2016
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

We're pleased that you discovered our "oasis" on the Avalon and that your experience here was peaceful and comfortable and met your expectations! Thank you for sharing your experience! Wishing you many more positive traveling adventures, The Claddagh Team

Campbellford, Canada
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We ended our two week visit in Newfoundland with a four day stay at this wonderful inn. Hosts Patrick and Carol are very accommodating, great chefs and wonderful people! Both are retired RCAFpersonell, a distinct pleaure to talk to. The inn is bright, the rooms comfortable especially the spa room. It is close to many nice ares to visit on...

1Thank dalv99
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, we're glad you enjoyed your Claddagh visit here in St. Mary's! Wishing you happy future travelling adventures! The Claddagh Team

Reviewed 23 September 2016

The proximity of this hotel to St. Vincent's Beach is the reason we chose this inn. St. Vincent's is one of Newfoundland's best kept secrets. The water is very deep very close to the beach, so you can stand onshore and - if you're lucky - watch whales eating fish very close to land. You feel almost as though you...

1Thank Vanessa M
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

So happy your stay was memorable Vanessa! You were able to take in the amazing sight of feeding leviathans so close to shore it's truly a spectacle and they certainly put on many shows again this season!! We are already taking bookings for next season's whale visit which you correctly placed at about mid June to mid-July however they stayed...

Brampton. Ontario
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed here for only night on our trip around the Irish loop. Wish we could have stayed longer but unfortunately we didn't have any extra days to do that. This is a very beautifully decorated Inn and the beds very comfortable. Owner Patrick was a real pleasure to deal with. He treated us like family. At the end of...

1Thank fireguy329
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

Hi Fireguy thank you for the great review and kind words! The history of this region and of the Island itself is very interesting; one can begin to understand the unique culture of Newfoundland by learning how it came to be! I'm glad you enjoyed your experiences at our Inn and the services we provide, we wish you many more...

Russell Ontario
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed only one night at the Claddagh Inn in St Mary's, as we were making our way around the Irish Loop. We did not expect to find such a gem as this. The outside looks like a nice big house, surrounded by neat gardens, and a fantastic view to the ocean. The inside is the big surprise. It was...

1Thank Zianne
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Zianne! Our team takes pride in providing visitors with our "unexpected gem" out here on the corner of the continent!! I'm happy you noticed the details featured in what was once an active convent, much of the woodwork and the chapel furniture was re-purposed from this and another convent destined for demolition! Perhaps we'll see...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We arrived late at night after long drive and Patrick perked up a pot of tea and told us to put up our feet and relax in the sitting room. Our room - The Limerick - was positively soothing. Best bed I have ever slept in in my life - I think it was the bamboo bedding and the luxurious...

1Thank BL M
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

Hi guys, I'm glad you enjoyed the Limerick room! It's somewhat posh and inviting and very popular! Sorry we never got to chat in the Pub while you were visiting; we don't keep it open late both to ensure the I'nn's peaceful environment and so that Carol and I can get to bed at a decent hour because the days...

London, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lovely room, clean..not much to do...they have a pub but our room was next door so noisy but quiet after 10 pm ..... great breakfast, dinner was very expensive but delicious....ramp for handicap...Unfortunately, not much to do.

Thank ann h
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ann, thank you for writing this review; I see you enjoyed our breakfast! I note and welcome your comments regarding "not much to do", "very expensive dinner" and "room next door was noisy" (the guest pub) it's great that folks draw my attention to issues that both I and our Claddagh team can address! Allow me to follow-up on...

Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Claddagh was our last stay in newfoundland and it could not have been a better ending to a fantastic trip. the location is great and the property itself is exceptional. The décor and attention to detail make the atmosphere warm and welcoming while surrounding you in history and elegance. The hosts were charming welcoming and although we were unable...

1Thank jclark569
Patrick M, Owner at The Claddagh Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words describing our little Inn! We do see a fair number of travellers on the last day or two of their rocky island tour before taking the ferry in Argentia or heading to the airport in Town (airport an hour and a half and the ferry two hours drive). Sorry dinner didn't work into your...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Claddagh Inn, once the Saint Ann's Presentation convent, was transformed into a quaint traditional Irish style Inn by local craftsmen. Completely refreshed by its new owners in 2011 and 2012, it boasts 6 private en-suite rooms. There's a spacious honeymoon suite with majestic king-size canopy bed and spa bath and also a double room available for family travellers. "Padraig's Folly" is a cozy guest pub or "snug" featuring a fine selection of whiskeys, a local craft beer on tap, and other refreshments for guests to enjoy during dinner, in the pub, or while enjoying the view of peaceful St. Mary's Bay from the deck. This eclectic pub is furnished with re-claimed furniture from the nun's chapel. St. Mary's Bay Snow Crab is our signature dish in the dinning room where four-course fine dining is offered by reservation. The room features incredible wood work in rich warm textures and is decorated with traditional and international art. The view is remarkable and is a great place to start your traveling day while enjoying a hot three course breakfast in the morning featuring local berries and home made jams. New for 2013: starting in June lunch will be available daily! Bi-lingual service bien sur :) Join us in St. Mary's and enjoy access to the amenities offered by the Irish Loop. Cheers, Salut! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Claddagh Inn

Address: Directly on the Irish Loop (Route 90) in St. Mary's | 65km from the Trans Canada Highway taking exit 35, St. Mary's, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 3A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. Mary's
Price Range: $166 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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The Claddagh Inn Newfoundland, Canada
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