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“Decent place ... clean ... well managed”

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Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cow Head
Certificate of Excellence
Bonita Springs, Florida
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Decent place ... clean ... well managed”
Reviewed 1 September 2011

Staff: pleasant
Room: Clean ... 1980's revisited ... OK
Beds: Relatively comfortable
Breakfast: Not included ... we ate all meals for two days in the restaurant.

We would recommend ... not fancy, but not evil.

Room Tip: Good place to stay ... would return.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

Cabins are clean and comfortable and the kitchen is well-provisioned. Some of the linens were a little thin but overall things were in good order. Hair dryer, iron/ironing board provided which were little extras that we don't always see. Only downside is that the surroundings are not very pretty - basically, it's two rows of cabins lined up facing each other across the driveway. Parking is right out in front of each of the units so cars line either side of the drive. Fortunately, the coast/beach is just a few minutes away by foot, to the town beach or a quick drive into Shallow Bay campground which is part of Gros Morne and has a beautiful access point to the beach and hiking trail. Cabins are part of the Shallow Bay Motel which hosts the Gros Morne Theatre festival - well worth attending so this is a convenient location.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Shall0wBay, Guest Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, 25 October 2011
We thank you for your comments. We believe our customers' comfort is of the utmost importance. Hope to see you again in the future.
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NL
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

We stayed at the Shallow Bay Motel for 2 nights Aug 4 and Aug 7, We had 15 rooms, all of which were spotless, and most of them with beautiful Ocean or Mountain view rooms. The staff go out of their way to accommadate their guests. The Shallow bay has various room types, regular hotel rooms, delux rooms with ocean views and B&B rooms, also Cabins. The Restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Newfoundland.The pan fried Cod just melted in my mouth. and again the staff go out of their way to be helpful and very friendly. We have stayed at this property many times and we have not been disapointed.
If you go try to see the Theatre Productions that are at the Shallow Bay nightly during the summer. And we will be staying there again. Good Job Darrel and Sharon & Family

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Shall0wBay, Guest Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, 25 October 2011
Thanks for the great review! We are so pleased that your group had a pleasant stay with us. The family is very hands-on and the staff here goes above and beyond for our guests. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Comox, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Junior helped us out when we came to town with no place to stay. We had both dinner (wonderful seafood chowder and the best homemade bun) and breakfast at the motel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Shall0wBay, Guest Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, 25 October 2011
We're so glad that you were so well taken care of here. Thank you for your review.
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Clarenville, Canada
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2011

I have stayed at this motel on several occasions. If your plan is to visit the Northern Peninsula then this is a great jumping off spot. Was not pleased with the initial $129 per night but when asked for a discount was given one. Our room was on the water and gave a great view. The food was good and the staff were excellent. The rooms were clean and lacked nothing. I would have liked a mini-fridge in the room rather than cool our beverages with ice. It was quiet and clean although quite busy.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Shall0wBay, Guest Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, 25 October 2011
We appreciate your comments and are pleased that your stay was a good one. Our staff strives to meet our guests' needs at all times, so we're glad we have succeeded.
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Caledon, Canada
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117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

If you are travelling to Newfoundland & want to see that area of Gross Morne, its the best place to stay. The restaurant at the Motel has amazing meals: try their Newfie Jigs dinner, or their Lobster Dinner. Also their Pea Soup in amazing. They have a cute little fitness center, however we were too busy eating in the restaurant to use it. There is an outdoor pool, but you will be so busy doing all the other activities. The hike & boat tour from Western Brook is not far ( within 20 K) and is a must to see. Aslo at the Motel is the Gross Morne Theater - we saw "Stones in his Pockets" , it was amazing. They also have a dinner theater there as well. Worthwhile stop while in Gross Morne.

Room Tip: Ask for an Ocean view, & see the changing of the tide and an occasional Grey Seal
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Shall0wBay, Guest Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, 25 October 2011
So glad your stay was enjoyable. Our restaurant is known for it's fast service with delicious menu selections. Hopefully we will see you again some time!
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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

We stumbled upon this motel after abandoning our campsite during a wild and windy night... what a great surprise! 109/night, outdoor hot tub, super-friendly service, TWO stage productions (one next door and one in the conference room)..... Certainly a welcome surprise!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Shall0wBay, Guest Relations Manager at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins, responded to this review, 25 October 2011
Thank you for your review. We strive to keep rates reasonable and are pleased to offer guests various amenities and entertainment options. Cheers!
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Property: Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins
Address: 193 Main Street | P.O. Box 44, Cow Head, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Cow Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cow Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. Home of Gros Morne Theatre Festival, live theatre May - September. Minutes away from breathtaking scenery--Western Brook Fjords Pond boat tour, Shallow Bay Beach, and 18-hole golf course. 84 units--many in room comforts. Our facility offers--free Wireless Internet, Restaurant, Outdoor heated pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Exercise Room, Gift Shop, ATM and Laundromat. Combining the amenities of a 3.5* motel with luxurious oceanfront rooms. 2 Exits--North & South (drive through community). ... more   less 
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