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“Ok but overpriced.”
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Bears Cove Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Witless Bay
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
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“Ok but overpriced.”
Reviewed 31 August 2011

This place is about five years old, but the walls are pretty thin and it can get kind of noisy. I liked walking down to the harbour and the owner was kind enough to pick us up from an east coast trail trailhead. I did feel this place was kind of overpriced though.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Clean, bright accomodations with pleasant helpful staff. Great view of the cove. Excellent hot breakfast included.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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langley, bc
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Would highly recommend this Inn to anyone travelling in the area - great location if wanting to spend the day in St. John's (only a 25 minute drive). We stayed two nights (had only planned on staying one). The owners Clayton and Linda were very hospitable and Linda cooked us a great breakfast both mornings (included in the price). Very modern and well maintained Inn with very comfortable beds - has all the amenities you need. They also own the Sapphire Restaurant and Pub in Bay Bulls (right up the street) and they are great too. The Inn overlooks the ocean and the east coast trail is close and the view from the trail was breathtaking. Would highly recommend a stay at the Bears Cove Inn - thank you Clayton and Linda.

Dave & Judy Harrington
Langley, BC

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

Bear's Cove is a completely renovated once nursing home. Seven rooms, eight baths, beautiful furnishing and decore. Linda and Clayton are professionals who now how to entertain and provide service. Sitting room and dining room are exceptional.
Clayton turns out a great breakfast (a food and beverage guy for years). Rooms have ocean view and are three walking minutes from East Coast Trail. On dead end road so absolutely quiet. Rooms are immaculate and the hosts exceptional.

Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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markham
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

Bears Cove Inn is 20 minutes south of St. John's Newfoundland, in Witless Bay. The Inn has all the comforts including highspeed Internet. Food was great. Good access to many segments of the East Coast Trail including one right outside the front door.

Staff and owners are great people with excellent knowledge of the local area, including trails, pubs, activities etc. They recommended Stan's Sea Kayaking as an outing to rest our weary legs, absoulutly worth trying.

Will be back

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Voorheesville, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2008

We spent two nights in mid-June at the Bears Cove Inn. This is a relatively new building, on a secondary road very near to the coast. The office, dining room and a small common room, as well as a few rooms, are on the first floor; the remaining rooms are on the second floor (no elevator). We had a room at the front of the inn on the second floor. It was nicely furnished, if a bit small; with the suitcases on the floor, there was little room to walk through. The room included a double bed (very comfy), a private bath and a small balcony. And from that balcony, we could see, out in Witless Bay, an iceberg on our first day there, and a second one on the next day! The Inn does have free wireless Internet access; ask the staff for the access code. Breakfast is available at the Inn, but not included in the price of the room: approx. $5 for continental and about $8 for American.

The owners and their staff are very friendly, and helpful in suggesting restaurants, gift shops, and local attractions. The rooms are spotless, and the food good. It was the most expensive of the places we stayed, but I believe the rate is comparable to others in that area (near St. John’s and the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve).

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  • Disliked — Small room with no seating except bed
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bears Cove Inn

Property: Bears Cove Inn
Address: 15 Bears Cove Road, Witless Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Witless Bay
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Witless Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bears Cove Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the picturesque community of Witless Bay on Route 10, Irish Loop Drive, our cozy, 3-1/2 star inn is pleased to offer you, beautifully furnished rooms complete with en-suites and private decks. Here you can gaze at the Atlantic Ocean - maybe catch a glimpse of a whale's tail as they play in the bay, or watch the colorful Atlantic Puffins dive for caplin. Close your eyes and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the waves roaring to shore and crashing on the pebbled beach from your private deck. Bears Cove Inn is on the East Coast Trail overlooking the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and only minutes away from many other attractions, including boat tours, skidoo trails, fishing and hunting area. ... more   less 
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