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“Early April at puffin's Landing”
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Puffins Landing
Ranked #2 of 9 Bonavista B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We were one of the first to stay with Keith this season and he was a wonderful host.
He made sure we were comfortable, and made sure we had a wonderful place to eat dinner and lunch.
He took time to show us around the countryside where he grew up.....Gorgeous!!
We felt right at home.
The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast delicious.
We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

I have to say overall this was a great place to stay. The bed was amazing, so comfy I didn't want to get out of it in the mornings. The bathroom was small, but what I expected for a B&B of this size. The breakfast that Maureen cooked in the mornings was always delicious, and she was happy to adjust slightly for a food allergy which I have, and greatly appreciated. My only complaint is the level of noise in the mornings from the hosts and the cleaner. We found that on the weekend we stayed there, the cleaner was vacuuming at 8:30am right outside our door. Keith has a very loud and deep voice, and while breakfast was served starting at 8am, come 730 he would be up and talking and it really didn't allow us to enjoy the comfort of sleeping in for the mornings.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Gave us great recommendations for what to do and where to eat. The location is right in the middle of town. The breakfast was delicious and the rooms are nice and comfortable.

Room Tip: Nanny's Root Cellar Kitchen restaurant is the place to eat in Elliston. We saw lots of whales a...
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

In August 2011, while on a solo road trip to Newfoundland I was lucky enough to stay at Puffin's Landing Bed and Breakfast in the city of Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada. The fun and whimsical personalities of the host and hostess (Keith and Maureen) and their little dog Jiggs are what make a stay in this home so enjoyable. Their zest for life is reflected in the uniquely decorated and thematic rooms named after their grandchildren. I stayed in the beautiful, cool, blue-toned "Lincoln's Iceberg Suite." How did I find out about this place? I met Keith and Maureen the day before in a restaurant outside of Bonavista and I was so taken with Keith's friendly, gregarious personality and stories that I was moved to stay at their establishment the next day. Want to know where the best seafood chowder is? Ask Keith. Want to know the best sights to see? Ask Keith. In fact, you won't have to ask him. He'll ask you and have the next week of your itinerary planned out for you, if you so please. Oh, and by the way, ask about "The Puffin Special" for breakfast. You will love it!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed at Puffin’s Landing for one night while visiting Bonavista. We were received with a friendly greeting by Maureen, Keith and Jiggsy (the little dog) in the living room. After a bit of small talk we were shown to our room at the rear of the house. This room has been added on to the original B&B and they now have three rooms to rent rather than two.

The room was clean and equipped. A queen bed, 4-drawer dresser, two bed tables with lamps and an alarm clock and another small side table that could be used as a desk are all within the room. There was a small flat screen on the dresser that had cable tv. The colour theme of the room seems to come from an iceberg picture on the wall and it is a soothing theme. The ensuite had the usual fixtures including a very good-sized shower stall with a small seat.

Guests are free to use the living room which includes a couch, a few chairs and a TV with cable and a DVD player.

Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. for all guests but fresh coffee is available around 7 a.m. The day of our stay Maureen prepared a fruit salad followed by French toast with ham. Syrup, molasses and a couple of homemade jams/jellies were also on the table. Breakfast was delicious.

Our hosts were both very friendly and congenial and were able to offer recommendations for sights to see as well as restaurants. We had dinner at the restaurant recommended by Keith and it was OK but nothing really special ("Nanny's Root Cellar Kitchen" in Elliston, about 8-9 minutes away). Puffin's Landing guests receive a 10% discount on food. Check out my review if you're interested.

I would recommend Puffin’s Landing for a stay while in Bonavista. Unfortunately only cash is accepted for payment although a CC number is taken to hold your reservation.

Room Tip: Back room is most private, away from other rooms
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gutch2
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

We stayed at Puffins Landing for 3 nights. It is an excellent place to stay, conveniently located, clean, comfortable, wonderful meals and have great owners and staff. While trying to locate an old acquaintance, Keith used his GPS, drove ahead of us and brought us right to his door. It can`t get any better than that. Puffins Landing comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank JDawe
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Conveniently located, Puffin's Landing is a real Bonavista treat run by Maureen and Keith Abbott. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable, as is the living room which we were welcome to use. Coffee was readily available (a necessity since 5 am is my usual start to the day). During our two night stay Keith arranged for the four of us to go "cod jigging", and while we couldn't take our catch with us, some of the cod fillets were cooked up for us to enjoy just hours after we caught them. Fresher fish than we will ever eat in our home town of Montreal! We were also treated to an afternoon feast of crab legs and stories with Keith and his brother. This is a definite yes, for our next trip to "The Rock"!

Room Tip: Book well in advance of your trip. We booked all our reservations three months ahead of our stay.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Charmian M
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Address: 16 Russeltown Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Bonavista
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bonavista
Number of rooms: 2
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Puffins Landing Bonavista, Newfoundland

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