St. John's Newfoundland
|Bookings made through the
online systems have use of our kitchen facilities but
are expected to provide their own breakfast foods.
There is a grocery store
within a block. Moo Moo's Ice
Cream (753-0999) 88 Kings Road and a
major supermarket and liquor store just up behind the Rooms Complex Sobey’s
(726-2242) 8 Merrymeeting Road. The Sobey's Complex
has a photo lab, and a large delicatessen having everything from
club sandwiches to barbecued chicken.
Located in the dead center of the historic properties area we are within a
7 or 8 minute walk of just about everything.
Each bedroom has quality bedding, Wi-Fi, and cable television. We provide free local calls.
If you want to use long distance you will need to buy a standard calling card.
Our units bookings require
flexibility and guests may be housed in one of our B&B's depending on how busy
we are. Generally, we can't commit to a particular room or location.
||ICEBERGS: Check out
the exact locations of icebergs off our coasts on any particular day.
TOUR SERVICE: This local
tour service is inexpensive and has been highly recommended by our guests. WWW.NewfoundlandTours.com Phone: 709-754-TOUR (8687) Fax: 709-739-7837 Toll
Free: 1-866-819-TOUR (8687) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNET CAFÉ: High end
printers for guests wanting to print boarding passes or whatever. Excellent set
up. (206 Duckworth) 709-237-1392 Across from the War Memorial.
Note: Airport rentals may
charge 12% surcharge. Possible reductions for corporate
affiliate, government, or CAA members. Enquire. Car rental agency will
often arrange airport shuttle service.
Enterprise Rent A Car
Freshwater Suzuki 324 Freshwater Road (709-754-4676)
Discount Cars: Elizabeth
Pippy Place (709-753-2277)
Thrifty Car Rentals (709-722-6000)
Hertz: Airport Heights Drive (709-722-4333)
Budget Rent a Car. (709-747-1234)
Avis Rent A Car Airport (709-722-6620).
These are in the City of
The Rooms Complex
The Rooms comprises the
Provincial Museum, the Provincial
Art Gallery and the Provincial
Archives under one roof. http://www.therooms.ca/ It
is adjacent to the
Basilica of St. Johns the Baptist
The Basilica towers over
the center of downtown and are inns are in a direct line between it and the
An aquarium in reverse.
Scademia Boat Tour
The Institute for Ocean
Established in 1985 to provide technical expertise in support of Canada's ocean
technology industries. The Institute's capability is unique to the nation - no other organization offers
the combination of knowledge, experience and world-class facilities.
Tara Croft - Tour Coordinator
Telephone: (709) 772-4366
This is a world class
facility. You would pass it by and not notice because it is mostly underground
apart from the entry level.
Cabot Tower is a must see. The entire
City is laid out before you and Cape to the Southeast which is
the most easterly point of land in North America. Cab up and walk back.
The Federal Interpretation
Centre (half way up) at Signal Hill features an excellent audiovisual
presentation on the history of Newfoundland. During the summer season there are
guided walking tours.
The St. John's Haunted Hike
Every Sunday to Thursday evening at 9:30 departing from the stone steps of the
Anglican Cathedral on Church Hill. The cost is a mere $5 per soul, with no need to book in advance. The Hike lasts
an hour and quarter and is suitable for ages 8 and above.
For more information visit or phone 709-685-3444, if you dare.
Folk Festival and Entertainment Information
The 32nd Annual Folk Festival is set for August 8-10,
2008 in Bannerman Park.
Check out www.nlfolk.com
These are all within a
short radius of the City:
The layout of the Park is
based on a nature walk. The animals are in large natural enclosures scattered
along the 100% boardwalk park trail. Aside from the 40 hectares of the park
containing the nature trails and animal displays, there is an additional 1415
hectares which is undeveloped. This area, which abuts the Avalon Wilderness
Reserve, includes mature boreal forest, barrens, peatlands
and the headwaters of Salmonier River. Within the park, 84
species of birds, 15 species of mammals and over 170 species of vascular plants
have been recorded. The area affords splendid opportunities for field research
in a well protected and managed environment.
Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour
Once the world's largest Submarine Iron Ore Mine, some 3 miles out under the
ocean. Short 20 minute ferry ride from Portugal Cove to Bell Island
+/- $5 including car.
East Coast Trail Guide
O'Brien's Boat Tours
Gatheralls Boat Tours
Molly Bawn operates from Mobile
1 or 1 1/2 hours cost $20.00 - 709-334-2621
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