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Downtown Units
St. John's Newfoundland
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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 http://www.icebergfinder.com/iceberg-map.aspx  for 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: moreinfo@newfoundlandtours.com

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.

Car rental:

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 (709-722-9480).
Freshwater Suzuki 324 Freshwater Road (709-754-4676)

Discount Cars: Elizabeth Ave (709-722-6699)
Rent-A-Wreck 43 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).
 

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These are in the City of St. John's:


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 Harbor. http://www.stjohnsarchdiocese.nf.ca/basilica_history.asp

Fluvarium
http://www.fluvarium.ca/
An aquarium in reverse.

Scademia Boat Tour


The Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT)
http://iot-ito.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/about_e.html

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
tara.croft@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

GEO Center
http://www.geocentre.ca/
This is a world class facility. You would pass it by and not notice because it is mostly underground apart from the entry level.

Signal Hill

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.

Federal Interpretation Centre
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
 www.hauntedhike.com
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:

Salmonier Nature
Park
http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/snp/
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.
http://www.bellisland.net/no2mine/index.htm

East Coast Trail Guide
http://www.eastcoasttrail.com/

O'Brien's Boat Tours
http://www.obriensboattours.com/

Gatheralls Boat Tours
http://www.gatheralls.com/
Molly Bawn operates from Mobile
1  or  1 1/2 hours cost $20.00  - 709-334-2621

Irish Loop
http://www.irishloop.nf.ca/about_zone20.asp

Baccalieu Trail
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/baccalieutrail/home.html

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