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Albatross Motel Gander

6.7 | Fair
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Dated Gander motel on Hwy 1 with well-liked restaurant, free parking and free pet stays 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free pet stays
  • The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers
  • Many guests were pleased with the food and service provided in the on-site restaurant
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Guests generally felt the hotel was overpriced
  • Some guests complained of dated decor and uncomfortable beds
  • Some guests complained of noise disruptions
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 28, 2014
Overview
Located on the Trans-Canada Highway, a 15-minute drive west of Gander International Airport (YQX), the Albatross Motel Gander is suited to road or air travellers requiring an economical and pet-friendly stopover hotel with easy highway access and an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 90 guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. The majority of rooms are air conditioned, and standard rooms offer one queen or two double beds, while king suites with jetted tubs are also available. Local calls and parking are free, and pets are permitted at no additional cost.

The hotel provides an on-site dining room, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Other restaurants close by include Jungle Jim's, Subway, and A&W, which are all next door to the Albatross Motel. Gander Mall provides shopping roughly 6 minutes away by car.

The North Atlantic Aviation Museum is located across the street, while Gander Medical Clinic is a 2-minute drive east. Gander's downtown and Fraser Mall Cinema are about a 5-minute drive northeast of the hotel, and Gander Golf Club is roughly 3 minutes away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free of charge. (Call date: January 5, 2013).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, and on-site restaurant.

Many guests praised the hotel's location. They found it to be within walking distance to restaurants, near a gas station, close to golfing, and conveniently located on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The hotel's on-site dining was a source of numerous compliments. The room itself was described as pretty, while the food and service were often praised. One guest remarked the restaurant provided "good quality home cooking", while another stated, "Our food there was 4.5 stars (out of 5)"

Several reviewers were pleased with their rooms at this hotel. They described their rooms as spotless, spacious and comfortable, with a strong Wi-Fi signal and windows which opened. It should be mentioned however, that a few guests complained of non-working light fixtures and inefficient air conditioning units.
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The Bad
While many of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints among them, which included noise transfer and the common areas.

Some guests complained of noise disruptions during their stay. They reported being disturbed by plumbing noise from adjacent rooms, loud guests partying in rooms overhead, and a loud humming throughout the hotel.

Some guests complained of old and uncomfortable beds, dated decor and musty smells.

Guests who were charged higher rates felt the hotel was overpriced.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 6 Gander hotels from 21 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 20 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free of charge. (Call date: January 5, 2013).
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Albatross Motel Gander
114 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, NF