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Abba Inn Bed and Breakfast

7.5 | Good
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Centrally located Victorian home with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A few reviewers described the staff as unfriendly
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 1, 2012
Overview
This property is a refurbished Victorian home and is situated among other designated historic properties in downtown St. John's. This inn is ideal for travellers who are looking to explore the downtown area on foot and for guests who prefer residential-style accommodations. 

All 4 rooms at this B&B include free Wi-Fi, a TV with 60 channels, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker with free coffee, and air conditioning. Extra toiletries and skirt hangers are available on request. Rooms may be furnished with 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily from 8:00am - 9:00am and includes cereals, teas, coffee, juice, and yogurt.

Mile One Centre (home of the AHL's St. John's Ice Caps), the St. John's Convention Centre, and George Street (22 bars within 2 blocks of a pedestrian-only street) are all accessible within a 10-minute walk. Boutique shopping on Water Street is about a 6-minute walk away, while The Rooms (art gallery and museum) is a 7-minute walk away. The trail system for the Signal Hill Historic National Park is 13 minutes away on foot (summit may be reached in about 35 minutes). 

The St. John's International Airport (YYT) is a 15-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Positive reviews for this property outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable. A few reviewers found their rooms to be quiet and a couple of guests thought that their rooms were bright and spacious. One reviewer specifically noted the in-room black-out curtains as a value-added feature.

Several guests praised the pleasant view of the St. John's Harbour from their guest rooms.

Many reviewers found the location to be within walking distance of many downtown attractions, including George Street. One guest described the location as "perfect".

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this B&B outnumbered negative reviews, however there were a few common concerns.

A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive.

A few reviewers described the staff as unfriendly or rude. A couple of guests disliked that the property was not staffed at all times. These guests said that they arrived to find their room keys in an envelope and that were given a phone number to call if they had any concerns.

A couple of reviewers complained that the free breakfast was only available for 1 hour (8:00am - 9:00am).

One guest thought that this property's 10:30am check-out time was too early.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5.0, with 89% of 9 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #11 out of 25 Inns and B&B properties in St. John's, from 80 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, based on 12 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in St. John's

Rated 7.5/10 based on 429 reviews

Ranked #15 out of 19 hotels in St. John's

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Location
Map Marker Abba Inn Bed and Breakfast
36 Queens Road, St. John's, NF