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Avalon Guest House St John's

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5-minute walk from harbour, free breakfast, good staff, clean rooms, poor Wi-Fi 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful
  • Guests found the breakfast to be fresh and healthy
  • The rooms were described as clean and spacious
Cons
  • Poor Wi-Fi connectivity and worn bathrooms were reported
  • The hotel's rates were overpriced given its facilities according to some lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 19, 2014
Overview
Located about a 5-minute walk from St. John's Harbour and a 4-minute drive from the city centre, Avalon Guest House St. John's is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located B&B with free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a ceiling fan and a private bathroom with a hair dryer and free toiletries. Microwaves and irons and ironing boards are available upon request.

Hotel amenities include a common kitchen, a jetted tub, a computer station, guest laundry, a free breakfast and free parking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. This hotel does not allow pets.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is about a 2-minute walk away, while CA Pippy Park can be found 6 minutes away by car. Avalon Mall is roughly a 4-minute drive from the hotel and St. John's International Airport (YYT) is an 8-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 7, 2014)
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The Good
There were not many online reviews available for this hotel at the time of writing, however, of those consulted, guests showed positive responses towards the hotel's staff, breakfast and rooms.

The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful by the majority of reviewers.

Several compliments were offered about the free breakfast by guests. They described it as fresh and healthy, with a good variety.

The hotel's rooms were found to be spacious and clean, with comfortable beds. A few lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations, however (see below).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were not many reviews available online at the time this editorial was written. Of those sourced, however, guests showed negative responses towards the hotel's rooms and prices.

Although some guests were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms, some reviewers had complaints. They reported spotty Wi-Fi and worn bathrooms.

A few lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's rates, which they found overpriced given the hotel's facilities.

In general, guests of this property found the accommodations to be closer to a hostel than a hotel.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 15 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #23 of 23 St. John's B&B and Inns with a rating of 2 out of 5 from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on March 7, 2014 to verify some information.
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 Avalon Guest House St John's
18 Gower Street, St. John's, NF