Usually when I travel I either stay in hotels or book self catered accommodations. One thing I’ve never done is stay at a Bed & Breakfast. That was, until my recent road trip around Newfoundland in Canada.
I always enjoy meeting locals while I travel. It’s a great to learn about the area and the locals always have the best stories. The locals of Newfoundland quickly became one our favourite from all my travels. This is why I wanted to stay in b&b’s during my week road trip around Newfoundland.
About Fair Haven Retreat
One of the stops saw me heading to the outport town of La Scie where I stayed at the charming Fair Haven Retreat. The bed and breakfast is run by Celeste and her dog Zoe, both of whom are very welcoming.
Celeste was a great host who really looked after me during my stay. I arrived later than originally planned and worried that the restaurants may close before I got there she quickly phoned one of them and made sure I’d be able to eat.
Zoe is a medium sized mixed breed who loves to welcome new arrivals. I love dogs so was very happy to be greeted by her.
The Room at Fair Haven Retreat
Fair Haven retreat has three rooms available. I stayed in the Garden View Room which has a queen bed and a 4 piece ensuite. As soon as I walked through the door I fell in love with the place. The room was decorated in such a homely way that you instantly feel comfortable and at home there.
The ensuite was fully equipped with everything you should need. I was provided with the basics you would expect to find such as shampoo, conditioner, soap and a hair dryer. I also had a few little extras you don’t always get such as cotton buds, cotton pads and even make up remover.
The other two rooms available at Fair Haven Retreat are Ocean View Room with a twin bed and Harbour View Room with a queen bed. Both of these room have a shared bathroom. Each of the rooms are all decorated beautifully and all have that cosy charm to them.
Breakfast at Fair Haven Retreat
Celeste has breakfast menus printed out for guests to select what they would like to have and at what time. All I had to do was simply ticked my chosen meal and write a time I would like to have it. Then all I had to do was leave it downstairs for Celeste and when I woke up the next morning my breakfast was ready for the time I had requested. Perfect!
Breakfast is served in the dining room and guests have the choice of a continental breakfast, an egg dish, french toast, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or a protein smoothie that can be made with water to make it suitable for vegans. As tempted as I was for the healthy smoothie, I just couldn’t resist ordering pancakes and they were delicious!
How to Book at Fair Haven Retreat
If you haven’t booked in advance you’re always welcome to knock on the door and see if a room is available but it’s best to plan in advance and prebook a room. You can call in advance (contact details here) or book online
You can check their availability with this handy widget:
As you can see I loved my stay at Fair Haven Retreat. Do you like bed & breakfasts?
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