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The Guv'nor Inn
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

First off I would like to say that the hotel and pub staff were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed at this hotel due to the fact it was close to the Janeway hospital. We were able to check in at dinner time which was great for us after leaving the hospital that morning with our son and needed a place to rest after his surgery. Upon check in, the halls smelled of cigarette smoke, and mold. Not a very appealing way to enter the room you will be staying in for a few days. The hall way to our room was dark and dingy. Our room was so outdated! This hotel needs to do a complete face lift to those rooms! the outside looks beautiful .. very Irish looking but inside, OMG! The carpets should be all taken up and thrown away! my daughters socks were so dirty I had to throw them away! The parking is crazy. We had to drive around for a half hour waiting for a parking spot at this hotel because there was a group of people eating at the pub and most of the parking was taken up by these people. We had an issue with the power tripping when we would use the microwave and the air conditioner in our room as well. We lost all the power in our room due to doing this although it was fixed very fast! Housekeeping was ok. It was very late in the day before anyone would call to see if you wanted your room cleaned. Don't think I would recommend staying here unless you aren't planning on staying in your room for very long. Sorry!

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank wanda d
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

Stayed here 3 nights while visiting the area. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel was not what I expected. Looks like a boutique inn from the internet pictures. It's really an older style motor inn downstairs, parking at the room door. Upstairs (and it was UP a long way) is much the same. Can't believe no elevator. Room was clean but small, bed was comfortable. Everything worked and we had no problems. Reasonably close to downtown, but no restaurants close enough to walk to. Biggest challenge was getting out in the morning - traffic on the street was very heavy, but not a problem at other times. Thought the price was high for what was offered.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Barry M
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

The staff is great here. I have no service problems with this hotel. What it needs is a make-over. The rooms are dark and gloomy. It is stuck in that dark period of the sixties. Everything works or gets quickly fixed but, it is all old and outdated. Don't plan to spend a lot of time in your room. You will get depressed. Would be palatable at a lower rack rate.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

The Gov'nor Inn has the kindest staff! From the restaurant to the house keeping they're very kind. Our room had very comfy beds and were clean. Sadly the Gov'nor does have some downsides...our room STUNK and I mean it smelled horrible, the house keeping staff were kind enough to try to get the smell out using a machine, it helped a little bit but not as much as I wished. The TV also never worked we could never watch a tv show without connection issues. Personally I felt the price was a bit much for what you get at the inn.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank iTechy
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

I want to start off by saying the staff was very helpful, courteous and friendly and i would give them high praise. However that is where it ends. The Inn is literally a motor lodge with cars parked in front of your door and people coming and going and slamming doors all the time. The room left a lot to be desired. It was in dire need of a face lift. (Pipes which were water sprinklers in the event of a fire) stuck out of the walls and ceilings Dull and dingy ambience with cold vinyl floors. Not even carpeting. The air conditioner rattled all night keeping us up. We spent four nights there. It wasn't close to downtown at all and costly to take cabs back and forth when needed. One day upon our return to the room after 4PM housekeeping hadn't even gotten to making it up yet. When the person from housekeeping did show even later she offered to make the beds up, but I said forget it and took the towels that we would need for time being The location of the motel is really way of the way from downtown and there wasn't much to do or explore in the immediate neighborhood. The mall was a long walk away if you like long walks. We were on a first time holiday to Newfoundland and I was so disappointed with our accommodations. Sorry, but I can not recommend this place.

Room Tip: If you drive, want to stay in a motel where you have free parking and don't care about anything else, then this is the place for yo.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BillCali
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Brenda L, Owner at The Guv'nor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased that you found the staff very kind and the beds very comfy. We appreciate you bringing the odor issue to our attention and it has been rectified. With respect to the TV situation unfortunately that is totally our of our control and we have been working deligently with our cable provider to fix their problem. They feel confident the problem has been solved.

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