on September 12, 2005
The Whaler's Inn is neither good nor bad. Somewhere between a high-end motel and a moderate hotel, the prime charms of the Whaler's Inn are its views and the restaurant. With three levels of rooms, prepare for some stair-climbing for a good view over Encounter Bay. Furnishings are comfortable, but not elegant. Rooms are very large and there is a full kitchen area. The restaurant has well prepared Continental cuisine, but nothing exceptional and the menu lacked local specialties. Its location on the Bluff means the inn is a bit away from the key sites such as downtown and Granite Island, but it also puts you close to good biking and hiking trails. Bikes can be rented at the hotel. Service is limited but very friendly. There was no room service and breakfast wasn't served (off-season). Bell assistance wasn't offered except when a problem with bags was mentioned. Limited office hours meant that check-out was required the night before I actually left.
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