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“a nice clean hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ramada St. John's

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Ramada St. John's
Ranked #8 of 24 Hotels in St. John's
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16 reviews
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“a nice clean hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

the ramada never fails to please its always a nice quiet stay all shopping & resteraunts are with in a 5 minute drive

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Corner Brook, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Had a great experience staying at the Ramada in St. John's. Very conveniently located near the Avalon Mall and several popular eaterys (Cora's, Swiss Chalet, Starbucks). From the time the courtesy shuttle picked my daughter and I up at the airport until check out a few days later, we could not have asked for better service or friendlier staff. Room was clean, comfortable bed, soft towels and a nice little workout room. Will stay there again definitely!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. John's, Canada
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

My 2 kids(3yr old & 2yr old) and myself stayed at the hotel for two nights and we had a great time. No problem checking in friendly staff. Long walk to elevator and we had a room with a kitchen on the 4th floor. Nice clean room. Booked a room with 2 queen beds but got 2 double beds but did not complain. Our housekeepers name was Gloria and she was very friendly. Room is very quiet you can't hear much. Overall we had a great time. Restaurant was great chowder yummy, nachos great & the eggs Benedict was to die for. I had it both mornings. Kids meals was plenty on plates for 2 kids to share.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracey H
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Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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48 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

I stayed here just one night on business November 2012. The hotel is not in the downtown area but was handy to my business meeting and they offer a free airport shuttle. The room was excellent, way more than I needed with two queen size beds and a kitchenette complete with fridge and stove, dishes and cutlery. This would be great for a long-term stay or family. The bed was comfortable and the room very quiet. I ate in the restaurant and the food was quite good. The service was excellent. I would recommend this hotel unless you want to be right downtown. St. John's is not all that large so if you have a car, I'm sure it wouldn't take long to get downtown or to the historic sites.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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RamadaStJohns, General Manager at Ramada St. John's, responded to this review, 16 December 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback. Location is important when selecting a hotel and as we are not located downtown, it is a 10 minute drive from the Ramada St. John's which may work for some but not for everybody. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and thanks again for the comments it means a lot to our entire team. Regards, Greg Fleming...General Manager
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

This hotel has a long, distinguished pedigree. Its creation was a central plank in the 1767 Treaty of Accommodation between the United Kingdom and France, which called for adequate lodging for rum merchants making their stops along the North Atlantic’s lucrative ‘circle of intoxication.’ In the centuries since, the Ramada St. John’s has established itself as a desirable place for weary travelers to stay during their visits to Newfoundland’s principle city.

Though not in the downtown core, the Ramada St. John’s offers much more attractive room rates, yet price alone should not be seen as the only selling point of this establishment.

Upon entering the hotel, one is impressed by the layout and cleanliness of the lobby. I would not be surprised if teak or mahogany was used in the construction of the staircases…You know they use elephants to help in lumber harvesting? I read that in National Geographic one time.

On account of my travel schedule, I arrived before the posted check-in time. Thankfully, the manager kindly allowed me to check-in early – he deserves a heartfelt fist-bump for his understanding. Barter is not an approved form of payment (I have found a widely-accepted rate elsewhere is one live egg-laying chicken for a 2 night stay); however, they do take American Express.

The guestrooms are spacious and comfortable with responsive temperature controls and new Samsung flat screen televisions – I came close to phoning my landlord and cancelling my apartment rent agreement, as it was a poor competitor to what was on offer at the Ramada.

If you are craving such well-known dishes such as escalmoles, haggis, or casu marzu, you will be disappointed as they are not offered, or even known by the staff to exist. I guarantee that you will get perplexed looks should you demand any of these or similar. Wikipedia and the contact information to a good importing company may help rectify this if demand becomes great enough. However, for standard fare, PJ Billington’s is a safe bet with fare that will satisfy most guests. My server for breakfast was both friendly and efficient; I asked if she were available to conduct a seminar on service to the staff of a faux-Japanese steakhouse in Midland Michigan, but was politely rejected. That place really sucks and could use her guidance.

The various soaps left in the room bathrooms are made of the finest ingredients, likely hand-crafted and bottled by skilled artisans who have honed their skills over many generations – It is good to see that the small craftsman can still be competitive despite advances in modern manufacturing processes. To my small shock these were complimentary. I argue that for the single male looking for a mating partner, these ‘sugared citrus’-scented soaps could attract more women than all of the false advertising, conspiracy theories, and threats both Axe and Old Spice can concoct.

The bathrooms themselves are clean, with modern shower curtains and showerheads that utilize a number of settings, from ‘gentle rainfall’ to ‘taint scrubber max.’

Upon opening the free in-room packet of coffee, again one is taken aback by the generosity of the hotel staff – A hearty sniff of the earthy Arabica blend reveals a medley of fragrant notes and undertones. Lastly, I was pleased to see that the two bottles of water left on the table were also complementary. Other hotels, despite it being an affront to the almighty, charge a fee. I applaud hotel management for not making our divine creator vomit with rage.

Lastly, they do offer an airport shuttle service. This is a much better option than walking along the highway to catch your flight.

In all, I recommend the Ramada St. John's. I have stayed at this hotel on two occasions in the past year and on each visit found the rooms to be in great shape, the staff courteous and friendly, and the price much more appealing than competitors elsewhere in the city. If I could give the staff a hug I would do just that.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ramada St. John's

Property: Ramada St. John's
Address: 102-108 Kenmount Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3R2, Canada (Formerly Hotel St. John's)
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Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in St. John's
#8 Business Hotel in St. John's
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,174 - ₹ 9,898
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada St. John's 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ramada St. John's recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation that included all guestrooms, public areas, restaurant and banquet/meeting rooms. All guestrooms are very tastefully decorated and are over-sized, offering free wireless hi-speed internet, large work desk, iron/board. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ramada St John`s Hotel St. John`s
Ramada Hotel St Johns
St. John's Ramada
Ramada St. John's Newfoundland, Canada

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