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Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn

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470 Reviews
Guide Price £3,739 per person
Based on 16 April 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Air Canada, staying for 5 nights full board in a Suite (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A stunning feat of architecture in the wild North Atlantic

Located off the coast of Newfoundland in ‘Iceberg Alley’, this striking feat of contemporary architecture has been designed as a unique and modern take on a traditional Atlantic Canadian outpost - with its stilts and angles, contrasting fascinatingly with the rough slabs of ancient granite and crashing waves that surround it.

While stark and jagged angles dominate the outside design, inside the Inn combines modern architecture with traditional furnishings – which are all locally produced. Featuring just 29 exclusive guest suites, all with floor to ceiling windows offering fantastic views of the iceberg-littered Atlantic Ocean.

Other amenities include a vaulted-ceiling dining room and adjacent lounge offering exceptional gastronomic experiences and crafted cocktails ‘shaken or stirred’ over Atlantic iceberg ice. Enjoy a film in the ‘Magic Picture Box’ cinema or experience the rooftop deck which houses wood-fired saunas and outdoor hot tubs with unparalleled vistas of the ocean by day and breath taking starry skies by night.

A stay here means you are a guest of the whole island and are encouraged to become part it’s culture - whether you spend your days out on the water viewing migrating whales and icebergs in spring, exploring the forests in search of local wildlife during berry season and hiking along the raw and beautiful coastline, or soaking up the unique, centuries-old culture by visiting local art galleries and studios - any experience here is enhanced by the vibrant culture the inn was built to protect.

  • Stunning contemporary architecture
  • Inn featured on BBC's 'Amazing Hotels' documentary
  • Remote location on Newfoundland's north Atlantic coast
  • Incredible adventures: hiking, whale watching and iceberg viewing
  • Stargaze in the Inn's rooftop hot tubs with panoramic views

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 29 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Rooftop Hot Tubs

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Fogo Island Inn

  • Away from it all
  • Take a boat cruise out to spot migrating icebergs
  • Hike along the sweeping and unspoilt landscape
  • Learn to fish or pick berries during berry season
  • Visit the contemporary art galleries dotted around the island
  • Soak up the welcoming and friendly nature of the local residents
470 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 428
  • Very Good 19
  • Average 12
  • Poor 9
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jun 15, 2019

It's the people

Richmond Hill, Ontario

My husband I and spent the first three days of June at the Fogo Island Inn. My main goal, on this, our second trip to Newfoundland, was to see icebergs, but I got so much more.... Every other reviewer has written about the architecture, the food (we'd had Gushue's creations closer to home at Langdon Hall in Ontario, so I knew how unique the dishes would be), the rooms with their gorgeous views, and the wonderful, friendly service. The latter is what I want to focus on here. I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and I only wish I could remember the names of every person who worked at the inn, because they were all cheerful, kind, polite, professional, and warmly welcoming. The names I do remember: Rose-Marie, the untiring and always smiling Community Host Coordinator; Al Dwyer, who took us on a wonderful hike of Lion's Den; his brother, Roy, who drove us around the island on a rainy day and treated us to local stories, poetry, and a meeting with a local artist; Aubrey and Marie Payne, who hosted the first crab-boil of the season at the "shed"; Carol Penton, who played her guitar and sang from the heart; and Marlene, Samantha, Sonya and Emily who, along with other front-desk staff and servers whose names I can't recall, always did their best to answer every question and request and make our days utterly fantastic. I believe most of the names of I've mentioned -- if not all -- are Fogo Island natives, or at least Newfoundlanders, and it's clear they love their home and are happy to welcome us "come from aways." You cannot find a more wonderful group. THANK YOU, each of you, for making this 60th-birthday trip of mine absolutely perfect!
Jun 15, 2019

A mixed experience

Calgary, Canada

Our stay was for 3 nights. We truly admire the philosophy behind the Inn and the passion from those that created it. All staff are kind and genuine. The architecture and setting are impressive. The food is done to a very high standard; no complaints there. Our general exception is with the communication. Examples (not exhaustive): Getting to the Inn from the airport and back via the Inn-arranged driver and ferry took considerably longer than expected, and together took up more than a day; if we had known, then we would have seriously considered the helicopter transfer option, at least one way. e.g. to make our 4:30 PM return flight meant leaving the Inn at 8:45 AM We had great difficulties getting on the boat trip to see the iceberg. We thought this was pre-arranged for our first full day (weather permitting) and was our primary reason for coming. When checking in our query was dismissed as a non-issue, but our experience was otherwise. Prior weather created a backlog of guests waiting for the same, and we were bumped - I suggest additional boats should have been arranged to allow everyone’s expectations to be met when the weather allowed. We effectively wasted a day wandering around wondering if we would make the add-on evening trip (the boat having made 2 trips earlier the same day) but it was cancelled last minute due to wind. The stress from being bumped and wondering if our opportunity was lost put a dark cloud over that day. Fortunately, the weather improved again allowing us to join the next day cruise and we had a wonderful experience. Do not expect that all activities will be available to you - space is limited for some. There is apparently lounge menu, but we were never made aware. Given the considerable expense and lofty expectations generated by the Inn and other reviewers, the experience fell short for us.
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Fogo Island Inn

Facilities

Fogo Island is all about its incredible experiences during your stay. With plenty to see and do whether you're heading out into the surrounding wilderness to explore or simply want to kick back and indulge in the inn's comforts. 

Newfoundland's incredible seven seasons consist of warm summers, snowy winters, a spectacular ice season, hopeful spring, June's trap berth season, bountiful wild berry picking in fall's berry season, and a temperamental late fall - all lending to unique and fascinating adventures to be enjoyed.

Outdoor Adventures

Discover adventure unlike anywhere else in Canada. Newfoundland & Labrador's diverse and striking landscapes are the perfect backdrop for heading out and exploring. Enjoy a hike to watch the floating icebergs in early Spring, head out on a traditional working fishing boat and spot migrating whales or take a guided walk along the rocky shores, stopping at the unique small galleries dotted around the island. With so many unique experiences to be had - the only problem will be finding the time to enjoy them all.

Rooftop Sauna & Hot Tubs

Relax after a long day of exploring the Island by visiting the fourth floor rooftop deck - which houses the Inn’s wood-fired saunas and two outdoor hot tubs. Whether you choose the south-facing saunas with their direct sunlight and inland views over the rocks or chose the north which has views of the sea and is a great way to take in the landscape or to stargaze. After the sauna, cool off and maybe head outside to the hot tubs to watch the sea by day and at night, the incredible display of stars.

Library

Located on the first floor of the Inn, the Inn's cozy and comfortable library features an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction pertaining to the fascinating history and culture of Newfoundland and Canada and is available for use by Inn guests as well as the general public of Fogo Island. With six public wood-burning fireplaces, this space is quiet and intimate and perfect for putting your feet up and relaxing after a busy day's exploring.

Cinema

Designed by Nick Herder, Fogo Island Inn’s 37-seat 'Magic Picture Box” cinema is an independent box that sits within the greater building, and features a state-of-the-art digital projection and sound system. The cinema doubles as lecture theatre, and presents daily scheduled programming as well as impromptu special film showings and presentations. The program schedule will typically include documentaries chronicling resettlement, rural life, craftsmanship, and culture. The Inn’s collection includes classic documentaries, films about Fogo Island, as well as a healthy collection of crowd-pleasing contemporary blockbusters and cult classics.

Fogo Island Inn

Room Types

Fogo Island Inn features 29 guest suites and five suite types that showcase the richness of their locality and express a modern take on the traditional Newfoundland outport design and décor that makes the Inn famous. All rooms are light and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the wild North Atlantic Ocean.

Included in every stay is a half day orientation with the Inn's Community Host, full use of all facilities within the Inn: Cinema screenings, Sauna, contemporary Art Gallery, Gym, and Heritage Library as well as bicycles for independent exploration and use of storm weather gear and rubber boots.

Labrador Suite

Intimate nests for up to two guests are on either the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors; each offering different magnificent views of the rocky coastline and Atlantic Ocean. All rooms feature bold, contemporary and handmade furnishings, wood stoves, heated wooden floors as well as walk-in showers, robes, slippers, books, locally sourced toiletries and free included Wi-Fi. Also included are binoculars, so you can make the most of the view and even spot a migrating whale or two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Newfoundland Suite

These suites are for up to two guests and are located on either the 3rd and 4th floors; each offering different magnificent views of the rocky coastline and Atlantic Ocean. All rooms feature bold, contemporary and handmade furnishings, wood stoves, heated wooden floors as well as walk-in showers (4th floor) or shower and bath (3rd floor), robes, slippers, books, locally sourced toiletries and free included Wi-Fi. Also included are binoculars, so you can make the most of the view and even spot a migrating whale or two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Fogo Island Family Suite

Fogo Island Family Suites are perfect for families of up to four guests. Each suite is as spectacular and varied as Fogo Island itself and offers panoramic views of the dramatic coastline and Atlantic Ocean. All rooms feature bold, contemporary and handmade furnishings, wood stoves, heated wooden floors as well as a bath tub, walk-in shower, robes, slippers, books, locally sourced toiletries and free included Wi-Fi. Also included are binoculars, so you can make the most of the view and even spot a migrating whale or two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Fogo Island Inn

Food & Drink

Dining at Fogo Island is truly a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience, with an ever-changing menu depending on the seven distinct seasons and is consistently a celebration of the island.

The Kitchen Collective take inspiration from traditional outport cuisine and work around the clock to create inspired dishes with local ingredients harvested from island’s peaty soils, salt-sprayed shorelines and wild-berry patches. Everything coming out of the Inn’s first-floor kitchen is house made: from caribou sausages and pickled quail eggs, to grainy mustards, and berry-jewelled breakfast scones.

The Inn is a non-tipping social enterprise with pricing for rooms, food, and alcohol all being inclusive of a 15% contribution to the staff bonus pool.

Dining Room Restaurant

One of the Inn’s most iconic spaces, the Dining Room features a dramatic vaulted ceiling, distinctive chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows with unparalleled vistas of sunsets and storms, icebergs bobbing in the waves or even front-row views of whales breaching offshore. It is the perfect setting to enjoy the exceptionally creative dishes created by the Kitchen using only the finest locally-sourced ingredients.

Bar & Lounge

Gather in lounge’s intimate and cosy space, with wood-burning fires, ideal for catching up and sharing tales with other guests before and after dinner. The bar features a signature line of new Newfoundland cocktails which play off of longstanding traditions and combine them with new techniques. The Inn’s beverage team are constantly dreaming up new creations using the flavours of the Island: garnishes such as Fogo Island berries, juniper-infused syrup, and dried wildflower petals are often ready at hand. The bar carries almost any spirit you can imagine, including Newfoundland Screech, and cocktails can often be found shaken or stirred over iceberg ice depending on the season.