Exceptional hotels: sleeping in an old church

Sleeping in an old church in Newfoundland
A jacuzzi under church windows © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
A jacuzzi under church windows © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

 


We already got to know some interesting places to stay overnight on our travels, but that was something new: in Cupids, Newfoundland, you can sleep in an old church - or rather, in a bed and breakfast that is housed in a former church building. On our Newfoundland trip last year, before our tour, we had expected that we would stay in some simple and unusual accommodations there, but we hadn't come across an old church.

 

Our bed under the church roof © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Our bed under the church roof © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

 

The Cupids Haven B&B in the town of the same name only about an hour's drive north of St. John's turned out to be such. When we asked our way to our place to stay, we were kindly sent off with the words: “Just drive to the end of the street. You will find the Bed and Breakfast there. ”We followed this advice and came to a parking lot in front of a church, from which there was only a gravel road. "It can't be," I said to Petar. “This is a church.” And we walked around the church towards the gravel road. But it looked so wild that it could hardly mean the "end of the street" to which we had been sent. So we turned around and looked around the other side of the church. And indeed: there was a sign that clearly proved it: the church itself was our overnight stay in Cupids.

 

Bathing under the stained glass window © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Bathing under the stained glass window © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

 

We entered our accommodation through the former side door of the church and ended up at a small reception desk, behind which was a simple restaurant. Our hostess led us straight to our "bridal suite", in which we were accommodated, one of the largest rooms in the pension. When we entered it, we were amazed: a luxurious jacuzzi for two generously occupied one of the corners of the room. In front of it was a comfortable armchair and a sofa that invited you to relax. And in the other corner of the room was the comfortable bed. Our room took up almost the entire length of the old church and offered us an incredible amount of space. The best thing about this accommodation, however, was the absolute silence that prevailed here at night. Through the windows we could see the starry sky that glittered above us, and we felt like we were in the seventh heaven in our sheltered accommodation.

Source: own research with the kind support of Tourism Newfoundland

 Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photo: © Copyright by Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Exceptional hotels: sleeping in an old church

3 thoughts too "Exceptional hotels: sleeping in an old church"

  1. If the windows were not, you could keep that smooth for a normal accommodation, right? But I suspect that it can not be denied from the outside ... ;-) LG, Elke

    1. Unfortunately this does not seem to be the case in the photos, but the breakfast room was located in the former sanctuary and the buffet in the apse. Our room took the entire church length - huge!

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