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Placentia has a long history dating back to the 16th century fishing industry.  The French called the town Plaisance. Originally the French controlled most of Newfoundland until 1713's Treaty of Utrecht, at which time the Placentia Bay settlements fell under British rule.  During the 18th and 19th centuries, Placentia was made home by Irish immigrants.

Placentia offers many outdoor activities, including: swimming, fishing, bird-watching, hiking, kayaking, ATVs and more.  Placentia's official borders include Jerseyside, Freshwater, Dunville and Argentia.  Placentia has archaeological sites, museums (specifically the O'Reilly House and Castle Hill)

Placentia is located about 130 km (81 mi.) from St. John's.  Argentia provides ferry links from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia

Placentia accommodations include hotels, motels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts.

Placentia Accommodations Listings

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Castle Landing Guest Home
16 Larkin Drive, Highway 100
Our Placentia guest home is a beautifully restored Presentation Convent featuring 9 guest rooms each with their own private ensuite. Our uniquely furnished guest rooms/apartment to ensure your stay combines the comfort of home with comfortable and friendly surroundings. All rooms include private bathrooms with shower (some with bathtubs), plus many other amenities. Website
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Harold Hotel
P.O. Box 142, Freshwater
Our Placentia hotel features first class dining facilities featuring a full breakfast menu from 8am - 11am. Our fully licensed dining room can accommodate 80 patrons. We're open from 7am to 9:45pm daily, but our delicious pizza is served until 12 midnight - ice machine - fax, photocopy services. Our on-site pub features includes a pool table, juke box, cable TV and VLT machines. Website
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Rosedale Manor B&B Inn
40 Orcan Drive
Our heritage waterfront Placentia bed and breakfast has a private guest dining and sitting areas and a pastry chef host. Be prepared for a comfortable restful sleep, elegant surroundings, and gourmet food. All the rooms have local artwork and high quality furniture, hand crafted in Newfoundland. Enjoy comfortable beds, with 100% cotton sheets, cotton blankets and locally handcrafted quilts. Website
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Fleur De Sel Vacation Home Long Term Placentia 12 O'Keefe St
Fitzgerald's Pond Park RV/Camping Argentia Route 100
Northeast Arm Motel Hotel Dunville P.O. Box 542

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