10 of the best: rooms with a view - 4 Canada: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn, Newfoundland
The view: Stunning seascape panorama from an isolated island at the northern tip of Newfoundland with migrating whales and icebergs drifting along “Iceberg Alley” just offshore.
The room: 10 rooms in two houses next to a now-automated lighthouse are simply furnished with shared bathrooms and locally-made furniture.
The hotel: Reached by a 45-minute boat trip from the mainland, close to the L’Anse aux Meadows Viking settlement, it was once the lighthouse keepers’ cottages. Guests enjoy home-made traditional suppers, and there is no TV or telephones.
Stay: Windows on the Wild (www.windowsonthewild.com) offers Quirpon on Newfoundland tours.