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Motel le Vacancier
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This adorable little hotel is perched on a cliff over looking the vast Saint Lawrence river. Panoramic views from the cozy deck behind each bungalow or from the picture window in the motel units. We just loved it here, and stayed an extra night. The rooms are nothing fancy, but the location makes up for it. A comment from a happy couple in the bungalow next door summed it up: they were sipping a glass of wine on their private deck facing the river view, when we walked by. They looked at us and said, "on est bien ici...." which means, all is well here....An added bonus was the hotel's restaurant which has one whole side glass to see out. The food was very good. The "table d'hote" was 3 courses for a very reasonable price. One night we had local salmon caught in the river, and another night local trout. The front desk ladies were so friendly and jolly that they had us feeling welcome right away. We stayed there to be near the boats which take you up the fjord. They had an excellent deal where you got a night 1/2 price when you bought a ticket through them. since the boats leave from nearby Taddousak, most people stay there. We looked around, but there was no lodging in Taddousak with the view we had!

Room Tip: The bungalows are fun !
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Nothing fancy about the room, but it does have a great view. There are glider chairs and a walkway down to the Beach. Not really a beach for swimming, but... The managers speak English. The rooms are clean. I could not get WiFi in the room itself. Had to sit outside.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the bay.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

A perfect location. We requested a room with a view of the water, and had the best with a small balcony. It was the last night in the season but they were very accomodating. The room was clean with a large bathroom but no real luxuries to it. The heating was fine but felt that the overhead heater lamp was a little bit pre-historic and unnecessary. The TV belonged in a museum but we weren't there to watch it. There was direct access to the beach below and in the summer would be a wonderful spot to stop off.

Noise from the road traffic could be heard through the night but was not too intrusive. Breakfast was adequate. The restaurant was closed but the cafe/B&B across the road was doing a roaring trade. The whale watching trip was only 1 kilometre down the road but by leaving the curtains open I was able to see a whale from the bed.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view and away from the road.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed here only for 3 days.Great location and great view, the room are small and basic but very cossy and very clean,plenty of towels who are changed every day ,you have everything you need in the bathroom like soap, sampoon and hair dryer ,the staff is very profesional and very nice ,they speak english and they are always wiling to help you ,the wifi is avalabile in the lobby and in the restaurant,the food is amazing,they have a young chef very talented, the taste and the presentation of food is like 5 stars.For as it was a very pleasent experience and i will recommend this hotel to our friends.

Room Tip: room 55 has a balcony with view on the st-lawrence.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We stayed at the chalets in peak season in August. On the positive side they are in a loveley location but really they are just campsite cabins that should be charged at £50 a night, not double that. They are samll and basic with a telly that came from the 60's and no wifi as promised.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We were grateful that this motel had a cottage available as the original motel we booked had somehow lost our reservation. The owner of motel le vacancier was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed in a very clean small cottage like building, that was divided into three rooms. Our room was in the middle. That meant we could hear everything on either side. I could even hear the man next door using the washroom. I could even hear when our neighbors on either side were having a shower or flushing the toilet. At least we had running water! The bed was hard, but the bedding was very clean. You can hear the traffic clearly as we were right next to the highway, but eventually it slowed down. The views were beautiful, ...right near the water and close to the whale watching cruise. The restaurant was pretty good too. They didn't have much in the way of perks, such as. Soap, hair dryer or alarm clock, no fans or a/c, but the temperature would drop at night. We appreciated the accommodations and the assistance and enjoyed the views.

Room Tip: Choose something that is close to the water, nothing near the highway.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

We stayed here on a family vacation. Great view of the St. Lawrence with access to the beach. Rooms and bathrooms need updated. A short drive up the road to a free ferry that takes you into Tadousacc.

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Additional Information about Motel le Vacancier

Address: 329 Route 138, Baie Sainte-Catherine, Quebec G0T 1A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Baie Sainte-Catherine
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Baie Sainte-Catherine
Price Range: £67 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel le Vacancier 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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