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“The better place to be”
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Cafe Chez Sam
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Rhein-Neckar-Raum
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“The better place to be”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

If you prefer an individual experience to joining the tourists crowds, then forget Tadoussac and go to Baie Sainte Catherine instead! Just across the Saguenay river from Tadoussac, it's much smaller and quieter - and Café and Auberge Chez Sam are making it even more pleasant. Both the café and the B&B have a slightly improvised charm, everything is made with the owner's own hands and much love. We spent two nights in a room with a perfect view on the St. Lawrence (in fact, it's difficult to find a place in Sainte Catherine where you can't see the St. Lawrence), enjoying the good home-made food cooked by Sonja that was much better than everything that a Tadoussac restaurant would provide.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Well in this part there is not much choice.
Is either them or cross the street and the other.
Sam was cheaper, so the choice was easy. They basically do everything.

- Receptionist ticked
- Need to book whale watching tickets. They do that too ... ticked
- Need something to eat, they do a restaurant. He serves, she cooks... ticked
- Room cleaning service, done too... ticked ticked ticked ticked... ;-)

One man and woman show to run the whole place. Wonder woman and superman lives there !

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Chez Sam is one of those places that stick to your memory, no matter how many hotels you have seen from the in- and outside. We found this place by chance when we were looking for a place to stay in Baie Sainte-Catherine, after having checked various B&Bs. From the outside, the place looks like I would expect the place the song Hotel California from the Eagles is about. When you look through the dusty windows, you see a bunch of odd tidbit and a colourful arrangement of furniture that is quite curious. What makes the place so special are the people that are running it.
The hosts and their friend made our stay a wonderful experience, their stories, their warmness and their musical performance (which we spontaneously joined in with our guitar) provided for a great evening that made us feel welcome, almost at home.
The place is no 5-star hotel, no doubt about it. The rooms are simple but arranged/furnished in the same loving way the whole place is put together, with a lot of funny details, chamber pot included. At night, the hosts are preparing creative food in the open kitchen which smelled excellent (we did not have the opportunity to have dinner, but the other guests said the food was absolutely delicious).
If you make it to Baie St.-Catherine/Tadoussac, do not miss out on this experience...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Very few times I felt like writing a review of a hotel, but I was very impress by the warm and gentle service we had received at Chez Sam Hotel & Restorant. The rooms were nice and very clean, the food at the restaurant was very good and the service super. When we had to leave, we were so sad that we almost changed the planning of all the trip to stay a bit longer.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cafe Chez Sam
Address: 300 rue Leclerc, Baie Sainte-Catherine, Quebec G0T 1A0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Baie Sainte-Catherine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Baie Sainte-Catherine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Cafe Chez Sam 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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