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Auberge Gouverneur Shawinigan
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Shawinigan
Ottawa, Canada
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129 reviews
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“Our first visit in Shawinigan”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We bought a package to spend a night in the Auberge des gouverneurs in Shawinigan. For $172 each plus taxes we had the accommodation, dinner, breakfast, the visit of 2 museums, the visit of La Cité de l'Énergie plus the night show Amos D'Aragon. It was a good package and the buffets were tasty with a nice variety of items. A plus, the Auberge is facing the river in the centre of the city. It was very easy to visit the museum and La Cité de L'Énergie. We enjoyed the night show protected from the rain. Our hotel rooms were ok but nothing more. In general the furniture and carpets in the hotel are old and faded. Our rooms were in the back and quiet. The bed was a queensize bed. A room with a kingsize bed would have cost a lot more money. Our friends'room smelled of smoke even though all rooms are none smoking. Luckily we could open the windows. In general we thought the package deal was good. It was our first visit to an electrical power house and we learned things.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Stayed for 1 night and I am not sure how other hotels compare in the area. The room we had was ok but had that old smoky or humid scent. Corridors are pretty much the same. The furniture is also outdated. The towels were coming apart, I can't remember seeing that in any other hotel I've ever been in. The restaurant was good, nothing fancy. They have a pretty complete buffet breakfast that wasn't included in the price of the room. The location is very good on the waterfront with nearby restaurants and other attractions. Service was good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

There aren't a lot of choices for hotels in Shawinigan. This one proved adequate but like most hotels much depends on which room you end up in. As it turned out we got a decent one at the back of the hotel that was clean and mostly in good repair (a few cracks in the plaster in the bathroom here and there). Strangely, in this particular room there was no place to hang clothes. No closet, no wardrobe. What do business guests with suits do? Where do people hang their coats in the winter? I asked at the front desk and was told that wardrobes would be added to those rooms in the near future.

We ate breakfast the two days we were there at the hotel's La Marmite restaurant. The breakfast buffet had a good selection and the quality was decent.

The nicest aspect of our stay was the hotel's proximity to the St. Maurice river, which is right across the street. We watched a canoe club holding races on the river one night. This probably happens often there since the dock the canoeists used seems built for this purpose and there is parking specifically for them beside the hotel. In the small park beside the river there are several tributes to great canoists of the past and a "sculpture" with a canoe embedded in it. Canoeing is indeed a popular sport in Shawinigan! As small as it is the park also holds two war memorials, one of them the Monument des Braves.

As previously stated there are plenty of restaurants nearby. We ate one night at the Sushi Taxi, where we had vegetarian sushi and General Tao chicken, all of it quite good.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel over the Christmas Holidays. The room smelt like sewage, loud neighbours, no elevator, old and loud in room heaters (kept us up at night), poorly designed washroom, no appropriate shower head, uncooked chicken from room service, pool area not well kept.

The staff was pleasant....

Do not stay at this Hotel!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Ottawa, Ontario
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

We attended a two day conference and therefore, we were there for three nights. The room was a little small but clean. The air conditionning system was somewhat tempermental. There was a strange smell (sewers) in the hallway. The staff was a little stiff at the front desk. Smiles cost extra I believe. The rooms were nice and quiet. The breakfast was included in the price, but the food, for all three mornings, was cold (eggs, hashbrowns, bacon). We had one supper there and it was ok but not great. Overall, we were a little disappointed and glad to go home.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Montreal canada
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We went with our family of 12 for 2 nights at the Auberge des Gouverneurs in Shawinigan.It's not a great Hotel but the rooms were okay.We had a suite for my son and family of 6 but no separate bedrooms the 3 beds in the same room.We had a buffet meal the 1 st night which was ordinary. a good variety but nothing spectacular The reason we went to Shawinigan was to see Amos D'Aragon spectacle which was great

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We slept there and the hotel was sold-out because of a major sporting event in the area. Prices had been generously raised because of that fact and the only other option, a Comfort inn, was also sold-out.

Pros: hotel is located on the waterfront in a nice area and staff was very good and efficient even if the hotel was full, free & fast Wi-Fi.

Cons: room was small and showed its age - did not smell very fresh neither. From looking at other rooms, some were definitely updated but not ours. The bathroom was really below par - old counter, shower only, no towel rack, paint peeling - not a pretty sight. Had a hard time with the air conditioning as it was noisy and the fan settings were slow to respond + a small 20 in. TV made things look pretty old. The indoor pool was also kind of big wading pool, not being deeper than probably than 3 ft.

I would consider returning there but not in that type of room and not at a premium price on top of that.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Auberge Gouverneur Shawinigan
Address: 1100 Promenade du Saint-Maurice, Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1L8, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Shawinigan
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Shawinigan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Auberge Gouverneur Shawinigan 3*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located across the Cité de l'Énergie, the Auberge Gouverneur and Centre de Congrès Shawinigan offers breathtaking and spectacular views over the theme park and the St-Maurice River. An unforgettable holiday awaits you in the Mauricie region. Relax in an incomparable natural setting while enjoying services that are on the cutting edge of technology. ... more   less 
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