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“A perfect place to discover Forillion Parc”

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Motel du Haut Phare
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Gaspe
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Motel du Haut Phare a couple of weeks ago, and were very happy with out choice. The room we stayed in was spacious, comfortable and clean and its interior was cozy (it had recently been renovated).

The location of the motel is ideal: it faces the sea and a stretch of beach where you enjoy long walks (and maybe a swim if the temperature of the water and the weather permits, end of August was chilly for us). The beach is on the opposite side of the street, but the view from the motel is nonetheless beautiful.

The motel is also across the charming lighthouse. I would generally recommend staying in Cap-des-Rosiers. It is a great base to discover the Forillion Park (10 minutes by car to the north entrance and 20 to the south one). Cap-des-Rosiers is a small village, full of charm and tranquil.

The owner recommended a couple of places for lunch/dinner (both outside Cap-des-Rosiers) and both were very good: The cafe of Anse-au-Griffon's cultural centre (20 minutes by car) and Le Baleinier in Cap aux Os (also 20 minutes by car). The fish and seafood were a delight.

We are definitely coming back to explore Gaspe again, and wouldn't want to stay anywhere other than le Motel du Haut Phare.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

My husband and I spent two nights at the Motel, exploring the Park Forillon. It was a perfect place to come home to. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. There is a table with two chairs at the window, and the view is amazing. You feel like you are at the end of the world. We were there for the full moon- it was incredible. The owner Alain, who was very friendly and accommodating, made a fire every night, so we got to sit outside, with a glass of wine, and enjoy the moonlight on the water. We socialized around the fire, and met a group of travelers from Switzerland. For breakfast you help yourself to toast, cereal and coffee. It's nothing fancy, but surely enough get you started. The food out on the peninsula in general is not so great. We brought our own lunch fixings, for picnics in the park, and only went out for dinner. I look forward to returning to Motel Du Haut Phare some day. It is a special place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

As many TA reviewers already mentioned and posted their beautiful photos, this motel has the best view of arguably the whole Gaspe region. On the left, there lies the tallest lighthouse in Canada. Then you can see the sea and gaspe, "end of the land" peninsula. Forillon National park, North entrance is only 1 mile away. Best of all, this motel is facing all amazing features described above and everybody must be happy when they lift the curtain of the room.
- Just a brief geographic fact, there are many small, picturesque villages in Gaspe peninsula. Sign board will mention something like "Gaspe (Cap-des-Rosier)" or other different village names. At least this motel is easy to find because of the landmark "lighthouse."
- This place might not be the cheapest but owner provided a lot of first class service including cable TV, fast internet, comfy leather chairs in the room. Good size room although bathroom is a bit crowded but hot water is available all the time. Again, do not forget that it is a very remote area and there is no restaurant in this village. At least some gas stations near this place but you should definitely bring your own food or make arrangement with owner for something like lobster grill in front of your room with fire place. Another good idea might be to eat your lunch or dinner while visiting bigger places like gaspe (proper) or Perce. Otherwise nearest restaurant from this place is 10 minutes drive on each direction of highway 132.
- You might be able to find some cheap motels at the edge of Gaspe region as I saw several ads on the street. But view is definitely better here. In the same village of Cap-des-Rosier, there are some motels facing west and might be good to see sunset but all you can see is "sea." Another thing is they may not speak English. Our host,Alain can be the resource person and can even help you with reservation for snorkeling, whale watch (I don't think that is a good idea).

Only suggestion: skip the limited breakfast or let visitors take some limited items when office is open on evening before. Food won't otherwise available until 7:30 AM. When I was in Alaska under same situation with one man running the motel, he made coffee and leave fridge full of cold bagels, milk and bread at 5AM and we were happy to grab whatever we want before going to the national park there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

What a great gateway to Forillon. Stand outside the motel and face front-- bay, cliffs, seals, seabirds.... face left-- tallest lighthouse in Canada seabirds... face right-- mountains. Comfortable rooms, great host, good breakfast--eat it at the picnic tables facing front. Forillon is lovely. Food in the area is not. Buy a barbecue chicken in Gaspe and do as for breakfast-- picnic tables face front.

Room Tip: Room 5 is new with great woodwork and spectacular view.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Natal3946, Propriétaire at Motel du Haut Phare, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2013

Thank you very much for such a good comment, I'm so happy that you have enjoyed, hopefully we see again some day.

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We wanted a place near to Park Forillon on our trip through the Gaspesie. The "season" had not yet started and so the Cap was barely open for business. However, Alain graciously accomodated us and made us very comfortable. He is doing a nice job restoring this property and has stocked the rooms with everything a guest might need. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Natal3946, Propriétaire at Motel du Haut Phare, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2013

Thank you very much Susan et Michel for such a good comment, I'm so happy that you have enjoyed, hopefully we see again some day.

Alain

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We had a clean, reasonably spacious room with kitchenette. The included breakfast is fine, but not really worth mentioning. The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. What is absolutely memorable of this place is the view from the room. We spent our evening on the terrace in front of the room, overlooking the lighthouse and the cliffs, watching whales playing in the sea. Not the cheapest motel ever (all the motels in the area have roughly the same price), but the view made it well worth it. Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

I spent two nights here with a friend in October. the motel is in a fabulous location right across from a beautiful beach and the Cap des Rosiers lighthouse. Location wise it could not be better. The owner, Alain, was charming and very helpful. the facilities were excellent, all that one needed. clean, spacious and comfortable. i had two double beds in my room, good ensuite bathroom, tea/coffee making equipment, flatscreen TV, table and chairs and lots of towels. Breakfast is included. lots of information, guidebooks and maps available. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: all rooms overlook the beach so any will do.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel du Haut Phare

Address: 1334 Route 132 Cap-Des-Rosiers, Gaspe, Quebec G4X 6H3, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Gaspesie Region > Gaspe
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Gaspe
Price Range: £63 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel du Haut Phare 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Motel Du Haut Phare is one of the most marvellous places to stay in Gaspe. Our motel is located in the very heart of the Gaspe peninsula, at the gateway to the village of Cap-Des-Rosiers and Forillon National Park just where the International Appalachian Trail draws to an end... One of the loveliest places in the province of Quebec. Here you can always expect a warm hospitality and we will do everything to make people comfortable, your host Alain. ... more   less 
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