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Hotel Paulin
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Caraquet
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

This hotel built in 1891 is decorated to the nines. The rooms are not large reflecting the original style but are comfortable. There is extensive use of wood for wainscotting and it has an old time feel with squeaky floors and steps. There was no coffee maker in the room nor a small fridge. The location is a bit away from the new centre of the town. It seems a bit stranded where it is. The neighbourhood does not reflect the hotel's period. The host was gracious. We did not eat here. While it is a nicely kept hotel the cost per room seemed a little high based on others we have stayed in during a trip through Gaspe to PEI.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We recently stayed at Hotel Paulin for one night, and were pleasantly surprised! It's approximately 10 mins to "Village Acadien". We were given the key to our room by an employee and were not escorted to our room. But other than that, our stay was wonderful. The hotel is very old, but has had several updates and is absolutely stunning! After a long day of visiting, we enjoyed a bottle of wine in the backyard while admiring the amazing view of the water. It should be noted that we asked the owner if it was acceptable to bring our own wine as opposed to buying a bottle from the bar. He had absolutely no problem with that! We did not dine in the restaurant; therefore, we are unable to comment on the food. We would definitely stay again!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed at this inn for two nights. The standard room on the second floor was fine (small, clean, nicely decorated, good central air-con) but the highlight was the dinner...a relaxed, four-course meal featuring fresh local ingredients beautifully prepared. I enjoyed an asparagus-fiddlehead soup, salad that framed a variety of New Brunswick cheeses, a tender rack of lamb cooked perfectly, and strawberry shortcake that was like summer on a plate! My dinner companions were enthusiastic about their meals as well. Karen was careful about food sensitivities in the group, and Gerard was informative and attentive. The cost of the meal was very reasonable. How refreshing not to pay touristy premiums!

One minor suggestion to the innkeepers: the pile of decorative pillows on the beds are a nuisance and create a storage problem in a smallish room. Otherwise, thanks for a wonderful stay!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We spent three nights here while visiting nearby friends. The hotel itself is quite old, with the creaking floors to prove it. However, the rooms are modern and attractively decorated. Although we were given the option of the Luxury King Waterfront Suite, which we had booked, the air conditioning was not working on the third floor. Instead we settled in to a suite on the second floor. Probably better, as we didn't have so many stairs to climb. The suite had a very comfortable king-size bed covered in pillows and a plush duvet as well as a blanket. Then there was a step down to a separate area with a day bed and a regular sofa. The bathroom was a bit small (apparently they are much bigger on the third floor). The TV had lots of channels, WIFI was free, lots of parking, lots of comfortable places to sit, inside and out. Sunset was gorgeous. The only meal we ate in the hotel was continental breakfast on the first morning. It was good but rather meagre - fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee and toast and jam for $9.00 each plus 13% tax. We also don't care for shampoo and soap out of dispensers and went to Dollarama to buy our own. Antiques are well and good but I have a problem with dresser drawers that don't open easily. Note that the hotel is not on the waterfront, there is an expansive lawn and another home between the hotel and the water. Finally at $249 a night plus 13% tax, this seems like a rather pricey place to stay (we really didn't consider any place else).

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

It was odd reading the bad reviews for this place and trying to square them with our experience. Gerard was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us to our room. It was beautiful, at the top of he house with views out over the ocean. Every room is a mini suite, with lots of room, immaculately clean and very comfortable. The bed in our room was enormous and really comfortable. We had ordered dinner for 7pm and Karen was lovely and friendly when we arrived downstairs. She is lively and vivacious and keen to share with you details about your upcoming feast. Ours included hand picked local ferns, picked before the fronds have a chance to unfurl and the main ingredient in the soup, delicious! Tiny prawns sourced from local fishermen when in season and frozen without being brined to preserve the taste and size, a main component in the Asian inspired salad course, delicious. Locally sourced rack of lamb, cooked to perfection and served with among other things, local, hand picked chanterelle mushrooms. I'd like to have been able to tell you about the dessert, but at this point we were full as badgers, so we had to pass. There is a good wine list and again Karen is very knowledgeable. We declined breakfast in the morning, still being full from the night before so I can't comment. We had a lovely stay at the Paulin and stay again without hesitation.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

We were looking for a place to stay while driving the Acadian coastal route and found Hotel Paulin through Trip Advisor. Could not have been any happier with our stay. Karen and Gerard were pleasant warm hearted inn keepers. They had roasted a pig for an event earlier that day and even though they had had a busy day and the dining room was closed by the time we arrived, Karen kindly served us a wonderful meal. The inn is beautiful, rooms reminded me of my favourite Fairmont hotels, very elegant and clean. A most pleasant stay!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank 19wen
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Spent one night here as we travelled the Acadian Coast. It is a lovely old hotel that has been in the Paulin family for three generations. Karen was very pleasant and accommodating on the phone when I called to book. Monsieur Paulin greeted us on arrival and was friendly and personable. We were delighted with our room which was very comfortable with the most comfy bed we have encountered for a while. The best part was dinner, presumably cooked by Karen, though we never got chance to meet her in person. Breakfast the next morning was also delicious. The location is very convenient for a tour of the Acadian Peninsula and also the Acadian Historic village, both of which I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 143 St-Pierre Blvd W, Caraquet, New Brunswick E1W 1B6, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Caraquet
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Caraquet
Price Range: £52 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Paulin 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Critically acclaimed by New York Times and Le Figaro Magazine. A seaside boutique-hotel on Baie des Chaleurs, New Brunswick, Canada. Operated by 3rd and 4th generations of Paulins, owners, Gerard Paulin and Karen Mersereau offer exclusive personalized services. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, private beach, golf, adventure and spa packages. Renowned cuisine specializing in local fresh seafood and artisan products. Table d'hote presents such delicacies as steamed lobsters in Champagne. Open year round. Offers winter adventures. ... more   less 
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Paulin Hotel Caraquet

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