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Hotel-Motel Castel de la Mer
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in La Malbaie
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal
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64 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good hotel in excellent location, at a very decent price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Don't be fooled by the ugly pinky-peachy color of the motel - visit a room before making a decision, which is what we did. We got a room on the second floor of one of the newer wing in the back. Room was big, clean, free wifi, and located just steps from a few good restaurants in the old village of Pointe-au-Pic, and about 5 min drive to the casino. The price was cheaper than expected, and very good continental breakfast is offered for $5C. For such a nice cheap hotel in such good location, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

I have read some of the reviews, but for the price, this hotel is great. Big room including well equipped kitchenette. Very clean. One review said it was "out of the way", but this hotel is where all the others are. It is like a motel so you can park your car close to your room. Non-smoking room which is very nice (but there are smoking rooms for smokers). Room has everything - a large bed, desk, drawers, closet, small table and chairs, TV, night table, kitchenette with everything, high speed wireless internet. I have a corner room which is nice.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Vancouver Island
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2010

I was the trip leader for a group of 22 cyclists. Our stop in La Malbaie came after a long cycling day with lots of hills. The staff was very accommodating, providing secure storage for our bikes and space for our pre-dinner map meeting. The proximity to many restaurants was another plus for cyclists. The rooms were very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Lisbon, Portugal
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

We stayed here for 1 night during our whale watching trip. The hotel is in a good location, near a great restaurant options.
The room was bigger than the evarage for a motel room but the walls are so, so, so, so thin that you can follow the conversations taking place in the other rooms. That's really bad because we had trouble falling asleep with all the noise from the near rooms.
The breakfast is a $4 buffet that i didn't understand why it's not icluded in the room rate.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Surrey
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123 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

I don’t understand why this hotel achieves number one on Tripadvisor, as I was rather disappointed by my one-night stay.

The hotel is easy to find on Highway 362 at Pointe-au-Pic, about ten minutes drive from downtown La Malbaie. As such, it’s some way out of the action, but there were a few cafes and restaurants nearby.

The hotel seems to have a main building and two annexes to the rear, where my room was. It was large, but fairly spartan and blandly furnished and decorated. The carpet was stained, the fridge buzzed and the bathroom light hummed. The walls were thin as well and I was disturbed by talking in the adjoining room. Toiletries and a coffee maker were provided but were fairly cheap in quality. My room was on the second floor – no elevator access, just a steep external metal staircase.

Staff were okay. There were no evening meals available, while breakfast was C$4 – so cheap that it might as well have been included in the room rate, or increased in price and a hot food option made available. As it was, it comprised a continental buffet of toast, jams, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, coffee etc – simple enough.

There are many accommodation options in La Malbaie and, next time, I’d want something more central and better quality.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Cantley, Qc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2010

While the room was looking great (looking as advertised on their website), we did not fully enjoy our stay here.
We requested a room with a view, but from where the hotel is located, the sea view is not that great. Mostly, we had the neon sign in our face. The hotel itself is pink, which I did not find quite appealing.

We had trouble sleeping, we could nearly follow the conversations taking place in the room beside us.
Also, the parking spaces are a bit tricky. The price was okayish, came up to $132 which is about half what you would pay for the Fairmont, but I would suggest instead to become a gold member there and to wait for a good deal instead of staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Maine
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

We stayed for two nights recently at Castel de la Mer and were very pleased. They were quite accommodating, as we had no advance reservations, and found rooms for us for two nights, even though they were quite busy. The rooms were extremely comfortable and surprisingly quiet, given the proximity to the road. Breakfast is a bargain and the all-you-can eat part worked very well for my husband, who has a big appetite. The dining room is very pleasant, with a lovely water view. All in all, a good experience and I would stay there again if I was in the area.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel-Motel Castel de la Mer

Property: Hotel-Motel Castel de la Mer
Address: 1125 Richelieu | Secteur Pointe-au-Pic, La Malbaie, Quebec G5A 2X8, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > La Malbaie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in La Malbaie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel-Motel Castel de la Mer 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, less than a kilometre from the casino, 28 very spacious air conditioned rooms with a small refrigerator, private balcony and high-speed Internet connection. Huge terrace with a view of the river. Whether you are attracted by its fabulous location or incredible value for the dollar, let Le Castel de la Mer help make your next stay in Charlevoix the most pleasant and relaxing ever. ... more   less 
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