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Centrally-located with clean rooms, some concerns with no in-room fridge

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to the bus station and Lac St. Jean
  • The hotel's clean and comfortable rooms were enjoyed by several reviewers
  • Several lodgers complimented the helpful and courteous staff
Cons
  • A few guests complained of outdated rooms with no mini-fridge
  • Noise transfer was reported by a couple reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from Highway 169 in downtown Alma, the Notre Hotel is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require a centrally-located hotel with easy highway access and an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 30 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a desk. The hotel also offers a business centre, meeting/banquet space, vending machines and free parking. Le Coq Roti in located on site and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not offered, and pets are permitted for an additional $50 per stay.

Plaza 1 d'Alma offers shopping just a 1-minute walk down the street, while C├ęgep D'Alma is about a 10-minute walk southwest of the hotel. Alma Auditorium is roughly a 5-minute drive southward, and Alma Airport (YTF) is an 8-minute drive south. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $50/stay, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 19, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise offered towards the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to the bus station, several restaurants, shopping, Alma River, bars, a church and Lac St. Jean.

Several guests praised their accommodations at this hotel. They described their room as clean, spacious and comfortable, with a functional layout. However, a few guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).

The hotel's staff received several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as courteous, smiling and helpful.

One guest also stated the hotel provided good value for money.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

While the majority of reviewers described their accommodations as clean and comfortable, a few complaints were made about the rooms. Guests reported outdated decor, a stained carpet, a hard mattress and the lack of a mini-fridge.

Noise transfer was reported by a couple of lodgers. These guests mentioned being able to hear guests in rooms overhead, as well as people arguing in the hallways.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 16 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 6 Alma B&B and Inns with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 19, 2013 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Alma

Rated 7.4/10 based on 184 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 3 hotels in Alma

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Location
Map Marker Notre Hotel
450 Sacre Coeur Ouest, Alma, QC