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Auberge Ripplecove & Spa

8.5 | Very Good
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Guests praised views and room interiors, but some concerns about prices

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as well appointed
  • Many reviewers described pleasant views of the water and mountains from their rooms
  • The food served at the on-site restaurant was frequently praised by guests
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • A couple of reviewers enjoyed massages at the on-site spa
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were too expensive
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers found their rooms small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 16, 2014
Overview
This property is situated in a secluded area, overlooking Ripple Cove, and is about 4 minutes from the town centre of Ayer's Cliff. Offering rooms with jetted tubs and fireplaces and an on-site spa, this hotel is well suited for guests looking for a romantic getaway.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, an iPod dock, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a balcony, a fireplace and a jetted tub or claw-foot tub. Suites provide more spacious accommodations and also include sitting area, a balcony and a separate tub and shower. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

This property also offers three private chalets that accommodate up to six people and include a full kitchen, laundry facilities, luxury furnishings, a wood-burning fireplace and air conditioning. One cottage features a private boat dock, while another has a private heated pool.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. 

The on-site spa offers facials, body treatments and massage. Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and meeting space.

Access to Highway 55 is about 5 minutes away by car, while the town of Magog, Cep D’argent Vineyard and the Venise Golf Club are all about 17 minutes away by car. The Piggery Theatre is a 20-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 14, 2014: Free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, several aspects of this property were complimented.

The rooms were often described as well appointed, while some reviewers added that their rooms were clean and generally comfortable. Many reviewers praised the views of the mountains and lake from their rooms, while several guests said that the hotel provided a peaceful ambiance. One reviewer mentioned having a "completely magical view of the lake and very private, quiet property to share special moments"

The food at the on-site restaurant was frequently praised by guests and one reviewer said "the restaurant staff was particularly friendly and, combined with the great food on the menu, made for an exceptional dining experience." However, a few reviewers complained about the restaurant's prices (see below for more details). 

Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly and attentive service, while a couple of reviewers said that they enjoyed the massage services at the on-site spa.
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests thought that the room rates were expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent, while a couple of other reviewers found the prices at the on-site restaurant too expensive.

A few reviewers complained about hearing noise from neighbouring rooms and the halls. One guest said that he "could hear the conversation of the neighbours from the hallway".

A couple of guests found the rooms too small.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 82% of 11 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this inn #1 out of 4 B&B and inns in Ayer's Cliff, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 110 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 14, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 8.5/10 based on 80 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Ayer's Cliff

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Location
  • Sherbrooke Airport (40.6 km)
Map Marker Auberge Ripplecove & Spa
700 rue Ripplecove, Ayer's Cliff, QC