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Auberge La Rocaille

6.8 | Fair
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Along Highway 153, pet friendly, free breakfast, bilingual staff, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests complimented the hotel's friendly and bilingual staff
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by several lodgers
  • Several reviewers praised the hotel's tranquil setting and proximity to the highway and La Mauricie National Park
Cons
  • A few guests reported no in-room coffeemakers and dated decor
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 21, 2013
Overview
Located along Highway 153 and about a 9-minute drive from Shawinigan's city centre, Auberge La Rocaille is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a pet-friendly hotel with a free breakfast, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a private bathroom and a hair dryer. Rooms with a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a living area with a sofabed and a jetted tub are also available. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and all rooms are non-smoking.

The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a dance floor for rental, a free continental breakfast and free parking. A restaurant and bar is available for group reservations only and small dogs or cats (on leashes only) are permitted free of charge.

La Plaza De La Mauricie is about an 8-minute drive from the hotel, while Club de Golf Grand Mere can be found 5 minutes away by car. La Mauricie National Park and Trois-Rivieres Airport (YRQ) are both roughly a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, small leashed pets free of charge, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 7, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as responsive, friendly, bilingual and welcoming.

The hotel's lodgings were enjoyed by several reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, comfortable, quiet, spacious and well maintained. It should be noted, however, that a few travellers had complaints about their accommodations (see below).

Several patrons complimented the hotel's location. They described it as easy to find, tranquil and peaceful, as well as close to highway access and La Mauricie National Park.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's accommodations.

Although the majority of lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable accommodations, a few guests criticized their rooms. They reported old TVs, small rooms, no in-room coffeemaker or fridges in some rooms and dated decor.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 42 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 2 Grand Mere hotels with an average rating of 2 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 80% recommendation rate from 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 7, 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.
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Map Marker Auberge La Rocaille
1851, 5e Avenue, Grand Mere, QC