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Friendly staff and central locale, minor concerns about lack of air conditioning

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their efficiency and friendliness
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's central location
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and quiet rooms
Cons
  • A couple of guests mentioned the hotel does not have air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 25, 2013
Overview
Located along Highway 199 on Grindstone Island (Île du Cap aux Meules) and about a 4-minute drive from the nearest ferry terminal, the Auberge Madeli is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with on-site dining along the highway.

This non-smoking seaside hotel's guest rooms and suites each offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a fan and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king bed or one queen bed with a sofabed, while king suites also provide mini-fridge and a sitting area with a sofabed. Please note the hotel does not provide air conditioning.

Hotel amenities include meeting/conference space, business centre, vending machines, bowling, billiards, a souvenir shop, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Le Patio Restaurant is located on site and serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted, and wheelchair-accessible rooms are not offered.

Cinema Cyrco is roughly a 2-minute drive southwest of the hotel, while Club De Golf Des Iles can be found 7 minutes away by car. Centre D'Achats Place Des Iles offers shopping a 4-minute drive southwest and Iles De La Madeleine Airport (YGR) is about a 10-minute drive northeastward. The island's ferry is only 2 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 22, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many guests complimented the hotel's staff. They were characterized as friendly, attentive, efficient and helpful in offering restaurant suggestions.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers. They found it to be central and easy to find, as well as close to the ferry terminal, restaurants and shopping.

Several lodgers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean and quiet with comfortable beds.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of comments about the hotel's lack of air conditioning.

A couple of reviewers mentioned there were no air conditioning units in their rooms. It should be noted however, that the rooms do provide fans, and that these guests were not complaining but simply mentioning the fact that air conditioners were not provided.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 7 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 4 Ile du Cap aux Meules hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 22, 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 Iles De La Madeleine

Rated 8.3/10 based on 68 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 3 hotels in Iles De La Madeleine

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Map Marker Auberge Madeli Inn
485 Principal Road, Iles De La Madeleine, QC