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Hotel-Motel Castel de la Mer

8.9 | Very Good
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Praised for friendly staff, reasonable rates & good location, high guest ratings

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 25, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated on Highway 362 and is about a 4-minute drive south of the town centre area. Offering convenient highway access and few on-site amenities, this property is well suited for guests looking to explore the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a table and chairs, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select rooms also include hardwood floors. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A buffet breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 10 am on weekends and from 7 am to 10:30 am on weekends for an additional fee of $3.50 per person. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

P'tit Bonheur Art Gallery is a 4-minute walk away, while the Charlevoix Museum is 6 minutes away on foot. The Murray Bay Golf Course is 2 minutes away by car, while the Casino de Charlevoix is a 3-minute drive away. Access to Highway 138 is a 5-minute drive away, while the Port De Refuge Cap-à-l'Aigle is 10 minutes away by car. 

The Charlevoix Airport (YML) is about a 20-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 27, 2014: Pet policy and wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described enjoyable stays at this hotel and thought that the room rates were reasonable.

The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while a couple of reviewers added that their rooms were spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing area highways, while a few reviewers found restaurants and the casino nearby.

A couple of reviewers appreciated the on-site breakfast and thought that the breakfast price was affordable.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. 

However, several guests complained about noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms and described hearing footsteps, plumbing noises and conversations.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 75% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 14 hotels in La Malbaie, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 52 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9.1 out of 10, based on 118 guest reviews. 

The author called the hotel on February 27, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.9
Very Good
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2 / out of 11
hotels in La Malbaie

Rated 8.9/10 based on 298 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 11 hotels in La Malbaie

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Map Marker Hotel-Motel Castel de la Mer
1125 Richelieu, La Malbaie, QC