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Hotel Gouverneur Rimouski

6.7 | Fair
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Clean but dated Rimouski hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant and pet-friendly rooms

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, newspapers
  • Excellent location near shops, restaurants, the St. Lawrence river promenade, and the ferry terminal
  • Many guests found the staff friendly
  • Many reviewers enjoyed comfortable and spacious rooms
  • Several guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Some guests complained of dated decor and fixtures
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 21, 2015
Overview
Located on Highway 132 next to the St. Lawrence River in downtown Rimouski, the Hotel Gouverneur Rimouski is suited towards travellers who require a centrally-located hotel with easy highway access.

This non-smoking hotel has 163 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, a TV with cable channels and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen or 1 king bed. Room extras include a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, data port and bathrobes. Accessible rooms are also available.

Free outdoor parking is available on site. Pets are permitted in designated first floor rooms only for an additional $25 per stay, per pet.

A free continental breakfast is included with some rates.

On-site dining is available at the Resto La L├ęgende, which serves breakfast daily and Sunday Brunch and Bistrot G which serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. There's a wide selection of restaurants within a 4-minute walk, including Le Bien Le Malt, Lotus and Thai Express. 

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a business centre, dry cleaning services, free newspapers, elevators and meeting/conference space.

Shopping is available at Le Carrefour Rimouski, a 3-minute drive away. Universite du Quebec a Rimouski is a 17-minute walk from the hotel, while The Regional Museum of Rimouski is a 10-minute walk away. Reford Gardens can be found approximately 35 minutes northeast by car. The Rimouski Ferry Terminal and the Rimouski Airport (YXK) are both a 6-minute drive northeast. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on September 21, 2015: pet policy
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with compliments going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers. They found it to be close to the St. Lawrence River, downtown Rimouski, several boutiques and restaurants, the Regional Museum of Rimouski, the ferry terminal and highway access.

Many guests were pleased with their accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean, comfortable and spacious, with nice views of the St. Lawrence River and strong Wi-Fi signals.

The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as friendly and helpful in offering suggestions for local activities and dining.

Many of the guests who had breakfast at the hotel were pleased with its quality and variety.
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The Bad
While many of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them, which included the decor, the value, and the hotel layout.

While most reviewers were satisfied with their accommodations, several guests agreed the hotel was in need of an update. The room decor was described as being from the 1980s, with old and dirty carpets, worn furniture, dim lighting, mildew odour, and old tube TVs were also reported.


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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 340 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 out of 13 Rimouski hotels with ratings of 3 out of 5 from 240 reviews.

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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Location
Map Marker Hotel Gouverneur Rimouski
155 Blvd Rene Lepage East, Rimouski, QC