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 Popular Riviere du Loup hotel with nice views, private hot tubs, indoor pool and restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and elegant rooms
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their bilingual and efficient service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a couple of guests
  • The hotel was found to be somewhat far from restaurants by a couple of lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 20, 2015
Overview
Located along Highway 132 and about a 3-minute drive from Riviere-du-Loup's city centre, the Best Western Plus Hotel Levesque (formerly Levesque), is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a centrally located and well-priced hotel with on-site dining, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iPod dock, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a kitchenette, a seating area with a sofabed and a jetted tub are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. 

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a spa and wellness centre, a bar, 15 meeting rooms, a business centre, a playground and free parking. On-site dining is offered at Union Pacifique (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and Resto Bar Terrasse, which serves dinner daily. Pets are not permitted at this hotel.

Centre Commercial Riviere du Loup and Cegep de Riviere-du-Loup are both about a 4-minute drive away, while Club de Golf Riviere du Loup is roughly a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Riviere-du-Loup Airport (YRI) can be found 15 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, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 14, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff, rates and food.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, elegant, spacious, quiet and modern, with comfortable beds and linens and fast Wi-Fi. 

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, efficient, bilingual and professional.

Several guests complimented the hotel's rates, describing them as reasonable, excellent, cheap and great. A couple of patrons did feel a free breakfast should have been included in the rates, however.

The hotel's food was enjoyed by several travellers, who described it as fabulous, amazing and excellent. One reviewer noted, "The restaurant is outstanding. We have never eaten in a hotel restaurant where the food was exquisite. The ambiance makes you feel that you are somewhere in a big city".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common past complaints in response to the hotel's renovations. These renovations have been completed at the time of writing (October 2013). 

Of the more recent reviews, guests had a few complaints about noise transfer, the pool and the location.

A couple of guests complained of noisy air-conditioning units in their rooms.

The hotel's pool was found to be cold and small by a couple of lodgers.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to attractions, shopping and highway access, a couple of travellers described the hotel as far from restaurants.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 81 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 77 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 15 Riviere du Loup hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 68 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 14, 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 Riviere Du Loup

Rated 9.0/10 based on 1297 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 7 hotels in Riviere Du Loup

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Map Marker Levesque
171 Rue Fraser, Riviere Du Loup, QC