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On-site recreation, spa and restaurants, but some mixed guest reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • Several reviewers thought that the property in general was peaceful and pleasant
  • A couple of guests enjoyed the variety of on-site recreational facilities
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were too expensive
  • A couple of reviewers said that the in-room fixtures and furnishings were dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 4, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated in a secluded area, among the Lake Taureau Regional Park, north of Saint-Michel-des-Saints. Offering a variety of all-season recreational activities, this property is well suited for guests who prefer a more active vacation.

This hotel offers rooms and condo-style units. All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a coffeemaker, a desk and a hair dryer. Select rooms also include air conditioning, a balcony, bathrobes and/or a DVD player. Condo units provide more spacious accommodations and are also equipped with a kitchenette and a jetted tub. 

Irons and ironing boards and hair dryers are available on request. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted, based on prior approval, in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per night.

This hotel has two on-site restaurants, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The on-site spa offers massage, body treatments, facials, and manicures and pedicures. Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, access to outdoor recreational facilities including snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding, hiking, cross-country skiing, a hockey rink, water sports including fishing, ATV trails and hiking.

The town of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, including the Saint-Michel-des-Saints Golf Club, is 18 minutes away by car. (Driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 30, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility, pet policy, on-site dining and free Wi-Fi.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, there were some mixed reviews. However, the rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while some guests added that their rooms were quiet and well equipped.

Several guests described the surrounding property in general as peaceful and well landscaped, while a couple of reviewers enjoyed the many on-site recreational activities available.

Many guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurants and one couple said that the "food made our experience a culinary delight". However, there were several concerns expressed about the on-site restaurants (see below for more details).

A few guests complimented the staff for their friendly service, but some other reviewers were unhappy with the customer service (see below).

A couple of reviewers enjoyed the pool and hot tub area, however, several other guests thought that the pool area was in need of improvement (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were a mix of positive and negative reviews available, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests thought that the room rates were too expensive, while a couple of reviewers described the in-room furnishings and fixtures as dated.

As mentioned above, several guests were unhappy with their experience at the on-site restaurants. Several guests thought that the prices were too expensive, while a few reviewers complained about the food.

While a couple of guests liked the pool area, several reviewers complained that the pool was in need of maintenance and renovations. One guest said that the pool water was cold and did not appear clean, while one reviewer said that the hot tub was frequently crowded.

A couple of reviewers said that the front desk staff were unwelcoming and unhelpful.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 50% of 2 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 3 hotels in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 236 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 30, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good
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1 / out of 2
hotels in Saint-Michel-des-Saints

Rated 8.0/10 based on 500 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 2 hotels in Saint-Michel-des-Saints

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Map Marker Domaine du Lac Taureau
1200, Chemin Baie Du Milieu, Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC