Located about a 3-minute drive from Highway 325 on Rigaud Mountain, The Auberge des Gallant is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer boutique-style accommodations with meeting/banquet space, an on-site restaurant and a spa.
This hotel has 42 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, a flat screem smart TV with cable, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a seating area, housecoats and a hair dryer. Upgraded rooms offer one king bed with double sofa bed, or 2 queen beds, with added cork flooring, keurig coffee machine, electric fireplace, 14 foot balcony or terrasse, double vanity and rain shower.
Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, thermal baths, spa, meeting/banquet space, a maple sugar shack, souvenir shop, a free breakfast and free parking. There are five acres of botanical gardens on site. The hotel's dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Wheelchair accessibility is offered. Pets are permitted, although charges may apply depending on size, number and length of stay.
Voyageur Provincial Park is about a 25-minute drive northwest of the hotel, while Centre Valleyfield offers shopping about 35 minutes away by car. Whitlock Golf and Country Club is about a 28-minute drive eastward and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is approximately a 50-minute drive east. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted (charges may apply), wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 15, 2013)
Of the reviews consulted for this analysis, the majority were positive, with praise commonly going to the hotel's staff, restaurant and location.
Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, and characterized the staff as professional, attentive and accommodating. One guest remarked that the staff will bend over backwards and are attentive to little details.
The hotel's restaurant was the source of many compliments by guests. The food was described as tasty, amazing and excellent, with beautiful presentation. The service was found to be wonderful and attentive. However, a couple of guests took issue with the prices (see below).
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's location, and described it as beautiful and scenic, with breathtaking gardens and easy highway access.
Some guests provided negative feedback, in the reviews used for this analysis.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a couple of lodgers. They reported rowdy wedding guests late at night, as well as noise from other lodgers overhead and from plumbing.
A couple of guests thought the prices were high at the restaurant.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 3 Sainte-Marthe B&B and Inns with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 29 reviews.
The author called the hotel on April 15, 2013 to verify some information.