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Hotel Forestel

8.8 | Very Good
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Praised by guests for clean & modern rooms, friendly service and restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • The food at the on-site restaurant was often praised by guests
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 17, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated along the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 117), east of the town centre of Val D'or. Offering meeting space, free Wi-Fi and in-room desks, this property is well suited for business travellers. The Val d'Or business/industrial park is about 4 minutes away by car.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a desk and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a sofabed, a separate living and bedroom area, two bathrooms and a mini-bar.

Loft rooms provide more spacious accommodations and also include a glass walk-in shower and bathrobes. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $30 per night.

There are two on-site restaurants. Monti serves lunch and dinner, while Le Bistro serves dinner only. A buffet breakfast is served on site for an additional fee and this hotel also has an on-site bar. Room service is available daily from 6:30 am to 10 pm.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, luggage storage, ice/vending machines, an ATM, meeting space, laundry service and copy/fax service.

The Centre d'Exposition de Val D'or and the town centre area, including shops and restaurants, are about 6 minutes away by car. The Belvedere Golf Course is a 7-minute drive away. The town of Rouyn-Noranda and the Rouyn-Noranda Airport (YUY) are both about 70 minutes away by car, while the Quebec - Ontario border is about 2 hours away by car.

Verified by a front desk agent on March 6, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Many guests seemed to enjoy their stay at this hotel, among the guest reviews used for this analysis, and several aspects of the property received praise.

The rooms were often described as clean and well appointed with modern furnishings, while many guests found their beds comfortable. Several reviewers said that their rooms were quiet, while a couple of guests mentioned that their rooms were spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service and one reviewer was happy that the front desk agents spoke fluent English.

Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant and a couple of guests thought that the restaurant prices were reasonable and that the wait staff were attentive.

A couple of guests appreciated the fitness centre, while a couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests found the Wi-Fi service unreliable.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 7 hotels in Val D'or, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 19 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.5 out of 10, based on 58 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.8
Very Good
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2 / out of 3
hotels in Val D'or

Rated 8.8/10 based on 189 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 3 hotels in Val D'or

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Map Marker Hotel Forestel
1001 3e Avenue Est, Val D'or, QC