We chose this as a convenient spot to stop on a two day drive from the GTA to Fredericton. We booked a room with two double beds and a pull out couch for the three of us. Good value at ~120$. Marie Pierre (I think) at the front desk was very pleasant and accommodating. She also offered us a deal whereby we would each pay about 120$ and that would include a five-course meal in the restaurant and a hot breakfast. The menu looked very good so we ended up opting for that.
There is a pool on the property which we did not use. The main building is an elegant old manor house and the dining rooms are imposing. Our room was in a motel type annex twenty yards away. The room was fine with an older TV. We asked for extra towels which took some time and an extra call to get.
Anyhow we went over to dinner which was really very good. We had a bottle of wine as well and our total cost for the stay was ~ 450$.
The Table d'Hote also allowed access to some other dishes at moderate additional cost (See Pix for two shots of menu). I tried a halibut dish which was daring but ultimately not to my taste. (Halibut in a white chocolate sauce.) My wife and daughter scored with their picks , duck and veal fillet with shrimp. Our starters were all good as were the desserts. A nice amuse bouche was also wonderful. We took our coffee outside and met the (new) owners who were solicitous that we were being looked after.
Our room (#57) was perfectly adequate and we were well asleep when at 3:00 am we saw lights outside and a loud conversation. I wondered who these inconsiderate guests were and when the conversation continued I stepped out to shush them. It turned out it was Hotel Staff who were in one of the adjacent rooms coming in after a night out! Their car was running, the lights bazing on high beam and they were continuing a loud conversation. I was really ticked, particularly since two of us were unable to get back to sleep for a couple of hours! Such behaviour by a guest would have been rude. That it was by hotel staff was inexcusable.
In the am after a very nice breakfast (see pix for menu), as we were checking out I asked for an adjustment on the bill. The lady at the front desk said she would raise it with the owner who was not available. I said I trusted that it would be sorted out to our satisfaction as we had to get on the road. I write this as I'm still on holiday and don't know yet if an adjustment has been made. I will report later one way or the other.
All in all I think this place would be worthy of a return visit on our annual trip to NB. In fact, despite what I hope was an unusual and isolated incident I recommended other friends who were travelling the week after give the hotel a try.
- Also Known As:
- Manoir Des Erables Montmagny
- Manoir Des Erables Montmagny, Quebec
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manoir des Érables was built in 1814 and was converted to a hotel-restaurant in 1975 which became renowned for its fine gastronomic cuisine. An easy 35 minutes drive from Quebec City bridges that link to la Côte-du-Sud. A stay at the Manoir des Érables will give you the well-deserved opportunity to escape from today's hectic pace.This ancestral manor, with our 24 comfortable rooms and luxurious suites will impress you with their consistency of refinement and unique historic cachet. Converted in 1975 by the Cyr family in an Inn-restaurant, our warm welcome and our gastronomy have made our enviable reputation. ... more less