Clean room with an overview on the St-Laurent river: acces to low tide is fantastic for a walk... Breakfast is still having Mrs Pedneault's "crepes" served with maple sirop. And the Emeu steaks for Charlevoix were fabulous! The heated swimming pool is great with long chairs to take the sun! Yes I will go back!
I booked this stay on speculation as I was travelling in the area and wanted to check out the Island as well. My expectations were completely exceeded when I met the Owner of this classic property and he showed me to my room. The place is clean, well-kept, well-run and friendly as can be. The pool is simply glorious on a warm day. While my room could have used an air conditioner as the warm afternoon went on, the cool sea air soon filled the space and I ceased caring about it. The on-site restaurant offers local fare and yes, it may not be the cheapest around, but consider that you are supporting local producers; we need to do more of that. Anyone staying there should get the keys from M. Perron and walk up to the "belvedere" that looks over the entire Island. Very nice indeed. I only stayed one night but I will definitely return for a longer stay. Highly recommended.
After 3 nights in a B&B in Quebec City I really wanted a kitchen most of all. I searched the Internet and came upon this hotel that had a few 'studio' rooms that included a full kitchen. I reserved two nights online with Expedia. It's on the north side of the Island which is very quiet (what I wanted). My objective was to compile all the local food possible of the Charlevoix region and stay put in my room after many days of frantic travel. What a great choice. The room and kitchen area were separated by a door and both the room and kitchen have their own entrances. The doors have a screen door and with a window over the sink the cross breeze was positively lovely. The kitchen is fully stocked (minus a sauté pan) with a full sized fridge and oven/range. Now for me the interior was so dated it was comical. The curtains were so old that I sent a photo to my friend stating they were original...not "retro". The bedspread was pretty gross so I pulled the whole thing off I didn't even want to touch it. I can't understand not purchasing new bedspreads, they aren't that expensive. But whatever right? Not everyplace has to be luxury. The bath was really clean as was the whole room. I extended my stay a day because I so enjoyed the peace and quiet this lovely little place provided. I was really impressed with the young lady running the whole thing. She was working the front desk and restaurant at the same time. Later I saw her watering all the nice landscaping and flowers. She was really sweet. She didn't speak much English which is what I wanted! I didn't find anyone on the island speaking English and all of the other guests were Québécois. There is an onsite restaurant but I only ate there for breakfast once. It was pretty rough I have to admit. I ordered a ham and cheese omelet which arrived as scrambled eggs with (sacrilege!) American cheese! I ordered decaf coffee which came to the table as instant granules served with a small pitcher of hot water. I never used the pool. I did walk up a wooden staircase they have leading up to the top of the property that serves as a lookout over the area below and the St. Lawrence. The area at the top of their property has mowed trails where I walked around. Even given the property's failings, I loved, loved, loved my stay at this this motel!!! I would definitely stay here again and I do recommend this property. For 3 nights, 1 person I paid $427.