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Hotel Le Pionnier
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Tadoussac
Reviewed 12 September 2009

We stayed at this hotel in Tadoussac over labor day weekend. We had one of the rooms with a jacuzzi bathtub. It was a nice hotel. Breakfast was included as well for $130/night + tx. The view from the room was nice too, right out onto the water. The location was fantastic! If you go to Tadoussac the best places to stay are on Des Pionniers street. It's the main street in Tadoussac and everything is within about a 2 min walk. I mean, even if you don't stay on this street you'll still be pretty close to everything.
The staff was nice and the room was comfortable. I would definitely stay here again but next time I go I think I might try camping. It's such a beautiful area of Quebec!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2009

The hotel is in a great location and has a friendly staff, beyond that I can say nothing positive. We stayed in the main building and I cannot imagine how they could have constructed or furnished this place any cheaper. Everything about the place with the exception of the staff and the breakfast showed only the most minimal level of quality possible.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

What is somewhat problematic about this hotel is that its walls are very thin, we could hear our neighbours snore, sneeze, cough, speak, etc. and--most annoyingly--hear their TV very clearly (was on from 6pm on, so thanks neighbours!). The bathroom fan is rather loud too, and on our second day my wife has been woken up by our neighbours' (our second night I used earplugs and so couldn't hear it). So definitely bring earplugs, otherwise you are very likely not to get enough sleep.

Our room (number 21) was tiny, only a little bit larger than a king size bed! Also, the room was extremely hot at night, as it doesn't have air conditioning and the window opens only a little bit (the fan is not sufficient in August). I had a look at two of the other rooms on our floor when leaving, which were larger, so ask for a larger room, if you want to book here (we booked at last minute and apparently got one of the last rooms in town).

Finally, a few minor points: our room (number 21) doesn't have a fridge and there's not really enough natural light, even during the day (also doesn't have a view, but that was mentioned when booking). However, some of the personnel was really nice to us, despite our poor French, and the room was spotlessly clean.

Altogether I cannot recommend this hotel for $100 plus tax, which is what we paid.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

This is not a hotel with great character but the room was very comfortable, well appointed, adequately sized and spotlessly clean.
Breakfast was good and alternatives available to suit all.
The hotel is central to the village and overloks the bay. Whale watching is a must and can be booked easily locally, even in the height of the season when we visited.
Do not expect a great selection of high quality restaurants in Tadoussac but we loved it there. We would use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2008

We turned up in Tadoussac late afternoon in September and booked in to the Pionnier. After 2 nights 'rustic' camping in Le Parc de Grand Jardin it was luxury. Good view of the sea, nice hot shower and good size room. Breakfast also good. However I was bitten badly there, worse than camping, over 20 bites on my upper body and face. ( I suspect bed bugs as it was bites in a straight line) or possibly just an angry mozzie. The room was very clean and I know that you can get bed bugs anywhere, even in a 5* hotel as they are brought in by other guests on their clothes and not visible to the cleaners.

So I would recommend this hotel as I just got unlucky. I was just annoyed that the reception lady dismissed my thoughts rather rudely as if impossible it could happen.

Don't got to the restaurant St George next to the ferry terminal - there's much better value in town. Also the Tadoussac youth hostel bar has the rudest woman I've ever met behind the bar so go elsewhere!

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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Address: 263 rue des Pionniers, Tadoussac, Quebec G0T 2A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Tadoussac
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Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Tadoussac
Price Range: €76 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Le Pionnier 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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