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Cafe Chez Sam

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300 rue Leclerc, Baie Sainte-Catherine, Quebec G0T 1A0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Just off a 3-hour zodiac whale watching cruise we went in search for a quick bite. I remembered Trip Advisor had high ratings for Chez Sam so we headed there. Little did we know we wouldn't want to leave! The ambience, the fresh-picked home-grown and home-made foods, the eclectic feel of the whole inn, and the warmth of the hosts,... More 

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Chez Sam looks a bit touristy from the outside, with christmas lights and all, but behind that cheapish facade a fine restaurant is hidden! Pleasant atmosphere, and some really good home style cooking. Try the cassoulet, with wapiti and bison sausages. It's great! We had a nice (belgian) waiter as well. Alors, well recommended,

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Toronto
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We recently (July/14) at Chez Sam and were rewarded with a great experience. We were in the area for whale-watching, just like everybody else. Chez Sam was a better option for us than staying in one of the many Tadoussac hotels across the river that cater to the whale-watching tourists. The home-cooked meals by Sonia were very tasty (note: limited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Booked this based on trip advisor reviews. This place is some thing very different. Bit like a B & B living in someone's home. We had a front bedroom with shower and toilet squeezed into the bedroom. All worked ok but would say its a one night stay place with hand luggage. Sonia is a perfect host and we ate... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Charming little spot we happened upon after getting off the ferry. Very warm, welcoming and hospitable hosts (Sonia & Pierre?) who pour every ounce of passion they have into running this hotel/restaurant. Everything is very fresh and homemade - it literally tastes like food I'd be served at a good friend's place for a low-key but memorable dinner party. Great... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We arrived at dinner time, to very friendly and accommodating staff, and the most delicious dinner (cassoulet) we had in our whole 10 day trip in Quebec - and a quaint room (our room did have a private washroom). In the morning we saw whales from breakfast! There is a pool table, lots of public spaces (sitting areas) and bonfires... More 

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Rhein-Neckar-Raum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you prefer an individual experience to joining the tourists crowds, then forget Tadoussac and go to Baie Sainte Catherine instead! Just across the Saguenay river from Tadoussac, it's much smaller and quieter - and Café and Auberge Chez Sam are making it even more pleasant. Both the café and the B&B have a slightly improvised charm, everything is made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Well in this part there is not much choice. Is either them or cross the street and the other. Sam was cheaper, so the choice was easy. They basically do everything. - Receptionist ticked - Need to book whale watching tickets. They do that too ... ticked - Need something to eat, they do a restaurant. He serves, she cooks...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Chez Sam is one of those places that stick to your memory, no matter how many hotels you have seen from the in- and outside. We found this place by chance when we were looking for a place to stay in Baie Sainte-Catherine, after having checked various B&Bs. From the outside, the place looks like I would expect the place... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

Very few times I felt like writing a review of a hotel, but I was very impress by the warm and gentle service we had received at Chez Sam Hotel & Restorant. The rooms were nice and very clean, the food at the restaurant was very good and the service super. When we had to leave, we were so sad... More 

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