We spent three nights here while visiting nearby friends. The hotel itself is quite old, with the creaking floors to prove it. However, the rooms are modern and attractively decorated. Although we were given the option of the Luxury King Waterfront Suite, which we had booked, the air conditioning was not working on the third floor. Instead we settled in to a suite on the second floor. Probably better, as we didn't have so many stairs to climb. The suite had a very comfortable king-size bed covered in pillows and a plush duvet as well as a blanket. Then there was a step down to a separate area with a day bed and a regular sofa. The bathroom was a bit small (apparently they are much bigger on the third floor). The TV had lots of channels, WIFI was free, lots of parking, lots of comfortable places to sit, inside and out. Sunset was gorgeous. The only meal we ate in the hotel was continental breakfast on the first morning. It was good but rather meagre - fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee and toast and jam for $9.00 each plus 13% tax. We also don't care for shampoo and soap out of dispensers and went to Dollarama to buy our own. Antiques are well and good but I have a problem with dresser drawers that don't open easily. Note that the hotel is not on the waterfront, there is an expansive lawn and another home between the hotel and the water. Finally at $249 a night plus 13% tax, this seems like a rather pricey place to stay (we really didn't consider any place else).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Critically acclaimed by New York Times and Le Figaro Magazine. A seaside boutique-hotel on Baie des Chaleurs, New Brunswick, Canada. Operated by 3rd and 4th generations of Paulins, owners, Gerard Paulin and Karen Mersereau offer exclusive personalized services. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, private beach, golf, adventure and spa packages. Renowned cuisine specializing in local fresh seafood and artisan products. Table d'hote presents such delicacies as steamed lobsters in Champagne. Open year round. Offers winter adventures. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paulin Hotel Caraquet
- Hotel Paulin Caraquet, New Brunswick