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hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

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hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

we are debating either staying 3 night at hotel tadoussac or Le petit Manoir du Casino in Malbaie.

I understand we would have to take a ferry to do the whale watching.

We are travelling to this area to do some whale/beluga watching.

My husband and I are going with our 21 year old son who has always dreamt of a whale watching trip.

What are your suggestings. price wise, there is about $100 difference for the 3 night at Hotel Tadoussac, so price is not the issue.

any advice or suggestion would be appreciated.

maria

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1. Re: hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

It will be easier to decide since hotel Le petit manoir du Casino was almost destroyed by a fire last April 24. There are important damages.

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2. Re: hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

sorry, so do you suggest Hotel tadoussac?

the fire was just a few weeks ago? or one year ago?

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3. Re: hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

Fire was april 2014, so a few weeks ago, if you still wish to go inquire and phone or email hotel to know extend of damage and if they are still operating. About hotel Tadoussac I spent a couple of nights there years ago. Hotel is in a great location, lots of films feature this hotel as decor ( hotel New Hampshire is one of them). I liked it but the rooms were small, it may have been renovated since.

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4. Re: hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

Even if the Pavillon Le Petit Manoir has burned I would still suggest that you try to find something in and around La Malbaie. The Fairmont Manoir Richelieu may be if budget is not a problem. Being in the center of the Charlevoix will able you to do many things, from nearby national parks to have a visit and lunch or dinner in Baie Saint-Paul, etc. And on the other side take the whale watching cruise. Note that you don't have to drive all the way to Baie Sainte-Catherine / Tadoussac to see the whales as there is one possibility closer to La Malbaie, departing in Saint-Siméon. Also from near Saint-Siméon you can take road 170 that goes along the Saguenay River to see the Fjord. Note that if you take a combo Fjord and whales shortchange you on both so it is better to take a Fjord cruise independently and you can drive to go to L'Anse Saint-Jean. The Navette Fluviale will then be a possibility to see the Fjord from the water.

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5. Re: hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

Hi,

Like rickb mentionned, La Malbaie will be more central if you want to visit the Charlevoix region (Baie St-Paul village, Grands-Jardins national park, Tadousac, etc). But if your main interest is whale watching, I'm tempted to suggest you the Hotel Tadousac. The hotel is at walking distance to some trails where you can observe belugas from shore. You can hike Mont Adelard-Lessard to have a great view of the Fjord. There's also the Cap-Bon-Desir federal park where guides can answer your question on whales and you can also observe them from shore.

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6. Re: hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

I'm biased, but I would DEFINITELY suggest Tadoussac over La Malbaie. I've been going to Tad every summer since birth and I am still insanely excited to go every year. There are so many things to do -- hikes, beaches, lake, walks, whale watching, tennis, golf -- and, like another commenter said, you can often see whales right from the shore.

Depending on how adventurous you are, I'd personally suggest whale watching on a Zodiac rather than one of the big boats. I've done it several times and it's really an experience. The 5 a.m. runs are the best times to go for whale activity.

Have fun!

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7. Re: hotel tadoussac vs Pavillons Le Petit Manoir du Casino,malba

Thabk you everyone! I've taken all your suggestions and have chosen Tadousacc since our main reason for this trip is the whale watching!

so we will wake up nice and early and book the 5am zodiac!

We have also booked the hotel tadousac!

so thanks again for all your suggestions and taking the time to respond !

Much appreciated!

Maria

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