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Review of Chalets sur le Fjord

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Chalets sur le Fjord
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed the Chalets sur le Fjord for two nights in early July 2013. We had a two bedroom cabin near the pool - I think it was number 10. It was on its own so we didn't have to worry about the kids jumping around and making noise. The cabin was on the road as opposed to many of the others which are perched on the hill. There's no traffic at night so it wasn't loud at all. The outdoor swimming pool was heated and there is also a whirlpool which was kept very hot. Our two kids spent hours in the pool. The cabin and pool area were clean. The kitchen in the cabin had all of the necessities and there is a small but surprisingly well stocked grocery store about 5 minutes away. The cabin was comfortable, if on the small side. The location can't be beat. We went out kayaking with fjord en kayak - highly recommended. You can walk across the road to the "beach", which is more like mud flats really, when the tide it out. Lots of fun for little ones as long as you don't worry about them getting dirty. The black flies were biting ferociously so bring your bug juice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank S L
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Wayland, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Bon jour / Hello!

I booked our first stay at Chalets sur le Fjord in 2003, after we read about the Saguenay Fjord and L'Anse St. Jean. Our son was 6 years old, and we were looking for a place that we could all enjoy. What a find! (At that time, the name was "Les Gites du Fjord".)

We stayed for a week in August, and had a great time. The condo was in excellent condition, the staff was very helpful, and the restaurant was nice. Saguenay Fjord is spectacular and the hiking and recreation opportunities were great -- so we booked return trips in 2005 and 2007. We are about to book our fourth trip, this time to see the fjord in winter.

This is a magical part of the world, not to be missed. A few tips:

> Cottages: We stayed in one of the cottages by chance during our first visit -- and returned to a cottage on every trip. Located near the pool on the western side, each cottage is half of a small building, overlooking the Fjord, with nice views, room for a family and a full kitchen. They are more private than the 'Condotel' units. (We have not tried the newer 'homes'.) This is one area where Chalets sur le Fjord could improve their website; they provide many photos of the interiors, but it is difficult to get a sense for the exteriors, location and grounds.

> Patissere Louise: This famous and very authentic bakery is just down the road. Be sure to stop and pick up a few treats, plus fresh bread for the morning.

> Épicerie Amyro: My wife likes to cook, and this little market in L'Anse St-Jean was great.

> Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park: Wow! This National Park is a treasure, with great hiking trails. Excellent visitor center, very friendly and knowledgeable staff - and beautiful, with vast forests along the Fjord and trails around Cap Trinité. See: www.sepaq.com/pq/sag/

> Fjord en Kayak: Another Wow! After you are amazed by the beauty of the Fjord, Imagine being out on the water in the middle of it! Even if you have never kayaked before, you will have a great time. No experience or physical prowess required. They also offer extended trips with camping on the other side of the Fjord. Their office is a short and easy walk from the Chalets.

I hope all of this info is helpful -- and have a great time!

Mark Hays
Wayland, MA USA

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Mark H
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Quebec City, Canada
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

We went there during winter for a day of ski at Mont-Edouard.

We had a reservation for a "condo" unit, we were to but the unit could fit 2 couples (a bed in the couch).

The value for us was very good because we had a Groupon that include the room and the chairlift fees.

The unit was very clean with a complete kitchen, a fireplace and a beautiful view on the small cabin used for snow fishing.

I would definitely recommend this place, but make sure to get the information about the rental fee because has I mentioned before, we had a groupon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martin C
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Quebec City, Canada
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

I took a day off to visit this area between Charlevoix and Lac Saint Jean and found a place I will
never forget.A nice and quiet bay with a beautiful view on the Saguenay fjord and a nice chalet and condos complex with a super restaurant and a very nice terrace.Nothing to complain nice price for value, grat welcome for the staff and a very nice GM Mrs Harvey ready to help you if you need to do a walk look for a cruise ....very professional.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nadia g
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We exchanged a two bedroom in Florida (Orange Lake) for a 1 bdrm here through RCI and was disappointed that they did not put us in the one bdrm deluxe. We have stayed at many, many resorts through RCI and personally we don't know how this resort got into RCI. It has to be the location! The location is nice and it is quiet but there's not that much to do. They have no activities that are free. There are notices all over saying that you have to pay for this and pay for that. If you took the unit towels to the pool you had to pay but there were not any pool towels so unless you brought your own (thankfully we did) we don't know what you would do. I opened the ironing board and pressed the lever to close it and the lever came off in my hand and I hadn't even pressed hard. Personally, we will never go here again. The unit was extremely small!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank MrsLighthouse
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New Haven, Connecticut
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

We spent a week here. 2 bedroom condo w/ kitchen, living room. Very nice + clean. We exchanged thru RCI. There is a marina across the street where you can do kayak + boat tours.There are hikes in the area(10K right next door ). Not much else to do around here nearest cities are 45 minutes away. Whale watches about 1 hour away. It is a very beautiful area. Laundry on site not in rooms. We did really enjoy our stay here. It is more of a relaxing area to go on vacation,very romantic. We did take our children (13,21) they enjoyed it here,but would recommend more for couples.Nice pool + hot tub. Friendly staff. Only people in this area of Quebec that spoke alot of English were front desk. We speak very little French but it was not a major problem.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Marillion7
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Plymouth, Michigan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2011

I think some of the reviews here might be overdoing it a bit. The area is beautiful and the weather was great; the resort itself is good but not spectacular. We were in unit 32, on the back row, so we didn't have the great view of the fjord others experienced. The unit (one bedroom) is well-sized although the kitchen is a bit cramped. The bed was very comfortable. The deficiencies we encountered were small but accumulate into a less than top rating. There is no window in the bedroom (the unit is built into a hill), so it is difficult to get air to circulate in order to cool the room down at night. The entry door has vertical blinds, which makes it awkward to get in and out. There is only one short towel rack in the bathroom; this area is humid, so getting towels to dry is an issue. No (flexible) spatula or cutting board in the kitchen. The wireless internet works fine, but won't stream a Netflix movie. We would definitely like to visit this area again. We might return to this resort, but would certainly consider other alternatives.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Geijutsu
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Property: Chalets sur le Fjord
Address: 354, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, L'Anse-Saint-Jean, Quebec G0V 1J0, Canada (Formerly Les Gites du Fjord)
Location: Canada > Quebec > Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region > L'Anse-Saint-Jean
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in L'Anse-Saint-Jean
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chalets sur le Fjord 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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