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“Back in the 70'”

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Motel Au Vieux Fanal
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Riviere du Loup
Milan, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Back in the 70'”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Old fashionated motel but clean with a kind service. Take the rooms facing the river: you'll have an incredible sunset/rise.
Location is great: apart of the main road with a couple of restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is good motel accommodation with just a few shortcomings. We had a large room overlooking the St Lawrence with chairs on the patio outside with which to enjoy the view. The room had two queen sized beds, television, fridge, small table and four upright chairs. Hanging space and storage facilities were adequate. The bathroom was a reasonable size with the usual three quarter length bath. A separate additional wash basin was positioned just outside the bathroom.

The motel occupies a quiet location some ten minutes from the motorway and has an attractive smart frontage on to Rue Fraser.

Strangely there were no tea or coffee making facilities and there was no ability to self cater or heat a ready cooked meal. The room was somewhat utilitarian with little decoration or comfy furnishings and was clearly intended to be little more than a good motel room for an overnight stop.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Niagara Falls, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

A pleasant surprise with rooms backing directly on the St Lawrence river and mountains.
Super clean, modern decor, updated bath, queen bed and well priced. English speaking owner was very pleasant and helpfull. A great place in a charming town.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Terry H
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Montreal
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I recommend this motel to those who want a super clean room, very reasonable prices and a fantastic view of the St. Lawrence. The owners are very nice and dedicated to serve their customers. There are picnic tables and a few double-gliders available. All this in front of this beautiful view. This was my second stay and certainly not the last. You can book with confidence. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank thecooltrip
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Markham, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Rivière du Loup is about half way on our two day trip to/from Toronto/PEI. Vieux Fanal was well rated on Trip Advisor. Not far from the TCH( but far enough), good restaurants within walking distance, lots more within a 10 minute drive. Basic room, spotlessly clean bathroom, outdoor pool, less than $90/ night,....gorgeous view of the St.Lawrence River & mountains on the north shore, priceless.
"Madame" ( the owner), was very helpful & informative.

Room Tip: ask for a room at the back with river view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank David O
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This room was okay, but nothing to write home about. Furnishings and bathroom were old and could use some care. Everything was clean enough, but its age made for nor the best impression. It is close to restauarants and shopping and the river view is great on a sunny day..

Room Tip: 2 hours gets you to Quebec City
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank David M
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Ontario
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115 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on our way to PEI. Our room was at the back and when we drove there, we had the unexpected surprise of the beautiful river view. The room was quiet and comfortable, we awoke refreshed for another day of driving. The owner was also very helpful in calling a local eatery for us to place our order to make sure we got it correct. We were lucky to see the sunset which so many others have already commented on. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have the river view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MaryCairn
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Additional Information about Motel Au Vieux Fanal

Property: Motel Au Vieux Fanal
Address: 170 rue Fraser, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 1C8, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Riviere du Loup
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Riviere du Loup
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful spot with an exceptional view on the river. Most beautiful sunsets in the world. Excellent service. Many excellent restaurants nearby (walking distance). Near downtown. ... more   less 
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Motel Au Vieux Fanal Riviere Du Loup, Quebec

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