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“High-rated, low budget...” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Le Navigateur
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Rimouski
New-Brunswick
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“High-rated, low budget...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2008

I was taken off guard to find certain basic, common amenities missing from the room for which I have become accustomed, such as an iron & ironing board, mini-bar/fridge, decent soap (not a tiny bottle of low-budget shampoo and one small rectangular cliché hotel bar of soap), no lotion or hair conditionner (which I hadn`t brought, out of habit). And I must say that the ventilation system was not ventilating very well in the sense that "smoking room" took on a whole new meaning: walking into the room initially was a shock to be greeted by the stench of stale cigarette smoke... I didn`t remember smoking rooms in hotels stinking THAT badly?? Doesn't help that windows cannot be opened. "Spacious room" does not apply when there are 2 beds (no sofa), and a very cramped bathroom (room for one person only if you want to open or close the door).
Found a few things on the carpet (e.g. plastic pearl, bottle cap) that indicated the room hadn`t been vacuumed before our arrival. I refused to take my socks off in this one!

  • Liked — Proximity to downtown
  • Disliked — poor air quality, questionable cleanliness, few basic amenities
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Louise M
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Waterloo, ON
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2008

The renovated rooms are spacious and pleasant, and we got one (upon request) with a lovely view of the Saint Lawrence River. It was a beautiful sunset. The reception staff was very friendly and helpful in guiding us to different sightseeing opportunities in the area, as well as in reviewing our dining options.

I gather they don't get too many English-speaking visitors, as the receptionist on duty seemed a little dubious about carrying on our interactions in English--willing enough, but unsure about his skill level. We didn't test it, to see whether he was being modest, though, and just spoke French instead. He was, however very friendly and helpful, as mentioned.

Our room was extra spacious in part, I suspect, because the bathroom was quite compact.

In all, it was clean, well-maintained and the service was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended if you're in Rimouski! We did pass by the Gouverneur Hotel on our way to dinner, and at least from the outside, it seemed a little run-down. What we could see of the decor in the rooms seemed a little tired.

Le Navigateur, by contrast, was well cared for, clean and updated. The one thing we missed was an included breakfast (even continental is fine--for us it just means getting out the door a little faster, if we can grab something at the hotel and not have to make the extra stop). There was a restaurant attached that served breakfast, but we didn't really want a big, sit-down meal, so instead we just grabbed something quick at the Tim's up the street on our way out of town.

  • Liked — Clean, updated, well-maintained; convenient, free parking, friendly service.
  • Disliked — No breakfast.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Lady_Ella
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Property: Hotel Le Navigateur
Address: 130 Belzile Ave, Rimouski, Quebec G5L 3E4, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Rimouski
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Rimouski
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Navigateur 3*
Number of rooms: 286
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