Auberge Couleurs de France

212 Ch des Jonquilles, Duhamel, Quebec J0V 1G0 Canada
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4.5
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Near lac simon , log wood auberge with 16 roms and 4 suites all equiped with jacuzzi and fire place(10 rooms) French restaurant with a lake view for summer: canoe, paddle-board, kayak, wake-board, swimming, trekking... for winter: dog sleding, snow-mobile, ice fishing, cros-country skiing... for everytime: hot tubes, health sport, billards...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Billiards
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
Massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

212 Ch des Jonquilles, Duhamel, Quebec J0V 1G0 Canada
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La Macaza Airport
47.1 km
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Gatineau Airport
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Irene C wrote a review Aug 2014
10 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Here is a little bit of a review of our stay and some tips of what to bring and what to expect. We stayed 2 nights August 10-12 2014. After reading the review please understand that we would totally return to this property. The view is top notch and was very relaxing, just know what to expect and be prepared with your own food etc.

The property is beautiful. It sits on an amazing lake in the middle of the woods (I suggest you take an SUV or 4x4 to get there). The buildings are all wood cabins and are decorated to suit the surroundings.

We stayed in Room #8 in the main house. The rooms are nice and comfortable and the bathroom has a jacuzzi tub but no shower (which was interesting).

Our bed was comfortable but the pillows were as thin as paper (so bring your own). The room has no air conditioning and in August it was very humid and hot. The windows in the room do not open and they give you two fans but to be honest it wasn't enough. There are two doors one that goes into the main house and the other exits to a small patio with a bistro dining set. Very cozy. That door has a screen door that you can "lock" to get some air into the room but to be honest, it is so dark that we didn't feel comfortable leaving the main door opened to benefit from the air outside.

The "spa" (and I put that in quotations for good reason) was pretty non-existent. They had one jacuzzi tub, that maybe fit 6 people of which never got hot and had a large piece of plastic floating in it that you can see they tried to fix with duct tape, there was a shower near by but it wasn't connected to any plumbing. The sauna in that area was nice and worked well. And the view is amazing. The other tub was behind a fence, next to a cold pool and sauna (that didn't work). They allow kids (which we aren't used to in a spa setting) and the kids were laughing and screaming in the jacuzzi tub so that kind of turned us off.

There was plenty of seating but none of which had any cushions so you were either laying on wood or plastic rattan furniture. There were a few hammocks by the water view which was our favourite place to relax, but they are located under the dining deck and there was some weird machine making a lot of noise coming from the kitchen.

They have a "relaxing" area which was shared with a small workout gym. Somehow relaxing and working out doesn't have the same energy, so we never used that area.

Lakeside was awesome. They give you free access to canoe's and paddle boats (including life jackets) which was nice. You can waterski too and swim in the lake.

We got our deal through a coupon site so we got an hour of ATV riding as well. THIS WAS AWESOME! They let you go off on your own and give you a map of a trail and was definitely the highlight of our stay. Be aware that you have to pay $18 for the gas separately.

There is a game room with a pool table, badminton/volleyball court with all the accessories you need, we enjoyed this as well.

Breakfast which is included was good, the have a cold bar of cereals and they take your oder for eggs and bacon. Lunch is NOT offered and their dinner menu was lacking but not on price. Thankfully we brought our own food.

Some tips:
1. bring your own pillows
2. bring a cooler stocked with food and alcohol and ice (ice was kind of being rationed, although they were very nice when we asked for it)
3. the room we were in did not have a refrigerator so a stocked ice cooler will benefit you (they will put stuff in their kitchen fridge for you, but we got tired of having to ask for stuff). And we overheard that other rooms have a fridge you just have to ask for the right room.
4. It will take you nearly 30 minutes to go anywhere for a store so bring everything you need with you
5. Dogs are allowed if they are booked with the room. They don't want 100 dogs running around.
6. Bring your own towels for swimming, or for the spa.
7. If you like smoothies or frozen beverages, bring a magic bullet and your own drink ingredients, $9 for a daiquiri is a bit extreme and wasn't worth it.
8. For those internet hungry people, WIFI is available but it's not reliable and EXTREMELY slow.
9. If you like to watch TV at night, good luck (especially for the english speakers), the tv is like 13 inches and 99% of the channels are all french (just an FYI)
10. Bug spray is needed especially by the water but that was expected.

All in all we really like the location, it was quiet and cozy. If you go prepared then you will enjoy your stay. We would definitely visit again, just more prepared for next time. I hope this helps.
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: ask for a room with a fridge YOU WILL NEED IT!
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HappyKali wrote a review Mar 2013
Montreal, Canada18 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Auberge in February.

THE ROAD
I've seen many people on here complain about the icy road that lead you to the Auberge. Yes, they are icy. But to the people who say why could he not put sand or slat on them: I doubt that the owners of the Auberge own the road that also leads to other cabins. If you drive really slow, you'll be fine. You know when you go up north to a remote location that the road won't be perfect. So no biggie here.

THE CHECK IN
I must say check in was a little weird. We checked in with a girl that was dtying dished at the bar in the back. A little weird, but she was really nice and called the manager to come and do our check in. All took less than 5 minutes, so it's all good.

THE ROOM
We had room #9. It was in the basement under the dining room. Seriously it's not as big as a problem as some other people seem to be saying here. Sure if you eat supper at 5pm and are back to your room at 7pm you will here people walking on the floor above you. But you don't go out to a nice romantic getaway to just sit and watch tv all evening. So, for us, the people walking on the floor was not a problem at all.
Yes, the batroom doen't have a door, just a curtain. Weird, but we were there as a couple, and I think most people that were there were couple as well, so I don't really see why this is a problem. Yes, there is no shower, so what? You're not living there for a week, you're there for a night, Take a bath and shower when you get home the next day. No big deal.
Yes, the toilet pipes make quite a bit of noise after you flush. It's a subpump, it makes noise, you're in the country in a remote location, if things like this bother you, stay in the city.
We had a beautiful view on the lake from our room, it was fantastic.

THE LIVING ROOM
A wonderful fireplace where we sat with the Auberge's dog Moka. We met lots of great people there and discussed for quite a while. An employee even came around to offer us drinks and brought them to us very quickly.

THE FOOD
We both decided to pay a little more to take the wild boar with pears and the and the bison steak. Both were fantastic. The meat was perfectly cooked for our liking and the scalloped potatoes and vegetables were delicious. For desert, we both had the chocolate pie. It was a perfect, authentically French chocolate pie. Yum!

THE ACTIVITIES
We read on their website that there was dog-sledding available. When we got there we were told that it was not onsite and that we would have had to reserve in advance. We were a little disappointed. So we decided to go snow-shoeing on the lake. What a great plan! :) We walked for about three hours, with the dog Moka who had followed us down. It was beautiful, peaceful, and lots of fun. No regrets!

THE SERVICE
I've seen many talk about the horrible service they got at the Auberge, and I was very surprised. The girl at the check-in was really nice, she was also the one who offered us drinks in the living room late in the day. The dining room staff (two waitresses) were both very nice and smiling, always ready to help. Fantastic service. The two owners of the Auberge were also there most of the time, the wife was quite busy with her cute little baby, so most of the time it was the husband who was present. Sure, not the most smiley guy, but he was always ready to answer questions and was quite nice to all the guests in the dining room, including us. Really, no complains about the service on our part.

BRIEFLY
- Great place, absolutely beautiful.
- Great food.
- Cute, quaint, and cozy cabin-style room.
- Great service.
- And a bonus: super friendly dog!

All in all, we are thinking of going back this summer! I would recommend the Auberge to anyone!
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Date of stay: February 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nico D wrote a review Jan 2015
Bages, France7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went there to go away from the town and cool down a bit after a crazy week. It's a very quite place where you feel home as soon as you try it. The food is excellent, specially the duck ! the breakfast is too light for me...

We are planning to book an other stay in February.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for the romantic suite.
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Sanny07 wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada72 contributions46 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent a weekend at the Auberge. The location and auberge itself are just beautiful and the rooms very cozy and comfortable. However, we felt that at $35 plus tax and tip, the set-menu dinner (the only option) was overpriced and very mediocre in quality. What really bothered us though was that we were overcharged on just about everything. First of all, we were quoted one price for the room when we reserved over the phone and charged a much higher price upon checkout under the pretense that the room we had was a more expensive one even though we were never told about it. Then we were charged for a hot breakfast even though we did not have one (they did take that off the bill after we pointed it out to them). Then they charged us double the taxes (e.g., 10% GST instead of 5%!!!) (unfortunately, we noticed this too late). If it were only one thing, you could think that it was an honest mistake, but all of this together makes you wonder. Needless to say it left a very sour taste in our mouths upon departure and we will definitely not return for that very reason.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Pauline wrote a review Aug 2023
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We got a coupon for 3 nights at Tuango. We stayed only 2 nights because my husband had a soar back sleeping on the matress. First the road to get there., bumby and a lot of holes. No shower only a big bathtub, no room service. To go down at the beach, very steep. The lake is beautiful and quiet. Very disappointed. We should have went to Mont Tremblant resort it’scheaper.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OttawaMaritimer wrote a review Feb 2016
Ottawa, Canada36 contributions28 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I actually waited a full year to write this review in hopes the owner would follow through with his promise he made during our checkout, and my numerous attempts at rectifying the issue did not end up being a waste of time. My husband and I went for a weekend getaway of relaxation a few months after having a baby. We had massages while there, the masseuse indicated we would get the receipts at check out. The receipts weren't there, and we were told they would be mailed out. A few months later the masseuse apparently fled for Europe until the Fall before sending the receipts. We were told to wait for him to come back in the Fall. Fall came, and no receipts only unpleasant and rude correspondence from the owner. We are not new to travel, we have visited every province/territory in Canada, and numerous countries all over the world. I do try my best to write trip advisor reviews especially when we receive impeccable customer service. I have never been so appalled with the treatment we have received from a person in the travel industry and what makes it worse is that it is from the owner of the business. Forget this started with a massage, my advice, stay away, the lack of character and integrity displayed by the owner would put a person/family at risk staying on his property.
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Date of stay: March 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SuzyQAylmer_Canada wrote a review Mar 2013
Aylmer, Canada5 contributions9 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed,

> If you are visiting on a Tuango rebate coupons, don't expect the red carpet treatment. I would bet you will not want to visit this place again.
The owner is full of himself and we were treated as second class citizen.
My Husband and I were both looking forward to a nice romantic getaway and ended up in the Hotel from Hell.

The accommodations leave much to be desired and so does the service.
They have two outdoor hot tubes which we were looking forward to enjoying. When we open the cover we noticed the water was yellowish and had a bad odor it was insulating that the would actually would invite us to us these tubes under these condition when the water was contaminated.
We decided to go play a game of pool before dinner and the pool cues tips where all broken.

With the rebate coupon package from Tuango, we had access to one snow mobile for a period of two hours, however we were not very interested in snowmobiling because of the cold ( -25 c) and icy weather. My husband asked if he would agree to upgrading us to a Suite Chalet Luxe for a value of 199.00$ instead of the 2 hours snow mobile ride. This would have been equivalent to the amount we had paid for in the rebate coupon. The owner had agreed to upgrade our room to a "Chalet de Luxe which came with a fire place, TV and jacuzzi tub. When we arrived, the owner did not honour his agreement and claimed that the room was already rented out to someone else and that they havent left the room yet. We ended up in a room located down in the basement next to a furnace room, the only one that had a fireplace. The noise was unbearable, and kept us up all night with exhause fan motors for the water heaters that started up every 30 min. and the heating system for the Ayberge When we mentioned our dissatisfaction to the owner he denied that such a room even existed.
The food was good and the lobby is warm and cozy. The location is remote and pretty but the road to drive in to L'Auberge was very icy….to cheap to put down some sand or something. Very disapointing and we would never go back to this Auberge even if it was free.
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Date of stay: February 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: dont go there
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lbp1961 wrote a review Mar 2012
Gatineau70 contributions28 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
if you are going for a romantic getaway, be sure to not have to go to the bathroom as there is no door separating the room from the stall and the walls are not all the way.

Our room was right under the dining room so all we could hear was the thumping of people walking and the loud laughter of people who had too much too drink.

There was no fireplace in the room as advertised. We didn't eat supper there as there was NO vegetarian option and the price for the rest of the offering was on the very high side.

The bed was Ikea style ( not confortable at all) and we had great patio door but other guests would just walk right in front of our room to see the lake and thus could see us on the bed.
We decided to watch tv but it was a very small tv.
There was so much ice on the entry that we actually got stuck and had to be towed by a ATV that a guest was using. ( and yes I have winter tires).

Once everybody went to bed, it was very quiet so we could have slept beautifully if it wasn't for the mattress.

It would be in need of a lot of renovation to block the noise, close the bathroom and offer a large tv and internet.

Good thing it was a Tuango deal and we paid half price.
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Date of stay: February 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jess s wrote a review Mar 2012
Montreal, Canada1 contribution6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible experience. I have stayed in many many places and some 40.00 a night motels have way better service and facilities.Here's the list of awful things:
Given smaller and different room than what we paid for.
No fireplace as booked.
Dead flies and insects in bath.
Blinds in washroom broken so we could not take advantage of Jacuzzi bath as people walking outside can see us naked.
Water is cloudy and disgusting.
Could not use balcony as snow was not removed.
Employees never smiled and are utterly unhelpful or unwilling to help.
Nordic spa was closed and exercise and game room inaccessible again because snow was not removed.
Pipes would rattle very noisily for 5 minutes every time toilet was flushed.
Breakfast just boxed cereals and some toast. Fruit salad is canned and we could tell it was old.
Waitress was worst most rude waitress I have ever experienced. She never smiled and actually gave us some faces which made us feel like we were bothering her.
No thank you's or your welcomes from every single employee.

How this place stays open I'll never know. I'm in the customer service industry so maybe I'm expecting too much but at the bare minimum you should be thanked when checking out.

Worst customer service experience I have ever experienced especially for the price. BTW skip the overpriced crappy breakfast.

We wanted to go out and do many things as they advertised but just ended up hanging out in room as everything they offered was broken, not open, or inaccessible.

Find another auberge in the area and avoid this one like the plague.

Don't think they can fix these problems as all the employees apathy towards guests seems to originate from owner or management.
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Date of stay: February 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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j c wrote a review Oct 2011
Lachute, Canada1 contribution6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
view and surroundings great, room and bath full of dead bugs
very dusty and whenever you flush toilet u have knocking pipes noises
for over 3 minutes.
food was good but service and presentation very ordinary.
Manager full of himself
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Date of stay: October 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Pauline L
La Rochelle, France77 contributions25 helpful votes
Allez sur le site de l'auberge
goingtosf wrote a tip Jan 2018
Kirkland, Canada23 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid basement room in main lodge"
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mf36p wrote a tip Jul 2017
Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lake view, but all rooms are lovely."
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Nico D wrote a tip Jan 2015
Bages, France7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the romantic suite."
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Irene C wrote a tip Aug 2014
10 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for a room with a fridge YOU WILL NEED IT!"
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lisa f wrote a tip Jul 2013
Montreal, Canada30 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"bring your own life vests prepare to travel out of Inn for lunch dont go during a heatwave, as there is no AC had room #7 waterfront view"
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C$274 - C$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auberge Couleurs de France
What are some of the property amenities at Auberge Couleurs de France?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Auberge Couleurs de France?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Auberge Couleurs de France?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Auberge Couleurs de France?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Auberge Couleurs de France?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Auberge Couleurs de France?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Auberge Couleurs de France have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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