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Review of Hotel La Cote Surprise

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Hotel La Cote Surprise
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Perce
Adelaide, Australia
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116 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“great view and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2010

Great views abound in Perce but the view from our balcony has to be among the best. The manager showed us the rooms and chatted to us frequently throughout our stay. The other staff were also friendly and helpful. They had a package offer of breakfast and dinner with tips included in the price. We used this for both days we were there and enjoyed good quality 3 course meals and a cooked breakfast. The restaurant also has a great view of the island and rocher perce. The room was spacious and comfortable. It wasn't cheap but the extra we paid was worth it for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. I had to sit in the hotel lounge to use the internet as it didn't work in our room, but this was pleasant enough anyway.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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 beaver055
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Maine
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

We stayed for 3 days last week in the motel part of La Cote Surprise and were thoroughly delighted. The location is slightly outside of town, making it both quiet and giving it a better view from atop a small hill. We saw whales from our balcony every day and would have been happy staying in all day if there weren't so many other wonderful things to do in the area. The rooms are large and simply decorated, the beds are quite comfortable, and the staff are extremely pleasant and accommodating. We didn't try the restaurant, but it has a spectacular view, just like the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OakPointers
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South Shore of Montreakl
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2009

We are currently in Percé and we are just so ''surprised'' with this hotel.
We just stayed in Matane last night at a 4 star hotel that was not even worth 2 stars.
This one should be 4 stars however. The rooms offer an AWSOME view of the Rocher Percé and Bonaventure Island. The rooms in the hotel section are air conditionned and have a sitting area that is a few steps higher then the actual bed. We have yet to try supper or breakfast here but just for the room and rate this hotel is well worth it.
The rooms are so warm and cozy and the bed is very confortable. Everything is very clean. It even has a mini fridge. The bathroom could use more shelving for toiletries since it's a pedastal sink but that is the only ''bad'' thing I can say,

It has free wireless internet wich is really great and unfortunatly not advertised, but ask at reception they will give you the password. The staff is great and will do their best to accomodate your needs.

If you plan on staying in Percé and want to make sure you have clean, confortable accomodations, then look no further then Hotel Motel Surprise.

PS. For campers, tents and RV's they also have a site adjacent to the hotel.

Have a great trip.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Orchestra_1974
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Oakville Ontario
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2009

This is my second stay at this hotel both times in the hotel section. The rooms are clean and comfortable but the air circulation is very poor. Despite relatively cool outdoor temperature it seemed impossible to cool the room down. The seating area is up a few steps and provides a view of the rock and island. It would be better if the view was visible from the main part of the room. The dining room was not open this early in the season but a lovely table d'hote menu was served in the bar. There a two particularly nice tables with great views. Breakfast was also served there. The main floor is locked at night to both guests and the public. The morning we were there they forgot to open the doors which was a little disconcerting.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lovetotravelbycar
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USA
Level Contributor
27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2007

We were not impressed with this hotel. Granted, the views of the famous rock and island were notable, but the attributes ended there. We opted to stay in the room featured on the website because of the balcony and the views. However, the room was located in an annex, which appeared much older (and less cared for) than the main hotel. Our room was clean, but in serious need of remodeling. Tiles were missing in the bathroom, and there were rust stains around the bathtub. The carpet was old and matted. Even thought the room was clean, it made us feel that it wasn’t, and therefore we were careful to protect our hygiene. I suspect that our experience would have been better had we stayed in the main building, but we decided to move on after one night.

The hotel’s restaurant was closed, and therefore the innkeeper guided us to a seafood restaurant located in town at the pier. Unfortunately, the food and service were uniformly bad.

There are other hotels in Perce that might have provided a much better experience. Try to make sure you know what you are getting into beforehand in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.

  • Liked — Views of the sea and the famous rock
  • Disliked — Rundown accomodations
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank EricG
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Travellers are raving about these Perce hotels

Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
146 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2007

We travelled to Perce to see the famous Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island, nesting area for hundreds of thousands of gannets. There a large number of seals on the island as well. The hotel is situated up on a hill and the rooms face the water. The rooms have a little balcony outside where you can sit and see both the rock and the island. Each room has a refrigerator There is a seating area with a coffee table and chairs.The hotel is not new and the furnishings are not either but it was very clean and the view was truly fantastic. I saw a small whale from the balcony one afternoon. The room rate includes breakfast.

Stayed September 2007
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North Bay
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed at La Cote Surprise in the motel section in late July of this summer. We have nothing but good things to say about our stay.

The view from our second floor balcony was amazing. Other hotels had views of the ocean too but because La Cote Surprise is on a hill over looking the town and water it was that much better. We were even lucky enough to see a dolphin from the balcony one morning.

The service and hospitality could not have been better. The couple who owns the hotel are very welcoming and friendly. They will go out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable, even in the busy season. They picked us up and dropped us off at the train station. Since the hotel is 1km walk from town they are always willing to drive or pick you up. We never took a drive but some people may want to since the walk back is up hill. On our last day they suggested that if we had done all that we wanted to in Perce that they could drive us to the next town where the train station is a bit early to look around. They were kind enough to make sure our luggage was safe at the train station then showed us around the town before dropping us off.

The complimentary breakfast was very good with 4 different options. We had dinner there one night. It was very good as well. If you do have dinner there be prepared to spend a couple of hours.

If I go back to Perce I will definitely be going back to La Cote Surprise.

  • Liked — the view and hospitality
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MichelleInTheBay
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Property: Hotel La Cote Surprise
Address: 367 Rte. 132 Ouest, Perce, Quebec G0C 2L0, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Gaspesie Region > Perce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Perce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Cote Surprise 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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