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La Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

This hotel was arranged by our agent. We where rather stunned by the road to the fjord, driving a hired convertible it was a terrible ride. The room we got was not on the famous rim ( the view is excellent), but a backroom of one of the chalets in the woods made suitable to sleep in. The room was small and spartan with one tiny chair and a tiny little queen, and because it rained we where forced to use the lobby/restaurant. This is the only place on the cliff with wifi, and the connection was poor. One Must choose a dinner time and for 40 cad per person there's only a buffet; drinks not included. The food was tasteless, except for the deserts and we hate lining up with several noizy families; let's call that a mismatch. Breakfast looked good but tasted average, with bone dry croissants and again too many people around. In fact, we cut our stay short and found something cosy on the coast. Perfect spot for a youthcamp or family gathering, but not for us.

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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this hotel. A very nice location with a splendid view. The road to get to it is a bit rough, but worth it. The rooms are decorated in a warm local style. The restaurant however, was really disappointing. Staff was disorganized, walking around without much purpose, lacking leadership. Very little choice in menu, basically 2 options. This would be acceptable if there was some variation, but during our stay, we took 2 dinners and one lunch, and the lunch and one dinner were almost identical, for starter, main course ànd dessert. Also the meals were not very creative - rather standard salmon for instance. We found waiting times very long, and it was disturbing that neighbouring tables that arrived after us, were served quicker than we were.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

We went to Cap au Leste on the Tuango coupon and loved it. We had great weather which helped of course.
The food was good and the snow shoeing a lot of fun.
My one bit would be to say 'pay attention to the details'. The reception was rather cold and not very welcoming and the few other minor details.
I loved the place though. But would not pay the full price as it is not a 4 1/2 star as indicated.

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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

We spend 3 days there over Xmas and had a good time. Rooms are nice although not 'luxurious'. Restaurant is good with an incredible view on the fjord. Outdoord activities are really convenient (skidoo and dog sleds on site). It's not a 5 star resort, it's more for the outdoorsy people (eg:10 minute walk in the freezing cold to access the dining room).

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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Getting There: If you have ever been to a camp when you were a kid, this place will take you back to those times, for better or for worse. The drive up the Saguenay was nice with good roads; however, we were not prepared for the 7 km of very bad washboard, potholed, rock filled, twisty, up and down access road that is required to get to Camp du Less. Do this during the day; it’s not fun at night. The road is also very poorly signed. Basically, stay on the main access “road” until you can’t go any further. Park and inspect your vehicle for any missing parts that may have been shaken off.

Registration: Registration was easy and very camp-like. You give your name, they check which cabin you are assigned to (we were in Iroquois), tell you that wifi is sketchy at best (we didn’t have any), and send you on your way back down the road in the hope you will find your cabin. After a couple of wrong turns, we found it.

The Cabins: The cabins are comprised of a number of rooms of which sound insulation is non-existent, nor is there any sort of door slamming mitigation. Open the door, let it slam shut. Repeat. Our next door neighbour did this about 30 times in the course of a half hour. Thank you. Cabins are nice although sparse. No TV, no wifi as previously noted, no refrigerator, no air conditioning. The beds are thin, and no fitted sheets mean you are constantly battling to keep them under you. Although the room did have a balcony offering a very nice view of the fjord, it was not a private balcony so prepare to share. As well, the room appears to be put together on a budget. The pictures on the wall are unframed paper with the edges very torn. A simple frame would do wonders.

The Grounds: The grounds throughout the establishment are well maintained and as expected, very hilly. A long trail takes you down to a lighthouse on the fjord and a very nice rocky shore. The trail is not for beginners and is quite challenging in spots. Round trip takes about 2 hours. Bring water and good footwear.

The Service: We expected more; we got less. There is a dining area and a bar area. Neither is well staffed. After a long drive, we hoped to have a nice drink at the bar. After waiting for quite a while, we had to go and find someone to serve us. Wine was easy; open a bottle, pour. A martini was more difficult. A trained bartender would be a good idea. The next day we did the hike to the lighthouse. A lunchtime snack would be good when we got back, or so we thought. Again, no staff in the dining area and no staff in the bar. Asking at the front desk if lunch was available returned the answer “you can get a wrap in the bar area”. Off to the bar area we went. Ten minutes later we were back at the front desk asking if there was anyone working. At that point we decided just to buy a bottle of wine and go back to our room. The front desk person had disappeared into the kitchen only to be replaced by someone saying we could get pizza. We declined, stating we would just like a bottle of wine. It was kind of him to include a bucket of ice and two wine glasses as these were not available in the cabin.

The Food: Breakfast and dinner is buffet style (a la summer camp) and decent at best with some offerings better than others. I’m not sure if they only get deliveries a couple times a week, but I swear the breakfast croissants got staler as the week progressed. Wednesday they were decent. By Friday I couldn’t dent them. Scrambled eggs had good flavor but were inconsistently cooked. Bacon was the same. Dinner was likewise. The beef was good, the fish not so good.

In Summary: Camp du Less is a nice place to go to for something; I just can’t figure out what it is. There isn’t enough to do to spend all day there, and it isn’t convenient enough to go elsewhere for the day. There is no pool, no hot tub, no convenient access to the river, and no vibe anywhere. It is neither a romantic get-away, nor a solitary retreat. It could be more, but it is less, and less is not better. A final request to management - as we were in the main parking area getting ready to leave, a helicopter landed within 50 feet of our car. I assume they did not want to drive in on the aforementioned 7 km of very bad washboard, potholed, rock filled, twisty, up and down access road. This obviously blew up a considerable amount of dirt and dust which ended up in our eyes, hair, cloths, and car. In future please have a staff member warning people if this is to happen.

The saying “less is more” may apply to some places, but not here, where Leste is truly less.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 551, chemin du Cap a l'Est, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Quebec G0V 1T0, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region > Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
Price Range: HK$710 - HK$1,452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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