On our first night in the Islands, because of our 12-hour trip (4.5 hours drive to Souris, 5 hour ferry ride and some waiting time) I had booked us into this hotel because it was close to the ferry terminal. Once you come off the boat, turn right up over the hill and, voila, you are out of town and the Chateau Madelinot is in sight to your right!
The hotel has 120 rooms, ours was one of many with a balcony and a view out to sea. It also has its own restaurant on-site, but it is only a hop, skip and jump into town by car if you want to try something cheaper. The decor was plain but the room fit the bill for a place to sleep! As with the Auberge Madeli, the rate was C$85 per night before taxes.
The Madeli is centrally located in downtown Cap-aux-Meules, a short distance away from some eating establishments and only a few minutes drive to the ferry terminal. Since the ferry departs at 8 AM, and it is recommended to be in the parking lot by 7 AM, we decided to stay here for our fourth and final night on the islands. I had not made any prior arrangements, but there was no problem getting a reservation the previous day. This is a comfortable inn, with nice basic rooms. The temperature was relatively hot on this final day (it reached almost 20 C while it was 32 C on the mainland), but luckily there was a fan in the room to get the air moving - even with the window open.
We had a nice view out the back of the establishment, with green hills and fields being the predominant feature. I also enjoyed having a chance to get on-line with my laptop to see what was happening on VT and check to see how my power system was doing back in New Brunswick! The room rate for a double is C$85 (C$98 with taxes included). Note that this Inn is popular with tour busses, so it is not the place to go for an initmate atmosphere! Still, no complaints re noise, etc. - it served our purpose quite well.
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