by Joanna Nesbit
This English colonial-themed hotel is family-owned and one of a kind, featuring 15 rooms and European boutique facilities in the heart of Old Quebec. The hotel welcomes families and includes a free breakfast buffet when you book directly, with homemade croissants, Italian-style bread, waffles, yogurt, fruit and more. Families will also find free Wi-Fi, a concierge service, tea/coffee machine, luggage storage and ski storage. Best room options are the Double Standard with two queen beds, Queen Plus Single with one queen bed and one single, Family Room with two beds and an exterior entrance. Although the hotel is in an historic building, the rooms are modern and include a small fridge and TV. Inside parking is available at nearby location for a fee (no reservation needed). The surrounding area is one of the most picturesque of Old Quebec, with the hotel close enough to walk to the Chateau Frontenac, historic sites and winter carnival activities.
Our Editor Loves
- Stunning location in Old City
- Small hotel with personal service
- Complimentary breakfast when booking directly with hotel
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Great location. Very close to all the old quebec places you’d want to see. We could just walk out and take strolls on the Dufferin Terrace (which is absolutely beautiful). The place is run by caretakers, like an in. (no management). All the invoices and receipts are ready and given to them. They just coordinate it with the name on the envelope and your ID and give them to you when you check-out. The caretaker understands basic English but you can’t expect a great deal of conversations. They did their job to the best of their ability. The only reason I’d consider going here again is if they give me a room with a bigger bathroom. Don’t get me wrong. The room itself was enough and in fact, very nice and clean. We even got the (only) room with the balcony (facing street and one corner facing the river). But honestly speaking, we couldn’t use the balcony much. It rained. But also, the AC unit is right in front of the door. So it would be a 2-3 min adjustment to go out or come in. The set top box for TV was way below table level. So only if you lie down and are sleeping on the right side of the bed, can you change channels. It had basic TV cable. Nevertheless, that’s all still doable and not focused on during a vacation. I get it. Its a small old place which has been made into a hotel with multiple rooms (as have all the townhouses in the area of 100m). What irked me most was that the bathroom was REALLY small. That’s the only negative. I’m 5’2” and I had to put my feet in the shower while I sat down to do my business. I couldn’t dry myself off after a shower without banging the walls/glass doors a few times. So that’s a big negative. I can consider going there again if I see that all the places nearby have the same washroom size or this place has a room with bigger bathroom. May or may not consider going back.
Our three nights here were very good. Our room had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Nice bed, with hand basin in the room and coffee making facilities. With a view of both the river and Chateau Frontenac from our 3rd floor window. Whilst not a problem for us, there is no lift and breakfast is in the basement, so a longish climb. The breakfast was very generous and like everyone else, we loved the ‘just out of the oven’ croissants. Very close to everything in the old town. Very friendly owner and a very pleasant stay, would be our first choice if we visit again.