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The Walper Hotel

20 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have patronized the Walper for a number of years while attending the Bluesfests in August each year. We found them to be a very convenient, classy old hotel with reasonable prices. we stayed in the suites which weren’t perfect, but suited our needs....That is, until they changed hands. Last year we stayed there again under the new ownership and... More 

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear OmegaOntario, Thank you for your feedback. As you have noted in your review, we are currently closed for renovations to our guest rooms and suites, in order to address issues including those you mention from your stay last year, and to fulfil the potential of what we truly believe to be a beautiful, historic building. The decision to close... More 

Fulton
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59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This reservation was made by my employer. What a pleasant surprise! This 125 year old hotel exudes the grace and charm of a bygone era, yet with today's amenities and comfort. Upon entering mo third floor room, I found a flat screen tv, good wifi, and a spacious room with a comfortable king bed and large white-tiled bathroom. Everything was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have stayed at the Walper at various times over the last 14 years. It came under new ownership in January, and there are several changes underway. Everything is improving, including the rooms and the breakfast area. The Rum Runner Pub is being turned into a bistro.

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HoodoosMagoo, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. I’m glad to see that you have had the opportunity to experience some of the changes we’ve made. We are looking forward to beginning even further renovations in 2015, andThe TWH Social Bar | Bistro, previously Rum Runner Pub is expected to open in January as well. Thank... More 

Penetanguishene, Canada
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The Walper is under new ownership and the staff are all great and my stay was perfect! The pub in the basement is closed for renos until January 2015 sometime was the only disappointing thing if I had to pick something. Keep up the good work!

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear The_Pool_God, Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your stay at The Walper Hotel. I’m delighted to hear that your visit wassuch an enjoyable one. We are looking forward to the opening of The TWH Social Bar | Bistro in January, 2015 and we welcome you back to try it. We hope to host you again soon. Sincerely, Domini... More 

Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Walper is at the brink of a full-scale restoration. I was fortunate enough to meet Domini Baldasaro, GM of the property. She is extremely enthusiastic about the direction that the owners of the Walper are taking with the property, and I am excited to see what the future has in store for this hotel. Now, for my review. The... More 

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James M, Thank you for sharing your experience from your stay at The Walper Hotel. It was a pleasure to host you, and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay overall, and in particular the food and beverage components. Your feedback regarding the hotel is truly appreciated as it is both constructive and in line with our upcoming... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed here one night and overall it was awful. Water pressure in shower so low we couldn't shower and tap wasn't working properly. Loudest flushing toilet on the planet. Sounded like Niagara Falls emptying every time. There was a large pipe behind the bathroom door that in order to open the door wide enough to walk through, the door would... More 

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan D, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your visit to The Walper Hotel. I am disappointed to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations, and would welcome further details. Our upcoming renovations will address several of your concerns, as we are extensively renovating each room, including heating and cooling units, plumbing and electrical. I do... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great value hotel steeped in Canadian history. Comfortable rooms in a hotel with an abundance of reminders of hotels from years gone by. Staff was friendly and very helpful with suggestions for nearby restaurants.

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jthash, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be accommodating and helpful. We hope to have you return again soon. Sincerely, Domini Baldasaro General Manager More 

Rennes
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are some positive points: - The staff is friendly - The decor is old but it has charm - The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Kitchener - The room is reasonably clean Unfortunately, many negative points too: - The soundproofing is very bad. Our room overlooking King Street is extremely noisy. We heard both the noise... More 

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gwendals, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel, and for your detailed review. We will be undergoing extensive renovations in the new year, including upgrades to all rooms and public areas as well as plumbing, heating and electrical systems. We will also be working to improve noise barriers. Recognizing our downtown location and the hustle and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This place is a treasure! We stayed for 6 nights in October, and all the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Reasonably priced; very comfortable, quiet, safe, and clean. Parking is extra, but reasonable. An a la carte breakfast is included and is served in an elegant dining room (with white linen table cloths and napkins); Nice! The Walper is... More 

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear WetCoast2014, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, that you were happy with the service provided and appreciated the hotel’s historic and old charm attributes. You are correct in that we will be undergoing renovations early next year and we hope you will return following the... More 

Burlington, Canada
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72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I realize that this is an older hotel but there could have been more updates. The room was ok but it had an odd layout with two double beds and a smallish bathroom. It was clean enough but overall nothing special. The real drawback is that there is no parking and the municipal lot around the corner costs $14.50 for... More 

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Don_Kovacs, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. Due to the age and design of the building, each room is unique and so no two rooms are identical, however we look forward to undergoing extensive renovations in the new year, allowing us to unveil a fresh new product and layout. Located at the heart of downtown,... More 

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