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The Walper Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised by my stay at this hotel, the vintage feel and history made it have lots of character, the rooms where roomy and what was excellent was they had one of those new coffee machines you put cartages in, I am a tea drinker and always find it's impossible to make tea in a hotel in an... More

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at the Walper with my husband as part of our road trip and it was by far the most memorable hotel and the most pleasant experience. THe staff was great, from the front desk to the restaurant ladies who were helpful at finding us suitable breakfast options as we follow a vegan diet. The room was amazing too... More

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

Dear Anya Z, Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the Walper Hotel. I am so pleased to hear that our rooms were to your satisfaction, and that our service team helped create a pleasant and memorable experience for you and your husband. We hope to have you return again soon. Sincerely, Domini Baldasaro General Manager, The Walper Hotel More

Matawan, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Walper for 2 nights in July. We loved the atmosphere, the furnishings, and the surrounding area. We were able to park the car and walk to shops and restaurants, including the coffee shop attached to the Walper, great sandwiches, muffins etc, with very reasonable prices. The staff was friendly and always helpful. We... More

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

Dear Doredeeg, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay at the Walper Hotel. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you will be returning. We look forward to hosting you on your return! Sincerely, Domini Baldasaro General Manager, The Walper Hotel More

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Walper sells itself on old world, historic charm. It wants to be a sophisticated, culturally central part of downtown Kitchener. Yes and no. Yes, it's got a great location. Yes, it's old with lots of rich, dark wood and high ceilings. My renovated room had a few old fixtures. Yes, its got a lovely cafe on the street corner.... More

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

Dear Kepomosie, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay at the Walper Hotel. I am sorry to hear that your stay did not live up to your expectations. Please note that we have not begun renovations as of yet and will be beginning this work in our guest rooms, suites and lobby early next year, which will address... More

Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very nice quaint hotel. Very historic, good location, walking distance to many downtown businesses. The room, although recently updated, still felt a little dated. I am sure they are trying to maintain a historical presence. Neat bathroom and very old light fixtures in the room.

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

Dear Hop2It2day, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. I'm glad we were able to accommodate you during your business trip and that the hotel location met your needs. We will be undergoing extensive renovations to our rooms and public areas early next year, and welcome you to return to see the changes. We hope to host... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hotels are hotels, anywhere you go they all seem similar. That's what makes the Walper interesting. Yes the building is quite old, but not old enough to be an antique feel, it still has a historic feel to it. They keep it in good condition, and have a few historical plaques around the hallways. It is also centrally located, with... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. I am pleased to hear that you liked our property and location, and appreciate the recommendation. We hope to host you again soon! Sincerely, Domini Baldasaro General Manager More

Kemptville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The hotel is downtown Kitchener, and has not parking available unless you pay $20 for valet parking. You have to park down the street in public parking. It is an old hotel, which has some charms, but when you get past the front lobby and enter the hallways to the rooms and into the room, it did not have the... More

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

Dear tklimac, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your visit at the Walper Hotel. I am sorry to hear your stay did not live up to your expectations. Located at the oldest intersection in downtown Kitchener, we have very limited onsite parking. However, the public parking you mention is located in a new facility less than 100 metres from... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is an old hotel in downtown Kitchener that is undergoing renovations. My room had been renovated and was very nice. Spacious, nice bathroom and amenities, free wifi, etc. Guests should be patient since the work is still ongoing. However I do recommend it and will return. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Martha123, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay at the Walper Hotel. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and appreciate your suggestion to other travellers with regards to ongoing room improvements. We are optimistic about the renovations and are excited to begin soon. We hope you will stay again in the near future!... More

Waterloo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I attended a wedding at the Walper Hotel May 24th. Pros: Everything was set up beautifully and the staff and servers were very friendly. The enterance to the area the reception was held was very well furnished and looked amazing, especially at night time. We had a room that provided quiet from the street and a great... More

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

Dear HardWorkerAtMongo, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Walper Hotel. I am glad to hear our service and venue set-up were to your satisfaction, however, I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the meal made by our kitchen team. Our Wedding Coordinator works closely with the Bride and Groom to choose the items on their... More

Kincardine, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Get your old fashion key and enjoy a great room with fridge and Kuerig coffee machine! Nice duvets and linens. Towels were very soft and bathroom was stunning. Organic soaps and shampoos. I will definitely book there again. Just walk out the door to grab a cab! Parking down the street is an extra $14.50 overnight.

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

Dear HuSkie1016, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Walper Hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you visit again soon! Sincerely, Domini Baldasaro General Manager, The Walper Hotel More

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Address: 20 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Kitchener
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Walper Hotel 3*
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Built in 1893 and renovated in 2011, and following in the footsteps of notable visitors, The Walper invites its guests to rediscover the hotel where guests have enjoyed the rich architectural details of a time gone by, blended with the attentive, warm and welcoming service only experience can deliver. Credited as the original commercial establishment in the town of Berlin, and recognized as the first to have hydropower, guests will be treated to a unique balance of history and modern comfort as they stay, dine, or celebrate in the hotel enjoyed by William Lyon Mackenzie King, Wilfrid Laurier, Pierre Trudeau and nearly every other Canadian Prime Minister. Among others, Eleanor Roosevelt enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard and Louis Armstrong played his trumpet off the King Street balcony. Guests are encouraged to explore the building that housed liquor smuggled by Al Capone and that hid Lady Gaga, the queen of display, who remained unrecognized days into her stay. Visitors will dine in the Ballroom where Lennox Lewis once fought, and relax in suites enjoyed by everyone from Royalty, to leaders in the Arts, Cultural, Technological, and Political Realms who have chosen The Walper as their preferred accommodation in the area for over 120 years. ... more   less 
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