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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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Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Kitchener
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got to the hotel & asked for a QUIET room - as I almost always do (they were not overly booked up). The girl who check me in assured me it was a quiet room. That was around 1 PM. Around 5 PM I heard piped music - in my room. (I couldn't find the source.) I check the hallways... More

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Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the Walper Hotel for five nights when I needed a temporary accommodation on a longer business trip. I was booking late, on a busy holiday weekend, and it was one of the cheapest hotels available in town (sic!). I was truly pleasantly surprised. It was the best hotel I used in the region so far (but I... More

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

Dear wazow, Thank you for the detailed feedback you’ve provided regarding your stay at the Walper Hotel. I am delighted to hear you had a pleasant experience, and that the room, bathroom and amenities exceeded your expectations. Your comments are very descriptive and I feel other business travellers will find them helpful. We are preparing for renovations and upgrades to... More

Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear walkerv05, Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the Walper Hotel. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again soon. Sincerely, Domini Baldasaro General Manager, The Walper Hotel More

London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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 August 4, 2014

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 July 26, 2014

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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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

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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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Also Known As:
Walper Terrace Kitchener
The Walper Hotel Kitchener, Ontario

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