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“Great hotel for the price” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel ALT Quebec
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 Avenue Germain des Pres - Ste-Foy, Quebec City, Quebec G1V 3M7, Canada (Formerly Germain des Prés)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 104 Hotels in Quebec City
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great hotel for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2005

A previous review compares Germain des Pres with other hotels in the chain - and this is terribly unfair. I stay at this hotel for business on a regular basis and I would NEVER be able to find the same level of service and comfort for the same price elsewhere.

If you look at the prices of rooms at Le Germain in Montreal or Hotel Dominion, you will find them almost double what you will pay at Germain des Pres. The only drawback is location but it is fine for business travellers, and for tourists who do not mind driving to other places in town.

The bed are great, rooms are modern and clean, bathrooms totally functional, staff is courteous - and check the great food at le Bistango. I recommend this hotel to anyone who does not mind staying in the suburbs of the city.

  • Stayed April 2005, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2004

I found this hotel to be more than adequately appointed. The staff is friendly and the on-site restauraunt is very nice. The rooms are small but cozy. I enjoyed bith visits and only sorry that each time was for just one night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2004

This hotel is nothing like the website or the other hotels from the same group ( Hotel Dominion, Le GerMain in Montreal). This is a business travelers hotel and the photo on the website is NOTHING like what our room looked like. As Quebec City was crowded with a convention, we could not stay inside Old Quebec- but decided this hotel would be fine.
There is no funk, sophistication etc pulling up off the highway to this generic, pink hotel. The rooms look nothing like the website ( at least ours did not) and it was a half attempt at a re-do- where they did not finish the job. Lots of 80's cheesiness- bathrooms were mirrored, bad lighting and just all around a bad business like atmosphere. There is nothing wrong with that, but if you associate yourself with the other hotels and show photos of a light, warm, modern yet comfortable room you need to deliver! Location was horrible- and just seemed like the clientele they were trying to lure in on the website would be highly disappointed.
Of course if you go to Quebec you should stay inside the walls, but if you can't try and stay right outside the walls- even if it means staying at a larger chain type place. If you want funk,style and sophistication do not stay at Germain des Pres.

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ALTQuebec, Front Office Manager at Hotel ALT Quebec, responded to this review, May 5, 2011
Dear Larkoola,
We are proud to let you know that our hotel – formerly Germain des Prés – had an impressive makeover when changing name for ALT, in 2008.
All of our 126 rooms, including the bathrooms, have been completely renovated. Even our lobby is now more colorful and inviting.
Groupe Germain now operates two distinctive brands:
Le Germain Boutique-Hotels – luxurious, warm and refined;
ALT Hotels- trendy, innovative and friendly.
Their concept is different but both Le Germain and ALT hotels are extremely comfortable. Lastly, we can assure you the pictures you may see on our web site are highly accurate although we have two different room types with a completely different lay out and design.
Best regards,
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Address: 1200 Avenue Germain des Pres - Ste-Foy, Quebec City, Quebec G1V 3M7, Canada (Formerly Germain des Prés)
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Quebec City
#29 Romantic Hotel in Quebec City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel ALT Quebec 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Being ALTernative means moving in new directionsALT is the balance between modernity, a dynamic and colourful ambience, comfort, and well-thought out location.At ALT, eco-responsability means doing away with room service, valets and doormen: ALT focuses on your needs, on the essential things that bring added value to your stay.Our "service light" approach allows us to offer guests a unique rate: the same price, every day, all year round!When you choose ALT, you are opting for a hotel with centralized free WiFi access and much more!The ALT Hotel banner belongs to Groupe Germain Hospitality, a Canadian family owned company, pioneer of the Hotel-boutique concept, with its headquarters in Quebec City ... more   less 
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