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Hotel des Coutellier
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   253 rue St-Paul, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 97 hotels in Quebec City
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Anniversary to remember!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We booked this hotel based on trip advisor and were so glad we did! We were first time visitors to Quebec City and celebrating our 25th Anniversary. We were looking for a romantic getaway, not a chain hotel. Everything about our experience was wonderful. The room looked exactly like the pictures online and the Jacuzzi was as relaxing as I hoped it would be. (I wish there had been a little instruction manual, though. It took a bit of experimenting to figure it out.) We were walking distance to everything and were glad to have a secure lot to park our car. I suggest that the staff explain at the time of booking how to park in front of the hotel to unload luggage and check in. We drove around several times looking for how to access the front door. It was a staff member from the restaurant next door that noticed us circling and told us we could pull up on what we thought was a sidewalk right in front. We liked the breakfast delivered to the room in an insulated bag. The food was fresh and tasty. I suggest an ice pack to keep creamers, yogurt and juices cold for those of us who sleep very late! I liked having a coffee maker in my room. The room was very clean and the linens were heavenly. We would not hesitate to stay here again and have already recommended it to friends who are planning a romantic trip to QC in the near future.

Room Tip: The jacuzzi was a godsend at the end of each day. All the walking on cobblestone streets, in the ho...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Our 6-night stay was wonderful. The little breakfast hung by the door each morning made it easy to lounge with coffee and the wife each morning. The breakfast came with the days weather report, a cute touch. The reception and cleaning staff were very kind, polite, and helpful. My wife and I enjoyed the free DVD rentals available at the front desk.

The location was perfect. A short, albeit uphill, walk and we were in the heart of the shopping district, the fashion street, fine dining, and entertainment.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lombard, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We booked this hotel solely based on trip advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. We could not have chosen a more perfect hotel! First we took the bus from Montreal and the station is a short walk to the hotel which is located in the lower area of Old Quebec. If you like to walk and explore everything is within 15 minutes of the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed the uphill walks to the upper area of the city. As an alternative you can walk down rue-St. Paul along the river and access the upper area via the steps or the funicular. There are quite a few steps but very manageable for the majority and frankly at $2.50 a pop the funicular is just an easier way to get up top versus being an attraction.
I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed EVERYTHING about the hotel but if you read a page or 2 of trip advisor reviews you will get a very accurate portrayal of this hotel. I will say that any negative comments towards the continental breakfast are very petty. It’s a unique idea, a great touch and by the way the pastries were delicious!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We spent a fabulous six days at the Hotel des Coutellier. It could not be better located - near a ton of cafes (including one next door, Cafe Belley, which features both delicious a.m. coffee and even more sumptuous nighttime glasses of L'Achimiste Beer on tap) and steps from the old city. Service was excellent and the front desk staff were both very nice and very helpful. The building itself is snug, in a very good way. There isn't a scintilla of chain-hotel going on here. The details - towels, soaps - were top of the line. And the pastry breakfast delivered to the room daily is a delight. The only critique is that you rely on K-cups for breakfast coffee - but there is no better solution given that breakfast is delivered at 7am for people who will wake at varying times. But the K-cup holds you over until the trip downstairs. Cafe Belley's coffee is better than any in-room coffee could ever be.

Don't miss a trip to the Marché du Vieux Port, the farmer's market, located right across from the hotel. The berries we brought back to our room (admittedly, the benefit of a summer trip) took our pastry breakfast to another level.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night only and totally regret that we didn't stay longer. We had a lovely stay with an amazing room. The room and ensuite were of a very high standard and the staff were friendly and helpful speaking French and English. We booked a romantic package which came with a small bottle of prosecco and 2 truffles and also dinner at moss mussels. We couldn't find fault with anything. Even the little breakfast hung on the door in the morning is a treat and such a u inquest thing to do. In reception there was always a different nibble muffins or fruit with iced tea or coffee. Our stay was nothing less than perfect. We would definitely recommend and would book again in a flash

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Even though it has been over a year since we visited Quebec, our stay at this hotel remains one of the highlights. A very short walk from the train station (we had come from Montreal and left for Halifax by train) our room faced Rue St. Paul, the Marche de Vieux Port (be sure to go and check out the local fare --ripe strawberries like I haven't tasted in years!) and the old granaries where Robert Page's "Image Mill" was still being shown. Even being on the street, the double windows and black out shades meant a peaceful, quite room with tasteful contemporary decor (a whimsical, large, red flower pillow in a room of black, grey and white) and a wonderful mini "kitchen". This was great for the hot drinks to go along with a bounteous breakfast we found each morning hanging in a cloth bag outside our door--silverware, napkins, croissants, muffins, orange juice, applesauce and jams(each morning was slightly different). It is rated 4 stars (which we found correct) and the location was ideal for a walk down Rue St. Paul with it's many restaurants and shops and around to lower "Old Town" or up an inclined street behind the hotel to upper "Old Town". Returning here, after each day out visiting the city sights, with it's comfortable bed, upscale bathroom and various amenities (fresh fruit in the lobby) made our visit to Quebec one that we will long remember.
P.S. We had found a very good rate through AAA which on checking out our receptionist said was excellent for late June.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Many good reasons to recommend the Hotel des Coutellier. We found that the location was great: being on the edge of/ below the old city allowed for better parking options for rental car and the ability to easily experience shows on the water front but then easily access the old city attractions. Staff very friendly. The rooms are well appointed and the towels are super soft. I really liked how they served a continental breakfast: in a cooler bag brought to your door in the morning. Simple. Delicious pastries. Not sure if there was a pool or exercise room so disregard those rankings.

Room Tip: On the fourth floor and that worked well.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Des Coutellier Hotel
Des Coutellier Quebec City
Hotel Des Coutellier Quebec/Quebec City
Address: 253 rue St-Paul, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City > Downtown Quebec City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Quebec City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Quebec City
#15 Family Hotel in Quebec City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Coutellier 3*
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