Our first trip to old Quebec City was capped by the sheer pleasure of staying at Auberge! Having chosen this hotel to stay in while celebrating both of our birthdays was the best gift that we could have given or received from each other.
Noelle, at the Front Desk, was fabulous in her suggestions for places to dine and visit. We had had regular communication going by phone and email with her right up to the day we arrived. If we owned a hotel, we would try to steal her! The young man at the Front Desk in the evening was equally helpful and went out of his way to make our stay a joy.
The history and charm of the building itself was a delight. Looking out from our second floor room, we had a fabulous view of the courtyard in front of the Chateau Frontenac.
Breakfast in Le Pain Beni was a la carte, so you basically had your choice of 10 items. Frothed, hot milk in your morning coffee was a special treat! A gentle suggestion that these servers should also be tipped, even though your breakfast was included in the cost of the room. We noticed many patrons not leaving a tip in spite of excellent service. Perhaps they simply didn't think about it. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed for renovations during the day and evening, so we did not get to try out the rest of the menu. Perhaps a primary reason to return for another visit.
If you choose to visit Old Quebec City in early spring, bring along clothes to layer up... gloves,toque, a scarf and a warm jacket were really a necessity during our visit. The wind off the St. Lawrence is very brisk and tunnels through the narrow winding streets.
One big concern that we had was parking. However, there is an underground parking lot about 2 minutes walk from the Auberge, where we simply parked the car and left it until we were ready to leave. You can temporarily park your car just in front of the Tourist Info Office (3-4 doors down from the Auberge) for 10 - 60 minutes to unload your suitcases prior to permanently parking. There are little stands along the street that you pay your fare at, indicating the number of the parking stall you are using. Very easy, once you know what you're looking for... and we didn't know about them when we arrived.
A truly remarkable hotel, exceptional staff, and a must place to stay. Your visit there will give you a warm fuzzy feeling!
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