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“New Year in Quebec city” 2 of 5 stars
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Gite de la Cote de la Montagne
54 Cote de la Montagne | Old Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3W3, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)   |  
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Ranked #104 of 126 Quebec City B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“New Year in Quebec city”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We decided to spend New Years in Quebec city and decided to rent one of their lofts which is offsite and advertised as accommodation for 6 but barely fit 4 of us. I would expect that someone would bring us to this loft but we were given a map instead??? Upon arriving at the loft we discovered we had one bed and a sofa and no extra sheets for this sofa and I will not even describe how old and terribly maintained was this so called loft. When I called the Front desk for extra sheets and towels they explained us where to go get them from and did not even bother to come to the loft and make the sofa. We did not take a shower because there were some kind of black greasy spots in the shower area which was just grows. This nice experience cost me $350 and I left with the feeling of being ripped off. Despite this terrible experience our NY eve was not ruined

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

IMPORTANT: This is not a hotel, but a Gite. There is no lobby or anyone working at this site. You must check in a mile away and either walk uphill or taxi to the room. That being said, it's a great location halfway between upper and lower old city. (It's also a walk several blocks to breakfast.) The rooms are well kept and the views are great. Try the rooftop for drinks and a great view. The people at their other location are very friendly and the overall experience was wonderful. NOTE: Private bath does NOT mean en suite. Be sure you know the difference and book accordingly.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kitchener, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

We stayed in the 2nd floor Alex room, a single room with a shared bathroom down the hall. The queen bed was nice, but both the pull-out couch and the twin size cot had thin mattresses overpowered by the springs underneath. My kids didn't mind, but if it had been for me, I'd have put the mattress directly on the floor to avoid the squeaks and get a firm surface.

The room was clean, and very white. The interior has been modernized so much that none of the historical features were visible here. I was surprised to find there was no phone and no clock in the room. The curtains did a good job of blocking out light, but neither the doors nor the windows were effective at blocking out sound. Housekeeping did an OK job, and there were lots of clean towels and pillows on hand.

There was a free wireless internet signal, but so weak it couldn't bring up Google mail.

The bathroom was clean, and the shower stall had wonderful water pressure in the main shower head, there's a second working shower with no head on it. The separate bathtub looked nice, but the window next to it was broken, and the curtains wouldn't close. The sink was tricky to turn on and adjust temperature.

There's a shared kitchen on the first floor, with a small fridge and stove, two tables, and a couch. Looked nice, but we didn't have cause to use it.

We walked to the Hotel St. Paul for the complimentary breakfast. It was only a 10-15 minute walk, but turned out to be in the wrong direction for other activities we were interested in. Food and service were good, though service was a bit slow on Sunday.

It's close to public parking, but that must be paid for separately.

I was surprised to find that the shops next to the Gite included one selling t-shirts promoting marijuana and other rebellious acts, and a second shop for adults only, which doesn't cover the products in the window. They might have been fun for my husband and myself to visit, but I'm glad my kids were distracted and didn't notice.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

Overbooked at their sister hotel St.Paul so upgraded here. Wonderful ! Fantastic for people watching, view of St.Lawrence River,lower town and Chateau Frontenac just above. See the Laurentian mountains through the window while lying in bed !Well equipped kitchen, loft has -queen size bed plus 2 q-size sofa beds in LR.Working fireplace. Lots of linens,towels. Not a lot of privacy with the small bathroom but clean .You must be healthy to make it up the 3 steep flight of stairs from the street level but worth it for the great views from the deck !
For groceries head up past Chateau Frontenac and to the right for Richards-a small grocery/deli for food supplies- they also have beer & wine. Chateau Frontenac has a full liqour store in their basement.
Will definitely return here next year.

  • Liked — Location, View
  • Disliked — Needs new bathroom door/fan-seperate sink/toilet.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2006

We booked and secured with a credit card, a mid-week reservation for this hotel. Unfortunately when we arrived at Hotel St-Paul, where check-in is done, our reservation was lost. The reception staff was very quick to state the reservation did not exist, even before looking in the computer. They eventually found it but at a different date. Although I had the confirmation of the booking via an internet confirmation e-mail and a reservation # this did not seem worth investigating. They offered us a standard room at their hotel for the same cost of the suite we had booked at Auberge de La Montagne; the latter of which is in a better location. The alternative was not of equal value and more expensive then if we'd booked Hotel St-Paul directly - but at 4pm and with a young child we accepted the alternative. I'Many more reliable and wonderful options exist in Quebec city

  • Liked — location although others are equally well located
  • Disliked — booking services
  • Tips/Secrets — call shortly before day of arrival to confirm
  • Stayed September 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2005

This was by far the best place i have ever stayed! My husband and I spent our first anniversary in the loft of the Gite de la Cote de la Montagne. I was so unique and ultra clean. I get grossed out very easily, but i had no trouble with this place! It has fun french touches and is a perfect romantic get-away. It's location can't be beat either! We are planning on going again without a doubt!

  • Stayed November 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2005

This may be the best sleeper location of all time, in any city. It is I believe the only lodging on the Mountain Road between the upper and lower town. Walk out the door and down the Break Neck Stairway or up the Stairs to the Dufferin Terrice. Up to the upper town and then down the road to the right to the lower town. The view from the roof top patio is spectacular and worth staying there just for the late night viewing. We found it to be just fine in all respects. The only down side is for people having trouble walking. But they would be discomforted walking anywhere.The bathroom was quite unique and probably expensive to install. Unless you are ultra budget minded this may be the best location of all time anywhere. Check it out.

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Address: 54 Cote de la Montagne | Old Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3W3, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City > Downtown Quebec City
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Ranked #104 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Quebec City
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