I have stayed at the Walper Hotel four times and now consider it my preferred hotel when visiting the area. Over the years I have seen consistent and dedicated improvements that demonstrate a devotion to restoration and quality. I look forward to my next visit.
My stay this time was just wonderful. The room was lovely and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. Ordered an excellent steak dinner from the Rum Runner Pub downstairs that was delivered to my room promptly and very well prepared. Breakfast was very nice and served a lovely quiet area on the 2nd floor. There are also good restaurants in the area and a coffee pub downstairs and another across the road where I enjoyed some free time during my stay.
This is not a cookie cutter hotel that looks just like any hotel in any city. Each room is a little different but the overall feel is comfortable and elegant. They are continuing to restore the Walper. However, it appears that most rooms, meeting rooms/event rooms and the ballroom are complete and fabulous.
She is a grand old dame this hotel, and like an elegant older woman, she is charmingly beautiful. It is also true that if you inspect her with a critical eye you will find some wrinkles and signs of her age.
It helps to know what to expect when you are booking and my experience is that the staff are incredibly helpful when they are clear about what it is you want or need. I have booked rooms for myself travelling alone and for groups of colleagues. Couldn't be happier with the assistance and service I have experienced. Martina has been especially helpful working out details for group bookings.
- Also Known As:
- Walper Terrace Kitchener
- The Walper Hotel Kitchener, Ontario
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1893 and renovated in 2011, The Walper is a Kitchener-Waterloo Landmark. Having hosted such notables as Liberace, Bob Hope, Elearnor Roosevelt, Sarah McLaughlin and most Canadian Prime Ministers, The Walper has proudly stood at the corner of King and Queen streets for over 100 years. Featuring original art for sale throughout the building, a $1 donation to a Childrens Charity for every guest and original Architectural details throughout the building, The Walper is a different kind of hotel. We look forward to having you as our guest. ... more less
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