We were in Kitchener for a concert and The Walper was recommended to us. From the start we found the staff to be cold and stiff and not helpful. They didn't seem to care about us at all and barely paid attention to questions. Actually gave us wrong information about the location of the concert and local restaurants.
The room bed and pillow could have been better quality. The heating/air conditioner in the window was noisy and inadequate. Could only have it boiling or freezing. There was no hot water on our check-in day and the front desk didn't bother to call us back when we called to let them know.
All in all we did like the vibe of the place and would give it another chance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1893 and renovated in 2011, and following in the footsteps of notable visitors, The Walper invites its guests to rediscover the hotel where guests have enjoyed the rich architectural details of a time gone by, blended with the attentive, warm and welcoming service only experience can deliver. Credited as the original commercial establishment in the town of Berlin, and recognized as the first to have hydropower, guests will be treated to a unique balance of history and modern comfort as they stay, dine, or celebrate in the hotel enjoyed by William Lyon Mackenzie King, Wilfrid Laurier, Pierre Trudeau and nearly every other Canadian Prime Minister. Among others, Eleanor Roosevelt enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard and Louis Armstrong played his trumpet off the King Street balcony. Guests are encouraged to explore the building that housed liquor smuggled by Al Capone and that hid Lady Gaga, the queen of display, who remained unrecognized days into her stay. Visitors will dine in the Ballroom where Lennox Lewis once fought, and relax in suites enjoyed by everyone from Royalty, to leaders in the Arts, Cultural, Technological, and Political Realms who have chosen The Walper as their preferred accommodation in the area for over 120 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Walper Terrace Kitchener
- The Walper Hotel Kitchener, Ontario