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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

The Walper is a great little hotel in downtown Kitchener in the heart of thw city. It has an older feel to it but well kept and clean. Room we had was spacious but near the patio in the third floor where you may get some second hand smoke if you like your window open. Overall delighted.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

My sister and I stayed at the Walper on Sunday May 19, and let’s just say this will never happen again. We heard so many good and bad things about the Walper, and I can assure you the bad ones are accurate. At check in, we got laughed at by the desk agent for having some errors on our reservation.... More 

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Michaelteichman, Owner at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. Needless to say, we take comments such as yours very seriously. Unfortunetely from your comments and speaking to the staff on duty that evening, we are unable to identify specifially which room you stayed in. I would very much appreciate a private message so I could... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed at the Walper Hotel and well, let's just say I wouldn't go back. The decor was very bizarre, the hotel was very old, and lacked character. Our room was small and very basic. The bathroom was so small that there wasn't even room to hang our towels. Our room was also above the party room and the music... More 

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2 Thank Rachel C
Michaelteichman, Owner at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lady Chisolm I am sorry you weren't happy with your stay. Perhaps the information wasn't communicated correctly to you through the room directories, but we do have room service on site running daily until 11pm. As well, although we do have a partnership with Goodlife 6 buildings away, we also have a small gym on site. I am not... More 

Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Very much enjoyed our trip to this hotel. It is nothing like a chain hotel and the history of the hotel makes it a wonderful place to stay. They are working on older rooms to get them all up to date. Check in is a bit hard. There is no place to really pull in to drop off your luggage... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed at the Walper for a Friday night, more or less on business. The room was lovely, had all amenities, clean, lots of space and light. The bed: probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, and I contemplated ways to steal it. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the parking was only a 3 minute... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Numerous rooms were booked in this restored historical hotel in downtown Kitchener and it was really the perfect place for family and friends to gather for a wedding. We all arrived on different days and times to celebrate the event which was held at the City Hall 2 blocks away and reception at the Conrad Centre just across the street.... More 

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6 Thank freeone2011
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My sister and I have stayed at the Walper hotel on 3 different occasions in the last year . Established in 1893, the Walper is a beautiful restored grand dame with much pride in her historic past. During our stay we often felt like we were rubbing shoulders with noteworthy people we had read about and admired. The hotel rooms... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Found the hotel to be adequate but have to say brunch at their restaurant was unacceptable. After arrival (10:00 am) found their buffet was out of pancakes, eggs and other items. We were there for 30 minutes and they still weren't filled. Got one cup of coffee and you guessed it they ran out of coffee, they had no more... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My buddy and I stayed at the Walper and we enjoyed it to the fullest. The desk staff Louis and Fortuna were amazing; with his epic sense of humor and hers perfect smile and strong eye contact, their service was amazing. As a walk in guests, they hooked us up with awesome renovated and comfortable room, which included our parking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My partner and I stayed here and we would like to thank The Walper for a marvellous stay! The interior of this hotel is simply stunning. The chandeliers, the high ceilings and the historic past made the hotel more enchanting. The staff were great – very friendly, welcoming and attentive - nothing was too much to ask. The room we... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel, an iconic 1893 landmark set along the quaint streets of one of Kitchener, Ontario's oldest neighbourhoods. You'll be captivated by this building's amazing past, and charmed by its contemporary flare. From Eleanor Roosevelt's preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis' boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, to the tales of Al Capone's liquor smuggling operation in the cavernous basement restaurant, every nook and cranny in this Waterloo hotel has a story to tell. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walper Hotel

Address: 20 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Kitchener
Price Range: $152 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Walper Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Walper Terrace Kitchener
The Walper Hotel Kitchener, Ontario
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