My wife and I stayed at this B&B after reading all the glowing reviews. It's just off the Ave Maguire that has some excellent restaurants including two off my favorites Le Cochon Dingue and Brynd for smoked meat. Ave Maguire is just a 3 or 4 minute walk from Au Bois Joli. The B&B is an elegant older home that has been meticulously cared for and restored in a very peaceful neighborhood, absolutely no noise at night or early mornings. We stayed in a room 3 that had a queen bed and sitting area with a sofa and a newly renovated bathroom that looked like it had never been used.
We only met Jean as his wife was away in Toronto but he certainly knew his way around the kitchen and served up some wonderful breakfasts including his homemade maple syrup pie. I thought it would be too heavy to eat but it was very light and I found addictive. I tried to be polite and only take one piece but had to have a second. It's made with his own maple syrup that he harvests in the spring. By the way the best maple syrup in all of Quebec!! I purchased 2 containers to bring home with me.
As Jean is a local he provided recommendations on where to eat and each of the three nights we had delicious dinners in places that weren't frequented by tourists but mostly locals. He provided information on the bus service and had tickets available for purchase. He is a very friendly host but not at all intrusive but really a delightful proprietor. We hope to get back some time this winter and have a chance to meet his better half.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Au Bois Joli Inn B&B is well located, where you can enjoy the quietness you are looking for, just a step away from the heavy noise of the city. This beautifully decorated contemporary classic Inn sits in the heart of the most prized area of Quebec. Early coffee, full meal gourmet breakfast in a relaxed morning ambiance, itineraries that make sure you will not miss anything of the most unique european city in Canada, great restaurants at a 3-4 minute walk. Lovely, zen style romantic rooms with high quality beds, modern private bathrooms, Au Bois Joli has it all and you will not find such reasonable room rates with such high level of services. We welcome you with professionnalism, we make ourselves discreet, and we make sure to help you create what you expect of your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Au Bois Joli B&B Quebec/Quebec City