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Bed & Breakfast Manoir Mon Calme
Ranked #90 of 119 Quebec City B&B and Inns
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
“Very good hotel”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

This hotel is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The boss is the best host I have ever met in Canada. I am quite impressed by the wonderful breakfast and the comfortable atmosphere at the hotel. I still remember the bananas the boss gave us when he saw us off in the early morning. If you come to Quebec City, this hotel is your best choice.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

Simply put: A beautiful, old-world-charm B&B, with kind, sweet & respectable host & hostess. Perfectly situated... 2 minute walk to the gated wall enclosing Old Quebec City. Spacious and comfortable rooms. Onsite parking and computer access was a plus. We were made to feel at home. We highly recommend this B&B to couples and families.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

My classmates and i spent two nights in the hotel of Manoir Mon Calme.What most impressed me was the beautiful scenary in Quebec and the best service i was offered in this hotel. The boss family are very nice, considerate and very kind-hearted. They provided very clean, comfortable bedrooms to us as well as delicious breakfast. i appreciated very much when Mr He, the boss of this hotel, got up so early at 4:30am to pick us to the airport. In a word, the hotel of Manoir Mon Calme is really tourists' best choice. Believe us!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank LIN P
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Extraordinary decoration. Very personalized services:) Hospitable and considerate host and hostess. Healthy and nutritious breakfast. Wish you all the best! Next time I am here, I'll choose the same place:)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Vicky C
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2011

My spouse and I had a 4 day stay at Manoir Mon Calme on the advice of friends, who had been there a few years ago. The location is perfect: in a quieter neighborhood a short walk from the tourist filled walled city, adjacent to the many restaurants on the Grande Allee, and a short walk to the eateries and shops on Avenue Cartier and to the art museum. The lovely Jardins de Jean D’Arc is almost in the backyard. The house is a 19th century town house, and our room (front on the first floor) was large with exposed brick walls, mantelpiece, high ceilings and a bay window overlooking the Grande Allee. The bathroom was equally large. The free on site parking is a plus.

For us the heart and soul of a B&B is the enthusiasm of its host in welcoming and meeting the needs of his/her guests. We have come to expect warmth & conversation, helpful hints for getting about, tips on the hidden gems and the tourist traps, help with figuring out bus routes and fares, etc. We also expect a clean and welcoming environment, a place we can relax in and enjoy time together, Sadly, Manoir Mon Calme has no heart or soul. We understand that the owner/manager our friends knew has moved on. The new owner/manager is simply not suited for the hospitality industry.

We arrived at the standard Canada check in time of 4 PM: our welcome from the owner/manager was a deadpan “Oh…. You’re here.” We were shown to our room, given our keys, had the house rules explained. He then told us that since we were the only guests expected that day & he lived off site he was therefore leaving. We could reach him by cell phone if we really needed to. That was the last we saw of him.

Our room had clearly not been dusted for some time: there was a thick layer of dust on the mantle, and the setting sun highlighted the dust on the chair rungs and table legs. The broad white marble window sills were covered with a film of black grit that stained my trousers when I knelt there to pry open the one working window. The large closet contained only 2 hangers, the toilet tank had an audible, visible drip that generated two different puddles on the floor. We’d hoped to sit, enjoy some wine and watch the world go by outside -- but the only chairs in the room were two straight backed faux Shaker chairs with rush seats -- penitential at best, and even with bed pillows piled on them not a comfortable place to sit. Oh – and there were Christmas decorations in the hall, coated with 9 month’s worth of dust.

Breakfast and cleaning duties were shared by an Oriental couple whose ability to speak or understand English or our fractured French was minimal. They wore the same dirty, stained flannel “dorm pants” and sweaters every day. Breakfast was a plate of little bits of fruit (half a small banana, half an orange slice, one strawberry, half a very thin slice of melon, etc.) and a single serving plastic wrapped tiny piece of cheese, accompanied by a small warm croissant (the bottom of which was usually scorched). This was followed by a small omelet or similar offering serve on a small bread and butter plate and always folded very, very square. There appeared to be an unwritten rule that the fruit and croissant must be finished before the omelet could be served: the server would not bring the one until the other was finished. Serving it all on one plate so that it looked like bounty instead of rations doesn’t seem to have occurred to them. Odd at the least; inhospitable certainly.

Our friends were aghast when they heard: their experience under the previous owner was completely opposite. We shall not return, neither shall they. The new owner bought himself a small gem it seems, and is letting it turn into yet another dusty, shabby Quebec B&B. A real pity.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

I usually have reservations (no pun intended) about Bed & Breakfasts. I like to come and go as I please without feeling I need to socialize with people I don't know or that I may potentially be waking somone up if I stroll in late from a litte "wine tasting" around the area I'm visiting, so needless to say, when my boyfriend booked this room for our stay (under the impression we could use our BednBreakfast.com gift cards) I was a little apprehensive.

First of all, the location is fantastic for a Bed & Breakfast, directly next to the Loews hotel (there's a through-road between them) this location is directly atop the city entrance on Grand Allee. Everything is walkable. If you're coming with a car, as we did, a parking space is included in your stay cost. The owners don't appear to live on premises, so you don't have that uneasy feeling of being "watched" the whole time. Not that we did anything sketchy, but to recount what I eluded to earlier, it's nicer (for some of us) when your on vacation to feel independent and not chaperoned. However, do be mindful that this is a very intimate setting, like staying in someone's "HOME", so you should still be mindful of other guests staying there (in otherwords, watch your noise factor). The gentleman that met us when we checked in (believe his name is Jean-Phillipe) was nice-enough (no overly chatty personality) and probably around our age (30's?). Very helpful, since they were unable to accomodate us in one room through our 3 night stay, they set us up in the nicer rooms (2 nights in 1 room, 1 night in another, both with bathrooms en-suite) when they incurred a cancelation.

The building is sort of like a townhouse manor, has 3 floors, the 2nd and 3rd being the entranceways and rooms (you can enter directly to your floor from one of the two entrance ways) and the breakfast room and internet are on the base/lower level floor.

This is an older building, so don't expect too much flair. However, if you are looking for charm, antiquity, character and creature comforts, you'll find them here. Free internet is provided, breakfast (of course, and it's not at a round table!), if you're a smoker you can smoke out on one of the terraces in the back, and parking is included.

All in all a lovely stay, for my first B&B experience, it was a pleasant surprise

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

This is a decent, somewhat hotel-like bed and breakfast. There are no hosts to speak of; there are people who run the place from off-site, coming in to prepare breakfast and clean during the day. The only problem with this was that someone named Paul had promised us vegan breakfasts via email, and yet we could never find Paul, nor anyone who seemed obviously to know the man. Nonetheless, the unidentified person who served us breakfast didn't seem to understand what we meant (even when I tried to explain in French), even though he said yes, yes, that he was bringing us a vegan breakfast. The plate contained cheese every day, and there is no way I can be sure what was in the crepe. We were told it was eggless and made with olive oil, but we were also told that the rest of the breakfast was vegan, and yet there was the cheese. Please understand that we expected a vegan breakfast only because it was promised by the person we believed to be the proprietor via email, and even after arriving, we would have accepted that very little vegan food was available if we had simply been told, "Sorry, we do have some fruit and coffee, but that's all." It was just the awkwardness of the non-vegan "vegan" breakfast that made us uncomfortable.

Otherwise, the place was reasonably clean and cute, and the free computer access was nice. The location is fine for sight-seeing, but not for avoiding noise at night. There is no way we could have slept without the white noise of the air conditioner, and we wonder what it would have been like in colder months.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bed & Breakfast Manoir Mon Calme
Address: 549 Grande Allee est, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2J5, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City
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Ranked #90 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in Quebec City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bed & Breakfast Manoir Mon Calme 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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