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... don’t have to clean the cottage. We’re using that money to pay you to clean the cottage.”
Cleaner (entering the world of the absurd): “Oh, I don’t know if I’ll have time to clean the cottage. I’ve got a business to run! But I will check it to see if it’s clean.”
So, while travelling itself is fantastic, dealing with some of the items at home can be a little trying. I don’t know ...
... 22nd Regiment, an active unit still engaged in the War on Terror in Afghanistan. If you're there in summer, schedule your visit so that you can watch the changing of the guard in the morning. This military display is captivating and well worth your time. Take a tour thru the historic fort or of the home of Canada's Governor General, the ...
... pays for Canadian students to learn French. Nifty eh? What I didn't realize is how many people are doing the same thing. At the university, I was expecting there to be 50-100 other students. No, in actuality I am told there is 500-600. And plenty of Americans. (Who have paid their way.) They are here for "study abroad." Makes me giggle, that an American study abroad in Canada. Maybe just because I wasn't expecting it. And now I only have 4 weeks ...
... next it has a huge ice skating rink, thirdly it has shops (lots of them) and lastly it is heated! What more could these girls want?
The ice skating was a real hit - especially with the pensioners. Was it 'Pensioner Wednesday' we wondered. Or was it that after being cooped up in the home because of the weather it was a great form of exercise and an afternoon out? Whatever, they were good and obviously go there often -in complete contrast to us.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel 71 Quebec City
The name of the hotel is actually just Hotel 71. The hotel has a later check in than many, 4 p.m. It's located in the heart of the historic old city, close to the old port and the quaint shops below the walls of the Citadel and Chateau Frontenac. It's right across the street from the Museum of Civilization.
The room we had was on the top floor with an excellent view of the chateau. The ceilings were very high but possibly only because it was the top floor. The floors were hard wood with rugs. The bed a platform one with a comfy mattress. The bathroom was nice and modern with a shower area on one end of it, glassed off rather than one of those little shower stalls many have. Lovely toiletries included and a hair dryer handy. The room has a large flat screen tv and a good sized desk. There's a safe in the closet and an ironing board and iron as well. We did have an upgraded room so some of these amenities might not be in a basic room. There were real glasses in the bathroom, not just plastic and two good sized wine glasses as well.
There didn't seem to be a luggage rack but there is a shelf type ledge all along the windows you could use for a smaller case. I expect they have them if you ask.
We got a special sale rate through Travelzoo and they do some special packages as well. It's not a cheap hotel but it won't break the bank either.
Unique Qualities: There is free wi-fi in the hotel though we had a very weak signal a lot of the time. There is a spa in the hotel, an exercise room, as well as one of the city's best Italian restaurants.
We needed to stay an extra night and it was accomodated with efficiency. The staff on the desk and the cleaner on our floor were very nice though the cleaner only spoke French. There's a DVD player in the room and i believe they will rent or lend you movies at the front desk. There is room service though it seems to be from the Italian restaurant, didn't see any menus for things like breakfast or snacks. Possibly there was, if you called but we didn't use the service.
There's a "Nespresso" machine in the room but no kettle or accomodation for tea. I guess that's French :) There was also a full sized umbrella in the closet for your use. We'd go back again, it was a very comfortable place. There are a few steps up into the building, however. I'm not sure if there is a level entrance from the street behind or not for people with mobility problems.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel 71 Quebec City
We stayed here one night while passing through Quebec City.
I travel a lot and I am very busy. I always research my travels on TripAdvisor but I NEVER, EVER write reviews due to time constraints. This place is different.
This is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at! My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night as a part of a weekend in Quebec City. We got a classic room which includes a king size bed, along with a large glass shower with the most amazing waterfall faucet. Everything was clean and nice and modern. The sound system in the room was a really nice touch and we enjoyed it immensely. We were welcomes with a free drink at the bar. Brekfast was also included and was very delicious. They even served coffees all day long (whatever you wanted) and they were excellent. Staff was also very good. All in all I didnt want to leave and will stay here next time I come to Quebec City.
I don't know why Hotel 71 is not listed with other Quebec City hotels, it's in the center of Quebec City, 20 meters from "Musee de la Civilisation" (a must see in Quebec, very interesting exhibitions about Quebec history and many other temporary exhibitions) , and one street behind the old port, the location is excellent, only a few minutes walking from Place Royale.
My wife stayed there for one night, that of 08 July 2006, and we absolutely loved the place. From the way we were welcomed to our well appointed and tastefully decorated super-clean room, all pointed towards a good experience. All the staff were helpful and in particular one of the young men who worked in the cafe was really great. We enjoyed to welcome cocktail in the cozy bar. The location is second to none with all attractions in the lower part of the city within comfortable walking distance. Our only regret was that one night was not enough and we have already booked a longer stay at the end of the month.
That hotel was very nice. The room was very spacious and the decoration perfect for my taste. It has a very modern style. The room was super clean with high ceilling and a wonderfull view on the river. The location is the best you can walk around old quebec. The service was amazing, they went out of their way to accomodate us and the staff was very friendly. I highly recomend this hotel.
Ce nouvel hotel boutique situé dans le Vieux-Port de Québec est EXTRA...le decor moderne est magnifique et le service est exemplaire... On nous offre une vue superbe de notre chambre....vue sur le fleuve et le vieux-Québec c'est a couper le souffle !!!!
Sans oublier les petites attentions et les délicatesses qui agrémente notre séjour !!!
Également, les restuarants sont aussi SUPER dans ce quartier.
BRAVO et c'est pour moi le plus beau et le meilleur hôtel de Québec !!!!!
Inspired creativity, mellow ambiance
Bringing a building housing a 19th century bank into the 21th century as an incredible hotel is not the easiest of things. But in the heart of the Old Port Historical Quarter of Quebec it was done : resulting in a modern, elegant and welcoming hotel : 71 - Soixante & Onze : Hôtel Café. Ideal to visit Old Quebec and its musea and still within easy reach of the new part.
All rooms are modern using lots of wood and clear colours. Each room has an inviting shower or bathroom and on top the most unforgetable views on the St Lawrence River.
www.hotel71.ca ---- The place to be !
One of the best place we've stayed at! This brand new hotel is just perfect: it's location in the old Quebec,( all the attractions are within a walking distance ), the good restaurants in the neibourhood and overall the place itself is worth the detour!
The rooms are beautiffuly design and we appreciate the breathtaking view on the St-Laurence River.
We like to try new place and Hotel 71 was a very good pick!
What a great experience! We stayed there two nights and it was fantastic.The loation in the Old Port is perfect for visiting, the staff is professionnal and caring, the ambiance cool and the rooms are very confortable and beautifully designed. Overall a very good experience.