Manoir de L'Esplanade
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... water. This place is close to the estuary of the St Lawrence river which starts off at 40 miles wide but its not quite that wide here as you can at least see the other side. Its ecosystem means that food here is abundant for lots of marine life in particular minke, beluga and occasionaly hump back whales. Along with porpoises and seals this should be a trip with some unique sights. We didnt have to wait long for the first ...
Taking a breather today from the driving and hanging out in Quebec City. Weather forecast said sunny intervals with temperatures around 25 degrees today so dressed in shorts and T shirt we headed out of the hotel into cloudy, windy weather with a temperature more like 11. No matter I soldiered on like a typical Brit with unswerving optimism that when the sun did appear I would be suitably dressed while all ...
... a little, to find a "correct" direction and angle to jerk the tooth out. It required less strength and it is a smoother process. XD
Okay next kitchen task.
Cut the Cheese! That's a good one, because I get to eat while I cut.
After that? Cut the smoked pork! That was really enjoyable too. Because of the same reason HAHA
While cutting I get the chance to see Chef-in-action. Felix was carving out flowers and making horse carriages out ...
... I found that it's not a bad idea to fill my "gap week" to visit this city, and speak some rusty French. Québec turns out to be a pleasant surprise. Sunny, calm, provençal, with enough charm to keep you stay. I chose to stay in a boutique l'hotel in the Vieux-Ville, the old city. Who would prefer a 21st century Hilton to an 18th century mansion on a cobblestone street? Québec city is rich in history. It was once the ...
... a day or so in Quebec I was glad to took the chance to slow down and see it at a more relaxed pace. After the non-stop action over the last few weeks it was nice to not have to rush to see x, y and z in the time I had there. I'd love to come back one day in the heart of winter when the river is frozen and the town in covered in snow, I think it would be something to see!
Bye for now - next time you hear from me I'll be in the Rockies and (hopefully) they'll be snow!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Manoir de L'Esplanade Quebec City
Séjour très agréable, je conseille vivement cet hôtel
Je suis allé au Manoir de l'Esplanade, à Québec, du 16 au 20 juillet. La situation de l'hôtel est excellente, au sein des remparts de la ville, très proche de tous les sites. Les réceptionnistes étaient tous très serviables et polis. Le petit déjeuner était délicieux ! Je suis ravi d'avoir choisi cet hôtel pour mon séjour. Le seul petit bémol était la climatisation, trop froide à mon goût. Mis à part ça, cet hôtel est tout simplement formidable ! Chaudement recommandé.
Nice hotel, good location
Found this hotel based in part on other reviews on this website. Our room was very comfortable (the kids wanted to take the pillows home with them) with two beds and a small TV. The rate included breakfast and the hotel gives a discount on parking in a garage. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is great - right near everything without being noisy. From our window, we could see the Chateau Frontenac, which is lit up at night. Good value in a city than can be very expensive!
Lovely Stay, a hotel I would highly recommend
I stayed in Manoir de L'Esplanade, Quebec City from 16th - 20th July. The hotel's location is very good, just inside the city wall, very close to all attractions. The receptionists were all very helpful and polite. Breakfast was delightful!
I am very happy that I have chosen this hotel for my stay. The only minor drawback is that I found the air conditioning was slightly too cold for me. Other than that, this hotel is absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended.
My wife and I had the good fortune to find the Manoir de L'Esplanade quite by accident during our honeymoon in 2002. In planning our itinerary we purposely decided to allow fate to play a hand in our hotel selection by not reserving a hotel for two days between our stay at the Chateau Frontenace (on the night of our arrival) and three nights at the end of the week at the Dominion 1912. The tourist service agency assisted us in making reservations in this delightful inn. The hotel is beautifully located near the gates to the city with a view of the parliament. Our room on the lower level had a bay window overlooking the park across the street and was one of the cleanest hotel rooms we'd ever stayed in anywhere. The room was large, yet cozy, with built-in bookcases, a comfortable bed, a decorative fireplace, and a window seat in the bay window. The location was convenient to evening walks in the old city and daytime walks to the Plains of Abraham. It was a delightful place and quite a bargain. If we ever get back to Quebec City, the Manoir will be included in our itinerary--not the Chateau.
Nice hotel and a great value!
Just got back from a 4 night stay here and had a wonderful experience. The owners are really nice and the place is immaculate. You can't beat the location and price! I would definitely go back.
A very nice and cute hotel. Well locate, very clean. Very good value for the price. I'll go back to this hotel
I don't understand the negative review. Went there for a few years and had some of the best service anywhere in the world (yep, I mean it!) Kind, friendly, very clean, always trying to please.
It's not a Hilton, but like the Churchil in Bayeux, if you have ever been there.
Great location, and pretty cute and cozy rooms
The place was in the best location. Right in front of the Parliament, between a great club Chez Dagobert and the famous Chateau Frontenac.
The rooms were really cute and cozy too (very European like). Though the only drawback was that it was a bit cold in the room (from the side that is onlooking onto the Parliament, where there is an open area, so it gets windy, and cools down the room a bit). Though the owner provided an external heater which helped a lot. I'd say it was definately a great experience and I recommend it. I would definately stay there again when I go back to visit Quebec.
We had a terrible experience in the Manoir de L'Esplanade in Quebec City. It had bad facilities and was freezing when we visited in December. The Hotel owner never put the heat up to an adequate level, despite being asked several times. Then, worst of all, we discovered at our next credit card statement that the Hotel took money from our credit card without authorisation. When challenged on this matter, the Hotel accused us of stealing things from the Hotel to justify the unauthorised transaction. It goes without saying that we stole nothing.