Travel Blogs from Quebec City
... it was time to congregate outside the tourist info office and embark on our foodie tour. To say we were super excited was an understatement. French is one of my favourite cuisines and Quebec is known for its food especially wine, cheese and lamb....what wasnt there to like about the next 2.5 hours. We were introduced to Pierre, our guide and we followed this up with short introductions about ourselves before setting out on our way. What we didnt know about this food tour was that ...
... and big grassland with horses.
It is really pretty to stay near the mountains...
But not near the highway, I really hate the sound of vehicles. Especially after the Vietnam robbery, and my crazy JC highway cycle stunt. Walking along the highway made me very jittery now. And I need to pee, but no toilet in sight.
People might think I am mad, stingy and not logical. You are on a holiday! Why are you not eating at all the restaurants and going ...
... just a few metres from the B&B, and found a Scottish Presbyterian one with lovely stained glass windows. Then it was down to the other end of the street to try something I'd been promising myself I'd do since the first day I arrived, and that was have a meal at the aux Anciens Canadiens restaurant, housed in the Maison Jacquet, which has a history dating back to 1675. The site was granted to the builder, Francois Jacquet, by the nuns of the nearby Ursuline Convent. It ...
... for Dijon mastard on the side - I prayed that the chef won't mind). Delicious homemade mixed berry sorbet. They have wines from Provence. Il Matto, at the Basse-Ville, a posh italian restaurant. Since it's italian, and not french, I hadn't had much expectation, but its seafood linguine did exceed my expectation - al dente, rich creamy sauce. I finished them in one go. Great martini. L'Echaudé, at the Basse-Ville, a casual bistro ...
... to us
tonight that they like to shag. Apparently in their neck of the woods this is
what you call people who like to dance. We just call them the hillbillies.
Took in the Encore show tonight.
Not bad, but we enjoyed the Broadway night more. Off to bed, Quebec City in the morning. Towel Lobster on
bed tonight. Not as tasty as the one we had the other night!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Sainte-Anne Quebec City
Just got back from Quebec. Loved the hotel - the rooms, the service, and of course, the location. Would definitely reccommend it. Just make sure you get the exact directions because the access is a little tricky.
Short of staying in the Chateau Frontenac, you cannot beat hanging your hat at Hotel St. Anne. I'm super critical and would be surprised to ever throw out an excellent rating. However, Hotel St. Anne was somewhere between Above Average and Excellent. I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.
My partner and I just spent three nights over New Year's at this smallish hotel. The decor is very modern-sophisticated, tapestries in cream and taupe, with dark grey marble floors in bath and carpet in the hotel room and hallways. We had booked a great deal on Hotels, for a budget room. We were in an attic room, with a slanted (and padded beamed) ceiling. Although there was not really a place to sit other than the bed and no closet except in the bathroom, it was still comfortable and we had a fabulous view of the Frontennac as well as a beautiful church from our two paned windows. We didn't have a bath, but the shower was sublime. The two women who worked the front desk were exceedingly helpful and went out of their way with whatever we asked. The restaurant was closed for the season, but the bar had an array of wines (we had two very good ones, and glasses were lent to us to take it to the room), and the included breakfast and eating area were excellent. There was a wide array of options (toast, english muffins, yogurt, muffins, etc.), and very good coffee. The hotel's location is perfect, right in the middle of the beauty of the walled part of the city, with easy access to lower town. An added bonus that did wonders to increase the pleasure of the hotel was the excellent music constantly being played in the bar/restruant/reception area (great jazz classics) - they should sell a CD! Highly recommended for it's ambiance, location, cost, and treatment by staff.
This hotel made our QC trip amazing. The rooms are perfectly furnished in an original way, the staff is extremely helpful in finding anything you need and the food is excellent both in taste and presentation. If i ever return to QC i will definetly stay at hotel ste anne and i will recommend it to anyone travelling there. It is apparent that the owners and staff of this small auberge put a lot of care into accommodating their patrons. I have never before been so impressed by a hotel.
Just returned from Quebec City, where we stayed at the Saint Anne Hotel. The hotel is in a great location, right across the square from Chateau Frontenac, and within walking distance of just about anyplace you would want to go. The rooms are modern and comfortable.
My wife and I took my mother-in-law and her friend, MaryAnne to Quebec over Labor Day.
Great hotel find in Quebec City
We decided to go to Quebec City at the last minute and found a great hotel on Expedia. Hotel St. Anne has just opened. It is refurbished as a boutique type place. Small rooms but nice ammenities. Location is prime. In the middle of Upper Town about 100 yards from the Finicular that takes you to Lower Town. Only cost about $140 in Canadian close to $100 in U.S. Didn't try the restaurant as it was Italian and we were up for French. We walked to all the restaurants, shops etc.
Delightful place to stay
The Hotel Sainte-Anne has only been open for a month or so. The location is perfect for exploring Old Town -- right across the square from the Chateau Frontenac. The rooms are funky modern. Everything we needed was provided even the though the rooms are sparse (which I actually prefer). The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever had at a hotel and the shower was perfect.
The hotel staff seems to consist of just the one person at the front desk but they were always very helpful and managed to seem like a larger staff.
Even the attached restaurant was delightful. This is a place I'll definitely stay again.
WARNING: Make sure you get detailed instructions on where to park before you arrive. You can't easily pull up to the front of the hotel to ask.
The hotel is perfectly located in an attractive, cobbled, pedestrianised street, in the heart of Quebec City. Artists and street performers entertain right outside. It's just a couple of minutes' walk max to the boardwalk overlooking the river, and handy for all the sights. The hotel only opened at the beginning of June 2004 after a complete refurbishment - everything is very tastefully done and my room was comfortable, fresh and modern-looking with a fantastically-designed bathroom - a great change from the dreary, over-decorated standard fare of many hotels. I found the restaurant - both its food and service - for both breakfast and dinner to be faultless. I ate there both nights as it was so good the first time and I could sit outside on the patio listening to the musicians while people walked by. I loved this hotel and would go there again without hesitation. So why not five points? I booked and paid for the hotel through Expedia - and chose it carefully to suit my needs. When I arrived I was told I was to be moved to another hotel (owned by the same people) as there was not enough room. I was not given a reason. The other hotel is no doubt perfectly nice, but was not what I was looking for, and in a totally different location (ie the old port, down the hill and outside the city walls). I refused to move, saying this was unacceptable. I had not even been warned of this development by phone, and the hotel had my details. They did find me a room, and the rest of my stay was flawless, but had I not stood my ground I could have been completely dissatisfied.
A perfect new hotel
My wife and I stayed at the new Hotel Ste. Anne on Saint Anne Street in Vieux Quebec for the last four nights of August. It has 28 rooms just renovated from a clutch of ancient buildings on a pedestrian street next to the Trinity Anglican Church. It is ideally located and has a fine ground floor restaurant which includes tables under umbrellas on the street. The renovation is a very modern architectural treatment with stylish bathrooms and lighting contrasting with the exposed brick and stone walls. The staff was very nice and the rates reasonable. There is parking in an underground municipal garage a few steps away. I would not stay anywhere else!