Hotel Le Priori
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Another train ride of 2 hours back to Montreal and then 3.5 hours on to Quebec City. For the second part we had to check in our luggage, which was weighed and then board a really comfortable fast train. The scenery was forests, some pastureland and the ever present enormous fields of corn. We finally arrived in Quebec City, the capital of …
... fried doughnut like pastry made in the shape of a beaver tail and you can put all sorts of toppings on. We shared one with pure maple butter, it was very sweet but delicious!
Quebec is a very hilly city so after a few more hours of walking up and down hills and stairs we were all walked out. We made our way back to the hostel and got our bags organised as we are on the move again tomorrow. ...
... wind. It was just to cold to be out, so I headed back to start organising my bags ready to leave early tomorrow morning. I will definitely like to return to Quebec, but a different time of year. From the time I leave Quebec tomorrow morning and arrive in Perth (if all flights are on time) it will be 43 & 1/2 hours. So I am sure I will have a really good nights sleep Australia Day. See you all soon ...
... apartment but a lot better than Montreal. Only problem is the bathroom smells not know if it is because of air circulation or the toilet so we just keep the door closed.
With the aprtments here you have a door on the footpath where you ring the bell, then you have another door that is locked which tenants or owners open then you go to your apartment door. Just like you see in the movies. While I was speaking to Gilles re map of old Quebec, ...
... s beautiful because there's just swaths of trees. Not farmland and the trees are different than ours. There is also very little billboard pollution. No ads. Just nature and signs to Rang this, Rang that. Rang in French means parcel, there are tons of these named land tracts out there.
I fell asleep and Nick was getting sleepy. We finally found a rest stop that had a large eating complex, McDonald's, St. Hubert's and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Le Priori Quebec City
Tout à fait charmant...........
Le personnel était chaleureux, adorable et très arrangeant. Non seulement le quartier où se trouve l'hôtel est calme mais il est aussi très central, permettant l'accès à toutes les attractions et à la vieille ville. Les chambres sont très bien équipées et confortables. L'attention apportée à la déco est extraordinaire. Dans leur restaurant, la cuisine et le service sont exceptionnels. Grâce au Priori, mon séjour à Québec a été mémorable et c'est là que je retournerai la prochaine fois. Ils savent comment s'occuper de leurs clients et les entourer d'une attention chaleureuse et charmante.
Staff was warm, charming and totally accomodating. The location is not only quiet but well situated for easy access to major sites and the old city. Rooms are very well appointed and comfortable. Attention to decorative style is superbly world-class. The restaurant's food and its staff is outstanding. Le Priori made my visit to Quebec pleasantly memorible and I will return to stay with them on my next visit. They know how to treat guests with attention, warmth and charm.
J'ai adoré cet hôtel
Je viens de faire un séjour ici. C'était superbe, j'aimais tout dans cet hôtel. C'est l'hôtel idéal pour visiter la ville de Québec.
I loved this hotel
I recently stayed at this hotel. It was beautiful, I loved everything about it. This is the place to stay for perfect trip to Quebec city.
Not bad, some issues
My finace and I stayed at Le Priori in Oct 2003. Aesthetically this hotel is great, very modern, romantic and funky, however we did have some problems with our stay, and we did have some aspects that we really liked. The issues were as follows: Our room had a really sour, unpleasant smell to it. It was explained away by the staff as a recent coat of varnish to the entertainment center, however it smelled nothing like that. Coming from a family of carpenters, i tend to recognize refinishing smells, but this smelled more like someone had been sick on the carpet. At times we were overwhelmed by it. We couldn't get the room warm, even with the heater turned up all the way, so it was hard to relax as we were always chilly. The bathroom door was a sliding door that was broken, so if either of us wanted to use the bathroom we could see what the other was doing through the 4 inch gap. Leaving the room each time someone needed privacy to use the washroom was a huge inconvenience. Also, although the beds are quite funky with colorful duvets and cool head and foot boards, they have no box-spring and are very uncomfortable. I rarely slept because I could not get comfortable, or would be woken up by the sound of the bed from one of us rolling over. We had booked a queen sized bed but were only given a double.
On the other hand, the staff was quite nice and helpful. They were very apologetic for our inconviniences, but did not offer us anything to make amends. We had been told on the phone when we booked the hotel that parking was included and were suprised to find out it actually cost us $10. Not that this is a huge sum, but we had been mislead, which was unprofessional. They offered no explanation as to why we would have been promised free parking, but then not recieve it.
The restaurant is very cool, and the free breakfast was great. This is a very nice looking place to eat, it's called Toast, and we took pictures because it was so uniquely decorated. The staff in the restaurant were really easy going and friendly. It is very conveniently located and we were able to walk everywhere. I don't think I'd return in the cooler months, as it was too cold to open a window to air the room out, and the room was just too cold to really feel relaxed, however I think we would have loved this place in the summer.
We stayed at Le Priori during the summer of 2003. We were having our wedding in Quebec City. The staff (especially Martyn) were more than courteous. The rooms are non-traditional, and decorated with a modern touch making them very pleasant and unique. Everything from the breakfast to the cleanliness to the location made this a perfect stay.
A charming hotel and a great value
We stayed at Le Priori in October 2002 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The decor is interesting if a bit frayed at the edges. (The doorknobs in our suite, for example, would come off; the lock to our door was broken.) But the wonderful attitude of the friendly, charming staff more than made up for it. A terrific location -- very quiet but just a stone's throw from the waterfront and Place Royale. We had a big, roomy suite with a fireplace downstairs and a huge bathroom outfitted with a whirlpool upstairs. This place was a real bargain. And don't get me started on the hearty breakfast. Friends who have since stayed at Le Priori give it rave reviews as well.
Returning to Quebec City for a second visit chose the Hotel Le Priori for a 4-night stay. The reservation was made by e-mail and phone with confirmation by phone. It was stressed the importance of a no smoking room and was told that it was marked as such in the reservation book. Upon arrival and taken to the room the stale smoke in the room was nauseating. Since the time of the visit was during the music festival there were no alternatives. While I thoroughly enjoyed the sights and sounds that only Quebec City can offer, the disappointment at the hotel and the staff left a bitter taste. I purchased room freshner and the staff attitude was that there was no problem. Anyone who has an allergy to smoke would probably benefit to seek accomodations elsewhere.
Hotel le priori is a modernist's dream!
We stayed here, in a suite, on our honeymoon last summer. Le Priori is the best place we have ever stayed. Our suite was beautiful--high quality, interesting modern furniture and art, stone walls and floors, a full kitchen, fireplace (not needed in july), an amazing bathroom with a large jacuzzi bath and lots of marble, and a delightful bedroom that was separated from the rest of the area by a glass wall. Staying here is like being in the pages of metroplitan home. A nice breakfast which is taken outside in a romantic courtyard is also included. And the rate was amazing for what you get. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates high quality, modern decor and an interesting, romantic and modern atmosphere. The hotel is located in the lower town, in a nice, quite area, and the upper town is easily accessible by the furnicular.
Different hotel in Quebec City
As an alternative to the regular hotel chains, I enjoyed two nights at Le Priori in May 2001. Decor is definitely funky and it is unusual to have the washbasin within the room (shower and toilet in ensuite alcove). It is an amusing renovation of an old stone building and, in warm weather, the outdoor terrasse would be very inviting. Comfortable duvet, good reading lights, reasonable continental breakfast. I plan to take my Mother there, even though she will be surprised by the purple walls.