This Beautiful Day
Le 17 septembre 2014
I took a little road trip to Quebec City with my sister last month after I had won a trip from a tourism board luncheon. We spent two nights at the lovely Hotel 71 located in Old Quebec. This boutique property features 60 rooms, a business centre, complimentary WiFi and fitness room. It was the perfect little hip hotel for us to do some exploring from.
I loved the apartment loft-style feel to our boutique hotel suite. The room had a lot of character and charm, including a warm brick wall, lots of lamps and a small living room area with a pull-out couch. It was a nice change from the typical cookie-cutter style hotel and incredibly comfortable right from the get go.
Each room also features an in-room safe, refrigerator and bathrobes. If you loved any of the bedding, toiletries or hotel amenities – a sleek boutique on the first floor features favourites from the hotel
My sister and I were most impressed by how large the master bedroom was. We had lots of room to spread out with our stuff and had the option of watching TV in bed or in the living room!
From our window we could look into the Museum of Civilization and walked across the street to this amazing dinner at Panache Restaurant. Hotel 71 even offers complimentary bicycle rentals if you wanted to take a spin along the waterfront
The small touches I loved was the ultra-fast Chi Rocket hair dryer in our room and the toiletries by Pharmacopia. The hotel also offers complimentary coffee via their Nespresso machine all day in their coffee lounge. One thing to note, parking is valet-only – so do be prepared to a reasonable nightly fee
Our package included an excellent daily continental breakfast in Restaurant Matto, adjacent to the hotel lobby. I don’t know about you, but every hotel I’ve ever stayed at in Quebec takes continental breakfast to the next level. This isn’t some sort of pancake machine and biscuits and gravy buffet. We were treated to authentic Montreal-style bagels, fresh fruit, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, pastries, toast, cheese and meat slices and our choice of coffee, tea and juice. It was well worth waking up to.
If you’re looking for a smaller, boutique hotel experience in Old Quebec – I would not hesitate to recommend Hotel 71. The rooms and staff are charming and the location was very easy for us to get around fromConsulter le site