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Chateau des Tourelles

9.1 | Excellent
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5-min. drive from Old Quebec, free breakfast, great rooms/staff, parking extra

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to Old Quebec and restaurants
  • The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by numerous reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's lack of elevator and steep stairs
  • The hotel's parking location was far from the hotel for a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 4, 2013
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from Old Quebec and a 2-minute drive from Highway 175, Chateau des Tourelles is suitable for travellers who prefer a small, centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a seating area and a hair dryer. Rooms with a balcony, a kitchen, a separate bedroom, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a jetted tub and a living room with a futon are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible. 

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a common kitchen and a free breakfast. Self-parking is located two blocks away and is an additional $9 per day. Pets are not permitted.

The Citadelle of Quebec City is about a 4-minute drive away, while Le Carrefour 707 offers shopping 7 minutes away by car. The National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec can be found 20 minutes away on foot and Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is an 18-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $9/day, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 24, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, breakfast, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers, who found it close to Old Quebec, a convenience store, shopping, restaurants, bars, a pharmacy, a bus stop and the Parliament Building. One patron noted, "It is just enough outside of the old Quebec tourist area to be quiet retreat but close enough to everything".

Numerous guests enjoyed the hotel's breakfast. They described it as delicious, spectacular, homemade, fantastic and filling.

Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, charming and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows and great city views. A few guests complained of street noise, however.

The hotel's staff were the source several compliments by travellers. They were characterized as efficient, friendly, accommodating and helpful with sightseeing recommendations. 
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's lack of elevator and the parking.

A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's lack of elevator. They reported steep stairs and recommended a different hotel for those with mobility issues.

The hotel's off-site parking was a source of complaint by a few reviewers. These guests felt it was too far from the hotel (about two blocks) and found the directions to the parking lot to be confusing.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #21 of 98 Quebec City hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 305 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9 out of 10 from 98 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 84 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 24, 2013 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 9.1/10 based on 865 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 88 hotels in Quebec City

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Map Marker Chateau des Tourelles
212 rue St-Jean, Quebec City, QC