A July 2003 trip
to Quebec City by tomcat3791
Quote: My partner and I joined friends on their plane for a weekend trip to Quebec City for the International Fireworks Exhibition and a weekend at Chateau Frontenac. The experience of traveling by private plane was both luxurious and enlightening -- I was never aware of the sorts of separate facilities airports offer private pilots. Our trip was quick, comfortable, and efficient -- something I can never say about commerical flights anymore! Our accommodations at Chateau Frontenac were excellent, as was dinner in Cafe de la Terasse.
I think the most memorable part of our experience, though, was traveling by private plane, which gave me a glimpse into just how the other half really lives!! No security, no lines, no taking-off-of-the-shoes.... it was bliss!
Hotel | "Chateau Frontenac"
In all, the Frontenac boasts over 600 rooms, but as with many classic hotels, rooms can vary widely in shape and size. Our lucky group landed three rooms on upper floors. My room on the 17th floor was at the very top of the tower, and offered a panoramic view of the waterfront and up the river to Levis and Ile D"Orleans. When our friends found their non-smoking room on the 5th floor smelled strongly of stale cigarettes, the hotel offered them a complimentary upgrade to a Gold Level room. Fairmont’s Gold Level offers guests the small hotel experience, even within much larger properties, by providing a separate check-in area and private lounge with dedicated concierge services. Continental breakfast was provided each day in the lounge, which overlooked the river and city from the 14th floor of the tower.
As for the deatils: Decor was classic upscale hotel, with plush carpeting, muted patterns, and nice appointments. Bathroom was a bit small and lacking in counter space. Each morning of our stay I ventured to the 6th floor Club Frontenac where the swimming pool wing offers guests (and a limited number of locals) an attractive pool and soaking tubs/Jacuzzi. The mens locker area also offered a eucalyptus steam room- just the thing for clearing my head after evening libations in La Rotonde!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2003
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
1 RUE DES CARRIERES
Quebec City, Quebec G1R4P5
Restaurant | "Cafe de la Terasse"
Dinner in la Terasse was also quite good. My friends raved about the roast deer with cranberries and blueberries, and my halibut and asparagus tart was a wonderful appetizer. Service was quick, polite, and accomodating. Our server even arranged a change in our travel plans to the fireworks exhibition when dinner ran long.
Cafe De La Terrasse
1 rue des Carrires
Quebec City, Quebec