a traveler from Travelocity.com
on January 7, 2009
How many times will you visit Old Quebec? It is a LOVELY city, very charming, and magnifique for Christmas. I vaccilated back and forth between the Chateau Frontenac and other 4 star hotels. I ended up booking Hotel Manoir Victoria when the savings topped $** for the 4 night stay. Looking back, I wish I would have just splurged for the beautiful castle on the hill. Most of my time was spent there anyway, walking around, eating taffy on snow, tobogganing and dining. The Victoria is a newly renovated hotel with a superb location. The rooms and the hotel are clean and acceptable, they are just nothing great. The beds are what I imagine prison beds to be...hard and starched crispy. The good aspects were the size of the room was decent and the water pressure and temp was good. The room had individual temp control so that was good. However, there are no views to speak of, the shape is so unusual that the TV armoire literally, was 20 feet or more away from the bed so you cannot watch TV from the bed. The employees are kind, but very uneducated about the city, things to do, directions, activities, services and just about anything. They seemed clueless and I went online to find most things out. The food in the restaurants there are slow and bland. It was hard to find good food anywhere in Quebec though. The elevators run at a snails pace, and the spa was booked up the entire time. There is no food available after 11 pm (not even room service), so make sure you bring food back and eat. I would give the hotel 3 stars at best. Again, the location is wonderful. The hotel isn't terrible...but the Frontenac is better!
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