on May 17, 2012
The name of the hotel is actually just Hotel 71. The hotel has a later check in than many, 4 p.m. It's located in the heart of the historic old city, close to the old port and the quaint shops below the walls of the Citadel and Chateau Frontenac. It's right across the street from the Museum of Civilization.The room we had was on the top floor with an excellent view of the chateau. The ceilings were very high but possibly only because it was the top floor. The floors were hard wood with rugs. The bed a platform one with a comfy mattress. The bathroom was nice and modern with a shower area on one end of it, glassed off rather than one of those little shower stalls many have. Lovely toiletries included and a hair dryer handy. The room has a large flat screen tv and a good sized desk. There's a safe in the closet and an ironing board and iron as well. We did have an upgraded room so some of these amenities might not be in a basic room. There were real glasses in the bathroom, not just plastic and two good sized wine glasses as well. There didn't seem to be a luggage rack but there is a shelf type ledge all along the windows you could use for a smaller case. I expect they have them if you ask. We got a special sale rate through Travelzoo and they do some special packages as well. It's not a cheap hotel but it won't break the bank either.Unique Qualities: There is free wi-fi in the hotel though we had a very weak signal a lot of the time. There is a spa in the hotel, an exercise room, as well as one of the city's best Italian restaurants.We needed to stay an extra night and it was accomodated with efficiency. The staff on the desk and the cleaner on our floor were very nice though the cleaner only spoke French. There's a DVD player in the room and i believe they will rent or lend you movies at the front desk. There is room service though it seems to be from the Italian restaurant, didn't see any menus for things like breakfast or snacks. Possibly there was, if you called but we didn't use the service.There's a "Nespresso" machine in the room but no kettle or accomodation for tea. I guess that's French :) There was also a full sized umbrella in the closet for your use. We'd go back again, it was a very comfortable place. There are a few steps up into the building, however. I'm not sure if there is a level entrance from the street behind or not for people with mobility problems.
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