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Bucket List Trip 2019 - Canada - Quebec City - Hotel Universel Sainte Foy

Added: Friday, July 19th 2019 at 6:12am by Maria

After the tour in Old Quebec it was time to check into our hotel.

It's been a very long and tiring day so I was more than ready to just crash.

It's one of those they call Boutique Hotels, mid range standard around $160 a night.

Here's our tour director Pieter checking us all in and getting our room keys.

very basic lounge area with a TV on the wall

it stands to reason they would have an indoor swimming pool considering how cold it gets in Quebec.

It's quite a nice area with a little waterfall...

a spa/jacuzzi...

it has one of those divan beds suspended from a timber frame which allows it to swing a little.

a sitting area where guests can have coffee or snacks from the Boston Pizza restaurant right next door.  It would be nice to have one of those rooms with a balcony overlooking the pool area but it might be too noisy at night, especially as the pizza restaurant is right there.

this is where hotel guests have their breakfast...

The room I got was very spacious and once again I got allocated one with two double beds....

I chose the one closest to the window...

because the TV was in the corner right in front...

It had a kitchen/dining area...

the kitchen was well kitted out with a fridge, microwave, toaster oven, all the pots and pans and china and cutlery and cooking utensils and a coffee maker..

and a one burner induction stove if you want to cook your own meal.

It has reasonable size storage complete with iron and board...

and as always the bathroom is super clean...

and I like nice soft white towels....

I had a long hot shower and jumped into bed, I was exhausted!! 

Sometimes I think I'm getting too old for this....lol.

User Comments

Very nice... and it looks like you found some sunshine too. {#basic-cool.gif}

nope, it was just as bleak and gloomy as the whole day has been. That first photo (I forgot to mention) I borrowed from the web because I didnt take a photo of the outside like I normally do. {#basic-laugh.gif}

Aw, and I was going by that first photo. Cloudiness vs sunshine is like night and day, still, inside the hotel was very nice.

the first half of the Canadian trip was miserable weather but from Calgary onwards, it was beautiful!!!  I guess you gotta take the good with the bad.

Ha!! Just livin their experience, aye? Good weather, bad weather, it is what it is and it was what it was. {#basic-cool.gif}

well I wasnt gonna let the weather ruin this trip, that's for sure!!!!..{#basic-laugh.gif}

You couldn't do that. 

I wonder how a hotel can afford to give a guest what you got when your only paying for a single? Was nice to see. Bro. Doc

Most tours work on a twinshare principle Bro Doc.  I had to pay a single supplement which cost me a total of $600 more than the couples on the tour.  I always have to pay a single supplement because I travel alone.  So I am glad I get a nice big room, it's not like I didnt pay extra for it....{#basic-laugh.gif}

Very beautiful room!  I loved the kitchenette and table!

I've never stayed in a hotel room with a kitchenette before, it would be really handy if one stayed there for a week or two.

The most I've had was a room with the little fridge, a microwave and coffee maker.  Never a stove & table.  Yes, those like you had would be perfect for vacationing families over a week or two.  Save alot on eat out food (and money)!

Absolutely!!  I loved that I could go to the supermarket (there's a shopping mall right next door) and buy fresh ingredients and make a toasted sandwich or even cook my own bacon and eggs for breakfast!!..{#basic-laugh.gif}

I'll bet the cleaning crew loves opening rooms to the good smells of bacon, yum, lol.

oh thanks for the reminder, to tell you that if you do any cooking and dont clean up or wash the dishes/pots/pans after yourself, you get charged.  They provide dish washing liquid and pot scrubbers etc so if you leave them to clean up after you, there's a nice bill waiting for you when you check out.   There's a card in the kitchen drawer telling you to clean up after yourself or else...{#rofl.gif} {#rofl.gif}

Oh my, lol!  Wow, you can't get away with a thing it seems or risk getting charged for it!  {#basic-mouth-shut.gif}

I think it's fair enough, bad enough they have to clean the toilets all the time and not everybody is "tidy"....lol.

Oh yes, that can be a very $h!țțý job, lol.  Sorry, I couldn't help myself. {#bubble-gum.gif}  {#basic-laugh.gif}

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very nice indoor pool as well maria.. do they speak french xx,,did you just have pizza..enjoy the visit...lovely pics xxo

yes most people in Quebec speak both French and English.  I had one pizza from there but I ate stuff from the food hall in the shopping mall next door.

Ok, that hotel doesn't look that grest outside (glass and metsl?) but inside it looks lovely.

most "boutique" hotels dont have a very attractive fascade I found but as long as they're nice and clean, I dont mind...{#basic-laugh.gif}

Looks like a very nice hotel Maria.  l am sure you enjoyed your stay there.

I did JB,  it was nice to be able to buy fresh stuff and make a toasted sandwich in my room...{#basic-laugh.gif}

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