Finding reasonably priced accommodation in Quebec city was really challenging, and i eventually decided on this B&B.
The location is great, as it's just outside the old walls near St Jean street, so lots of more local restaurants and cafes to eat at, rather than the very charming, but very touristy places, directly in the old city.
Though this B&B was good value for money in comparison to other options for Quebec, it was hard not to think of the money i was spending for just a room. (with all the taxes included, it came to almost $100 a night)
The bathrooms were shared, and i guess it's just luck who you end up having to share your bathrooms with, but the couple i had were in there for 2 hours straight, and one night they went to the bathroom every 5 mins until 2 am, as my room was directly next to the bathroom i simply couldn't go to sleep until they finished (showering, shaving, toileting, packing, god knows what they were doing and why at 2 am!!!!)
The house itself is a beautiful old restored house, and furnished to that style. It was immaculately cleaned everyday. The bed was very comfortable. There was no ceiling light in my room, all i had was a little bedside table light for the whole room, so i couldn't read at night time as the room was too dark.
The floor boards are very creaky, and the walls very thin, so i was kept awake a lot from the people on my floor.
There were no locks on the rooms, and the host Caroline just said everyone is very relaxed in her house and no need for locks, but it felt a bit akward knowing that none of my stuff was secure.
People were very relaxed... almost everyone left their bedroom doors wide open as they walked around getting ready for the day etc, all their personal stuff on show in the room.
This was my first B&B experience, so it took me a while to relax into the concept, it was all quite personal!
The breakfasts were fantastic, but apart from 1 other person, everyone spoke French only, so breakfasts were spent in uncomfortable silence most of the time, the other guests didn't even talk to each other.
The air conditioning units are not in the bedrooms, only in the communal hallways, and the host rarely turned them on. So with the heat wave and bedroom doors shut at night, it was uncomfortably stuffy.
A note to less able guests, the stairs are quite steep, and there's a lot of them, i really struggled to get my suitcase to the top floor where i was staying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome in our 200 years stones house, located in the center of the Old Quebec City (250 m from the walls, Gate Saint-jean). B&B L’Augustine offer you a lively family atmosphere full of surprises, with Mediterranean touch, an old fashioned character but modern comfort. Garden and terrace in summer, crackling fire in winter and Indoor greenery all around a year… From B&B L’Augustine, you may visit all the tourist sites of the Quebec Old City by walk and we are located at; Less then 250 meters from Gate Saint-Jean and Patrimonial Historical walls of the Old Quebec and Parliament, at 100 meters from the Convention Center; Less then 50 meters, from the Main Commercial Street Saint-Jean. Find restaurants, bars, boutiques, library and more, but in a quiet and safe area. Also, at walking distance; Park of Plaines d’Abraham, Street Grande Allee, Street Cartier, Old Port, Civilization Museum, Museum of Quebec….and more Parking; Free on the around streets, from 16:30 until 10:00 on the next morning and all week end. Or, in our private parking (with conditions), charge of 10.00$ cad per day. Breakfast: We serve you a generous and tasty breakfast, varied every morning, complete with a serving of helpful tourist advice and excellent music. In B&B L’Augustine, you have access to Wireless Internet, refrigerator, and microwave. We are open all around year. Check in from 2 pm, check out at 11 am. We like to know your arrival time (if it’s possible, between 2 pm and 8 pm). For your comfort and intimate, the rooms are located on 3 floors; Second floor; 2 comfortable and cozy rooms, sheared a bathroom and a living room between this 2 rooms only! Very comfortable for family or friends... One room with one queen and one single bed and one other room with one queen bed (available like unsuited if you use the 2 rooms). First floor; 2 comfortable and cozy rooms, sheared a bathroom and a living room between this 2 rooms only! One room with one queen bed and one other room with a double bed (available like unsuited if you use the 2 rooms). Main floor, Suite Jardin; Nice room, private bathroom, queen size bed, living room, garden view, independent entrance, cabled TV, microwave and refrigerator. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- A L'Augustine Quebec/Quebec City