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Hôtellerie d'Expérience au Monastère des Augustines

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is phenomenal, the breakfast is way better than expected, and the overall experience was outstanding. This is a unique experience in a hotel for a good cause, and some of the monastic parts of the experience (no TV or phone in the room, silent breakfast) were actually very refreshing.

I was visiting Quebec City by myself for a few days and needed to find affordable accommodations for a single night of my trip and ended booking a stay in one of their "authentic rooms." The facilities were immaculate, no pun intended. The room itself beautiful and cozy albeit on the smaller side. As all I needed was somewhere to sleep for the night this was perfect for my beds. The bathrooms, while shared, where spectacularly clean and I never had an issue with having to wait for one. And the location was prime walking distance from all the main attractions of the city. Overall the experience of staying in a monastery was a bit odd, but still a unique and fantastic experience I'd recommend especially at that price point. If you have problem with being quiet or plan to spend a lot of time in you room, not sure this place is for you. As there are no TV's and the whole concept is for guests to disconnect while staying here, there is not much to do. However, it's a wonderful experience and a beautiful hotel.

I wouldn't have been so disappointed had I had a clear idea about how this hotel is marketed to travelers. It is supposed to be a "monastic" experience, which I wasn't clear about, my fault, I guess! For instance, breakfast was only adequate at best, and it was "silent" (as in no talking at all) just like at the nunnery. I was also disappointed because although my room had a hefty price, it was small, and inconvenient. It was one of those "Contemporary" rooms. It was very small, with no phone, tv or a safe. It was pretty much like a college dorm, with a tv room at the end of the hallway and everything. Even the soap in the shower was dispensed just like it is at gyms! Another example of the unpleasantness of the room was that they forgot to leave the big towels, but we couldn't call the resection because we had no phone! Not happy with it, sorry, your marketing strategy did not work for me.

I stayed for three nights- it was very nice setting- felt like an apartment, very clean. would highly recommend.

this is a very peaceful place to stay, with lovely grounds and gardens. there is no talking at breakfast. the rooms on the 'authentic floor' are well-appointed and each has a unique hand-made quilt on the bed: bathrooms and showers are shared. the rooms on the contemporary floor have very modern bathrooms 'en suite' and there's lots of storage space in the sleeping area. there is a very interesting and informative museum on the ground floor which gives the history of le monastere des augustines as well as videos with the nursing-nuns speaking about the history of this location. each floor has a communal room. no phones nor tv in the bedrooms. the location is terrific for sightseeing.

Good experience of silence breakfast nuns' Musium

It was a beautiful facility and only a short block from the center of old town. The beds, duvet cover and pillows were extremely comfortable. You just wanted to sink in them and not move. We were very impressed by the cleanliness of the room. The room was small but had ample storage and shelving. We would definitely stay there again. The hotel was very quiet and had an intimate feel. The only downsize was the breakfast, which was a little spartan but there was a lot of fruit offered. Coffee was good.

An excellent hotel to have a retreat from the hustle bustle of everyday techno life. I really enjoyed the quietness & serenity of the hotel. I didn't missed the TV nor telephone at all of my entire 5 days. I had my b-day dinner in the hotel restaurant the food was excellent. And finally not to missed the monasterie museum. I am very happy I found this hotel.

This hotel, nicely located right inside the old wall, is one of 12 former nunneries/hospitals of French colonial Quebec City. It still functions as a nunnery and religious retreat, but has mostly been converted to a hotel, The conversion has been done brilliantly. It is an architectural marvel, both inside and out. Comfortable, modern rooms are contained in a building that is hundreds of years old. The hospital part has been converted to a medical museum --- nicely done and well worth taking a tour through there. Since the place is still functioning as a nunnery there is a code of silence in the dining hall and every where else in the public areas, so if you are traveling with kids this is probably not the place for you. But if you want a place where you can have a relaxing, peaceful, quiet get-away after a hectic day seeing the sights of the old city, this is the place for you. We very much enjoyed our short stay here.

77, rue des Remparts Quebec QC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Quebec City Town Hall and Place Royale
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old Quebec, Hôtellerie d'Expérience au Monastère des Augustines is next to popular attractions like Hotel-Dieu de Quebe and Artillery Park. This 65-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a health club.


Dining

Each morning free breakfast is included with your stay. Get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Hôtellerie d'Expérience au Monastère des Augustines enjoy features like a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. Self parking is available for CAD 24.00 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, a ballroom, and a garden.

Room options

Contemporary Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Authentic Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Contemporary Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Contemporary Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hôtellerie d'Expérience au Monastère des Augustines

Everyone (10) Couples (1)
5
Everyone

By on Feb 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2019

Thank you for the perfect score!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2019

Merci pour ce commentaire! Thank you for this review!

5
Everyone

The location is phenomenal, the breakfast is way better than expected, and the overall experience was outstanding. This is a unique experience in a hotel for a good cause, and some of the monastic parts of the experience (no TV or phone in the room, silent breakfast) were actually very refreshing.

By on Aug 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2018

Thank you for the perfect score! We are delighted that you found your experience refreshing. Looking forward to welcome you again.

5

fantastic unique hotel experience in quebec city

Everyone

I was visiting Quebec City by myself for a few days and needed to find affordable accommodations for a single night of my trip and ended booking a stay in one of their "authentic rooms." The facilities were immaculate, no pun intended. The room itself beautiful and cozy albeit on the smaller side. As all I needed was somewhere to sleep for the night this was perfect for my beds. The bathrooms, while shared, where spectacularly clean and I never had an issue with having to wait for one. And the location was prime walking distance from all the main attractions of the city. Overall the experience of staying in a monastery was a bit odd, but still a unique and fantastic experience I'd recommend especially at that price point. If you have problem with being quiet or plan to spend a lot of time in you room, not sure this place is for you. As there are no TV's and the whole concept is for guests to disconnect while staying here, there is not much to do. However, it's a wonderful experience and a beautiful hotel.

By , from New York, NY on Oct 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2017

Hi Mark, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, as well as your time spent in our lovely city. All the best,

2

this hotel is not for everyone

Everyone

I wouldn't have been so disappointed had I had a clear idea about how this hotel is marketed to travelers. It is supposed to be a "monastic" experience, which I wasn't clear about, my fault, I guess! For instance, breakfast was only adequate at best, and it was "silent" (as in no talking at all) just like at the nunnery. I was also disappointed because although my room had a hefty price, it was small, and inconvenient. It was one of those "Contemporary" rooms. It was very small, with no phone, tv or a safe. It was pretty much like a college dorm, with a tv room at the end of the hallway and everything. Even the soap in the shower was dispensed just like it is at gyms! Another example of the unpleasantness of the room was that they forgot to leave the big towels, but we couldn't call the resection because we had no phone! Not happy with it, sorry, your marketing strategy did not work for me.

By , from houston on Oct 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2017

Hi jm, First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are aware that our hotel concept is quite different, and that our offer cannot please everyone. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your contemporary room. In keeping with the monastic experience, rooms are smaller and have no tvs or phone on purpose, in order to encourage guests to "disconnect" with technology while they are within our historic walls. The same goes for the breakfast taken in silence, we do so to encourage guests to enjoy the stillness of the place, take a moment to relax and appreciate the moment. It is in keeping with the Augustinian Sisters' traditions, since they were cloistered and ate in silence in our walls for over 300 years. You mentioned being disappointed with the soap dispenser in the shower. We provide our guests with Oneka products which are organic, high-quality locally-made shower gels, shampoos and conditioners from locally-sourced and naturally-harvested plants. Again, I am sorry the experience was disappointing to you. Constructive comments like yours allow us to better understand how our guests interact with the place, and better figure out if our offer lives up to guests' expectations. All the best,

5

unique and quaint experience

Everyone

I stayed for three nights- it was very nice setting- felt like an apartment, very clean. would highly recommend.

By , from NYC on Sep 14, 2017

5

amazing blend of historic and new!

Everyone

this is a very peaceful place to stay, with lovely grounds and gardens. there is no talking at breakfast. the rooms on the 'authentic floor' are well-appointed and each has a unique hand-made quilt on the bed: bathrooms and showers are shared. the rooms on the contemporary floor have very modern bathrooms 'en suite' and there's lots of storage space in the sleeping area. there is a very interesting and informative museum on the ground floor which gives the history of le monastere des augustines as well as videos with the nursing-nuns speaking about the history of this location. each floor has a communal room. no phones nor tv in the bedrooms. the location is terrific for sightseeing.

By , from chapel hill,nc on Aug 20, 2017

5

nice and clean but a little bit small space

Everyone

Good experience of silence breakfast nuns' Musium

By , from phila on Jul 12, 2017

5

we loved our stay!

Couples

It was a beautiful facility and only a short block from the center of old town. The beds, duvet cover and pillows were extremely comfortable. You just wanted to sink in them and not move. We were very impressed by the cleanliness of the room. The room was small but had ample storage and shelving. We would definitely stay there again. The hotel was very quiet and had an intimate feel. The only downsize was the breakfast, which was a little spartan but there was a lot of fruit offered. Coffee was good.

By , from U.S. on Sep 26, 2016

5

hotel

Everyone

An excellent hotel to have a retreat from the hustle bustle of everyday techno life. I really enjoyed the quietness & serenity of the hotel. I didn't missed the TV nor telephone at all of my entire 5 days. I had my b-day dinner in the hotel restaurant the food was excellent. And finally not to missed the monasterie museum. I am very happy I found this hotel.

By , from miami, fl on Sep 4, 2016

Hôtellerie d'Expérience au Monastère des Augustines

77, rue des Remparts, Quebec, QC G1R 0C3
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.