Pat the Cook
"This is a fabulous home in Quebec City -- we celebrated my husband's 70th with 2 other friends. We have rented all over the world and this was the very best ever. As one friend said "I will come back to Quebec City only if this apartment is available." World traveler, sophisticated and particular. Ed, the manager, greeted us and was so helpful -- we did not have as car and he dropped us off at the supermarket. The supermarket called us a cab. And so it went -- delightful home to return to, gracious people, fabulous food (Initiale is a few feet away -- Relais Chateau-- incredible food, gave us a private room.) IX is also extraordinary -- more casual but the wow factor is there as well.
The apartment is so well-equipped, with no "fractured" equipment, only stuff that is useable, clean and lovely. Unusual in even high end rentals. The beds were comfortable, bedrooms spacious, well-equipped. We found all of the linens more than adequate and were impressed by the number of extra towels. Lena in the downstairs cafe was so gracious, charming and helpful (like calling cabs for us and directing our walks and gallery destinations) and had the very best pastries and coffee in the morning, plus sandwiches and salads. The cruise ships came but the rooftop views and the very comfortable furniture on the roof meant we could appreciate the harbor and beyond. Take the harbor tour, a real gem.
We left for Montreal and I left a bag of meds and makeup there. Ed contacted me asking what he should do and Genvieve sent my "necessaries" to us here in Richmond. We were all very impressed. So, if you have a car, they have the parking. If not, the cabs are plentiful. And, the parking lot is in the process of becoming a park with paved walkways and a water feature. One could go to the extraordinary market, walkable distance and eventually have a picnic there. We never expected to fall in love with the city and this wonderful place to stay. But, we did."
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