Quebec City's Award-Winning Auberge Saint-Antoine
Posted: Jan 31 2015
If your idea of a romantic Valentine's Day getaway is a weekend in Europe, take comfort in knowing you don't actually have to cross the pond to enjoy a world-class European weekend away. That's right, here in our very own country of Canada, Europe comes to you in the form of beautiful Quebec City.
Perhaps not best known as the city of love (that's still Paris, technically) it is certainly easy to go there and fall in love, as we discovered on a recent weekend visit. With a lover, a loved one, a friend, or even by yourself, it doesn't matter -- Quebec City's old world charm will have you on cloud nine in no time at all.
While the historical Chateaux Frontenac may be what you recognize most from this postcard-perfect city, there is so much more that it offers, including in its hotels.
If a boutique and European experience is what you're after, look no further than Auberge Saint-Antoine located in the Old Port. This ward-winning hotel not only offers first-class service, but is in fact run by a team that hails from all over Europe. Their flare, and attention to detail, does not go unnoticed, as proven (once again) by their recent wins in three categories in the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards 2015, and ranking in the U.S. news & World Report's Best Hotels of 2015.
We love that this friendly and modern hotel features only 95 rooms that are all completely different in design. Along with impeccable service, a gym and spa, the hotel also features one of the best restaurants in Quebec City, called Panache. And may we also mention that Panache is lead by an exceptionally talented (and gorgeous) 24-year old Chef who hails from France? To be honest, catching a glimpse of Louis Pacquelin (and okay enjoying his fantastic cuisine too) is enough of a reason to book a visit.
Spending a weekend in relaxed elegance -- both indoors at the Auberge Saint-Antonie and outdoors in Quebec City -- is a simple reminder that luxe vacation can take place within Canada, in the middle of winter, and be a truly great experience.
If you are in fact ready to take on an exhilarating 'Winter Escape' in Quebec City, we highly recommend booking the hotel's latest package offering that promises you will 'embark on a snowy adventure from dog sledding to touring the exclusive Hotel de Glace'. The package includes a one night stay for two at Auberge Saint-Antoine, breakfast at Panache restaurant, (their to die for) hot chocolate for two at Cafe-Bar Artefac, indoor valet parking, and one winter activity (dog sledding or the ice hotel tour) with round-trip transportation.
As Canadians, we owe it to ourselves to rediscover the magic in our winters and old world cities. For more information on booking at Auberge Saint-Antoine, and their Winter Escape package, visit www.saint-antoine.com or call 1-866-692-2211.