Where to Stay:
Address: 81 Rue Saint -Anne, Vieux Quebec (Canada)
Phone No. : 1-418-694-9271 / 1-800-275-0338
Price per Night: 95CAD for Small Economy Room with Double Bed
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
What I liked: free coffee, discount voucher for breakfast at Chez Jules, clean and exclusive bathroom, luggage deposit after checkout, taxi hailing assistance, very near to Quebec Cathedral, La Boutique de Noel, restaurants
Where NOT to stay: “live like local”
Address: 18 Rue Garneau apt1, Quebec City
Avoid this accommodation at all cost! The owner pushed me out when it was SNOWING outside! The owner was so rude and was even the one to fearlessly tell me that I can just right a bad review on Booking.com. All the stressful details here but all I can say is that there are far better accommodations – hotel even! – for a more affordable price so don’t settle for this one. It’s an apartment / Airbnb-type, thus, no receptionist and that’s where all the problems are rooted.
As of this writing, I’m still yet to receive valid resolution to the complaint to Booking.com. This kind of accommodation should not be listed to Booking.com or any other website. It poses harm to possible guests.
How to Go from Toronto to Quebec:
You may take any of the following liner:
Megabus from Toronto to Montreal (around 70CAD, 6hours and 30minutes)
Toronto Bus Terminal: Toronto Coach Terminal, 610 Bay Street
Montreal Bus Terminal: 997 St. Antoine Quest, Metro Buenaventure
Orleans Express from Montreal to Quebec (around 57CAD, 3hours and 15minutes),
Montreal Bus Terminal: 1717 Berri St., Montreal
Quebec Bus Terminal: 320 Rue Abraham Martin, Quebec
VIA Rail Canada can take you directly from Toronto to Quebec. Travel time is around 11 hours. Follow these directions on what station to load and unload.Buy early because ticket prices are sold like that of plane tickets. Have a physical credit card for online booking and swiping.
Toronto Pearson YYZ Terminal 3 for domestic flights to Quebec International Airport YQB(1 hour, 58 minutes)
Where to Eat:
1. Portofino Bistro Italiano, Address: 54 Rue Couillard, Québec, QC G1R 3T3, Canada
I ate here twice. Food and customer service are both very good.
2. Brasserie Francaise Chez Jules, Address 24 Saint-Anne, Vieux, Quebec
Affordable and tasty breakfast
3. Cafe Buade, Address: 31 Rue De Buade, Québec
Quebec’s Oldest Restaurant which celebrates its 100th year on 2019
4. La Maison Smith Cafe, Address: 23 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec
Go here for a cup of delicious hot chocolate while people watching through their glass window.
5. Cochon Dingue Champlain, Address: 46 Boulevard Champlain, Québec (Quartier Petit Champlain)
When you get hungry while exploring Quartier Petit Champlain
6. McDonalds, Address: 1151 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec
I know! As much as possible I won’t, too. But if you’re looking something familiar or in my case, if you want to eat early in the morning and found Old Quebec still asleep, you may find this fast food joint open.
7. Convenience Store, Address: along Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec
It’s also a souvenir shop. I bought here to stock up on water and some snacks.
8. Starbucks, Address: Ground Floor, Le Chateau de Frontenac
Tastes the same but it’s inside the Goblin’s Hotel (heart, heart). All about my Goblin fangirling experience here.
My amazing photos in Quebec are from Sunny Tour Guide. She and her company conduct walking tours and/or photo sessions which are so convenient for solo travelers like me. You may also check Sunny’s Instagram for a showcase of her works.
Chatr works here. Sim cards are available at airports. Very convenient when contacting hotels, taxis, airlines, bus terminals, etc.
Bring one! It’s a must if only for swiping that card for deposits. Yup, even with enough cash on hand and despite paying for everything beforehand. I survived without one in Canada but it was so complicated!
Dress appropriately. I was there during winter but what I had packed were autumn coats. Good thing there is a Simons Store in 20 Côte de la Fabrique, Quebec where I bought some more clothes if only for layering’s sake.