L’Auberge Saint-Antoine | Museum Hotel in Quebec City | Temps d’un Café
Spending 2 nights in L’Auberge Saint-Antoine | Museum Hotel in Quebec City | Temps d’un Café
If you’ve been wondering, L’Auberge Saint-Antoine was my first hotel since lockdown. I have to admit that it felt a bit weird seeing all these changes, but the hotel made everything feel safe and were all so welcoming. L’Auberge Saint-Antoine | Museum Hotel in Quebec City | Temps d’un Café is definitely a place I recommend if you visit the city.
My first time at L’Auberge Saint-Antoine in Quebec City
If you have not travelled yet, you might be wondering how’s everything now that lockdown is somehow over. I do get a lot of questions and I wanted to share my very own experience. Spending 2 nights at L’Auberge Saint-Antoine honestly felt amazing and so refreshing. Keep reading to know all about my weekend getaway and experience!
A little bit more about this museum hotel
When Auberge Saint-Antoine started to get build, they had no idea that it was sitting on something very special. It quickly became an archaeological site which, of course, delayed the hotel construction. You will notice many artefacts from the French and British colonial regimes when walking through the hotel, which makes this place very unique. L’Auberge Saint-Antoine is also very well located in the Old Quebec City surrounded by many restaurants and cafes. Also know that this hotel is a member of Relais & Château which means that the service and quality are outstanding!
Travelling during a pandemic
My last trip before Auberge Saint-Antoine was in March in Mexico. I came back on March 12 and lockdown started on the 13th. Since then, I’ve been in my house or the grocery store for most part. I do have to admit that I didn’t really know what to expect going to Quebec City and checking in a hotel during a pandemic.
Surprisingly, everything went very well and the city truly felt like a safe environment. People were cautious of the situation, therefore, making sure to keep distance and respecting protocols. Quebec had many people but nothing too crazy where I felt unsafe or uncomfortable, which was important to me.
A few notes if you travel to Auberge Saint-Antoine
I was so happy to know that the hotel was still offering valet parking. The staff is always wearing a mask and truly respecting protocols perfectly. They always make sure that you feel safe and asking you the right questions. For example, if you do not wish to have room service, you totally can and simply have to ask when you do. Basically, they let the clients go at their own pace which is something I appreciated so much. They have hand sanitisers available to you around the hotel and they also make sure that everyone is wearing a mask inside. The gym is also available to you almost 24/7, however, you do have to reserve a session before hands. If you wish to be alone during that time, L’Auberge Saint-Antoine is the perfect place!
L’Auberge Saint-Antoine Gustave Junior Suite
I specifically asked for this beautiful junior suite after seeing it on their website. The room has its own private terrace with a view on their little garden. It was also quite spacious and just so beautiful! The were also very kind and greeted us with an amazing sparkling wine from Le Vignoble de Ste-Pétronille and a delicious lunch on our terrace to have an early birthday celebration.
I love local ingredients and L’Auberge Saint-Antoine prepared everything with vegetables and fruits from their own garden! The food in this establishment was always outstanding and I highly recommend it even if you just wish to enjoy a bite (or two).
Our suite also had 3 televisions, amazing bath products (bath bomb!), a Nespresso machine with unlimited capsules if you wish, a fridge, a spacious living room and the most important, OAT MILK! The room service was also great since we decided to enjoy our breakfast in the room both mornings.
Panache Mobile in collaboration with Vignoble Ste-Pétronille
The panache restaurant is actually available at L’Auberge Saint-Antoine. However, for a limited time, the hotel and Vignoble Ste-Pétronille decided to collaborate and open a restaurant in Ile Orléans. The menu is quite similar to the actual Panache restaurant with a few different options. We ordered the amazing lobster rolls, cheese platter and a sort of focaccia with mussels and vegetables. We ended up on a sweet note with a delicious strawberry tart. Don’t forget to reserve a table if you want to try it and make sure to snap some pictures during sunset!
Our last night at Chef Muffy
This was probably the highlight of our Quebec City getaway. Restaurant Chez Muffy was just an incredible experience full of outstanding flavours and the most amazing service. We had a beautiful table on the terrace and a view on the water. We also had a great sommelier pairing each plate with the right wine. Make sure to try the lobster and delicious vegetables on the side. As a mentioned earlier, most of their vegetables comes from their garden. Believe me when I say that this was probably the most delicious lobster I’ve ever had. Every plate is unique, well thought out and perfectly executed.
A peaceful place to take some time off
Auberge Saint-Antoine was an amazing and safe experience during the whole stay. If you wish to get away from Montreal (or somewhere else), L’Auberge Saint-Antoine is a great choice. You can really empty your head, take some time for yourself and eat delicious food. Since taking a plane right now is not recommended, it is the perfect opportunity to see your own country. Don’t forget to pay a visit to one of my favourite coffee shop in Québec City, Café Saint-Henri.