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Away from the river in the Old City of Quebec
Hotel Manoir Victoria is about half a mile inland from the Saint Lawrence River on Cote du Palais Street, right next to Hotel Dieu de Quebec Hospital. The hotel is within walking distance of most of the Old City's sites and is less than a block from a bus stop, which makes seeing the newer parts of the city easier for those traveling without cars.
Quebec City is a historic, walled metropolis with the charm, history, and architecture of a European capital, all set at the top of Cape Diamond. The views out over the cliff are beautiful, as are the city's buildings and cathedrals. The city also has a healthy nightlife scene, and during the summer, the party goes on every night. The European feel and sensibility of the city mean that shopping is a worthy endeavor, especially in the boutiques of the Old City. But the weather in the winter is snowy and extremely cold.
Hotel Manoir Victoria is an upper-middle-range hotel located in the the Old City. Decor is traditional and matches the historic facade of the hotel. The two highlights here are the indoor saltwater pool, the largest in Old City, and a big, elegant spa. The hotel has one restaurant, La Table du Manoir, for fine dining, and a bistro-style casual restaurant, Chez Boulay--Bistro Boreal, that opened its doors in May 2012. Rooms are spacious, if a bit bland, and feature mini-fridges, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Though the amenities outshine the accommodation, Hotel Manoir Victoria is in a convenient location and offers free valet parking.