With an impressive Clefs d’Or concierge team eager to help you discover Old Quebec in the best way possible, Auberge Saint-Antoine is all about attentive service and luxury ambience. Complemented by a fresh-from-the-farm restaurant, the overall picture is a stylish masterpiece.

Set back from the bank of the St Lawrence River in a UNESCO World Heritage site, Auberge Saint-Antoine surely has one of the most desirable addresses in Old Quebec. Its 95 rooms and suites are spread over three heritage buildings that celebrate their history with displays of thoughtful historical artefacts but brings them firmly and elegantly up to date with sympathetic restorations. Membership of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux bestows an expectation of impeccable service and quality that the Auberge Saint-Antoine works tirelessly to uphold. Although rooms and suites are grouped into classes, each is individually styled with local designer touches and antiques. The excellent amenities are consistent through room types – the likes of heated bathroom floors, Nespresso machines, and genius ‘do not disturb’ buttons by the beds. If all this sounds like a pretty swish hotel – you’d be right. Chez Muffy, the hotel’s well-regarded restaurant, embraces its 19th-century maritime warehouse beginnings by incorporating the original stone walls and exposed wood into an otherwise modern vision. The emphasis is on slow-cooked dishes created from ingredients from the hotel’s very own farm on Ile d’Orleans.

4.5 stars
Québec City
Montreal: 7½ hours\