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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Trying to be optimistic, but the reality is I felt that the price was high for the amenities/services rendered. This is a recently renovated, centrally located hotel (more on that later) near downtown Kitchener. Lots of people on bikes and walking the sidewalks. The location is close to several restaurants in walking distance. Although recently renovated, the building is most... More 

Thank Ryan P
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ryan P, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback of your stay in our hotel, we value it greatly. It sounds like some of our design picks weren't up your alley and we definitely respect that. In terms of the wrinkles we had not yet ironed out at the time of your stay, we are truly... More 

Chatham, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight in this newly renovated hotel recently. The decor is fantastic even though there are a few finishing touches that still need to be completed. The room and common areas were very clean and well maintained. Front desk service was excellent. I would definitely recommend The Walper!

Thank bvanbeezy
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed in this newly renovated hotel while attending a wedding. It is an old hotel that has been beautifully restored, keeping its original charm while adding modern fixtures, colours and conveniences. Here's a quick list of pros and cons: Pros -extremely friendly, helpful, eager to please staff -our room was large and airy (though our friends' room was half... More 

1 Thank lucyandmoosey
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We loved our two night stay over the Thanksgiving weekend. The renovations to this hotel are beautiful! The attention to detail that has gone into each room and the focus on preserving the buildings unique characteristics is truly impressive. All the staff, from the front desk to housecleaners, were extremely friendly and accommodating. It is also clear the management has... More 

1 Thank JLSutherland
Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We live in the KW region and wanted to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. So, we booked a room at The Walper Hotel and had ourselves a little 'staycation'! Well, from the fabulous new decor- such an amazing renovation job, wonderful staff(love the bow ties at the front desk), warm and cosy rooms, thoughtful card and yummy goodies to congratulate... More 

1 Thank Rachel G
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rachel G, We are thrilled you chose to hold your anniversary staycation with us! Thanks for taking the time to review us and share your feedback (we love the bow ties, too!). Congrats on 10 years! That's awesome! We wish you many more happy years and maybe we'll even see you the next time you're in need of an... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in august for 2 days in between renovations and the staff were all amazing and couldn't do enough for us. The hotels new look is fabulous and the hotel itself couldn't be positioned any better. We will definitely be back.

Thank chopwood
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi chopwood, We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and took time to share it was us. During renovations we had extra obstacles to ensure your stay was the best it could be and we are glad you were satisfied. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Cheers, Domini Baldasaro General Manager The Walper Hotel More 

London, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I booked our stay at The Walper Hotel for our wedding night. Upon arriving at the hotel, we realized that in the excitement of the evening we had left some important items behind. We were worried that our forgetfulness had ruined our evening, but when we decided to still check in we were greeted with such compassion... More 

Thank whereraygoes
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi rachelguay00, Thank you for the kind review! We are so pleased to hear that our staff had such a lasting, positive impact on your stay. We are truly grateful for the excellent people we have in our hotel, guests & staff alike. We are going to remind housekeeping to knock & announce themselves before entering rooms. Please accept our... More 

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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Walper for 3 nights for business and I have to say that it was really nice. The staff members are amazing, always there to answer questions (you can even ask questions by text!), offer helpful hints and just be pleasant to be around (especially Darnell :-). The room itself was very nice, the decor well done and... More 

Thank Duquesa413
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Duquesa413, Thanks for the 4 star review. We appreciate the mention about our staff and our text messaging system. We care a lot about the authenticity & convenience of your stay and are glad it comes through. We're sorry about the bathroom vent. The fan can be turned down to the point of nearly off - it is our... More 

Vancouver Island BC Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This property, built in 1893 and closed for the last 18 months reopened on the weekend of our visit. Normally we would not chance a visit to a new property knowing the pitfalls that could occur. We couldn't have been more pleased. While there are certainly details that haven't been completed, all credit to a staff who were sincerely interested... More 

Thank Sweatball
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sweatball, Thank you for your review. As one of our first guests since our year-and-a-half closure due to renovations, we definitely value your feedback as we seek to iron out any wrinkles. We are grateful you took a chance on a new property and we hope we were able to exceed your expectations to the point where you would... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel, an iconic 1893 landmark set along the quaint streets of one of Kitchener, Ontario's oldest neighbourhoods. You'll be captivated by this building's amazing past, and charmed by its contemporary flare. From Eleanor Roosevelt's preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis' boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, to the tales of Al Capone's liquor smuggling operation in the cavernous basement restaurant, every nook and cranny in this Waterloo hotel has a story to tell. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walper Hotel

Address: 20 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Kitchener
Price Range: RM554 - RM714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walper Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Walper Terrace Kitchener
The Walper Hotel Kitchener, Region Of Waterloo, Ontario
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Interior rooms are dark but quiet”
  • Windows are not sound proof
  • Room 502
  • Room 502
  • Very nice shower
 of 5 bubbles ChrisfromTO, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room 501 a 2 room suite”
 of 5 bubbles 19AndyG, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher the better!”
 of 5 bubbles Maryanne37, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get city view.”
 of 5 bubbles Geekydaddy, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not accessibly friendly for people with disabilities”
 of 5 bubbles sp_lawrence88, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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