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The Walper Hotel

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Kassel, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walper hotel is located in a central location in Kitchener. It has been renovated recently in a very eclectic style. It's very hard to describe but absolutely fantastic. The rooms are very cozy and have a bunch of design things in them. I especially liked the little paper bag with coffee in the room, which carries a hand written note...

Thank Sprudu
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sprudu, So lovely to hear you chose to stay with The Walper Hotel! Thank you for sharing your feedback. Really great to hear some of our little touches made a warm welcome for you! We hope you come and stay with us again! Warmly, Chris Martin Curator of Cool The Walper Hotel

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at the Walper Hotel during a quick overnight trip to Kitchener in April, and my experience was nothing short of fantastic. The attention to detail in my room and throughout the hotel was impossible to ignore, and provided an aesthetically pleasing environment that left nothing to be desired. The high quality of service provided...

1Thank aevelynjones
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hello aevelynjones, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with The Walper Hotel! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is wonderful to hear when guests take advantage of our cocktail bar, The Lokal, and our on-site restaurant, TWH Social. We're also delighted you enjoyed the aesthetics! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at The Walper Hotel recently. I hadn't expected to find such a trendy boutique hotel in the area. The rooms are modern and very tastefully done. My room was very large and the bathroom was beautifully laid out. Everything was new. I loved the fact that I had access to a little fridge...

1Thank TheGentleGourmand
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi TheGentleGourmand, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with The Walper Hotel. We are Waterloo Region's only boutique hotel, thanks for noticing! We are going to check into the corridor lighting, as that is unpleasant and the lights must not have shut off properly on their timer -- please know you can text or call our Front Desk...

Livermore, California
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A contemporary boutique hotel that is very comfortable. Lobby is small and there are not many good views but the décor is beautiful. The restaurant is very good. The bar looks nice but I did not use it.

Thank jimbo1069
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jimbo1069, Thank you so much for the feedback and for choosing to stay with The Walper Hotel. We're so glad you found TWH Social enjoyable and we hope next time you will stop in and try one of our award-winning mixologist's cocktails! Warm regards, Chris Martin Curator of Cool The Walper Hotel

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Staying here for Volleyball Provincials at RIM Park. Beautiful hotel with stunning decor. All the staff are fabulous, particularly marcel! Can text them anytime with a request as we had to when we realized we forgot toothpaste and 1 toothbrush. Would stay again anytime.

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for staying - we hope your team did awesome at the Volleyball Provincials! We're so glad to hear that Marcel stood out for his warm and welcoming guest service. Also happy to hear that you enjoyed using our text message service; we are always searching for ways to make our guest's experience more seamless and enjoyable....

London, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This facility is a newly renovated historical building in downtown Kitchener. Lots of attention to detail. Staff were courteous, helpful and professional. A prime location for foot traffic to theatre/performance venues, restaurants and shops. We loved breakfast this morning in the Barristers Lounge. Jess was our server and she ensured our dining experience was a lovely one. This is a...

1Thank JoAnn Paul K
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JoAnn Paul K, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with The Walper Hotel. It is so nice to hear you enjoyed the downtown Kitchener core with all of its awesome venues, restos, and shops. The breakfast is open Monday-Friday, 7am-10am, and Jess is there every morning making sure our guests like yourself start their day off on...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2017

One of my good friends invited me to The Walper for a girls weekend away. WOW! I was so impressed by this boutique hotel in Kitchener. They pay attention to the details... everything from the pour over coffee station in the bedroom to the ahhhmazing front desk staff. LOVE. I can't wait to return!!

1Thank Lynne K
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lynne K, It was a delight having you here for your girls' weekend! We value this review so much and that you were able to connect with our Front Desk Staff - we are so lucky to have such a motivated and talented team of individuals there. We hope we will get the pleasure of hosting you again in...

London, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a well-situated downtown hotel. It has had a beautiful boutique renovations.The rooms are quite small, but the beds are large and appointed with lovely linens and nice furnishings. Everything is very clean and comfortable. Hotel Staff and service are great. There is also a great bar with excellent cocktails and non-alcoholic offerings too. It is worth taking a...

Thank cubaexplorer
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi cubaexplorer, Thank you so much for your feedback. It sounds like you are really into Cuba? Next time you come back, we would happily introduce you to the owner of The Walper Tobacco Shop, who is a wealth of knowledge for the discerning cigar fan. All of our guest rooms are actually a different size and layout, as was...

Thorold, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was in Kitchener on March 9th and 10th for my dissertation defence, and the staff at The Walper Hotel made my stay unforgettable. I had requested a quiet room and was given one. I didn’t hear a peep! The room ("Pocket King") was large, very comfortable, and very clean. The breakfast was good (if a tad on the expensive...

Thank tor1989
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi tor1989, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback for us! First off, a huge CONGRATSS! Should we now call you, Dr. tor1989? :) We're glad our Front Desk staff were able to leave a little treat that hopefully eased the tensions the night before such a momentous occasion! We're glad you appreciated the note...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was in town to visit my brother and treated myself to a stay at the Walper. It is a beautiful hotel that have been freshly renovated. It is also nice and quiet and clean. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly without being overbearing. Being centrally located made walking the preferred mode of transportation. The nice café around the corner...

1Thank JanMontreal
Chris M, Public Relations Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JanMontreal, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback for us. We hope you had a great time visiting your brother and that you found our staff friendly & helpful - they love what they do and that really shows through to our awesome guests, like yourself. Thanks for the minibar recommendation! We currently stock...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $193 - $235 (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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“If light affects your sleep, ask for a room not looking out on to the couryard”
TheGentleGourmand, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Good price for a boutique hotel.”
jimbo1069, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are unique, and so you are likely to find a pretty room!”
LynneKnowlts, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High up view, away from the Elevator.”
cubaexplorer, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room was at the back of the hotel not on the street fronts and was very quiet.”
JanMontreal, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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