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Travel Blogs from Montreal
... a "get stupid" kind of way, but with the recognition that there are so many things I like and want to do - #YOLO!
Hence, in a couple of hours, I'll be off to YUL to begin a journey unlike any others I've been on.
I wanted to switch up the usual all-inclusive routine and see what else the world has to offer. Hence, I'm heading to Europe for the first time in 13 years, with very little ...
... route, or the graded but longer, bike and vehicle road.
Began to see more people, jogging, cycling or just walking like myself. A steep, long flight of wooden stairs slowed many down (or caused some to speed up) and caused gasping breaths and increased heartbeats. The reward is a peek through the vegetation of downtown's high rise buildings.
Continued my ascent and decided to stay away from the main road and trails, so ...
We took a very slow drive back down from Quebec City, taking in the great scenery of Quebec Province on the way, although not (cap)able to follow the scenic/tourist Chemin du Roy route as planned due to missed turns. Nevertheless, we arrived back in plenty of time to return the hire car early - and again, with no problems.
Ed.: still awaiting a speeding ticket/fine though!
We're back in Montreal for a few days - and so begins the ...
... of sunrise in Guadalajara as they munch away either. The blazing sun is another matter altogether though, bringing the fierce heat of Mexico thousands of miles north. As we slap on our sun cream, I ponder my last visit to the city eight and a half years ago in the depths of winter, where in one of the coldest spells in living memory the mercury dipped to minus 50 and we could feel our eyeballs begin to freeze in mere seconds of being outdoors. Today it's ...
... last day of the Montreal comedy festival, unfortunately we didnīt get a chance to do either.
One of our other observations of Canada, is their liberal views and acceptance of alternative lifestyles. In Montreal, there is a 2km neighborhood stretch called the Gay Village. As you would expect there is a real party vibe on this Street and its great to see people of all ages and families mixing and enjoying the atmosphere.
We have given a rating of 6.5/10 for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Kensington Montreal
I really enjoyed my stay in Montreal at "Le Kensington", its hosts: Josée and Reno are really nice people, I will never forget the warm welcome, the useful tips to travel around Montreal, the conversations with Josée at breakfast or when Reno drove me to the airport when I left Montreal. These kind of things made me feel as at home!
Super City Break!
Staying at Le Kensington is a truly superb experience, totally relaxing and a real "home from home". The Gabrielli's have a rare ability to make you feel "one of the family" within minutes of meeting them. We could not have had a more delightful stay in such a lovely old Montreal house, beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated. We will not forget the wonderful and varied breakfasts and look forward immensley to the day we can return! If you are in the area and you want the best, Le Kensington is the place for you!
Although we have run a BnB in England for 17 years, we deliberately did not mention this during our stay at Le Kensington.
A Home Away From Home
Reno and Josee are the warmest people and provide excellent accommodations. They make sure you know your way around the city and you don't leave without a good breakfast in your stomach. From the moment they pick you up from the airport, you feel like you're visiting old friends. Reno gave me a wonderful tour of the city and always had suggestions for things to do. They truly made my stay in Montreal easy and comfortable and I will undoubtedly stay with them whenever I return.
Great room, service and helpfulness from this really cute B&B. From the first phone reservation where Josee asked what cereals and foods my kids and wife like for breakfast, or my food allergies, to the terry robes to lounge in, we were really pleased. Josee and Reno were very nice and not intrusive, leaving us the dining room to relax and watch TV and read in the evenings. Gourmet breakfasts with fresh fruit and waffles were great. Our kids enjoyed the stay with the toys and flexibility most B&Bs don't have. The room was perfect with 2 double beds, ceiling fan (though they have A/C but who needs that in September in Montreal?), and windows that open. The price was right on for traveling families. We would definitely return to stay with Jose and Reno and wish them much success in the future. You can tell they care and know what they are doing. If the location is where you want to be it's a 'no brainer' to pick Le Kensington over some sterile hotel or motel... Thanks..rob.
Our stay at Le Kensington was a wonderful choice--and we have the experiences to be able to make a comparison. Josee and Reno made us feel very much at home. The accommodations are incredibly clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. The location is in a charming neighborhood, but not far from the downtown area.
I have to say that our stay at Le Kensington was the best we have ever had at a B & B. Our trip to Montréal began with a huge dissapointment and Reno and Josée came to our rescue! We arrived in Montréal to a hotel that didn't exist called "Berri Suites" we found this hotel on Craigslist and it turned out to be a scam! To our misfortune we had to stay at a Holiday Inn that night after driving all day and being very tired (We paid a hefty bill for that one night!!)
A Gite Treat! Sweet!
... and one of the best parts was the concise yet detailed overview our hosts gave us of the neighborhoods of Montreal while gathered round maps spread out on the dining table.... providing exactly the sort of understanding that had been our goal (and they didn't even know that was our goal!). Wait ... I think we stayed with special friends .. we must have known them before .... where was it? Hummm......
My family and I recently spent five days at Le Kensington, a bed and breakfast in Montreal. We could not have been happier there. Our hosts, Josée and Reno were warm and welcoming--excellent B&B hosts.