Travel Blogs from Montreal
After a short two hour busride from Ottawa i arrived in Montreal.
I knew the directions to the hostel but reading the streetsigns was a challenge for me.Its all in french!I didnt know that my lack of the french language will be a big issue for me.But it was!
Everyone on the street would talk french,you walk in a shop and everything is …
Ich weiss nicht, wie viel ich ueber Montreal erzaehlen koennte. Endlos...
Tatsaechlich beschraenke ich mich aufs Wesentliche und das ist: irrational vielseitig.
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Die Stadt scheint zu vibrieren, zu zelebrieren und zu lieben. Jederzeit.
Weil ihr Ruf der …
Up at 5:30 this morning to shower and finish packing. Mike tried to work the fancy coffee maker in the room while I showered but it was uncooperative and would only give us hot water. This is not a good way to start a long day. We headed down to the front lobby about 7 a.m. and checked out. The 7:15 bus which is a huge tour bus arrived about 7:20 and we all loaded up and off to the airport.
Once there we checked our luggage, went through passport ...
... as far into other states as I had hoped without your own vehicle, there is very limited travel options to go touring in the smaller towns so we were content with the beautiful scenery we were able to see. We did a boat trip down the Hudson River from Kingston which was superb and a few days spent in historic Kingston itself was most worthwhile from a history point of view. We returned to explore Montreal and explore we did! We loved it,the ...
... shirt, 1 pair of shorts, 1 long-sleeve top, 1 pair of socks, 5 pairs of boxers, etc) my bags make me feel like a pack-horse! Come 10 November however, I shall be parting with the case of Canada clothes as I send it back by surface mail and see which of us gets home first!!! It's shorts & t-shirt weather all the way after Canada! A fantastic flight - and that's even with it being budget long-haul operator Air Transat [Keith Blackham - a refurbished ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsM Montreal
Clean,secure,central,great Breakfast,comedy nights with stand up comedians,bar in the basement and great staff!
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Historical Traveler Reviews M Montreal
We stayed at this hotel in November 2004. It was cold outside (VERY cold!) but the hotel heating was still warm, so warm that I was opening a window...
Me and my wife were at the Manoir in april 2004, It s a nice old house with nice rooms , maybe need to be refresh colours in rooms are sad and heavy, ugly carpets but clean. Perfect location downtown but they should tell that it is in the village ( many gay people when we were there). Various breakfast but orange juice limited and the owner gives you one glass of orange juice and when I asked for a second one he gave me the eye. Talking about the owner that man was screaming at an employee because someone left their suitcase and he had another fit when the phone rang and nobody was talking...,plus one of the staff told us the he puts water in the milk for breakfast, so if your cereals taste water don't ask.We could not take our e-mails from the hotel.But like I said the place is very cleen and quiet only if the staff could smile they all look so sad and bored.You should see that big and free parking this is a plus in Montreal downtown
Good choice if on a budget in Montreal
Meticulously clean, smallish but comfortable and well decorated rooms, central location (within easy walking distance of Old Montreal), staff friendly and most helpful, and a very reasonable price. Definitely, an excellent value for your travel dollar. Area a bit seedy, but hey, that's local color! The streets are safe and my family and myself felt comfortable strolling the area even into the wee hours. I'll definitely stay here again.
We stayed at Manoir des Alpes for a week in April of 2002 as well. We loved our experience in Montreal, and having a decent little hotel so close to all the action and centrally located in the heart of St. Catherine/Latin Quarter but only a few blocks walk to old Montreal was a bonus as well. Having never been to Montreal, not knowing the layout, and taking the train from Baltimore and then NYC we were left unfamiliar upon arivial. We were pleasantly impressed with the convenience of the location and the friendly staff upon checking in. The rooms were somewhat small. Actually, our room didn't lack floorspace, but I suppose it was a corner room and had a bottleneck between the two bed areas. The bathroom was spacious and tiled, and we had 3 or 4 lovely windows that opened to take in the Montreal air. It is a side street, so traffic wasn't a concern. We were blessed with unseasonably warm weather in the 70s for 4 of our 5 days there, and treated to an earthquake which awoke us on our last day, and our first cold morning. The hotel rumbled and shook, but obviously is a fine old building, just like the rest of Montreal. On the train out we were informed it was a richter (sp?) 5.2 quake. Our train crept along while they checked the rail out in front of us until we reached NY.
GREAT LITTLE HOTEL
This is a great little hotel with plenty of charm. The rooms are small but a helpful and polite staff more than make up for this. All rooms are neat and have the necessities to make the traveler comfortable and the price can't be beat. I travel to Montreal often and this hotel is my first choice.
Friendly & Very helpful hotel staff. It's decent for the price you pay. For the same rate, you can either get a small room or a bigger room. Make sure you ask them for the bigger room as you check in. I stayed there 3 times. I got small room with a half-size bath tub on the first two visit. On the last one, they gave me a bigger & nicer room at the same price of first two visits.
A well kept secret!
I often go to Montreal and book in large downtown hotels (thanks to the US dollard). I went with a friend (who has a tighter budget than I do) and he wanted me to try something different. At first I was skeptical but I deciced to give it a try. Let me just say that I was pleasently suprised. The rooms are nice and very clean, the breakfast offers a wide choice and is "all you can eat", the parking is immense and I enjoyed the small chats a had with the friendly staff. Of course I can forget about the pool and the small gym but I rarely use those facilities, I saved the extra money to buy myself some new clothes.I'm definately going back by myself next time, it's my new little secret.
Offered a clean & comfortable room in a great location for my needs and interests. Staff was friendly and helpful with transportation, etc. Is a good value for the $, but rooms on the street side are noisy.
I have stayed at this hotel a few times because it's in "the village". It's cheap.... It's run down...but it
Nice place to stay
My husband and I stayed at this Hotel in 2000. We thought it was a nice little spot to stay. Breakfast was included and the price per night was quite reasonable. We were also close to everything and the subway was also nearby.