Travel Blogs from Montreal
... to break outside of the tourist area and strolled around the charming neighborhood of Saint James Street. Packed with eclectic boutiques, coffee shops and pubs, I couldn't help but be reminded of good ol' Boston and it's endlessly diverse neighborhoods. We stopped in a different bar for both World Cup games that day before regrouping for our dinner reservations. Steven had gotten a local recommendation earlier that week for a little French restaurant far away from any tourists, ...
... in a large dome. Strange, yes but unique and interesting none the less. A quick visit to a fresh food market for lunch and we were on the road again to Toronto. We had been warned about the traffic in Toronto so we headed off early to try avoid the worst of it. After driving through some of the busiest, most insane roads, overpasses, bypasses and expressways I have ever seen, we finally arrived in Kensington, Toronto. We thought ...
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... been fantastic! I walked into a unique and extremely entertaining act that had mimes dressed as snails ( i think) who were wearing vacuum cleaners built into their costume... ridiculous but funny! That night I headed to a local Jazz bar which was playing around the corner, the band had a bit of a latin influence and played very well.
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... I have an itch for some more "interesting travel".
6) Thanks to the mysterious whims of the Vietnamese government, it might even be an opportunity to disconnect from the likes of Facebook and Twitter for a couple of weeks. (No guarantees whether this blog will work from there either, for that matter.)
7) Vietnamese food. Nom, nom, nom.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Delta Centre-Ville Montreal
Only tried the revolving restaurant
Have stayed at Delta's before and enjoyed the visit, but the only reason we went to the centre ville was for the brunch on Sunday and the view from the revolving restaurant. Wonderful, the service was great, the food was too, and the view was a great start to our vacation Expensive but worth it.
A nice place for families
Our family just returned from a 3 night stay at the Delta Centre-ville. We were pleased with it's central location-close to Old Montreal and close to the shopping areas. Also convenient was the metro station connected to the hotel (down 2 levels and a long hallway). We used the metro with ease, and travelled all weekend without having to take our car! A big plus! The kids liked the pool area. And we ate at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Our 3 kids are under 6 and they all ate for free (another plus!). The dinner was not terrific, but the breakfast buffet had fresh fruit, eggs, meats, pastries, juices, cereals, etc. It was very nice. The room was OK size. We had 2 doubles and the little one slept in a porta crib. The hotel staff are a bit aloof- but were helpful when we asked for advice, directions, etc. All in all a nice experience. We would return to this hotel again.
Right in between St. Catherines and Vieux-Montreal
The hotel is situated in the business district right in between the major shopping area of St. Catherines and the Old Town. Each was a 10-15 minute walk away.
Metro station was also one block away.
Rooms weren't very big, but the bathroom was spacious, and the rooms offer a very good view of the city. Rooms were clean as well.
Parking garage was a little too tight, and there were no spaces left on a busy Saturday night.
Centre ville, but off target
I don't much like this 30-story 700-room hotel. For business reasons I've stayed in it often, but I find it impersonal, pretentious and seriously over-priced. The grandiose lobby gives the visitor the immediate impression of a pointless, expensive and shapeless waste of space. The hotel seems to be permanently full and you often have to queue to register (and almost always to check out). The desk staff are polite and entirely business-like, which is fine, so long as you don't expect any welcoming warmth or the milk of human kindness. You won't get it from them or, for that matter, from any of the other staff of this chain hotel.
Appendixed to the lobby is Bistro Chez Antoine, a strangely uncomfortable, heartless and constricted bar that specializes in high-price beer. Its singularly unhelpful staff seem to resent your presence and do their best to ignore you until it's time for the gratuity. The restaurant serves the kind of food that doesn't inspire you to return.
A couple of floors above the lobby is a small oval swimming pool and a diminutive fitness center with two or three rather worn treadmills, glidex machines, and cycles. There are also a couple of weights machines. The machines are almost always busy within minutes of the time the centre opens at 6 each morning, and stay that way until 8.
It's not all that evident, but there is a passageway from the back of the lobby to the subway and one of the city's underground galleries of shops and restaurants.
Almost every guest in the hotel is going to have to use the elevators, which is a shame, because one or two of them seem to be permanently under repair, and the others spend much of their time off on the 25th floor or somewhere. Getting to the ground floor at 8 in the morning is a real challenge.
The rooms are comfortable and spacious, a little shabby, and entirely anonymous. You feel as though you're the ten thousandth person to occupy the place, and you probably are.
Can't go wrong with this hotel.
My wife and I came back from a recent 4 day (June 11-14, 2004) stay at the Delta Centre-Ville for the Canadian GP.
This is my 2nd time (1st for my wife) staying there for this event and have found it to meet or exceed our expecations. The staff and front desk folks are very friendly and helpful. Even though the place is a zoo with guests over this GP weekend, the hotel has the experience to handle the multitudes. The restaurants are very good. With so many choices in Montreal of where to eat (highly recommend Milos and L'Express), we never got a chance to have dinner at either of the hotels restaurants but we did have breakfast at Cafe Antoine each day. The food quality and variety was above average for the $.
The room was clean for the most part except the exterior of the panoramic windows needed a good wash. TV channel selection for non-French speaking guest left us with just a few channels. This wasn't a real big deal since when in Montreal, who wants to watch TV?
The hotel is very conveniently located to the subway system albeit you have walk thru the restaurant to reach it.
They do have a decent sized pool and it's kept clean. A life guard is on duty during specific hours.
All in all, we had a blast and would definitely stay at Delta Centre-Ville again. For the $, it's a very good destination.
I booked the Delta last minute and was not expecting much. I am happy to say they the hotel surpassed my expectations. I booked my 2 nights online through deltahotels, a couple special for two nights @ 195 Canadian. Best rate I found. Since arriving to the hotel the staff was great. During check-in they recommended we switch to a King bed from a Queen 'cause there "was a lot more room." I thought that was nice. My flight came in @ 10:30am a few hours before check-in, nevertheless they were accommodating and let us up to the room early (@ 11:30). The rooms looks great, beautiful large marble bathroom, wood paneling everywhere even the closets, a nice desk, table, complimentary coffee. Location is great, a couple blocks from Vieux-Montreal and an 8 minute walk to St. Katherines' where all the shopping is. I was there last night and I must tell you that I am happy that the hotel is not in the madness, the shopping strip was transformed into a row of strip clubs and just a lot of drunk folks. I was originally planning on staying @ the Vogue but there was no availability, I am happy because it is in the heart of that craziness. I am really happy with my choice; the views are nice, nothing spectacular but good enough. I would look into booking a premium room (upper floors) for a few more Canadian. (That's what I stayed in). Subway right under us and so it the underground city. I would definitely come again!
Very Nice but not out of this world
My girlfriend and myself won a free trip to stay at this hotel. I was excited because I read the reviews on this web site. However, when we arrived I was a little suprised to find that our room did not look like the ones posted on the web. The room was small but nice. I am not complaining because it was free but if this was the cheapest room in the hotel it was not a bad room. The food on the top looked good if you can aford 50 dollars a person. I would recommend this hotel but it was not the best place I stayed at in Montreal, nor was it the worst.
Our group of 8 friends spent a long weekend in Monreal staying at the Delta Centre-ville. We had a fantastic trip! The Delta was perfectly located for all we wanted to do and see and the facility itself was perfect. Not one complaint from our group!
Great hotel for first time visitors
My husband and I visited Montreal this summer to see the Braves beat the Expos. We enjoyed our stay at the Delta. It's in downtown Montreal and is about a 25min walk to "Old Montreal." If you don't want to walk to the sites, the cabs seem fairly abundant and not too expensive. The hotel restaurant is a little pricey and does not have an extensive menu (hey, it's a hotel), but the breakfast buffet seemed to be worth the $$. Also, this hotel was VERY convenient to the subway system...it sits atop a handful of underground stores and small eateries (only open on weekdays), which you walk through to get to the subway station. The transit system is very easy to navigate even if you don't speak French (or enjoy traveling by subway). If you are driving into Montreal via NY thruway, this hotel is very easy to find and one of the first you will come to. The concierge service at the hotel is FABULOUS for getting quick and accurate info and reservations for a night out!
One of the most exciting place to stay in Montreal
First, for the benefit of the users, I will precise that the Radisson Des Gouverneurs Hotel has been bought by Delta Hotels and is now known as the Delta Centre-Ville (be aware not to mix it up with the Delta Montreal, which is an other place).
The Delta Centre-Ville is surely one of the most exciting place to stay in Montreal, for those who love large and luxury hotels. It has been inaugurated in 1977 as an independant hotel: "Le Grand Hotel". Still fashionable, its architecture is quite distinctive and never misses to impress.
This hotel is conveniently located, at walk distance of virtually any downtown attraction, and at a few steps of Place Bonaventure, which hosts congresses and special events all year long. Place Bonaventure is also linked to the "underground Montreal", a large web of multi-leveled commercial centers (Place Ville-Marie, Place Montreal Trust, Centre Eaton, Promenades de la Cathedrale, etc.). The underground Montreal also provides a direct access to the CN central train station and the downtown air terminal, which connects by bus both Mirabel and Dorval international airports.
The Delta Centre-Ville hotel is the host of Montreal's only revolving rooftop restaurant, "Le Tour de Ville" (30th floor), that serves exquisite international cuisine (following a theme) and animated sunday brunches. The restaurant is accessible by three breathtaking panoramic
elevators. An other restaurant and bar, the "Saint-Antoine" is located on the lobby level.
On-site facilities include a concierge, a convenience store, a great indoor pool with sauna, a fitness center and numerous conference rooms and ballrooms.
All rooms are spacious and comfortable.