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We are now in Montreal after a 5 + hour train trip. While I love the rhythm of the rails, Jeff and I decided today that we have never seen so many rusted out cars/trucks, dented semi truck trailers, old couches, and yards filled with junk. After we checked in today, we got to our floor and Jeff got out of the elevator. I couldn't get out fast …
Friday 6th September: 8.30 start on a cool sunny morning - drove past the dock and the 'Massdam' was berthed in Quebec - we will be catching it in Montreal on Saturday.
This bridge has a bit of history - we didn't go over it - the centre of it collapsed during construction and has done so once again - the steel that was pulled from the river …
Todays journey took our tour group from the city of Quebec to Montreal, our final land destination before we board the MS Maasdam. This morning was overcast with fog following the rain and humidity of yesterday. From the vantage point of the Chateau Frontenac we viewed the Maasdam as it had come into port for the day on its way from Boston to …
(Yes, I've got it...I know, I'm about 3 months late!!)
Oh, Montreal, how you spoiled me with divine food. The cheese. The Montreal smoked meat. The bagels. And the poutine...oh my god...the poutine...!!
What can I say? The Frenchies know what they're doing here!! But, Montreal is a fun place - good pubs/bars and some really …
We were up early to watch the sun rise from the Dome car, before arriving in Montreal at 9am. We quickly left our bags at the hotel and set off on a guided bus tour of Montreal, the easiest way to see the city in the short time available. Next we decided to visit Exporail, supposedly akin to the York Railway Museum. We had to take a taxi, which …
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Staff were unhelpful and not at all friendly. Very big, 'posh' hotel, not our normal choice. We complained about the noise level from the room next door; our room was changed, but downgraded.
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Loved every moment
Beautiful, beautiful hotel. The view was incredable (11th floor, corner room). The room was huge, and had anything you could ever want. The people were super friendly and happy to help. I'd recommend this to anyone who asked.
The hotel was nice except when we got home we found tiny little bugs in all of our bags!!! I am looking for a different hotel for next time!
Couldn't be better
After having a few friends tell us how nice the hotel was, we had to see for ourselves. They didn't mislead us. We spent a long weekend there and found the hotel staff to be very nice, great food and the room was spectaculer. What a view of Montreal.
Loved The Queen Elizabeth
We recently stayed at The Queen Elizabeth, what a wonderful place. It is close to everything and the rooms are beautiful. The staff is knowledgable and couteous. The price for what you get is a bargain.
What a dump!!!
All I can say is WHAT A DUMP!! I think Fairmont should dump this hotel as quickly as possible or they are going to ruin their reputation! Went for long President's Day weekend - The hotel was under major construction and although I understand renovations are needed - I don't understand why construction needs to start at 6:30 AM. And one word to describe the staff... RUDE!!!Location is good but I would never stay here again.
If you are considering the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth as your luxury hotel destination in Montreal, forget it. Although they are undergoing renovations, and I'm sure there will be improvements, the rooms are terribly small (and new carpet won't fix that) and very unluxurious. We booked a Fairmont Deluxe room, which was supposed to be a renovated room, and were told upon arrival that the room classifications had changed, and now a Deluxe was a larger, un-renovated room. Our travelling companions had a regular Fairmont (not deluxe) room that was so small you could barely put down your luggage. Our room was a bit bigger, but was really old and dated (like 70's old, not antiquey old). The rate for such a gem was $200, which was disappointing considering I've stayed at the Delta Montreal a few streets over with a nicer room for less money. It seemed fairly clean, although not spotless, and the bathroom was so small that the backs of my legs touched the toilet as I stood at the mirror drying my hair.The funny thing is that whenever we told people where we were staying in Montreal, they would say "Oooh" as if it was this posh place. Bottom line, the Queen E has seen better days and there are better choices in Montreal. Thought I'd save someone else the disappointment, because it doesn't look anything like the photos on their website!
Re a complaint about a theft at the Queen E. hotel in Montreal
A review by Anonymous of Philiadelphia, PA complained of being the victim of a room theft at the Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal & that he had been sent to the police station to make a report. He complained that the police should have come to him, not that he should go to the police.
He's probably right. But don't blame the security of the hotel. This is how it is in Montreal. Victims of crimes where the suspect is not around must go to the police station to make their reports. The police will not come to them. This is part of the new "Community Policing". It is meant to keep more police out on patrol to respond to emergencies.
Big, Not Terribly Special & Pricey
Most of Canada's Fairmont properties are gorgeous and "typify" the city they are located in (The Empress in Victoria and Hotel Vancouver come to mind). Montreal has much more to offer than this pricey, rather plain hotel. Lipton tea bags at high tea? So-so rooms? More than $300 a night? No thanks. We switched to Hotel Versailles after the first night, spent a mere $95.00, and LOVED it.
**NIGHTMARE** AT THE FAIRMONT - QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL...My wife and I have been going to the Queen Elizabeth Hotel for years and have enjoyed ourselves over the years until recently. Recently, one evening we returned to our room to find that our entire vacation fund, over $1,200 was stolen.
Great Place for couples!
I have gone to the queen elisabeth several times now and if you truly want the full luxury experience, please see their "gold rooms", located on the 19th and 20th floors. I had my bed made with mints, fresh clean towles and robes and a scrumptious breakfast and appetizer hour. if you can get the montreal "romantic" package deal -see www.tourism-montreal.org - and do a weekend thing - all the better for the price! otherwise, be prepared to spend about 300$/CAN for 3 days.