Hotel Le Germain Montreal
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A very classy lovenest
We were fortunate to spent 9 days at Le Germain in summer 2004, and with its exquisite apartment style it became our home from home. I have never found it so hard to leave a hotel: the ambience, the luscious cotton sheets, the photographs on the wall, the leather couch, and that sensational bathroom. .....all will be revealed to those who venture there.
Did not meet expectations
We had been told Le Germain was a stylish boutique hotel and this was true. The lobby and rooms were decorated in that favorite modern palette of dark brown, beige and cream. Our room was enormous and comfortable.
However, we found the service clumsy. After we checked in, we were asked to wait for a porter to show us to our room and help us with our bags. We waited for a long time, while watching various porters and other hotel staff stand around chatting with one another. Then, while we were dressing for dinner a staff member used his key to enter our room. A mistake obviously, but still. Finally, the next morning we went downstairs for breakfast, which looked like something you would get at a sub-par convention. The tables and carpets were dirty and the coffee was cold.
Considering what the hotel charges and the level of quality it claims to offer, we found our stay very disappointing.
An excellent experience
My wife, 15-month-old son and I recently spent a long weekend at Hotel Le Germain in Montreal. The hotel staff could not have been more accommodating and friendly. The concierge was especially help in recommending restaurants and walking tours. Our room was large (ask for a room ending in 06 when you check in) and comfortable. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to Montreal.
Loved Le Germain!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Le Germain from August 15 to August 19, 2004. We loved it! It is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, close to the metro, the restaurants, and all the other downtown attractions. The staff were very attentive and welcoming. The room was beautiful - big and nicely decorated. It does not have a feel of a typical hotel room.
The wall between the shower and the room is glass (there is a blind one can pull over the window), enabling you to watch TV (the Olympics in our case) while you shower. The decor was superb, and so was breakfast. The breakfast is included in the room rate, and it is not the typical continental breakfast you get at other hotels - pastries, cheese, eggs, french toast, cereals, yogurt, bagels, spreads and peanut butter, coffee, tea, cappuccino, juice, fresh fruit, etc.
The coffee and tea machine is on the mezzanine level, and Le Germain guests can help themselves to a cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino at any time. There is also bottled water and fresh fruit available continuously.
Every day, we found chocolates on our pillow and weather report on the night stand. The towels and the bath robes are soft and luxurious; the glasses are stylish (good enough to purchase for your own use, which you can do at Le Germain).
Superb! We will definitely be back!
Loved the Hotel Le Germain!
We stayed at Le Germain last summer with our two teenage sons. The staff was excellent! They set my husband and one son up on a white water rafting afternoon! Each evening the concierge made reservations at the most wonderful restaurants in the city with the best tables in the house! Our rooms were spotless. The music on the stereo welcomed us each evening after a long day of sightseeing. This hotel has managed to do the impossible......to please both parents and teenagers! Bravo!
Having hear a lot about this place maybe I was expecting too much...
room was dirty: carpets, desk chair, bed sheets had finger prints on them, restaurant. Restaurant staff quite abrasive. Great location, but I don't get what all the hype is about.
Le Germain was the perfect spot for a truly relaxing Montreal weekend, with superb service, amenities and a great location. The understated decor, the truly comfortable, sumptious beds and beautiful, well-appointed bathrooms made for a great retreat.
The breakfast included with the room was excellent, including very good espresso, lots of fresh fruit and other healthy choices as well as scrumptions pastries and crepes. The staff went out of their way to recommend great restaurants, shopping spots and other interesting things to do in Montreal. Our highlight was the bartender who also designed shoes and gave us some great shopping and dining hints!
The hotel is small and intimate, almost serene, contemporary but not at all hard-edged. We found the serenity great for a girls' weekend away from the kids and hubby's -- the few children there seemed happy enough, but I would probably do a family stay elsewhere.
I have stayed in a lot of high end hotels, and would absolutely recommend Le Germain for a luxurious, quiet stay in Montreal. Check out their web site for a good overview.
Hot, comfy, great sevice, all you want for a beautiful stay! I travel a lot and that's a must! 2 times bravo!
Great Service, Great Location
I am a regular traveller to North America and am often disappointed with the service at expensive hotels. I have found an excellent one though in Montreal. This hotel was the best I have stayed in ever. The staff are fantastic, the location is great and the arty decor a joy to be around. I will definitely stay there whenever I am in Montreal and will seek out their hotels in other locations as well.
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... converted into a pedestrian area with parks and activities for everyone to enjoy. We took pictures and walked among others also exploring the area. There wer lots of Japanese and French-speaking tour groups.
We understand that when in Quebec one must eat real poutine. We found a shop called Montreal Poutine with an open interior courtyard between old stone buildings. It was quite charming. The owner wiped off the rain from the chairs and table and we ...
... the park. Saw the monument. Noticed some guys practicing Systema (need to quit putting that off when I get back home).
Lit a cigar and began a stroll towards an Irish Pub near Rue Crescent. Took the long way through McGills campus. Beautiful old city architecture. The marketing department must take the campus for granted.
Not sure if I ended up at the right pub, but asked a bouncer which Irish pub I should go to. When in doubt, ask a local.
... and drove around to old Montreal after we picked up one of their friends from America as they all wanted to go ice skating. When we got down there, there were some really cool fireworks going on over the ice rink so we stood outside in the freezing cold to watch them. We got back in the car to warm up because we literally could not feel our toes
Alex and I ...
... have hit Montreal at a great time. First the weather is excellent, all the locals have told us we have been very lucky, and the 1st October is the start of the NHL (National Hockey League) and to mark this, a kick-off concert was organised in central Montreal. This involved a large stage which featured some Canadian bands before an internationally recognised band…see pictures and see if you can identify the lead singer before ...
... in we found we had been given a whole condo! Sweet! And need I mention, for FREE! 2 nights as well.
It had been a long day as we had lots of stops along the way so food was required. Chinatown was around the corner so it seemed wise to frequent the area. The only clean looking place with plenty of clientèle was a Vietnamese place. An Englishman, an American, in French Canada, in Chinatown eating Viet food. How very multicultural of us.
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