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Bravo Hotel Gault
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Gault for a week on our honeymoon in June of 2003 and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff was very helpful and attentive and we really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel bar after a full day and night of wandering the streets of Montreal. A side note, the drinks aren't cheap at the Gault. The location is ideal for enjoying the many sites of Rue St. Paul and Old Montreal. Our room was stylish and chic and had a terrace with view of the city. My wife particularly enjoyed the heated floor in the bath area. The only drawbacks we experienced were on one of the warmest days we were there the AC went out for several hours. Also, the maid service was spotty.
It was easy to tell when a different person was taking care of us. All in all, however, a great stay at a very friendly hotel and one that we would stay at again.
How Designer Hotels Should Be!
Have stayed at the Hotel Gault twice and this is now my favorite Hotel in Montreal. Excellent location in Old Montreal - close to tourist sites, banks, biz area and close to the Metro (Subway) station. Ian Schrager and his wannabees should make a visit pronto to this gem and see how it should be done! Excellent design, supercomfortable beds and the best breakfast selection (includes selection of hot items) is complemented by amazingly friendly service by the young, willing, "non attitude" staff.
Love Love Love Love this hotel
I have stayed at the Hotel Gault twice already and I will go back every time I visit Montreal. It is located in the heart of Old Montreal, so surrounded by beautiful architecture, the hotel itself is even more beautiful. Very chic! What I loved most about the hotel is the extremely friendly staff, they are awesome!!! Two thumbs up!! Oh, yeah, breakfast is included in the room rate :-)
Our first trip to Montreal and we can easily say that along with the cuisine and Rue St. Denis, Hotel Gault was one of the highlights of our trip. Visually stunning, this is what the NYC boutique hotels want to be. The minimalist decor and furniture are not only pleasing to the eye but very functional. A great mix for business and pleasure. But most importantly, we were overwhelmed by the attitude and resourcefulness of the staff. When you stay at the Gault, engage the staff for recommendations and conversation. And one my thing, ask for the poached eggs for breakfast.
Excellent Hotel, A Few Quirks
The Gault does deliver as advertised: a charming, modern boutique hotel in a nice part of town, with a friendly staff. Our room was spacious and light-filled, with two windows (open-able) fronting the quiet adjoining street. Plenty of closet space, and a beautiful, fast-filling tub. The jury's still out on the polished, gray concrete flooring, not exactly welcoming for middle-of-the-night jaunts to the john, but it looks hip and different and resists staining. Excellent breakfast, both buffet and hot from the kitchen. The Quebecoise know how to make an omelette.
The quirks were few but present. The small bottles of gel douche and shampoo were not replaced as a matter of course, to such a degree that we ended up needing them and not having them during the stay. A call to the front desk regarding this should've resulting in a five-minutes-later correction, but did not. (The hotel is so small, a guest reasonably expects things to be done quickly, particularly given that the hotel is so well staffed for its size). Second, I'll go to my grave convinced that the electrically heated bathroom flooring was not working properly at any time during my stay (Room 270), rather than the alternative scenario, that I'm just too dopey to figure it out. The floor never once heated up and again, it's polished concrete. Last, the one night we wanted room service dessert, only sherbet was available (what's next, ice milk?).
In retrospect, these items are really no big whoop and would not preclude me from looking forward to another stay here. The black-clad staff should cop attitude, but they absolutely do not. Their English is excellent, as is their willingness to help. The morning coffee is good and plentiful. The lobby is great-looking. The hotel is very close walking-distance to a nearby Metro station, which is really the way to go in this town. Also walking-distance-close is Rue St. Paul, with a handful of excellent restaurants.
All in all, quite good.
From the time you walk in the front door, enter the ultra modern interior, are enthusiastically greeted by the friendliest and most attentive hospitality staff in the industry, you know you are lucky enough to be staying somewhere special. Hotel Gault has won many design awards - deservedly so. The rooms are huge, minimalistically appointed with all the right details (art deco to '50's & 60's -style furniture, cd and dvd player, flat screen tv, and the most comfortable down-laden bed). The heated bathroom floors are a true luxury. All this, and complete complimentary breakfasts. I see a future that, as word gets out about this treasure, it will be tough to get into!
Wonderful boutique hotel
We stayed there the weekend of July 25th 2003, had an exceptional stay.
The service is incredible - the staff booked dinner reservations, gave us helpful information about sightseeing, and even would do an internet search to print out easy directions from the hotel to our destinations.
The room are spacious and modern, and extremely clean. The breakfast which is included in the price is the best. I highly recommend this hotel and look forward to returning.
Great for Montreal
Quebecois are not know for their customer service - especially towards Anglophones - so I was delighted when we experienced amongst the best customer service of any hotel I have stayed at in my world travels. The staff was focused, polite, and attentive beyond my expectations. The economic value of the hotel was very good as well. I will note it is a very small hotel and room service is very limited, but its Montreal, a city you have to eat out in to best enjoy!
My favorite hotel ever
I travel constantly for business and decided to try this boutique hotel out while in Montreal. I'm so glad I did--it was one of the best, if not THE best hotels I've ever stayed in. The service was impeccable, the decor and rooms spacious and modern (in the best possible way), and the breakfast fuss-free and tasty. I cannot rave enough about this place. If you like classically-decorated, big-gun hotels though (like the Ritz or Park Hyatt), this place is not for you. But modern design fans will go crazy for it. I would return to Montreal for no other reason than just to stay at the Gault.
We stayed at the Gault in the latter part of June. A bit on the modern side but made us feel like family. Service and attention to detail could not have been better. A really great place to stay in Montreal.
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