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... end so my picture didn't have the traffic lights in it. The whole way I was watching my foot work. When I got to the end and turned around there was a lot of squirrels that had followed me. I sat down on a park bench to get a photo and felt something on my leg. It was a squirrel. Then I turned to look to my side and there were heaps of squirrels even one watching me from a tree. I did a selfie while there (4 u Carla). ...
... saying thank you over and again. I don't think there was any doubt about how grateful I was. I put my suitcase on the belt, and then, head still reeling, partly from lack of sleep, and partly in elation, I got myself as quickly as possible around to security, and then down to the boarding gate, with minutes to spare before they began loading us on. The information screen read... Flight WS697 Departing 14:05 Winnipeg -30 degrees ... and I'd never been so happy to see such ...
I think I'm getting too used to these lazy days. This morning I finished packing my bags and took a walk through the other end of the plaines of Abraham. I found a nice view point and took some photos before heading back to the hotel to check out and head to the train station. I took the bus to the station today. Thought I would save a few $$ and walk a block or 2 with my bags. Bus dropped me right at the train station. Awesome. And only ...
Late last night, as we were putting the last of our things into our backpacks and carry-on bags, Mario decided to queue up a few episodes of Naruto. "Naruto? Are you practicing for Japan?" I asked. "You know, when we're speaking to the Japanese, there will be no subtitles to ...
... plenty and the drinks are cheap. I didn't see any fights while I was there - never felt unsafe at any point. It is a nicer and more fun experience in general. Bars are more than just drinking holes - each has it's own distinct personality. It's a real shame that Perth manages to get it so very wrong.
Montreal has definitely been the surprise of the trip so far. French is the first ...
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We stayed at the Hotel Xixe Siecle for five nights in mid-July and absolutely loved everything about it. We had a bad flight there (five hours late, lost luggage, etc)., but once we walked through the door of the hotel, all our cares vanished! The wonderful staff sent us to a perfect place for a late supper (Boris Bistro) and made sure we had everything we needed until our luggage arrived. The breakfast was wonderful, the library bar was very unique, and there were assorted scuptures scattered throughout the lobby (the hotel was converted from an old bank building). Also the staff made all our dinner reservations for us, which was very helpful. The location can't be beat, you are within walking distance of all the historical parts of town, and a metro stop is just a block away. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone!
Stayed 3 nights at the Hotel XIX siecle earlier this summer. I am a CFO of a Fortune 500 company and thus travel extensively. I have NEVER been treated this well in any other hotel nor have I taken the time to write a review. The hotel, breakfast, comfort and overall warmth and professionalism of its staff is a cut above the rest. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a place away from home.
Great hotel, quiet location
We visited Hotel XiXe Siecle in July of 2004. It is a lovely 19th century building (as the name promises) and we were upgraded to a large suite at no extra charge. The staff was helpful and friendly and everyone was comfortable in English or French. The hotel is located in Old Montreal, a short walk from the river and the touristy area of Old Montreal, or a slightly longer walk to the modern city. This is important, since the area around the hotel is rather quiet; one has a difficult time finding even a single restaurant open in the immediate vicinity, especially on weekends. We didn't eat breakfast in the hotel, but the lobby bar was a hit or miss operation; sometimes it was staffed, sometimes it wasn't, and it was hard to predict. Otherwise, this is a great place.
I chose to stay at this hotel based on the reviews found on this website. I was really impressed with the hotel and our entire visit. We originally planned only to stay for 3 nights out of our 8 night holiday but added on another 2 nights at the end just because we really were comfortable and well looked after.
We stayed at the Hotel XIX Siecle for 5 nights in July '04 for our wedding. We had 18 guests also staying at the hotel. We travel fairly extensively, and have NEVER been made to feel more at home.
We stayed at the Hotel XIXe Siecle last year and I have been meaning to write this review ever since. We really enjoyed our stay here. Our particular room did not have a good view, but we asked for a quiet room, and quiet is what we got. We were never disturbed by any unwanted noise. One of the staff members did show us a room with a very nice view out towards Notre-Dame. The breakfast buffet was great. I bought a jar of their homemade carrot preserves just before leaving, and would go back there just to get another! The location is very convenient to Old Montreal and the metro. One note: the hotel's entrance is on a street that is frequently used for filming, in fact, a commercial was being filmed on our 2nd day there. Although we had no problem, I was told that some of the hotel guests were not allowed to enter the hotel for quite a while. This hotel has a nice bar. It does not have a restaurant open for lunch and dinner, but there are plenty of choices nearby. The hotel staff was very pleasant. We will definitely stay at the XIXeme Siecle if we visit Montreal again.
Good value but something missing..
As a regular traveller to Montreal I thought I would give this hotel a try for an overnight business stay in December 2003. I was attracted to the hotel by the reasonable rates they were offering compared to other boutique hotels in the area. The hotel is small and intimate with friendly staff. The rooms are large but rather bland as are the other parts of the hotel. If only the owner had spent a little more money.Good value but that special ingredient that makes you want to come back is missing.
Have stayed here for business and pleasure. Best location-in the middle of everything you'd want to see. One block from Notre Dame Basilica.
Walk (safely) to restaurants, cafes, museums, shopping, port, metro.
Hotel rooms are comfortable and feel like a guest room in someone's home, not cramped and stale like you find in many renovated independent hotels. Breakfast buffet consists of cheeses, meats, pastries, yogurt, granola, fruit, bagels, muffins or there is a great place for breakfast/ brunch across the street. Staff is tremendously accommodating. Impressed they switched from speaking French to English to each other whenever a known US guest is nearby, very considerate. If first visit, check tours at autocarimperial.com or coachcanada.com
I'd recommend Hotel XIXe Siecle
An absolutely wonderful stay. Extras included a bathrobe and bathsheets. Beautiful lobby and bar with a small library should you tire of touring the history just outside. The hotel is located within the boundaries of the old city. Breakfast is included in the morning room and consists of a buffet, well stocked with delicious choices. The staff spoke to us easily in English without hesitation. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who asked for a really nice hotel at a fairly reasonable cost.