Travel Blogs from Montreal
... and launch straight into 'Moonchild' followed by a a searing 'Can I Play With Madness?', at ear-shattering volume. It's like standing in a sonic wind tunnel. Bruce, ever the renaissance man, speaks to the audience in fluent French, explaining the concept of tonight's show, and the fact the band will be delving deep into their vast catalogue. Rarely played numbers like 'The Prisoner' and 'Afraid To Shoot Strangers' get great receptions while stone cold classics such as ...
... to radio from the Church in half an hour, and when I entered I was delighted to hear the choir practicing some songs. I sat for a while and took in the atmosphere, and then had a look around.
A fine example of neo-Gothic architecture, Christ Church Cathedral was built between 1857 and
1859. The Square between the Cathedral and the office tower is dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg,
Hero of Humanity, who saved thousands of Jews ...
... centre is electric and inspiring. I loved exploring the old city and river side, enjoyed some good coffee and natural lemonade and appreciated the warm weather.
When I returned to Chloes house, we sat on the balcony at the back of the house and drank some juice. We ate leftovers from the night before then Chloe, Daniel and I went to a local bar to drink some pitchers of beer. ...
... Well the restaurant is not made out of chocolate, but it serves chocolate. It's delicious. I'm so thankful edmonton doesn't have one of these places, because I would be about eight sizes larger if they did. Monday night was another late night for Andrea and by Tuesday she was feeling VERY tired.
Tuesday was a day of smart comments from Andrea. For example:
My computer had not been working and so I said "oh! My computer looks as though it is working. Knock on Wood." And ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Nelligan Montreal
Save your $$$$$$
DO NOT EAT IN THEIR RESTAURANT!!! The food is very expensive and very very bad. It's an inside joke with Montrealers that this is a rip-off joint aimed at tourists who will accept anything. Dinners are laughable. Find a restaurant outside of Vieux Port and have a gourmet meal for less exhorbitant prices.
Great hotel in a great area. Prefer staying here than in the larger hotels right downtown. The room was great: clean, well maintained. Minor things: had a rather large room and the small TV didn't seem to fit the room's scale, room had a fireplace, but when you turn it on it the "flames" look really fake kind of defeating the purpose... Staff were nice, and friendly. Continental breakfast included in the AM which was great. Really couldn't get over how clean the place was. Definately worth a stay, will visit again next time in Montreal.
The most romantic and pleasing getaway ive ever had,rooms are defiantly a 5star rating,with staff to match.And I would defiantly recommend the service of the concierge (LUC) who arrange our romantic dinners in old and new Montréal both pleasing to the pallet as they were please to the eye.ill defiantly make the nelligan my first choice when I head back to Montréal soon.
A hotel only Americans could love
Hotel with faux nouveau-deco chic replete with insincere and inexperienced lip-serving staff and overdecorated rooms. Lunch in the restaurant was a boorish experience with remarkably innatentive amateur waiters falling over each other trying to look busy in spite of the place being half empty. One could say at least the staff were attractive to look at in spite of their complete vacuousness. The room I received was an inner one overlooking the bar with poor ventilation and even poorer sound-proofing. Having to demand the front desk to turn off Edith Piaf blaring over the bar's soundsystem at a quarter to midnight as one is trying to get some sleep is not particularly going to make this hotel a memorable experience.
Also the area in which it is located in "Old Montreal" with its tacky little souvenir shops every fifty feet or so and its gloomy empty streets at night is not a plus.
In future I will stay in the Sherbrooke area with its lively restaurants and shops and much nicer hotels and leave this hotel and its ilk to the Americans tourist who much appreciate the ersatz quaintness of a Montreal that never existed.
Ahh the Nelligan
Totally worthwhile and especially romantic! Our 3 day visit was made luxurious and relaxing in every way from the massage(ask for Patrick), fitness center, restaurant , staff, location to the evening glass of wine. Go enjoy the hospitality and grace of the Nelligan.
Elegant, understated Hotel Nelligan
My husband and I, celebrating a 25th anniversary, were thoroughly delighted with our choice of the Hotel Nelligan in the Old City. The hotel design is warmly modern, our room comfortably minimal (in the good sense). All the hotel guests seemed as happy to be there as we were. The staff was attractive and eager to please, the continental breakfast extensive, with a surprise - delicious coffee.
We lucked out. We needed a hotel on short notice...
We lucked out. We needed a hotel on short notice and the tourist center reccomended them. The detail of the design of this hotel makes everything a pleasure to both look at and use. The restaurant is as good or better than any in the neighborhood. The staff is wonderful. The location is perfect. We didn't get our car out for the 3 days we were there.
A Great Hotel
My wife had the pleasure of staying at The Hotel Nelligan recently.
"Outstanding" is the one word I would use to describe our stay there.
The staff were professional and friendly, the room was nicely furnished, and the bed had to be the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on in any (ANY) hotel. Their restaurant was also very nice, as was the very comfortable lobby, where we had breakfast in the morning and drinks in the late afternoon. We are visiting Montreal again in the Spring, and while we like to stay at different hotels when we return to a city to experience something new, The Hotel Nelligan is where we will be.
Hotel Nelligan - boutique hotel in perfect location
My first visit to Montreal.....and what a great base!Hotel Nelligan was not our original first choice due to a late booking during the Jazz Festival. This boutique hotel is a sister hotel to the Place d'Armes and Auberge du Vieux Port but in our opinion had the best location and atmosphere of the three.The rooftop terrace bar overlooked the spires of Notre Dame Cathedral to one side and the St. Lawrence on the other. Also on the top floor was an adequate exercise room complete with massage room. The hotel offers a small but well chosen CD library and internet access. The location was a block or two to the Metro, St. Lawrence river, & Notre Dame and easily walkable to the Jazz Festival.The rate includes a generous and delicious continental breakfast but the wine and appetizer in the late afternoon was a let down.....two inches of wine in a very tiny glass and barely a nibble to eat. The chintzy wine/cheese provision and no turn-down service with little chocolates on the pillow - which we love - is the ONLY reason I didn't give the Nelligan a rating of excellent.....am I picky or what?On site, the atrium bar & lounge opened to one side to the beautiful Verses restaurant and to the street side to a separate "showcase" area with about 4 or 5 small tables overlooking the street via huge levered plate glass patio windows.The rooms have comfy beds with down comforters, an assortment of down pillows and a chenille throw to use in the cozy corner lounge chair and ottoman. A generous window opening to the street below gave you a choice of hearing the bustle of Vieux Montreal, the chiming of Notre Dame Cathedral and clip-clop of the carriage horses or, when shut, were almost soundproof. Brick walls, excellent lighting for reading or ambiance, mini-bar, & Frette robes and slippers completed a homey enclave.I'm sure there are many other lovely and wonderful places to stay in Montreal but for a first time experience this was hard to beat!
Enjoyed Hotel Nelligan
We stayed at the new Hotel Nelligan from 12/28 - 12/30/02. The hotel is very nicely located in Old Montreal on St. Paul's St. directly behind the Notre Dame Basilica. Accommodations were first class (including ADSL connection in room) and the Verses restaruant was outstanding (the best meal we had in Montreal). I still can't believe that they didn't offer one movie channel on their cable TV but we weren't in the room much anyway. The hotel staff was very attentive, to our needs. I would have given the place 5 stars had it not been for the front desk's disorganization at times. The desk area is small, very close to the front door and people can get backed up at check out. Other than that, if you can't get into the Auberge du Vieux-Port or Hotel Place d'Armes, don't hesitate to try Hotel Nelligan (they're all owned by the same folks so the quality is the same at all three).