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Second attempt Two hours ago we wrote a fresh story of our adventure so far and it got lost in "the air" as I tried to post our journal. So, it always loses some of the spontaneity. However, needs to be done.So here we go again. Left London in time on an great 330 airbus with a fantastic businessclass section that I have not seen before. Little …
The drive up the Hudson River Valley was glorious--fall color, near-empty road, villages. And then we hit the Canadian border. Two hours and twenty minutes to go 3/4 mile. Then we were cross-examined about where we lived, how we got here, where the car came from, exact time and location of renting car, where staying in Canada. Etc. Jerry spent the …
Very little again to report today, just more traveling. Our day pretty much consisted of getting up, dropping the Malibu & Polly (our hertz neverlost nav system, which was neverlost but defiantly never quite there on occasion) back to the airport & catching our flight to Montreal, it was only a 4 hour flight but pretty much took up the …
The view on our descent into Montreal was very clear…it is very flat with vast open fields, red roofed barns in the countryside and on a sunny day, one could see for MILES!
Clearly visible was the old Olympic park from when it was hosted in 1976 looking still splendid but dated compared to the modern day venues. Apparently, sadly it …
The Nelligan is not on the main street but a narrow, partially cobbled street. In the morn the street cleaners and dustbin emptiers are on a mission..but no matter, we are rested, beginning to wind down and relax after the busies of the last few months. My hair is growing and the part of Peter Pan is soon to be filled!!!!!!!!!!
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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).