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A quick tour of Montreal

A July 2002 trip to Montreal by DR CUDDLESWORTH

Quote: Montreal is a great place to play.

A quick tour of Montreal

Overview

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Musuem of Contemporary Art, the jazz festival, food, and nightlife(bars) were of particular interest. I love the nightlife here! I love the nightlife here!Quick Tips: Keep in mind that price quotes for accommodations include a steep 15% (federal and provincial) tax as well as a or so accommodation tax which can really be a change from what you are expecting to pay. Restaurants also charge these taxes on top of the bill. You can get reimbersed for the 7.5% federal tax on the accommodations, but not for much else.Best Way To Get Around: Walking is a great way to see the bulk of the downtown area. The city's metro system is extremely efficient and buses pick up where the metro falls...Read More

Angelica Blue B & B

Hotel | "Angelica Blue"

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The rooms were small and had geographical themes (we stayed in the Mexican room). The interior design was a bit lame, but I can see how it could appeal to some. They claim the rooms have air-conditioning, but the tiny window unit in our room just barely blew out any air at all and the window did not open, so we felt a bit frustrated with that. Usually, air-con would not be needed in Montreal, but the days were in the 90s for our short stay. The rooms do have private bathrooms, which is a luxury in this town, but the bathrooms were still down the hall from the room. The service was really good and the breakfast was OK. Overall, I think the place was a bit overpriced (at $105 Canadian), ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 7, 2002

Angelica Blue B & B
1215 RUE SAINTE-LISABETH
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 844-5048

Voyageur Htel

Hotel | "Abri du Voyager"

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The place was relatively clean and in a central downtown location. But, we were extremely disappointed with the staff and service. I made reservations over the phone several days in advance. Upon checking the weather in advance, I wanted to secure an air-conditioned room. I made sure to ask and was told the room I was reserving was indeed air-conditioned. When I got there, there was not only no air-conditioning, but only one tiny window in the room. We arrived around 8am and the room was a sauna. The one shared bathroom down the hall was dirty and the staff were unhelpful. The price was right though. If you are going to Montreal with your fraternity pals and you are on a budget, this is a dec...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 7, 2002

Voyageur Htel
9 RUE SAINTE-CATHERINE OUEST
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 849-2922

Le Basilisk Fondues

Restaurant

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I wanted to try a fondue place and this is what I got. We went fairly late at night and since fondue is not terribly popular on hot summer nights, we had the place to ourselves. The restaurant is small (about 8 tables) and the service was fantastic. We had both cheese and meat fondue. The cheese was a swiss and wild mushroom. The meat was an assortment and the fondue was a wine and bullion mix. It was great fondue. I find that fondue is more fun than delicious, and this place did not change my mind about that...but if I wanted fondue in Montreal again, I would not hesitate to return. Everything from start to finish was wonderful.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Le Basilisk Fondues
4050 DeBullion, coin Duluth
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 847-1686