Montreal Journals

Montreal Anniversary

A September 2005 trip to Montreal by am331

Marriott Chteau Champlain Photo, Montreal, Quebec More Photos
Quote: We went to Canada to attend a wedding in Ottawa and to celebrate our anniversary in Montreal.

Montreal Anniversary

Overview

Notre Dame Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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My husband and I decided to go to Montreal for our anniversary. It is known for being a very romantic and European-like city, and we had a great time! We stayed at the Marriott Chateau Champlain (see review), and it was really well located. We had made reservations for massages at Spa Eastman (see review) and walked about 20 minutes to get there (it's off of Sherbrooke. We walked through the Saint Catherine's street area, where there are lots of shops and young people. We also saw the gates of McGill University, and there are lots of students walking around this area as well. The massages were great! Then we had lunch at Resto Fiore (nothing to write home about) and walked back to the hotel....Read More

Marriott Chteau Champlain

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Hotel | "Marriott Chateau Champlain"

Marriott Chteau Champlain Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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This is a very lovely hotel. We used some Marriott rewards points to stay here for free and were worried we’d get shorted, but instead we got the best of everything! (One note: Marriott rewards points rooms are usually located right in front of the elevators, but that was fine by us, as we had less transit time to our room.) The lobby is beautiful and the rooms have interesting half-circle windows with great views. I thought it gave the room a very romantic feel. We stayed on the 28th floor and had an amazing view of the city! The location is very central, close to both the downtown as well as the Old Montreal areas, so we were able to walk to both, as well as to the area near McGill Univers...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 9, 2005

Marriott Chteau Champlain
1 PL DU CANADA
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 878-9000

Europea

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Restaurant

Europea Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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I cannot rave enough about this restaurant, as it was just superb! My husband and I were in Montreal for our first anniversary and asked our hotel concierge to recommend a good place. They told us that Europea was a high-end French bistro serving local Quebecois produce. The service was friendly, the ambiance understated and romantic, and the presentation artful—just impeccable! Each item they brought out was explained to us in great detail so that we could savor and appreciate every aspect of it. They offer a large variety of interesting foods and offered all guests several "teasers" (mise en bouche) throughout the night. We started with the lobster cappuchino, sort of like bisque ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 7, 2005

Europea
1227 de la Montagne
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Z2
(514) 398-9229

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Spa Eastmen, Montreal, 666, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, 16e étage, Montréal (Québec) H3A 1E7(514) 845-8455 My husband and I went to Spa Eastman for massages on our anniversary, and it was marvelous. They offered a "couples massage" where we could both get our massages in the same room at the same time. It was his first time, and he was nervous, but the masseuse was really excellent and asked him exactly which body areas he felt comfortable with and the level of pressure he wanted. They have a very cute little waiting lounge with a lovely view and a relaxation room after the massages. The only downside was finding it; you have to use a back door to enter, and it's not clearly marked. The price was also...Read More