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Old Montreal – Vieux Port Montréal Trips

Posted on 11 February 2010 by admin

Montreal, and especially, Old Montreal (The Old Port) has long had the image of a romantic city with couples making special romantic getaways and even honeymoons there. The rich history and culture of the city make it seem a world apart for many tourists and visitors from central Canada and the US.  Cobblestone roads, quaint souvenir shops, trendy lounges, boutiques, French bistros, luxurious hotels, port side patios and much more make Old Montreal an excellent destination for a little taste of Old Europe in North America. From bed and breakfasts, hostels, boutique hotels and luxurious suites, visitors can find accommodations to suit their needs quite easily. Whether it is just for a weekend or even for the whole week, Old Montreal is definitely a city to experience.

Founded in 1642 by European settlers, Old Montreal today is one of the most memorable tourist destinations in North America. It has succeeded in maintaining its European influence and flavour. Old fashioned street lamps and floral arrangements, sidewalk cafes, horsedrawn carriage tours, art galleries, cobblestone streets and buildings maintaining their original facades lend to an “old world” and festive atmosphere.

Some attractions include Place Jacques Cartier, lined with sidewalk cafes and terraces where visitors can enjoy a drink while listening to romantic music and enjoying some crowd pleasing street performances. History buffs and architecture aficionados will enjoy a visit to d’Archéologie et d’Histoire de Montréal. At the port, know as le Vieux Port, dockside areas and parks offer scenic paths for roller-blading, cycling, walking and much more (along with the many ice cream stands)! Boat tours and jet boating are offered at the harbour for those wanting to get closer to the water.

Notre-Dame Basilica is a grand cathedral that was once the largest church in North America. It is a fine example of the old French architecture and environment of the 17th century.

Lounges like Le Quartier and Suite 701 offer trendy places for get-togethers with friends and a small break from the old world charm to a more modern setting.

To make your visit to Old Montreal even more pleasant and different from vacations to other cities in North America, be sure to book your stay in a boutique hotel. They offer old world charm, amazing service and beautiful accommodations. Chic hotels with a European flair, boutique hotels really allow you to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Whether in the summer or winter, if you are planning for a getaway but can’t make it to Paris, make sure to take a drive to Old Montreal, where European flavour is at every corner.

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Le Petit Hotel Old Montreal

Posted on 11 February 2010 by admin

Le Petit Hôtel is one of Montreal’s newer additions to its palette of boutique hotels. Chic, contemporary and with European flair, Le Petit Hôtel – comprised of 24 rooms, a lobby café and a little spa – is a hip hideaway offering a laid back atmosphere and  a most versatile team to assist in personalizing your stay.

Located in the heart of the historic District, it is surrounded by picturesque streets, art galleries, boutiques and cafés, and housed in a 19th century building. Its bedrooms have a unique décor and feature all the modern must-haves.

The 24 rooms, divided on 4 floors, offer a great variety of amenities to satisfy your traveler’s spirit. The staff will be pleased to help you choose the type of room that fits your needs the best. Situated steps away from the International District, the Multimedia District and the Convention Center, Le Petit Hôtel is ideally located for the business traveler. The boutique hotel offers a unique and relaxing work environment, comprising almost all business centers’ services:

    Ergonomic chair, convenient desk and lamp in all rooms
    Wired and wireless internet access Breakfast in the room or at Le Petit Café
    Photocopy / scanner
    Laptop rental
    IHome for Ipod
    Plug for laptop on LCD screen

Offering an innovative comfort and a modern workspace, Le Petit Hôtel is a vibrant destination for the travelling professionals.

Le Petit Hôtel
168, St-Paul street West
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1Z7
Tel : +1 514 940 0360
Fax: +1 514 940 0363
Toll-free reservations (Can & Us only): +1 877 530 0360


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Hotel St. Paul Old Montreal

Posted on 10 February 2010 by admin

Located at the gateway of Old Montreal, Hotel St-Paul is on McGill Street at the corner of St-Paul.
Business and leisure guests will love the proximity to the Convention Center, World Trade Center, St-Catherine Street Shops, Old Montreal attractions, the Subway and all highways.

A heritage building, beautifully restored, features a surprisingly modern and serene interior. The design awards are many but it is the comfort and highly personalized service that completes the experience for our guests. Rest and relax in one of our 120 guestrooms and suites, plan a meeting in one of four high tech meeting rooms, experience the culinary delights of the award winning restaurant Cube and work it off in our gym with a personal trainer.

The beautiful historical building has been identified as a Muscular Beaux Arts building.  The interior is surprisingly ethereal.

The soft monochromatic design palette creates an ambient, serene atmosphere. Fire, ice, earth and sky have been abstracted within the hotel, distilling Canada’s most basic natural features. The hotel’s floors alternate between two different landscapes; while earth rooms are solid, grounded and more tactile in their colours, materials and furnishings, the sky rooms are atmospheric spaces focusing on light and air.

Furnishings in every room and suite combine unique treasures with customized articles, incorporating dignified materials such as silk, stone, and raw metal. Each room’s large windows offer guests a distinctive view of the city whether it is the metropolitan city skyline, the liveliness of the Old Port or a timeless architectural piece.

This timeless creation in a historical landmark is elegant, chic and unpretentious.

Hotel St. Paul

355 Rue McGill
Montreal, QC H2Y 2E8, Canada
(514) 380-2222


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Hotel Le Germain Montreal

Posted on 10 February 2010 by admin

Montréal’s trendy downtown district is home to Le Germain, a chic and intimate boutique-hotel designed for a hip clientele of leisure and business travelers. Opened in the spring of 1999, this former office building was completely renovated to offer a unique concept in accommodation.

Designer accessories combine with contrasting textures, natural earth tones, dark woods, glass, and mirrors to forge a luxurious decor noted for its warmth and comfort. Our rooms and suites have the feel of a stylish loft. Taking advantage of the natural light and panoramic views of the city, these havens of peace in the heart of the bustling city let you work in your room without feeling like you’re sleeping in your office.

At Le Germain, you enjoy total comfort, contemporary atmosphere, and exclusive services—everything to awaken your senses.

Services and amenities:
  • All rates include deluxe continental breakfast served on the mezzanine level, at Laurie Raphaël Montréal, at designated times.
  • Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access
  • Tivoli iPod clock radio
  • Goose down comforters and duvet filled with a feather center pillows
  • Non-allergenic comforters and non-allergenic pillows available upon request
  • Germain bathrobes 100% cotton
  • 100% cotton towels
  • Aveda bath products
  • In-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Umbrella
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Room service
  • In-room safety deposit box
  • Work table with ergonomic chair
  • 3 telephones with modem and voicemail
  • Bang & Olufsen cordless telephone
  • Morning paper delivered to your door (except Sundays and holidays)
  • Fax and photocopy service
  • Business centre
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Original artwork in guest rooms and public spaces
  • Cozy lobby with open hearth fireplace featuring a complimentary espresso / cappuccino bar
  • Meeting space (up to 20 people)
  • Laurie Raphaël Montréal Restaurant
  • Concierge service
  • Valet parking
  • Movies on demand
Hôtel Le Germain
2050, rue Mansfield
Montréal (Québec) H3A 1Y9

Telephone : 514.849.2050 / 1 877 333.2050
Fax : 514.849.1437


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