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Hotel Universel Montreal

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5000 Sherbrooke E, Montreal, Quebec H1V 1A1, Canada (Formerly Hotel Auberge Universel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was perfectly located for what we wanted to see in Montreal, and close to the metro if we had wanted to go downtown. The staff was helpful and totally multilingual, and there is a great casual vibe. That being said, the accommodations were dingy and musty and the pools were not clean. The breakfast buffet was repetitive. Still,... More 

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Simon P, Front Office Manager at Hotel Universel Montreal, responded to this review

Dear Katharine P, Thank for taking some time to write us a review. We thank you for mentioning the condition of the pool. We do tests daily, the pH and clorine levels were ok. That particular weekend, we did had many people using the pool. We will make sure to continue to keep an eye on the condition of the... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

With not many nice hotels in Montreal's east end, this hotel near the Olympic Park was a pleasant surprise. The premium rooms on the 5th floor were clean, recently renovated, with upgraded bedding and linens. A very comfortable stay. And the $7 egg breakfast was a bonus. With the Viau Metro station a short walk away, getting downtown or to... More 

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Simon P, Front Office Manager at Hotel Universel Montreal, responded to this review

Dear Podorozhi, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is reviews such as yours that helps motivate our team and continue to keep our good standards. We thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Montreal. Kindest regards, Simon P. Front Office Manager More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

1 night on the 5th floor in one of the new rooms. TV didn't work at all butt i didn't bother trying to get anyone as it was late. Room had 2 double beds so obviously meant for more than 1 person and thankfully I was alone. The toilet area has a frosted sliding door (quite transparent) which doesn't close... More 

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Simon P, Front Office Manager at Hotel Universel Montreal, responded to this review

Dear brad2d04, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We have many great reviews about our Premium rooms on the 5th and 6th floors. But we do understand about the privacy issue of the sliding doors and we look forward to welcome other reviews such as yours to better prepare for future renovations. Speaking of renovations,... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed 2 nights during Christmas week to take our grandson to the biodome. Room 525 is newly renovated; modern bathroom, carpeting, drapes, TV and furniture. We used the small fridge provided for drinks and snacks. We had a quiet south facing room with a great view of the Olympic stadium, biodome and Maurice Richard arena. The hotel's shuttle service... More 

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Simon P, Front Office Manager at Hotel Universel Montreal, responded to this review

Dear brownsy, I thank you for you kind review. We are happy to know that your family enjoyed your stay. Our Premium rooms facing south are the most popular as they offer a great view of the Olympic Stadium. It is unfortunate that the front office was not able to offer you a better description of the skating rink. It... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I recently stayed at the Hotel Universal for business. The hotel is conveniently situated in the old Olympic precinct of Montreal. Rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is well presented and inviting. Steak house a convenient 2 minute walk down the road if you are interested in external dining.

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Pakenham, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great location, walking distance to the Planetarium, the Bio Dome and the botanical Gardens. Easy access to the 40, Boulevard Metropolitan. So about a 20 minute drive downtown, or take the metro just down the street. Great restaurants just down the street. We went off season, but even in season the rooms are very reasonable. The staff were great and... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The hotel has some renovations, but it didn't affect my stay. Great staff, quick check-in and room was clean and well maintained during the few days. This hotel is across the street from the Olympic Stadium, Saputo Soccer Stadium and in easy walking distance from all major events that take place in the area. Great location and great value. Inside... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
124 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This has the feel of a hotel built for the Olympics. It's probably only had one makeover since then. The rooms were a little on the dark and gloomy side, with a fixed heating system that you have no control over. The pool was nice. We didn't use the restaurant - but there are only a couple within five mins... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice hotel close to Biodom and Planetarium.Great sleeping quality. Comfy beds, low-noise air conditioning. One big downside is an Internet. It's free, but painfully slow. I wasn't able to used even to browse website or place a Skype voice call. Nice restaurant on the first floor. If you travel east to Sherbrooke you will find many other places to eat.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Rooms were clean, but the heat system was making very much noise when it started. The shower was mall and there was many variation in the water's temperature. The beds and their mattress were very comfortable!!! I would maybe return, but I don't think it's really a four-stars.

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Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighborhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.

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