Our recent three-night stay at Montreal's Hotel de L'Institut renewed our passion for the city and left us with a remarkable feeling of hope in the aftermath. This powerful emotion comes because of the hotel's unique recipe for success; pairing enthusiastic students of the hotel and tourism industries with travellers looking for the best possible accommodations, food, and prices while on the road.
Renewing our passion for the city may sound strange, once you know that we also live in Montreal. Because of major renovations to our apartment, we had to book into a hotel for the duration of repairs. Since we live only a few blocks from the Institute of Hotel & Tourism of Quebec, we thought it would be a good opportunity to experience their hospitality.
I would recommend this location to anyone travelling through Montreal, and for a variety of reasons. Location is paramount when travelling, and this spot is literally located on top of a main subway (Metro) station, so you are able to explore the entire city without a car. The building itself has been recently updated, so all the amenities are modern and beautiful.
The closer for us though was the dining experience, as it gives guests an opportunity to interact with the student body, an experience not possible at regular accommodations, and not to be missed. The drive to serve guests at the best level possible is as obvious as the struggle to be professional, timely, and polite. This is a golden opportunity to forge those traveller's memories which inspire all of us to explore new places and meet different people.
The food is divine, the wine list very respectable, and the prices quite surprising. For example; starting May 28th, the hotel's restaurant is beginning a new "Three-Course Meals For $25 and $35" menu.
This amazing offer includes such items as: glazed mackerel wit Espelette pepper, smoked potatoes and horseradish tofu as an appetizer, pan-fried halibut steak, tart apricot sauce, zucchini flower tempura and mascarpone quenelle with basil as one of the main dish offerings, and dessert possibilities such as chocolate lava cake with maple dulce de leche filling.
Perhaps one of the most delightful dining room settings in the city overlooks Carré Saint-Louis in the popular Le Plateau quarter, and surprise, surprise, the sift background music is actually tastefully selected and kept at a comfortable volume level. Mille mercies!
If you choose not to stay in the hotel (super great location for summer fireworks watching), then treat yourselves to breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the city's best-kept secrets. You could even take a workshop session to be a better chef, like Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton did when they visited.
Feel like royalty and spend like a pauper at Hotel de l"institut.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel De l Institut
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious room with balcony and beautiful view of the Plateau Mont-Royal. ... more less
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