We booked this hotel through Bookings.com which might have been our mistake. We needed - and thought we had booked - a double room, but were put in a studio apartment which was unnecessarily large for us, with three beds, was very old, with broken blinds and a heater that didn't work (and in -9 degree C temps, that was a large problem!). The studio apartments are accessible only through a door on the side street and when we wanted help getting the heating and wifi working, the staff were unable/unwilling to come to the room to assist.
Given these issues, we complained and were moved to a superior room for the duration of our two night stay -- and the superior room was excellent! A lovely remodeled and nicely decorated room (like the ones you see on the website), with a nice bathroom. The only problem was the tiny shower with a non-moveable shower head, set at an awkward angle.
Once we were moved into the superior room (which we wouldn't have otherwise paid for), we had a lovely stay.
The hotel is in an excellent location in the middle of everything in Downtown Montreal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to 1876, Abri du Voyageur Hotel has been renovated in keeping with its historical character. High ceilings, bare brick walls, maple-wood floors, continental doors are reminiscent of the past and give our hotel a unique personality. Abri du Voyageur Hotel is not an impersonal, run-of-the-mill cookie factory type hotel but is part and parcel of the history and evolution of the Faubourg St.Laurent and of Montreal.Abri du Voyageur Hotel is adjacent to the Quartier des Spectacles Hotel. Each hotel is in a separate building linked by a common lobby and reception. A single entry serves both hotels in a 4 storey centennial building.All our rooms and studios are equipped with an air-conditioner and cable television. We also offer free wireless internet for all our guests.A friendly professional staff and a warm ambiance offers you a welcomed refuge in the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Montreal. Relax in our ‘hotel de charme’ and visit by foot Montreals’ boutiques, cinemas, restaurants, museums, art galleries, sport events, shows, bars and discothèques. Metro St.Laurent ( subway station) is less than a block from the hotel and will bring you in 10 to 15 minutes to those few sites not in walking distance ( ex. Doré Beach on the St.Lawrence River, Mount Royal, the Botanical Gardens, the Biodôme, the Casino of Montreal). What a dream location! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel l Abri Du Voyageur
- l Abri Du Voyageur Montreal