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“Must have been dreamt up, too good to be true! But it is true!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gite Ocoin B&B

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Gite Ocoin B&B
Ranked #18 of 144 Montreal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Spring, Texas
2 reviews
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“Must have been dreamt up, too good to be true! But it is true!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Rene is an unbelievable host. Even though the place its self is amazing, he really made it the best experience ever, and honestly, he made our whole trip. Getting to Montreal was hard enough (imagine if everything that could go wrong did), he immediately made us feel at home. He makes a point to tell you about the sites, and is insistent you let him help you find your way around. He's only and always around when you need him though, and is more than quite pleasant. The breakfast is a nice variety, different than the norm, and the cooked breakfasts are freshly made to order. There are lots of local options like the syrup from his uncles trees, if I remember correctly. The place is very clean, up to date, cozy, but the space is used well. There are tables inside and out for meals. The kitchen is open. The rooms are all on the bottom floor while he occupies the top. There is at least one bathroom but it has a key. It has a modern feel but is appropriately decorated. Our room was a bit small but it still had all the amenities you need (non-community shower) very cleverly chosen to fit that space. The bed is comfortable. Its in a great location for travel to many tourist destinations. He has taken extra measures in many areas like security but also accessibility. This place was a dream come true for my husband, and I, travel weary, sad, and 4 months pregnant. There were other travelers there from all around the world. It was neat to get to try and talk to them, but if you're the type to keep to yourself, that's easy too. The patio outside is adorable. The dishes are even really cool! Its a different experience but only because its better on every level. For the price, you get so much more. If I didn't have to leave and see the sites, I may not have. I plan to take my entire family there some day. Not just for Montreal, but specifically for Gite Ocoin and Rene!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great hotel, very well located near the Metro station. Comfortable, Rene, the owner, cares about every minimum detail. I felt like I was staying with a family making my experience in Montreal Remarkably. -- Hotel maravilhoso, uma lição de hotelaria para aqueles que vão se hospedar. Se um dia vier a ter minha própria pousada com certeza vou copiar muita coisa do renê!!

Room Tip: Se for para montreal fiquem neste hotel......
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was our second time here, and it was even better than the first.

There's free street parking if you're driving, if not it's 5 mins from Frontenac station. The owner's personality is all over this place. He (Rene) is the highlight of any stay here. You realise he genuinely enjoys having people invade his home. If you need tips on what to do in the city then he's full of advice.

Breakfast is another plus. You get what Rene feels like cooking that morning, but you're asked first. It was cheese omelette on this occasion and was far better than I can make them..

The room itself was a great size, had a TV and large bed. We also had a huge shared bathroom but I didn't see anybody else using it.

Highly recommended. If booking engines show the place as full, it's worth emailing Rene to check.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had a very comfortable stay here for 3 nights. Rene is a great host, he is always up for a chat and should really write a book to describe his life - quite a few good stories!

The room was clean and a good size, we had an ensuite toilet but the bathroom was shared with one other room. This wasn't too much of a problem however as he provides nice fluffy bathrobes and we never had to wait to use the shower. The room was right beside the street but we didn't have too much trouble with noise.

Breakfast was nice, probably the best we had cooked for free in US and Canada. Rene was full of advice on where we should visit during our stay, the area known as "The Village" nearby is colourful (to say the least), wouldn't recommend to families after dark.

One awkward moment occurred when Rene left our omelette in the grill and didn't notice for 24 hours until he found it and thought we had tried to cook a chocolate cookie (??) and left the charred remains in there for him to clean up. He then told everyone else in the B&B that we had done this until we corrected him when we arrived at breakfast. Maybe a bit more subtlety would avoid offending other travellers. Just a thought? :)

Overall though we would return, it definitely is an experience you won't forget

Room Tip: If a private bathroom is a must - book early. Otherwise, we had no problems with our shared bathroom...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed at Gite Ocoin for 1 night (for the second year in a row as it turns out) and had a
fantastic time. I don't remember much about our first visit but this was excellent. The place was immaculate, and there was free street parking. As many reviewers have mentioned, the owner Rene was the best part of the stay. He is hilarious, made us feel at home, and went out of his way to help, even driving us to our dinner restaurant. I look forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

Gite ocoin is a small bed and breakfast, with 4 rooms. The location is away from downtown, but only minutes away from Frontenac metro station. The metro in montreal is very good, and you can use it to get to most places in the city. I booked a room with a separate/non-shared bathroom. The room is nice, clean with a comfortable bed. The shower cubicle is inside the room, which was different, and the bathroom is across the hallway. The free wifi was good.
Breakfast was also excellent, which is made by the host and owner Rene. Breakfast included eggs, cereal, juice, fruit and yoghurt, coffee and pasties.
The most important aspect is the owner. Rene is a very friendly guy, who genuinely wishes to provide comfortable and excellent accommodation for his guests. He chats and tells stories about old montreal, and gives advice regarding the city. Along with the location close to a metro station, this makes it a very good place to stay. Would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Although the location isn't nearby the viewpoints but it's easy to take metro to go everywhere u want. We won't forget the host, Rene. Not only friendly, also helpful. He took care us everything, just like our uncle. And u can chat with different country visitors. If u have a GPS, it's easy to find the place. In the cool weather, this B n B made us feeling warm.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gite Ocoin B&B
Address: 1930 due Dufresne, Montreal, Quebec H2K 3K6, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) , Ville-Marie
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Ranked #18 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gite Ocoin B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gîte Ocoin consist of a self-contained, fully serviced four bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment with it's own private entrance. In the same building as your hosts, it is ideally located in a quiet and safe area of the city just three blocks from the Frontenac subway station and a mere twenty minute walk to the central core of the city with it's festive venues, museums, shops, restaurants and eateries, to name a few. ... more   less 
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