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!
- 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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