My boyfriend and I went to Montreal to celebrate his birthday. We arrived very late Wednesday night and had no problem using the self-check-in instructions. I had pre-paid for a spot in the garage which was a fabulous option since we walked everywhere and didn't have to worry about street parking.
We stayed in the Carleton room. The house was built in 1885, I think, and the decorations and artwork were very appropriate and beautiful. The room was on the small side (we expected that, the information on the website was very accurate) but the furniture fit the space well and the high ceiling really opened it up. There was a small private balcony which was wonderful for relaxing with a glass of wine. We even slept with the balcony door open one night for the fresh air.
The shared bathroom was spacious and clean with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand soap, mouthwash, and other assorted sundries always available. The stand-up shower had good water pressure and there were robes available upon request.
Breakfast was delicious every morning and was never the same (we had french toast, egg strata, pancakes, and omelettes). Fresh coffee, orange juice, ice water, hot cocoa, and a wide selection of tea were always available. Bagels, bread, cereal, and oatmeal were also on hand. The dining room held 8 people comfortably, 6 at the table and 2 at the bar, though there was only one morning when the bar was occupied. There were two seatings, 8AM and 9AM, to choose from.
The house is in a perfect location and is close to everything. We walked everywhere and used the Metro a couple of times for places that were further away. There was a map and a guide book available in the entry hall that we used all the time. We felt safe in the neighborhood and the surrounding areas at all times of the day.
I was disappointed that there was no common area other than the dining room but as it turned out we didn't have a spare moment anyway.
Yves and Ephraim were wonderful hosts - such characters! They were very knowledgeable about the area and had a recommendation for every activity. Be prepared to hear bad jokes and lots of interesting facts! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gingerbread Manor welcomes you to Montreal. Located in a manor house built in 1885. This delightful B&B invites you to enjoy a comfortable bed, a wonderful breakfast and Victorian splendour. Located in downtown Montreal near Square St-Louis. Close to most downtown and old Montreal points of interest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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