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“Disappointing breakfast, uncomfortable bed, but great location”
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Le rayon vert
Ranked #47 of 144 Montreal B&B and Inns
Toronto
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing breakfast, uncomfortable bed, but great location”
Reviewed 2 May 2011

The B&B we usually stay in when we visit Montreal was unfortunately booked, so we stayed here as it was the same neighbourhood, and the same nightly rate. The owner was pleasant, but fairly strict. Breakfast is at 8, no exceptions. If you're not an early riser, definitely don't stay here! The walls are pretty thin, so if you're a light sleeper, also probably not an ideal choice. Also, the bed we slept on may have been the most uncomfortable bed we've ever experienced. The first night we were barely able to sleep given how uncomfortable we are. The nights after that we were so exhausted from our long days we had less difficultly sleeping, but at the end of each day, neither of us looked forward to climbing into bed.
The breakfast was disappointing, toast and jam, with canned fruit salad. Given the fantastic breakfast choices Montreal has to offer, we'd have preferred to skip the breakfast all together, but felt required to eat it. The place we typically stay at always has fantastic breakfast, so maybe we're judging this too harshly. Either way, it was a let down.
Location wide, the place was fantastic, and the overall aesthetic of the b&b was gorgeous. She has two cats who are very lovely, and a welcomed addition to our stay there. Diane had great suggestions about areas to visit, and we enjoyed chatting with her over breakfast. The previous review is pretty harsh about her character. While some of her comments to us could have been misunderstood as being unpleasant, I don't feel that it was ever her intention to make us uncomfortable.
We wouldn't stay here again, but we still managed fine to have a fantastic holiday.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2011

I'm writing to give people a heads up that if they want to relax, recharge and be treated respectfully this is not the place for you. While my room, The Victorian, was quite beautiful, the negative energy of the owner and her comments outweighed its beauty and the price charged. At first I shrugged off her behavior, but by my 3rd and last day I was flabbergasted! When I arrived, after calling to let her know I was held up at the border, she said oh you finally made it. There was no welcome to Gite Le Rayon Vert. Re the morning breakfast, which was good, but served only during a 1/2 hour window, I inquired if I could grab some food and return to my room wanting a quiet morning. No. No food in the room. On my second full day, wanting to return to bed for a few hours after breakfast, I couldn't help but hear the owners loud voice talking to some other guests. (the other guests by the way were delightful). I tossed and turned and tried to drown it out. I eventually went into the dining room and asked if they (I said they as not to direct it to the owner, while it was her really who had a loud voice), wouldn't mind talking quietly as I was trying to get some more sleep? Well, the owner was quite annoyed and exclaimed that it was 10:30 in the morning! I went back to my room and heard her complaining to the other guests that this was her house! So, why was I paying $90 / night to stay here?? I was taking a much deserved vacation and wanted to relax and if I wanted to sleep late, couldn't I? I guess not...I felt as if I needed to cater to her as opposed to her cater to me. All in all a very disappointing stay and not rejuvenating at all as I had hoped. The last morning was also very weird and I won't go into it-but if you want a relaxed, welcoming place where you don't have to walk around on eggshells-look elsewhere. It's a shame, b/c location is great, cats are friendly and my room, at least was beautiful. I feel like I need another vacation after this-

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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zoranoee, Propriétaire at Le rayon vert, responded to this review, 2 June 2011
Google Translation
Concernant le commentaire de cette cliente, je tiens à faire certaine correction, à son arrivée très très tardive 23:30 au lieux de 18:00, j'étais là pour la réception. Au Rayon vert le déjeuner est servi de 8:00 à 9:00 tous les matins et on peut rester à la table à discuter . Cette cliente se présentais à 9:30 et retournais à sa chambre avec son café... il est vrai que j'ai été un peu brusque quand elle a demander le silence , mais il était 10:30 le matin..heure normale où les gens discutent et termine le déjeuner. Aussi pendant son séjour, elle à transformer sa chambre en studio avec sa peinture, ses pinceaux ..et à son départ le couvre lit et le plancher était taché de peinture. Puis la dernière nuit, une autre personne est venue la rejoindre alors qu'elle avait fait une réservation pour occ. simple.
Je sais que tous les gens ont droit à leur opinions.. mais dans ce cas ci.. elle n'a pas dit toute la vérité.. merci de faire suivre
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Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2011

I totally recommend this place, clean, nice, and private, a very good and french breakfast :), walking distance to down town Montreal or subway station, restaurants. Dianne is the perfect hostess. She gave us very good and clear information We’ve been there last year for formula 1 weekend, and guess where are we going to stay this year :)
Totally totally recommend this place, we will not be disappointed

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Naples, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2010

We stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast and we were very good. Diana, the owner, is a special person, cheerful and always ready to help hundreds of suggestions to get around town and visit. Clean rooms, super breakfast excellent!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

Diane made us feel so welcome. A fantastic home base from which to explore Montreal. The rooms are beautiful and the host Diane was very helpful... offered us great advice on what to do and where to go. The breakfast table was a great experience for more than just the tasty treats... we were exposed to the french language while still welcomed as two non-french speakers. The back terrace was a great place to rest in between adventures in the city. The location was in the heart of the hip plateau area, and with the bikes we rented from down the street, the whole of Montreal was easy to access. Would definitely recommend Le Rayon Vert to friends.

Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2010

We stayed here two nights on our cycling tour and the owner, Diane, was very accomodating in letting us drop our bikes and gear off very early (10am) on the first day and then leaving it until the afternoon on the day we left - even though she wasn't home. This made it much easier for us. The room itself was excellent -large,bright and clean. She also has a small but amazing garden that we sat in.
Breakfasts were very good and the other guests were from all over the world which was really interesting especially as Diane is very willing to share her detailed knowledge of the area..
We would happily stay again if we get a chance to go back to Montreal.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2010

My boyfriend and I really lucked out when we found out about Le Rayon Vert B & B in the Mont Royal section of Montreal. For about $80 a night we had a great room (clean and comfortable), breakfast, and hospitality in walking distance of excellent restaurants and bars. Diane, the owner, made us feel as comfortable as if it was our own home, and gave us helpful tips about great restaurants and things to do in the area. I definitely recommend Le Rayon Vert if you are looking for an affordable location to stay in Montreal that is less touristy and has more of a local feel!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le rayon vert

Property: Le rayon vert
Address: St-Hubert street 4373 | Plateau Mt-Royal, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2X1, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nice B&B located in the Plateau Mt-Royal. 2 minutes walking to the métro and 20 minutes walking from the Old Montréal. Shopping, transport and good restaurant near by. Breakfast includ , parking free on the street St-hubert. Nice garden to enjoy the end of the day. ... more   less 

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