I don't even know where to start...
We arrived at the "hotel" and it was in a dingy, out-of-the-way location. When we went to enter the lobby, the front door was locked even though it was 2 in the afternoon. After some knocking, a man came to let us (4 eighteen year old girls) in. He gave us a weird look, and interrupted our check-in with a call during which he talked loudly (in french, assuming we didn't understand-but we did) about a previous customer who had defecated in one of the hotel room beds the night before. We were slightly taken aback, but kept a positive attitude since our expectations weren't high to begin with. Finally when we reached our room, we found that it smelled bad and wasn't very clean. From there everything went downhill. We were in a room with balcony access, but the balcony was slanted and looked like it was falling off the building... Then we found pubic hairs in the sheets and ON THE DRINKING CUPS. If this wasn't disgusting enough, we found a fake fingernail and a french fry on the ground. The beds were literally held up by bricks and phonebooks. After 15 disgusting minutes we decided not to spend the night, and went downstairs to get our money back. The employee said he could not refund us and said he would call the owner. The owner couldnt be reached, so we decided to leave and call later since we didn't want to waste a day in montreal over bad hotel. While we were on our way out, we heard loud, pornographic sex noises coming from the rooms above. This hotel is definitely infested with illegal activities. When we called back, the owner was extremely rude and yelled at us, never actually giving us a reason for not giving us our money back. He hung up on us after we yelled back.
Don't go to this hotel. It's not safe and it's not worth the cheap price. We ended up spending a mere $20 more for a night in a gorgeous hotel in the heart of downtown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is situated in the deep heart of Montreal, next to the bus terminal, on the famous street Saint-Hubert at few steps of Saint-Denis Street. The area is known for its many coffee-terraces, restaurants, bookshops, specialized shops of all kinds. We offer peaceful, comfortable and luxurious rooms at prices which defy any competition. Only one visit will convince you to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De l Elysee
- De l Elysee Hotel