As a couple of former Montrealers returning for a visit, we found this place was in a PERFECT location for us – close to all the BEST bits of town, and easy walking to most places we wanted to go.
We found the African decor a bit WILD – but the rooms were easy to slip into, comfy and clean, and so we had no trouble making ourselves feel at home for our couple of days back in town.
The GIANT bed with excellent linens was fantastic, big, comfortable and inviting -- and the large bathroom was great, clean and modern. A candlelight tub soak was calming -- and the spa- shower SPRAYS invigorating. We also enjoyed the long skinny balcony overlooking the alley out back -- with standing room only under a glorious big old tree (a perfect reminder of living in the neighbourhood).
The main room was small but efficient – divided into living and sleeping areas, and sensibly sectioned off by a low half-wall divider, that made a perfect and useful distinction between the two spaces. The thoughtful lighting also helped.
We made full use of the small sitting area with a big coffee table and soft chairs -- a little desk that worked fine for computer, and an adequate “kitchenette”– with a sink and stove top, bar frig, and a few dishes and pieces of rudimentary cutlery (good thing we travel with a kitchen KIT!) – and although we had been looking forward to the “espresso” machine – it was impossible and awful – and our only disappointment.
We liked that this was more of a boutique style hotel, and that sense of things comes across -- but I must say the ENTRANCE here is quite curious – with a reception desk crammed into a wee glass alcove, located in a tiny jut at the bottom of the staircase (overlooking the ground floor restaurant) and with slight changes in floor levels (which I always seemed to trip over) it was a fairly awkward space -- and way too small to accommodate any kind of delay or waiting – especially for those arriving late (and tired) and with (probably) way too many bags....!
Otherwise the staff here were helpful and friendly and we quite enjoyed our stay....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Kutuma classified as 4 stars Boutique Hotel, located in the heart of Montreal on St. Denis Street around a historical area of about 15 blocks or so filled with boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. Easy walking access to festival sites, Old Montreal, downtown and Mont Royal Park. Ideal Hotel for romantic getaways for the perfect wedding honeymoon, for long and short term. ... more less
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