The Garden Roomthe upstairs hallway
Garden Room in Buddhist Temple
Garden Room in Buddhist Temple

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 5%


A quiet refuge hidden away in one of the hippest neighbourhoods of Montreal, with access to two bus routes within three blocks and seven minutes to the nearest metro station. We are a ten-minute walk from “the mountain” - Mont-Royal Park, which has opportunities year-round for walking, running, skiing and skating. The Plateau has some of the best food, drinks, coffee, and vintage shopping in town!  A thirty-minute walk will take you downtown, to Old Montreal, to several museums, as well as up to the open-air Jean-Talon farmers' market and over to the historic Outremont area of Montreal. Visitors are also welcome to use Montreal's Bixi bike-sharing programme, with bikes parked at several stations within five minutes of the Zen Centre.

This simply appointed bedroom, the Garden Room, has a double bed, desk, chair, lamp, night table with reading lamp and clothes chest. The window and balcony door look out onto the private garden area complete with apple and sour cherry trees. Guests share a large bathroom, and a reading room on the second floor of a large 1880's brick house. Linens and towels are supplied. A weekly schedule of Zen meditation occurs on the ground floor which is open-concept and which has a small bathroom and kitchen/dining area and meditation hall. Complimentary coffee and teas are available; however, there is no other kitchen access, as noted in the Amenities section. Guests are expected to eat out during their stay, and not to bring take-out food home. You may choose to enjoy your coffee at the table in the lovely small garden courtyard of the Zen Centre.

Guests are welcome to join the meditation schedule (Monday to Friday: 6-7:00am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 6-7:30pm, Saturday, 9:30-11am most weeks of the year) after arranging an instruction session of 15 minutes with the host, Myokyo, the abbess of the centre. Movement about and in and out of the house is restricted during these time periods. This has not proved a problem with guests in the past as most are not up and about by 7:00am, and most are out to dinner or resting before heading out for dinner during the evening meditation. All guests will receive a brief intro to the Zen tradition.

Myokyo lives on-site with the Zen Centre dog, Kyozan (a large sweet Husky-type pooch), and usually is working in the office upstairs at the Zen Centre or in the garden during the day. She is readily available to greet you, to answer questions and to send you off to the corner for the best croissants and baguettes to be had in the city.

There is one off-street parking space available for guests from April to mid-November ie no winter parking, and free street parking.

There is no winter parking at the Zen Centre ie no off-street parking from mid-November to the end of March.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Guests are welcome to smoke out in the garden but not indoors.

Please be respectful of other guests, the landlord who lives in the carriage house behind the house, and the neighbours, in terms of being quiet after 11pm.

Guests are asked to be aware of the meditation schedule and of no movement in and out of the house during the scheduled sessions. Please make an appointment with Myokyo for instruction if you would like to join the meditation.

Again, a reminder of the vegetarian space – fabulous Portuguese fish restaurants, all ethnic cuisines, vegan and vegetarian restos in the neighbourhood!

Les invités sont invités à fumer dans le jardin, mais pas à l'intérieur.

Nous vous prions d'être respectueux des autres invités, du propriétaire qui vit dans la maisonnette derrière la maison, et des voisins, en évitant de faire du bruit, surtout après 23 heures.

Les invités sont priés d'être au courant de l'horaire de méditation et de ne pas entrer dans la maison ni en sortir pendant les sessions programmées. S'il vous plaît prendre rendez-vous avec Myokyo pour une rencontre d'introduction à la pratique si vous souhaitez vous joindre à la méditation.

Encore une fois, un rappel que l'intérieur de la maison est un espace végétarien - et qu'il y a de fabuleux restaurants de poissons portugais, des restos de toutes les cuisines ethniques, végétaliennes et végétariennes dans le quartier!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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176 Reviews

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Alex User Profile
April 2017
Our private room was excellent! Very comfy, quiet and peaceful. The location is fantastic, several excellent restaurants and cafés within walking distance. We highly recommend Myokyo's place!

Gurmehar User Profile
February 2017
Our stay with Myokyo was wonderful!! The room was just as described, the location was great, and the house was clean and tidy. Myokyo was a pleasure to chat with, and we enjoyed joining her in a meditation session. You can't go wrong staying with Myokyo, I highly recommend it!

Pat User Profile
February 2017
If you're looking for a tidy, quiet place in a central location that's close to the transit, great restaurants, parks and would like to be greeted by a friendly hostess and her dog then I would highly recommend this place.

Alyx User Profile
January 2017
Wonderful stay in Myokyo's home this past new years Eve weekend! She was super quick with responding to our request, gave us lots of options to work around her meditation classes and great suggestions on restaurant suggestions. Overall we really enjoyed our stay in the Garden Room! Great location as well. Kyozan the husky pup was also super friendly :) Thanks Myokyo!
Myokyo User ProfileMyokyo is a superhost.
Response from Myokyo:
Thanks very much, Alyx and Yong!
January 2017

Katie User Profile
December 2016
Myokyo's place was great, and everything was just as expected. The neighbourhood was fantastic.
Myokyo User ProfileMyokyo is a superhost.
Response from Myokyo:
A pleasure to meet you and Bruce!
December 2016

Antonia User Profile
November 2016
Myokyo's home is a sanctuary in the heart of the Plateau. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. However, just steps away were some of the best restaurants and shops in the city! I couldn't have imagined a better host and home for my trip.
Myokyo User ProfileMyokyo is a superhost.
Response from Myokyo:
Antonia, a pleasure to have received you at the Zen Centre. A bientôt, Myokyo
November 2016

Kristyn User Profile
November 2016
I've stayed at Myokyo's wonderful place three times now, and consider it my 'home away from home' ... It's the best place to relax and rejuvenate especially if you live in a big city like me. The room is always very clean and comfortable (and gets amazing natural light), Myokyo is an absolutely wonderful soul, and in my opinion there is no better place to stay whilst in Montréal.
Myokyo User ProfileMyokyo is a superhost.
Response from Myokyo:
Kristyn, look forward to your next visit! Warmest, Myokyo
November 2016

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Montreal, Canada · Joined in December 2012
Myokyo User ProfileMyokyo is a superhost.

I am obviously very involved in Zen practice. I have a keen interest in dogs, growing vegetables, climbing on Mont-Royal, artisanal beers (especially Porters) and excellent salads...

Quiet, but fun-loving and creative, I would say!

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours