About This Listing
Old Montreal is, as you probably guessed it, the old part of Montreal. It is where the city was born, in fact it's the starting point of many things. Very few of the early buildings (mid 1600) remain, many fires have swept through old Montreal in the early days, but there's still a lot of buildings from different eras. There's a large variety of buildings, of different styles and functions, from public buildings (the old courts, city hall, etc) to more commercial buildings (the old stock exchange, board of trade, etc). Most of the buildings' are from the 17th century to early 20th century, although there are some modern buildings. Those different buildings in old Montreal really represent the evolution of the city.
There are many interesting things to do, mostly visiting museums and historical buildings, walking around and taking in the sights (and eating...). Many family activities take place in the old port : special exhibitions, biking, rollerblading, etc. Most of the activities are held at the King Edward pier in the old port. The Jacques-Cartier pier is mostly used for some special events, there's also a place for lunch and an information desk.
Old Montreal can get very crowded and very touristy during the summer since this part of town is full of tourists, so if you are the type of visitor that want to stay away from the other tourists, better visit old Montreal in the off season or early in the day because it's worth it. But there isn't much going on outside the tourism season (between October and April) so you won't see many people walking in the streets. During the off season, the museums are still open as are the most restaurants and bars (but with limited hours) and there are activities that you can do just during the winter (like skating in the old port for instance).
We enjoyed our stay here! Listing is accurate to its description. Very conveniently located near Old Montreal and public transportation. Hakim communicated clearly prior to our arrival re: logistics of getting the keys, etc. and all went smoothly with that. Building was very quiet and felt safe, especially with having a doorman. Bathroom was extra spacious, in-unit laundry was convenient, and the gym inside the building was sufficient. An excellent value!
Le séjour s'est très bien passé. J'ai récupéré les clés sans problème auprès du doorman. L'appartement est absolument conforme aux photos. Il était également très propre. J'ai pu profiter de la piscine ainsi que de la salle de sport disponible dans le building.
Le building est très bien situé: à proximité de plusieurs stations de métro, à quelques blocs du eaton center et de la place des arts. Il est également situé à quelques minutes à pied du vieux Montréal. Je recommande donc ce logement à ceux qui souhaite venir à Montréal.
This was a great stay for my first AirBnB experience. A little lack of communication months/weeks/days before arrival. The unit was as described in the listing and user comments. Fit my needs and would definitely recommend to an individual or couple. LOVED the location. Super handy 24 hour doorman was instrumental in my 430am arrival and 5am departure. Close to everything...did I mention the location AND price? Would definitely stay here on my next visit. Only negative was lack of dish/bath soap, paper napkins/towels and can use new towels.
We liked the space quite a bit. It's clean and exhibits good taste. It's also centrally located, walkable to tourist destinations as well as convenient stores. Hakim is very responsive, and doormen downstairs are always willing to help.
The room was clean and as descibed. The view from the room is not bad either, other than the the wall of the hotel next door. The key was with the doorman and we picked it up without any issues. Over all a great place to stay.
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About the Host, Hakim
From Montreal, have lived In Europe and Latin America, love to travel.
Speak French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. I really enjoy Mexican food and Venezuelan Food too. My favorite sport is Soccer ( Football) and I'm a big fan of FC Barcelona.