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This was a perfect apartment for my girlfriend and I for a few days in Montreal. It's in a great area within walking distance of Montreal's cool spots and close to a metro stop to get you everywhere else. The place was warm and welcoming, very clean and well decorated. Francois was a very accommodating host, I definitely recommend this apt!
The unit was cozy, perfect for 2 people. We didn't take advantage of the apartment's amenities like cable tv, grill, balcony, washer/dryer, dishwasher, modern stove… we should have but we were mainly interested in the endless shops and restaurants just outside the apartment. the best part was that we were 2 blocks from the Metro station which is super important when you visit Montreal in the winter! Francois was incredibly hospitable. Always quick to respond to our texts. We missed our flight and fortunately were able to stay an extra night at the last minute!
This was my first airbnb experience. I highly recommend this space for anyone traveling to Montreal! The apartment is located in the heart of the Plateau area of Montreal, just a 2 minute walk to Avenue du Mont-Royal on Rue Saint-Denis. Best for a couple, although 3 people could sleep here comfortably. The apartment is exactly as shown in photos. A perfect circular layout is welcoming and feels like home the moment you walk into the space. Almost all positive feedback. The Bed is very comfortable, the shower is stone and modern, the kitchen is just what you need to prepare a meal if you choose to stay in for a night. Francois was very helpful and quite nice though we never met him. There were also two local beers waiting for us in the refrigerator which was a nice welcome.
The only negatives (which are not even really that negative):
We arrived while it was raining and there was a miscommunication between Francois and I about how to get the keys to the apartment. I tried to call, email, and text to get a hold of him but it was at least an hour before he replied back. It turns out he was in class and thought he emailed instructions on how to retrieve the key on our own, which he hadn't. Once he called, he explained how to get the key and was incredibly sweet and apologized. Just make sure you get the instructions before arriving (I take some responsibility for this because I didn't specifically ask prior to arriving in Montreal)
Secondly, the kitchen didn't have basic things like black pepper, olive oil and dish soap. Not sure if other airbnbs do as this was my first experience but these seem like pretty basic things that would have been great to have in the apartment. Again, not that big of a deal at all.
If you are only English-Speaking, bring or purchase travel books because all the travel books are in French. If you are French-Speaking, there are travel books in the apartment so save your money and don't purchase these books.
Parking. Ugh, expensive in Montreal. I am not sure if we just missed more reasonable means of parking but we spent a lot of money to park. It would have been amazing to have a parking permit which I have noticed some other airbnbs do offer. Again, this could have been us just not knowing where to park that you didn't have to continue to pay by the hour.
Overall, we LOVED this place! Location was wonderful, close to many great restaurants, shopping, markets, murals, etc. Francois was a wonderful host, the space itself is welcoming and makes you immediately feel at home. No question we will stay here again when we come back to Montreal.
This place is great. It's location -- The Plateau -- is unbeatable.A very charming section of the city with lots of stuff to do -- bars, restaurants, cafes -- that doesn't feel tourist-y.
The apartment was perfect for our needs. It's a simple, small space, but we knew that going in and it was exactly what we needed. A small kitchen and washer and dryer were really nice amenities that we wouldn't have gotten in a hotel, and certainly not in this price range.
Can't recommend this place enough!
Francois apartment in the plateau is ideal for a couple wanting to make the most of Montreal! From its wonderful location to clean/homey space, this apartment is a great find. Thank you Francois for allowing us to stay here and making the process so easy :)
Beautiful apartment in a fantastic location! We enjoyed our long weekend here and Francois' apartment was the perfect place to rest after hiking Mont Royal and walking across the entire city. Francois responded quickly to any questions we had! Bonus points for a reasonably priced public parking lot one block down the street.
Un petit halo de paix. Et finalement pas si petit que ça puisque le studio possède une chambre, un salon et une cuisine américaine. Largement assez grand, cosy et silencieux pour passer un excellent séjour en demeurant au centre de Montréal
Host was fine and apartment was pretty much true to the pictures. There seems to be some remodeling going on--really minor things like paint, etc. Overall really nice location and nice apartment. Not much interaction before or during the stay with owner, so can't comment too much on that point.
Location was nice--Easy walking to all great restaurants, cafes and Mont Royal park.
A gem nearby was Hotel Herman -- a wonderful cocktail and dinner spot.
I had a great stay at Francois' s place. Check in was easy, the place is cozy and has a summer house fel to it. It is clean, and functional like it shows in the picture, with 2 small patios for warmer days. It is located on Saint Denis where a lot of fashion boutique s are located. It is also only 5 minutes walk from Rue Mont Royal where there are lots of eateries and Metro Station. From here you go to most ponits of interests by Metro and by foot.
This is a very nice, small apartment in the heart of the wonderful Plateau district, also very near Mile End and the Metro Station Mont-Royal. We have really enjoyed our stay hear. Also Francois was a great host. We didn't get the chance to meet him, but everything was perfectly arranged and he responded to every question almost immediately. So absolutely recommended!
Tout s'est très bien passé avec François. Il a été respectueux de l'appartement et très communicatif.
Ce fût facile et plaisant.