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I had a wonderful time at Cynthia's apartment. The location is as good as it gets, right in the Plateau, best area in Montreal, close to the restaurants, bars and the park. The studio itself was very clean and the perfect place to come home to in the evening. I particularly enjoyed the bedroom upstairs and the quaint terrace. Cynthia and Patrick were also great hosts leaving suggestions of places to visit and always responsive. Great stay, I highly recommend it.
We had a terrible time staying at Cynithia's apartment. Upon arrival at the designated check in time, no one answered our phone calls, emails or texts to explain where to pick up the key or even tell us the entrance is actually down some back alley and the key in a little lock box. There was no communication via the airbnb site explaining our host wouldn't be there to let us in, or how to get the key. After calling and emailing repeatedly, we spent the first night in a hotel. Not the trip we paid for or intended to take.
Furthermore, I asked Cynthia where it was safe to park the car and she assured me in front of the house was fine. The car was covered in parking tickets by the next morning.
It was frustrating not having access to the host. We understand that airbnb is a good business venture for people, but if you want to be in the business, you must be available to your customers.
When I emailed Cynthia to explain what had happened and asked for a refund for the first night, she suggested I pay 50% as she felt it was a mutual mistake.
Furthermore, the apartment is really a converted garage space. The blinds on the skylights on the ceiling don't work, so there is no chance of sleeping in. The staircase is rinky-dink and you can break your neck trying to go down it if you aren't careful. We felt like we were sleeping in a tin can. My worst airbnb experience ever.
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic stay at Cynthia's lovely cottage. The studio is lovely: cozy but spacious with great living space, lofted bedroom and terrace (if it had been warmer!). The stuido is in a fabulous location--near shops, restuarants, metro station and several Bixi Bike stations. She and Patrick (who was around that weekend) were welcoming and easy to reach on email about any questions. An overall excellent experience with airbandb--thank you!
Thank you oh-so-very much for a great stay. I would love to stay again and again. Really nice to experience living in a laneway house and such a cute one at that. It was the perfect little oasis in the plateau from the wedding events this weekend. Had a couple montrealer friends stop by and they all agreed it was the best digs a visitor could ask for. Patrick and Cynthia alike were great- thanks again!
Cozy apartment in a great location.
Excellent location, great place to stay. An easy walk to the park, cafes and to Bixi stations. It was clean and cute. Check-in was super easy. Cynthia was a great host and promptly replied to our emails.
Its great! Super close by to all of the fun the plateau offers. Friendly neighbors, great host- beautiful loft space. Made Montreal a memorable experience.
Even left us fresh family farm grown plums! Best ever- highly recommend!
The Cottage is a beautiful space in a lively part of Montreal. I didn't get to meet Cynthia, but she left us helpful instructions pre-trip and also left a guidebook for us at the apartment. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
This place was beautiful! Nice and close to all shops, but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. We spent time at the local bakery and at the park and truly enjoyed our stay. Parking was fairly easy to find, and the bus stop is only a couple of minutes walk down the street. The apartment was well kept for and nice and clean. Would definitely stay there again.
Appartement très mignon et bien tenu. Bonne communication-relation avec note hôte qui était en voyage, mais qui a fait en sorte que la remise des clés se passe de façon pratique et idéale. L'appartement est situé à deux pas de la rue Mont-Royal avec toutes les commodités et les bons petits restos (!!!). Merci à Cynthia et Patrick.
Very pleasant guest
Je seconde tout le monde! Vous serez assurément très bien chez ce beau bonhomme!
Et vous aurez un excellent guide pour vos sorties culturelles... La totale! :)
Pat est un ami d'enfance, je peux vous confirmer qu'il est quelqu'un de bien, et en plus il est sympa et même drôle! Aucune inquiétude. LOL je viens de voir l'autre commentaire, c'est vrai qu'il fait un peu peur sur cette photo! Il ne devait pas filer ce jour là! Il est mieux en vrai :)