Situated right in the middle of town, this boutique hotel – large enough to offer good facilities; small enough to be friendly – is well placed for both shopaholics and general tourists alike.
A former office building, try to get a room with a view from the floor length windows that let in natural daylight, rather than a view over a neighbouring office block and the air con machines.
The rooms are spacious and modern using bold colours. A nice touch is the separate walk-in clothes storage area where everything can be neatly arranged so you don’t have to rummage; it keeps the bedroom area clear so it feels more relaxing. There’s a tub chair and table if you want to do some of the former and a desk and broadband connection if work beckons. A shower room has a separate wc but no bath. Toiletries were exquisite. Strangely, the towel rail is next to the toilet area and not the shower and the lighting is too dim for putting on makeup, despite there being a magnifying mirror. These small niggles aside, the bed is really comfortable and I slept well with no noise from anywhere. The unusual high cement effect ceiling – looking like baby had punched the wet cement at intervals – was a lovely final image before I slipped off to sleep.
Downstairs is a help yourself to coffee service and a pc with internet connection. Upstairs is the bar and restaurant – where we had breakfast – with a pleasant view over the shopping street.
Mansfield Street 2050, Montreal, Canada
Cost standard double room: £££, family room: ££££
Services parking, hotel restaurant, hotel bar, room service, business services, internet access, concierge, air-conditioning
Le Germain, Montreal