My 18 year old daughter, 16 year old son and I are fresh off a visit to this b and b. Our 5 day stay at A la Carte was a wonderful experience. Petra is a wealth of information on all things to see and do in Montreal. She happily and efficiently provides maps, metro info, brochures, and business cards upon arrival. We learned more in our fifteen minute sit down with her than we did browsing through the tourism guidebooks. Daniel delights in his variety of breakfast options. Crepes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, sausages and bacon? Mais bien sur! He is also very willing to work with dietary restrictions. Coffee is delicious aussi.
The three of us shared one room and would happily do it again. For families preferring more privacy there is always the two bedroom option upstairs. Either way - we'd be more than happy.
After very busy days exploring Montreal we would return home to find a bowl full of snacks and a video to watch that night in the salon across the hall. Their dvd collection boasts 300 titles that are carefully catalogued in a book for guests to browse.
The perfect hosts, they are available for questions and chit chat but do not hover. We loved the cleanliness, fluffy towels and warm decor.
This review would not be complete without a mention of their very special ami: Monsieur Petit, the (almost) 6 year old miniature poodle. Such a gem. Smart, cuddly, ever alert for passing dogs, he's always eager for a hug or a pat. A huge bacon fan, he'll torment you with those expressive eyes...
Visiting Montreal? I would highly encourage you to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A one-of-a-kind, award-winning Bed and Breakfast with style! An elegant, urban B&B accommodation in a quiet residential neighbourhood with convenient bus and subway connections to downtown Montréal and all tourist attractions. Offering two designer rooms and an apartment - luxurious, spacious and air conditioned; cozy fireplaces, Jacuzzi, patio, BBQ ... delicious breakfasts and charming services beyond cordial hospitality. ... more less