Gouverneur Place Dupuis - Montreal

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Gouverneur Place Dupuis - Montreal

caseymaureen
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caseymaureen
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17 Aug 2010, 00:39 #1

Stayed 3 nights Aug. 10-13, checked out a day early, paid for four nights a very sketchy area of town, about 30 minutes walk to old town through some scary areas, bus station, red light district, drugs, homeless people. Would not stay out after dark. Small rooms, a little out of the way from tourist areas, $15.50 daily parking. Did not think it met up to the star rating, but we were out of the US. I would not recommend this hotel.
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swiftsf
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20 Sep 2013, 22:50 #2

I stayed in the hotel in late August 2013
To be honest, I was quite concerned after reading the review here, and some reviews on TripAdvisor.


Bottom line: my stay was very nice, and I thought it was a great value for the money.


Location:
Hotel is very centrally located - a couple of minutes by foot to the bustling St Laurent street with all the restaurants and bars.
Easy access to the gay village, the chic Plateau neighborhood, and slightly longer walk (10 mins) to the old city, the culture district (5 mins), the route up Mount royal (10 mins) and the rest of downtown (10 mins).
The ground floor of the hotel connects to a small shopping centre where you can find a high end food grocer, where I got fruits for the day, a pharmacy (PharmaPrix), other shops, a small food court and a RadioShack style "The Source" across the street.




Accessibility:
The hotel is very well connected. The express bus from the airport drops you off right in front of the hotel. 2 minutes walk to the Berry-UQAM travel hub station where you find 3 of the 4 metro lines, and the Montreal central bus station. It is also 10 minutes walk (or a couple of minutes cab ride) to the central train station.


There is a computerized bike rental facility (BIXIE) on the other side of public square and you can rent bicycle for cheap ($7 a day, and then the first 45 minutes of every ride are free). The hotel is right on the major bike lane on Rue Maisoneuve, which crosses downtown. 
The Montreal 


Rooms:
My room was spacious, bright (18th floor) and clean.
The room had large bed, TV, sofa, nice desk, small coffee machine (not in the shower, yay!)
The TV was an old CRT type, but selection of channels was fine.
Shower likewise was large, and the hotel's provided kit included nice shampoo/soap products.
I did find a hair in the bath tub....cleanness was not perfect.
The bed was soft and comfortable.
My request for a second suitcase stand from the front desk was addressed immediately.


Public spaces:
The breakfast is served on the mezzanine level, in a bright room with a nice street view. The food was hotel-standard (fruits, eggs, ham, potatoes, pancakes, yogurt, pastries) but with above average selection and quality. It was very nicely executed and inexpensive (less than $20). 
I rarely have breakfast in a hotel when travelling, but the breakfast was so nice, I found myself eating there every weekend morning.


I didn't use the pool, but it looked decent for a hotel pool. The exercise room was a disappointment -  poorly equipped and not well ventilated (it overlooks the pool, and got all the chlorine fumes)


In comparison for other 3* hotels (Holiday Inn Express etc.) this was at the top of the pack, especially so for the nice room and the very nice breakfast.
I loved my stay there and would be very excited to get this hotel again.
Last edited by swiftsf on 25 Sep 2013, 02:22, edited 1 time in total.
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