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121. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

Have any of you decided.. where 2 stay? I having a hard time choosing!!

M.

122. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I hear Tina has volunteered to put everyone up for the weekend. And, she doesn a knock-out peanut butter and jam on flour bun for breakfast! I think the overflow will be staying with Katy... Just all rumor though, so far... ;)

123. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Erm... how many can one fit into a small 3 1/2? If someone wants to sleep under the kitchen table and someone else doesn't mind the bathtub...

Actually, this makes for a good segway! I went to dragonboat pratice at the Olympic basin here on Saturday, and discovered they've turned part of the building into a " plein-air hebergement" - roughly, a open-air sports complex hostel thingy.

The plusses:

  • $25 per adult for a 1-3 bed room; $20 for a 4-8 bed room
  • for groups of 10 or more, the prices drop to $15 and $20
  • the usual hostel amenities (laundry room, common kitchen, cafeteria, small corner store, etc.)
  • right near a ton of sports: dragonboat (for groups only), kayak, sculls, rollerblading on the Grand Prix circuit, swimming on the man-made beach, walking/running paths around the wooded island, windsurfing, etc.
  • easy access to La Ronde, the amusement park

BIG minus:

  • it's way out of the way - not in terms of distance so much, but it's an awkward place to get to. No one lives on that island, and when the Metro closes (and it's a 10-minute walk from the Metro to the hostel), you're stuck. A taxi ride, maybe - but that would cost you about $20-25 from downtown.

Anyway, you can find out more, if it's of interest to you. (The site is brand new, so it's only in French for now - but the phone number is there to call).

124. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting tway


Erm... how many can one fit into a small 3 1/2? If someone wants to sleep under the kitchen table and someone else doesn't mind the bathtub...

And we can all sing a rousing chorus of "Norwegian Wood" (...crawled off to sleep in the bath...)

I don't speak French, so guess it's the Intercontinental for the Martini Mavens (or somewhere similar for the right price).

125. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting mtlgal

I just checked expedia.com and for the end of September. There are quite a few reasonably priced hotels. I took a look at the locations and Hotel Le Saint Malo (http://pages.videotron.com/malo/index.htm) is right in the middle of the action down town and very close to the metro. I don't know anybody who's stayed there though, so I can't tell you how good they are. The place looks decent enough on their website.[list][u]

Quoting remarcable

Have any of you decided.. where 2 stay? I having a hard time choosing!!

Hey M, I was thinking about this place Viv suggested. I looks nice, clean, affordable and close to everything...I am leaning towards this but I must check with Cupcake, we need a mutual agreement on a place to stay being that we will be sharing sleeping accomodations .

126. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

I went to dragonboat pratice at the Olympic basin here on Saturday, and discovered they've turned part of the building into a " plein-air hebergement" - roughly, a open-air sports complex hostel thingy.

If you don't mind staying in hostles, there are quite a few good one in much better locations in Montreal. I wouldn't stay at the Olympic Basin; like Tina said, it maybe interesting for sports/recreation, but not for tourists who'd want to see the town.

127. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Quoting mtlgal

I just checked expedia.com and for the end of September. There are quite a few reasonably priced hotels. I took a look at the locations and Hotel Le Saint Malo (http://pages.videotron.com/malo/index.htm) is right in the middle of the action down town and very close to the metro. I don't know anybody who's stayed there though, so I can't tell you how good they are. The place looks decent enough on their website.[list][u]

Quoting remarcable

Have any of you decided.. where 2 stay? I having a hard time choosing!!

Hey M, I was thinking about this place Viv suggested. I looks nice, clean, affordable and close to everything...I am leaning towards this but I must check with Cupcake, we need a mutual agreement on a place to stay being that we will be sharing sleeping accomodations .

That looks pretty cool. Maybe if there is enough of us, we can qualify for a group rate. U guys want to make this the official hotel of travellerspoint 2005??

M.

128. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting remarcable

That looks pretty cool. Maybe if there is enough of us, we can qualify for a group rate. U guys want to make this the official hotel of travellerspoint 2005??

M.

I am up for that. Tina, Viv...can you guys call this place and find out if we can get a group rate? Or how many people would we need for a group rate?

129. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

I am up for that. Tina, Viv...can you guys call this place and find out if we can get a group rate? Or how many people would we need for a group rate?

Hey guys,

Don't worry about not speaking/understanding French when it comes to getting here or finding your way around. Every hotel, hostel, B&B, etc. will be able to answer your questions and make your reservations in English. If we were meeting in some remote town up north, then you might be out of luck - but the city is bilingual and I doubt you'll ever have a spec of trouble.

Tway.

130. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

[quote=areinstein] Hey guys,

Don't worry about not speaking/understanding French when it comes to getting here or finding your way around. Every hotel, hostel, B&B, etc. will be able to answer your questions and make your reservations in English. If we were meeting in some remote town up north, then you might be out of luck - but the city is bilingual and I doubt you'll ever have a spec of trouble.

Tway.

And, we now know all the "naughty" words in French if anyone gives us any trouble!!!!

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