Le Houseboy Bed & Breakfast has been renamed Urbain Bed & Breakfast. Stayed there from 8-11 August 2012 and have absolutely no complaints.
The location can't be any better - it is at the cross-junction of rue St Catherine Est and rue Champlain, near the eastern end of the Village. Quieter but still in the thick of things. It is an apartment on the second floor, with access via a code on the door at street level, and again before you enter the apartment. The Beaudry subway station is a 10 minute stroll away, with many pubs, restaurants, shops etc along the way.
We stayed in the Robusta Room, the largest one in the apartment for CAD100 per night. It had a flat screen TV mounted on the wall, very comfortable queen size bed, window mounted air-conditioning and free wifi. All the photos from their website are true to how it is like in reality. There were plenty of muffins, cereals, orange juice, milk etc in the kitchen all day. The shared bathroom was kept spotlessly clean with good water pressure for the showers.
Though it was situated right above a pub/restaurant, we did not have any problems with noise at all. With the windows closed and curtains drawn, we could hardly hear anything from the outside.
Stayed at the Le Houseboy Bed & Breakfast when it was located at rue Beaudry many years ago. Came back because of Michel, the very friendly host. Will definitely be back if we find ourselves in Montreal again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover this new place on Ste-Catherine street in the Gay village of Montreal. Wood, brick walls, high ceilings, open spaces, brand new contemporary furniture, as well as all the amenities you would expect for a feel at home experience.Every three bedroom comes with it's 32" flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, brand new furniture, and high quality mattress, bed sets and linens. Sharedbath. Complete Continental breakast, available all day. ... more less