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Accueil Chez Francois B&B
Ranked #15 of 144 Montreal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

My husband, mother-in-law and I spent a wonderful few days in Montreal last spring and our home away from home, Chez Francois, was one of the highlights. Its location was excellent, because it was easy to get to all the spots we wanted to visit, but it was also right across from the beautiful Parc La Fontaine, where we enjoyed refreshing walks after a busy day of sight-seeing. Our host was not only a terrific chef, he was a veritable personal tour guide who was able not only to recommend places to see, but gave detailed, accurate directions on how to get there. The accommodations were charming, comfortable and cosy, and it was an unexpected bonus to have the use of the lounge to watch television, sit and chat with each other, and make use of the computer to keep in touch with home, and read restaurant reviews, etc. When we return to Montreal we will definitely be returning to Chez Francois

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

When we were moving our daughter to Montreal to go to university, we decided we couldn't stay in her messy flat with her four flatmates and were desperately searching for a reasonably priced b and b in her neighbourhood. Found Chez Francois on the web--right around the corner and with the most charming of hosts who personally serves up an extraordinarily delicious breakfast. We fell in love with the place and returned this year. Quiet rooms, beautifully appointed, right across from the park in a charming neighbourhood.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

This b&b is conveniently located near bus and metro, across the street from the huge and beautiful Parc la Fontaine, a few minutes walk from 'restaurant row' (Avenue Duluth) of the Plateau neighborhood. The b&b is comfortable, clean, simultaneously homey and classy, and the breakfasts are sumptuous and tasty; Francois and Isabelle are perfect hosts: helpful with advice and information, efficient but immediately warm and personable. I was in Montreal on business three times last year and regret that I only found this place on my third trip. It will be my first choice in Montreal from now on.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We love to travel with our 2 teenage boys and like to stay in B&Bs or apartments to better experience the local flavor. We were thrilled with our choice of Francois' apartment in Montreal. The accomodations were fabulous (great artwork, lots of space, free parking, great balcony view of the park, washer/dryer, tv with movies) and the location was perfect (across from park, near restaurants/grocery stores, close to downtown). Francois was also a good communicator and provided lots of details on Montreal events as well as answered all our questions. We have stayed in B&Bs all over the world, and this is at the top of the list! We will definitely stay with Francois again on our next trip to Montreal!

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed at Chez Francois over Thanksgiving while visiting family members in the area. The long drive from the states was tiring and we were so pleased to be given such a clean, quiet room and welcomed warmly by Francois. Over our 4 night stay, Francois accomodated us in every way -- fixing gluten-free breakfasts for my husband, and giving directions and tips on everything from exchanging money to the best place to buy a CD. Lots of little details show the care and attention to providing great service: guest slippers and umbrellas provided in the hallway, internet access and tv/lounging room, and use of the kitchen as needed. I very highly recommend this lovely B&B. We visited other B&Bs nearby and were not nearly as impressed. Chez Francois offers a good value, excellent location/rooms, and enough attention to be helpful --- yet privacy to provide a relaxing stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed at this B&B during our round trip for 2 days in 2011 and found there everything you expect from an excelllent B&B.
They have their own free parking, behind the house, back from the street and the welcome was really friendly. Although we stayed there for the first time, it was more as if you visit friends and we felt comfortable from the first minute. The rooms offer all comfort, a computer with free internet service is there and Francois give you a number of really good advises for your stay.
The breakfast in the morning is freshly prepared by Francois and you sit together at a big table with other guest and can exchange your travel experiences and get information from other travellers. Francois makes everyone feels comfortable and tries to intergrate his new guests into the people who might be there since a couple of days.
The location is great - there is a big and safe park in front and all areas of the city can be reached by car or public transport. If we go back to Montreal - this will be our place to stay - definitly!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

My family has stayed twice now in the wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment that is owned and managed by Francois and Isabelle of Accueil Chez Francois. This is a fantastic location in Montreal - near all the action in the Plateau but quiet and serene, overlooking beautiful Parc la Fontaine. Francois and Isabelle could not be more hospitable hosts, helping us make our plans, helping us with our bags and giving us great advice for places to eat and things to see and do. The apartment is charming, comfortable and spotless. There was plenty of room for our family of four to spread out ( including a fold-out sofa ) and also cozy up to watch a movie. We would have a glass of wine while looking out over the park after a long day of sightseeing before choosing one of the many restaurants nearby to walk to for dinner. The walls are filled with work by local artists, the decor is bright and cheerful and the beds are very comfortable. The rate includes a parking space, and the kitchen is well equipped ( although isn't eating out one of the best things about Montreal?! ) Both of our visits took place at the end of December, freezing cold, but that does not stop Montrealers from skating, sledding, walking and even biking through the Park! We look forward to returning for a summer visit, when the Park hosts concerts and the outdoor cafes are full of people soaking up the delightful ambiance of this fair city.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Accueil Chez Francois B&B
Address: 4031 Papineau, Montreal, Quebec H2K 4K2, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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Ranked #15 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Montreal
Number of rooms: 5

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