Before I flood you with my two months trip from Asia, here is a quick review of my weekend when I got back in Canada 2 weeks ago. I was invited to the newest luxury hotel in the heart of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, they also commissioned this post. You probably know by now already how I love staying at Hotels with great history. Le Mount Stephen recently opened as a hotel last May of this year. It was built on 1880 and was owned by Scottish-born businessman, George Stephen who later became the President of the Bank of Montreal in 1876 and later the first President of Canadian Pacific Railway. He was also one of the richest men in Canada. After he died during 1920’s Mount Stephen Club was born, a lair of the wealthy community of Anglophone Montrealers, It was founded in 1926 as a private business club for men by Noah Timmins, J.H. Maher and J.S. Dohan. By 1975 it was classified as a historic monument by the government of Quebec and designated as a national historic site by the government of Canada. Then by 2017, it became the most sought after luxury hotel and the beautiful architecture of the main house remains and currently known as the place to be seen at and a great hang out place.
The hotel has 69 rooms, 16 suites, 4 sky-loft suites with 1 royal suite (5,000 sq ft) Which I hear cost about $9,500 + a night. It also features Touch panel Creston, automated climate, lighting and curtain control, also has Toto Multifunctional toilet and Cura Aquademy rain forest shower head with chroma lighting therapy (I’ll get into this more later on). You might also want to get married at this stunning hotel. They have 5,000 SQ.ft Elizabeth Ballroom. Also, another great thing about the hotel is they are pet-friendly.
We were given the Superior King size room. It has a sitting place, make-up mirror, Exclusive bath amenities, Pillow menu (upon request), Harlequin divine bed, Turndown service, Safety box, Nespresso. The staff are very warm and friendly. We also tried out the hotel spa MBIOSPA Prestige, I had the most sumptuous body scrub and rinsed under a rainforest shower, afterwards, I had the Back Treatment (Deep cleansing and exfoliation removes impurities, followed by hot towels, extractions, mask treatment and a relaxing deep tissue massage).
We left Toronto around 4 am, excited as the weather’s forecast was sunny all thru out the weekend, On the road, we were greeted by somewhat endless sunrise on the highway as we were heading East. It was the most rewarding feeling when waking up early aside from no traffic. We made it to Montreal around 9 am. Our check-in wasn’t until 11 am, so we decided to get some food and walk around Old Montreal first which was about 8-10 minutes away from our Hotel.
The sun was up early and pretty warm.
Everything’s better when the sun is up and about.
As a tradition, we always get Poutine first as our first meal when we get to Montreal.
Surely were off to a good start.
After almost 3 hours of exploring Old Montreal and the shopping area near our Hotel (which was unfortunately close as it was the National holiday in Quebec Province) We headed back to Le Mount Stephan to check-in.
The main entrance/lobby of the hotel is adjoined with the original house, The moment I stepped into it I was blown away how I felt like I was transported back to England and reminisced on my childhood days.
The lobby has the beautiful piano which was part of the original house.
After checking in at the lobby, we headed to our Room on the 9th floor.
The gorgeous King size harlequin bed.
Complete with all the amenities I mentioned above.
We also have some champagne and glasses ready to be consumed.
They also left a special gift and a note. I love when hotels do this, making your stay more personal. Making you feel right at home.
And my favourite Nespresso. My favourite is the Maroon one.
Our sitting lounge by the window.
The most luxurious bathroom.
Here is the Toto toilet, which I wanted to be in my house so badly! It has everything for you as you can see on the remote. It also automatically opens and close the lid for you and flushes itself. I love that everytime I use this, the seat is warm.
Marble heated floors!
And the amazing rainforest shower with light therapy, so this is the part where I tell you what are the lights purposes for.
So the Red light brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. Red energises heart and blood circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. Energizes all organs and the senses hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch.
The Purple light brings sleep. Soothe mental and emotional stress. also, helps with detoxification.
The Blue Light Brings tranquility.
The Green light helps balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind and body.
After checking in we headed to the Spa.
Never felt rejuvenated after the session I had at the Spa. Truly a must try when checking in to Le Mount Stephen.
After the spa we headed outside for some late lunch, well most likely late lunch and early dinner at the same time. We were hungry after the session.
On our way to Rue Saint Paul, we witnessed a little show on the main square for their national holiday.
We opted out for Sangria and fresh beer (something you must really get when in Montreal) with some mussels and calamari
After our late lunch/early dinner we had some ice cream.
My favourite is Mint Chocolate chip ice cream.
At 6 pm we headed back to our Hotel to get some Rośe at the Bar.
After a few drinks at the bar, we decided to play piano music. I’m a little bit rusty and only know one song “love me tender.. love me sweet”….
Certainly, it was a good night. We decided to stay in instead, wouldn’t want the most amazing bed goes to waste! Room service was also a delight.
The next morning we woke up at 7 am. With a clear sky and gorgeous view from our window.
After getting ready, we were excited to finally explore the whole hotel. We first had our breakfast downstairs.
The place is so classy and stunning.
Also, don’t forget to pick this spot next time you’re in the hotel.
After breakfast, we headed up to explore the second floor.
The details are so amazing and simply timeless.
If you look on the right of this photo you’ll see a painting of George Stephen.
This is probably one of my favourite spots.
After breakfast, we headed out to Rue Saint Catherine (shopping destination) which was 3 minutes walk from the hotel. Quebec gets charged less tax than Toronto, so shopping here was pretty ideal.
Our checkout was pretty fast and the staff made sure it was a smooth move, helping us with our luggage and everything else. I also recommend getting the valet parking, which was a great service of the hotel for only $35 a day and you’ll get a privilege parking everytime you goes out during the 24 hours period.
Before heading back to Toronto, we decided to have lunch at Old Montreal.
We had some old fashioned Margherita Pizza and Carbonara.
And the same Ice cream again from yesterday.
We started heading back to Toronto around 4 pm, as it also started raining as well. It seems like we brought the sunshine with us. I couldn’t be more thankful for a lovely great weekend in Montreal and an amazing stay at Le Mount Stephen. I’m looking forward to going back again soon.
Check them out at:
Le Mount Stephen
1440 Drummond StreetMontréal,
Quebec H3G 1V9