Montreal

Trying to put a finger on what exactly makes Montreal, Canada so vibrant is overwhelming in the best possible way. Perhaps it’s the one-of-a-kind intersection of French and English cultures, the exuberant locals who are always game to catch a new DJ set, or the abundance of next-level food (foie gras poutine anyone?). Whatever it is, there is something in the Montreal air that seems to give everyone a certain irresistible joie de vivre, and we want in.

Easy to get around by metro, with the über-convenient Bixi bike system, or on foot (stroll through the “Underground City” during the winter months), the City of Festivals is a unique cultural hub with several diverse and fascinating neighbourhoods, ranging from the European Old Port to the hip Plateau. Whether you’re on a quest to try the best French food west of the Atlantic or want to get on stage with your favourite artist at one of the city’s extravagant nightclubs, all you need to do is step outside your boutique hotel door and you will immediately be swept into your next adventure.

To STAY

Hotel Nelligan Rooms from £100 per night

This hotel gives off the vibe of a luxury ski chalet without the schlep to the mountains. Buttery dark leather couches, Jacuzzi tubs and blankets so soft you’ll want to steal them provide a warm, homey atmosphere that’s nearly impossible to part with. The Nelligan is also renowned among locals for its rooftop terrace overlooking the Old Port and the Notre-Dame Basilica, so make sure to pop upstairs for a pre-dinner tipple and hors d’oeuvres.

Hotel Épik Rooms from £60 per night

Each of the ten carefully designed rooms in Hôtel Épik is just that – epic. Stone walls, exposed wooden beams and massive French windows will make you feel as though you’re waking up in the South of France, and the service is absolutely impeccable. Planning on a longer stay? The Épik Penthouse not only comes equipped with all the amenities you’d find in a high-end rental (ultra-sleek kitchen, living room with TV and a fireplace), but it also has two private roof terraces, a steam shower and its own wine cellar. Luxury à la max.

Hotel Le St-James Rooms from £190 per night

The St. James is the ultimate when it comes to sumptuous hotels. We’re obsessed with the claw foot bathtubs, ornate carpets and silky drapes throughout the building, not to mention the marble floors and grand pianos in some of the rooms. The service here is unmatched and the whole experience just exudes (slightly toned-down) Versailles glamour. Make sure to check out the indulgent spa during your stay.

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  • World Trade Centre Montréal
    355 Rue Saint-Jacques
    H2Y 1N9

Hotel Vogue Rooms from £100 per night

Calling all fashionistas – with bright Vogue covers decking the walls and marble bathrooms, this hotel is a top glam spot. Have a soak in your king-sized bubble bath or kick back with a glass of the other kind of bubbles after a long day spent romping around town. The swanky downstairs bar is a must-see as well.

Hotel Nelligan

Hotel Épik

Hotel Le St-James

Hotel Vogue

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