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29 October 2015

Staying in Holiday Inn Montreal, Quebec

I've been visiting Montreal, Quebec as part of my occupation.  My friends said that people here have a hard time communicating in English because they are French.  But, it's not always the case, I've met customers in Montreal and I can say that they can speak well in English, better than me, of course.

When you get farther from Montreal, fewer people speak English.  I had experienced once in a small town where I pumped gasoline.  The lady cashier can't speak English and even I act it with my hands, she still doesn't understand.

She asked a guy, a customer at the store, if he can talk to me but he also can't get what I'm saying.  What I did was just to say Thank You and left. I need to start studying French.

By the way, for your information, Montreal is an island just like Singapore.

With all my visits in Montreal, I usually stay in hotels.  It depends on the location of the customer.  Sometimes, the hotel will be far away from the city or in downtown Montreal.

I like hotels that are located near a store such as Walmart so I can buy my groceries for just a walk away.

One of the best hotels that I've stayed so far was the HOLIDAY INN in Montreal. Wifi was fast and the place was really nice.  Look at these photos...

When you go into the hotel, the lobby is at the center of the building. To the far corner of it is a resto bar.

They had a display of a Biplane hanging on the ceiling of the lobby.  I hope they used a strong rope for that one.

After coming out from the elevator, I can see the hall leading to my room.

The room was clean and well-arranged.  I had an office table and, as usual, a flat screen TV.

This is the Wash Room and the Shower.

Most hotels that I've stayed in has no automatic switch, where you'll insert your hotel card in it and the air-conditioning and lights will turn on.

Some of the hotels have refrigerator and microwave, this time there is none.  But, I always notice that they have iron and an ironing rack for my crumpled clothes.

So far, I can give a score 8.5 out of 10 for this hotel.

That's all for now... I'll share more of these next time.

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