Q: Where in Montreal are you located?
A: We are located in southeast Montreal, in the heart of the Gay Village. The Quartier des spectacles (downtown entertainment district) is a mere 20-minute walk from the BBV (3 metro stops) and Old Montreal is 25-minutes by foot (3 metro stops). A Google map is available on our site’s “Contact” page.
Q: Are you close to a metro station?
A: We are a 2-minute walk from the Beaudry station (green line) and a 10-minute walk from the Berri-UQAM station (green, orange and yellow lines). http://stm.info/metro/mapmetro.htm
Q: From the Airport: Bus or taxi?
A: A public bus (#747) departs approximately every 10 minutes from the airport for downtown. Tickets can be bought inside the airport (either at the automated machine or at the currency exchange counter on the left side before exiting the airport at the door marked 747) for 10 dollars per person, tax included. The trip into town takes approximately 45 minutes if traffic is not heavy. The final stop is Berri-UQAM, which is a 10-minute walk from the BBV. You can also take the metro from Berri-UQAM to Beaudry (1 stop), on the green line, in the direction Honoré-Beaugrand.
A taxi from the airport is a fixed rate of 40$, tax included, tip not included. It will take 30 to 40 minutes if there is no traffic.
Q : How do you get to the BBV from the Gare Centrale (Central Station) or the Gare d’Autocars de Montréal (Central Bus Station)?
A: The Gare Centrale (Central Station) is located on the Orange line of the Metro at Bonaventure station. To get to the BBV, take the Metro, direction Montmorency, to Berri-UQÀM station (4 stops) and then transfer to the Green line, direction Honoré-Beaugrand, and stay on for one stop. Get off at Beaudry station. This station has only one exit, which is a five-minute walk to the BBV.
The Gare d’Autocars (Central Bus Station) is connected to Berri-UQÀM Metro station. From Berri-UQÀM station, take the Green line, direction Honoré-Beaugrand, for one stop and get off at Beaudry station. This station has only one exit, which is a five-minute walk to the BBV. If it’s nice out, you can walk from the Central Bus Station to the BBV in 15 minutes.
Q: Why do we ask for your flight number when you make a reservation?
A: As we make it a priority to welcome you the very best that we can, we follow your flight status so that we are aware of any delays in your arrival.
Q: Why do we ask for a credit card number when you make a reservation?
A: We ask for your Visa or Mastercard number with its expiration date to simply confirm your reservation.
Q: What time are check-in and check-out?
A: Normally, check-in is after 3 pm and check-out is before 11 am. Operating around a small family unit, we do our best to accommodate special situations and provide our guests with the most flexibility we can, however, it is impossible for us to be present at our reception desk all day. If you change the arrival time that you provided when making your reservation, your arrival flight, your driving itinerary or if you are stuck in traffic or at the border crossing, we ask you to please inform us of this delay as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements for someone to welcome you at your arrival.
It is also possible to leave your suitcases and take your room keys in the morning during breakfast hours.
Q: What time is breakfast served?
A: Our simple but hearty continental breakfast is served from 8 am to 10 am during the week and from 9 am to 11 am on weekends and holidays. Our kitchen is equipped with a large rustic table that seats up to 12 people comfortably.
Q: Are the photos of the rooms accurate representations?
A: The photos were taken by a professional photographer. Although the rooms are made to look their best, they were photographed as they are in reality. No special effects, retouching or wide angles were used.
Q: How big are your rooms?
A: The rooms are medium sized, similar to the size of a room in an average Montreal house, approximately 10 m2 / 105 feet2 , not including the washroom.
Q: Room with private or shared bathroom?
R: A: The BBV has one shared bathroom on each level. Rooms without private washroom are all equipped with their own sink. Cleanliness is our priority, as can be noted by comments left by guests on Tripadvisor.com. Also, sharing a bathroom is economical and a way to save money on the room rate during your stay at the BBV, while benefitting from the same service.
Q: Am I guaranteed to stay in the exact room that I reserved?
A: The BBV guarantees the type of room requested (ie. room with private bath). It is possible, however, that for logistical reasons you may be provided with a different room equipped with the same amenities.
Q: What is included in the price?
A: The price, in Canadian dollars, includes one night stay, either single or double occupancy, breakfast and a daily room refreshment (towel, bed, washroom). Taxes are not included in the room rate (approximately 19% in 2015). Parking is available at 10$ per day, if required.
Q – What is your cancellation policy?
A: As we are a small establishment with 5 rooms, therefore, any last minute cancellation is very costly for us. BBV reserves the right to apply a one-night room charge (+ taxes) if the cancellation is made 2 days or less prior to your scheduled arrival or two nights in case of no-show (cancellation without any notice).
Please note that every change or cancellation to an existing reservation has to be done through email.
Special conditions apply to stays longer than seven nights and to reservations of three rooms or more.
Q: Are animals permitted?
A: We do not allow animals. Please note, however, that we have a shorthaired French Spaniel that is not permitted in either the guest rooms or the dining room during breakfast service.
Q: Are you a gay establishment?
A: Although we are located in the heart of the Gay Village, we are happy to welcome everyone, regardless of orientation. This is shown by the diverse profiles of previous guests that have posted comments on the travel website Tripadvisor.com after staying with us. Please note, however, that the accommodation we have to offer families is limited to our cottage.
Q: Are you an officially recognized Bed and Breakfast?
A: Yes. We are recognized by the CITQ (Quebec Tourism Industry Corporation), the government sponsored organisation responsible for certification and classification of tourist accommodation. We have been awarded 3 suns. We also are member of Tourisme Montréal, BBCanada and Vélo Québec.