When we booked Bed and Breakfast chez Cynthia in Montreal I was expecting a basic place with modest facilities and as long as it was clean with running hot water and easy to get to I was not bothered. What I was greeted with was a huge four story Victorian house with gothic features. Our quarters was in the basement and in a studio which had a scandi modern meets shabby chic look. There was also obligatory oak wooden floors with the sweetest bathroom I had seen in a very long time; slate tiles and a brill power shower added to it’s charm.
The studio itself was furnished with a double bed, a large sofa, arm chair, dining table with plinths and there was also a fridge to store our food. However what made chez Cynthia stand out where the little things like food in the fridge, lovely cutlery in the cupboard, fresh towels in the bathroom and other knick knacks that you take for granted at home but simply do not expect to get in a B&B or hotel.
Cynthia has been running Bed and Breakfast chez Cynthia since 1988 she grew up here and raised her family here. She is a wonderful host and could not do enough for us and also gave us some tips on where to go in Montreal. Her taste is immaculate; the interior of the house is exquisite with wonderful pieces of furniture displayed artfully. Great art work and collectibles that she has gathered from countries all over the world. You know the sort of house that has influences from all over the globe where the person has brought a slice of the place they have been to? Well this house is just like that. This place really is a hone away from home.