Berri Suites Hotel

, Montreal, Canada
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Berri Suites Hotel

, Montreal
3 star

Rooms: 23

1085 Berri - Montreal - Quebec - H2L 4C5 - Canada Hotel Website | | 514-448-4634
19 Traveller

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1/10
I cried there
Submitted by: Nellie T ookalook in 04/01/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I thought I was going to see an apartment with rooms..but there was only one room..and that one room was the only room..it really was dark and smelly and we could hardly have room for moving there..that was how small it was..the first night was a terrible experience for me. I couldn't sleep for fear of being opened and robbed. I couldn't find one single phone there..not even in the lobby..and I think me and my husband were the only occupants there..it was cold too..we had a little heater that kept us warm but I couldn't leave it on becuz I was afraid it might catch fire..please be aware that if you are thinking of going there that it is not the place to go and stay..we were reserved for 3 nights but left right the next day cuz I couldn't stand the smell anymore..and last but not least..the bathtub was half the size a regular bath tub..lol..I never want to think of that place again..
1/10
False advertisement on website!
Submitted by: William Tumic in 05/01/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
we should sue them for the false advertisement..they are making people believe in their advertisement..and getting people there cus of their false ad..i am sorry to say this but it was so awful in there..my wife couldn't sleep cuz of the bad smell coming from some where..and when we opened the curtains..we thought we will see the streets of berri street..but all we got was another wall..we couldn't see the streets !! and we couldn't find a telephone anywhere..we have family to call but no phone ..lucky we had a cell phone..bit it was a really bum deal that they have the ad there which is not true !!!
1/10
Awful experience - DO NOT STAY HERE
Submitted by: Mark in 19/11/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
There was no one to greet me at front door. I had to wait 2 hours before anyone arrived. I ended up not staying there because they had no room (they said they overbooked, even though I had confirmed reservation. I had to find another hotel last minute. Very upsetting to experience such scam. I did end up getting a full refund.
10/10
Satisfied Customer
Submitted by: James in 02/11/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
My profession keeps my travel itinerary full. Over the past 20 years, working as an engineer has taken me to many corners of the world. During this period I have stayed in a wide range of accommodations, some better than others, everything up to 5 star bi-level suites.



I have the option to secure my lodging and be compensated by my employer, within certain budgetary constraints, of course. Internet has made the search and selection of a place, conforming to my requirements, much easier and if I can say rewarding. I do my homework before committing and submitting a reservation. That means reading the small print or disclaimers and comparing with what else, within my budget, is available on the local market. That's something one has to do unless you have deep pockets and can afford and expect to be pampered in a 5 STAR hotel.



When planning my month's stay in Montreal, I came across Berri Suites. I did my homework, as usual, and read their site from A to Z. That answered all my questions as per rates, location, type of accommodations and availability. My online research found little else as suitable. I submitted my reservation online and fully prepaid, after having received a confirmation of space availability.



Berri Suites are located in the heart of the city, within 5 minutes of two metro stations and walking distance from both English and French universities. Shopping promenades and streets are equally close. Taxi dropped me off, at the address on a Sunday afternoon, where I was met by the building's concierge. A friendly sort, who made me feel welcome with a characteristic Quebecois "Bonjour". Sunlight flooded my second floor Berri street facing apartment, through the drawn curtained windows, as I entered for the first time. The suite was clean, furniture comfortable and unassuming, linens fresh and plentiful, kitchenette and the bathroom spotless. There were enough pots and utensils to prepare anyone's favorite crepe St. Jacques. I did have to go grocery shopping first though, at a nearby grocery store.



My stay at the Berri Suites was uneventful, the room was quiet, despite the fact that the building seemed fully occupied. Even though Berri Street, a tree lined and well lit avenue is a major artery, it has light car traffic. Staff, working from a first floor office, was friendly and helpful with their suggestions on how to best get around the city and how to fully savor the Francophone and international makeup of the town. I used the wireless internet access for correspondence, despite cable connectivity being offered as well. I opted out from supplemental house keeping, as a laundry room is available and conveniently located in the building. I did however take advantage of office services (copying, printing and faxing) being offered.



At the end of my stay I received a receipt for my online Visa prepayment (an important issue with my employer). I hope that there is a vacancy at Berri Suites, when I am back in town, for Phase two of our project.
1/10
Berri Suites : Just a dreadful experience !
Submitted by: Alain in 27/09/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: France
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Unfortunately, I had not read all the negative reviews on Berri Suites when I made my reservation on the internet. Like many other "guests" (or should I write "victims") I was lured by photographs of elegantly furnished rooms and by what was presented as very good value for the stay. When I arrived, I just got a miserable apartment that had nothing to do with the pleasant illustrations on the website. Just to make sure that there were not different types of rooms such as standard (which in this case would have been poor) ones and superior ones, I asked if I could see another apartment... and it was even worse than the one I had got. The apartments are dark, with out of age furniture and equipment that seem to have been bought at extremely low prices in charities like Oxfam. Except backpackers with an extremely low budget, noone could decently want to spend some time im such a place.
When I could meet the owner two days after I had arrived, I had to negociate so that I could go ! I had initially made a reservation for three weeks ( ! ) and as I protested firmly, the owner (who speaks English with a Russian accent and seems to have a somewhat exotic ethics of business) accepted to let me cancel my reservation but wanted me to pay... 160 dollars for those two nights. As I refused, we came to an agreement for 100 dollars (which objectively was too much for the state of the apartment) and I felt very relieved I could go.
Berri suites could maybe be a relevant address for backpackers with very limited budget but should clearly be advertised as such. Otherwise, DON T even think of making a reservation there.
Two last comments.
When I arrived, and even before I could see the apartment, I was told that Berri Suites does not accept credit card payment.
Before I arrived to Montreal, I was victim of phising attempts related to the reservation I had made at Berri Suites...
1/10
NEVER GO HERE!!!!
Submitted by: Jillian and Patrick in 07/09/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Hi my boyfriend and I found Berri Suites on Craigslist.com, and firstly they are very misleading in those pictures and all we saw was the hallway, it dumpy and dingy and seemed like some kind of housing project. Also we had given a 200 dollar deposit and when we arrived the "conceirge" which was more like a janitor or something who couldn't speak english very well told us he didn't know who we were and didn't have a room for us, and told us to call some guy in charge of Berri Suites. We couldn't get a hold of this guy of course, and we then had to stay in the very expensive Holiday Inn this was after an 8 hour drive to Montreal!!!! We had to dispute the deposit with our credit card company and the guy admitted he was guilty and we received our refund that way. After an expensive night at the Holiday Inn we almost packed it in but we found a great B & B in Montreal that saved our day!! It was called Le Kensington if you ever need a place to go this is it, it was fabulous! Anyways please listen NEVER EVER GO HERE it will be a huge mistake these guys are criminals!!
1/10
False Advertising
Submitted by: A Travel Library User in 12/08/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
My family just had a nightmare experience with Berri Suites. They display misleading photos of nice modern furnished apartments on their website which have nothing to do with the broken down musty rooms that they provide. The door to lobby was broken so it was easy for two bums to sneak in and sleep on the lobby floor the first night of our stay. The room was not air-conditioned although their website indicated that it was (I notice that they have since removed all references to air-conditioning from their website since our stay in mid-July 2005). The owner refused to refund any part of our deposit and we ended up moving to an inexpensive hotel nearby and the charge for the deposit is being disputed with my credit card company.
9/10
Convenience at budget rates!
Submitted by: Tiberius Caesar in 20/07/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
For CAD $24/day Berri Suites offers to budget travellers one of the best deals on short term, fully furnished accommodation in the heart of Montreal. The studio apartments do not offer the amenities of a five star hotel but they are clean and you can have all the conveniences that the average traveler needs, such as booking, cancellation and payment flexibility, down-town location, phone, TV, internet and an accommodating concierge service. I recommended Berri Suites studio apartments to the budget traveller for its price and convenience.
1/10
Very Bad, False advertising!
Submitted by: Abir in 06/06/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
This is the worst place I have ever been to! Don't believe anything on the website of Berri Suites, all the rooms do not look at all as they look in their website, the amenities mentioned on the website do not exist in reality. Very poor service and they take your money up front and never refund you even if you check out immediately after seeing that you have been cheated.
 

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