While at the Affiliate Convention this past August in Montreal, I stayed at the Hotel Intercontinental.
It is a truly beautiful and elegant hotel and I managed to get a room with a great view of the river. The Intercontinental’s customer service was fabulous and access to nearby attractions (e.g. China Town, Old Montreal, St. Catherine Street, etc.) is all within easy walking distance.
I did have one complaint though – why are they stocking the rooms with bottles of water for which they charge $8.50?
Granted, it is a bottle of frou-frou FIJI water that according to Wikipedia is “a brand of bottled water which is bottled in the Fiji Islands. The water comes from an artesian well in the Yaqara Range of the Nakauvadra Mountains.”
But $8.50?!!! Why not bring in Dasani which not only tastes much better but has its Canadian source in Brampton, Ontario which is a mere 570 kilometers away – not a 20-hour flight away. Not only would this be easier on hotel guests’ pocket books, but infinitely better for an environment already in peril.
Speaking of taste – the tap water in Montreal is treated, completely safe to drink and tasted absolutely fine.
Anyway, if you’re staying at the Hotel Intercontinental in Montreal, save your money and be kind to the environment!
Pass on the ridiculously expensive frou-frou Fiji water and grab a glass of tap water. If you’re desperately in need of bottled water, do what I saw a number of other hotel guests do – walk a block to the local convenience store where you can get a bottle of Dasani for around a buck.
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