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Where to Stay and Eat in Montreal

I went to Montreal this past week, for 48 hours to meet with clients. I think it’s important to make time to get out from behind the emails once in a while and actually have face to face meetings, it makes things so much better. 

Montreal is a beautiful city, and much more enjoyable in the spring or summer. Where you stay makes a huge difference, the more centrally located, the better. Opus Hotel was my home away from home, from the moment I checked in, the service was impeccable. They even left me a sweet note and a cheese tray in my room. The hotel’s feel is quite nice and I loved the decor. Since they are located in downtown Montreal, you are minutes away from shopping, good eats, and entertainment. Most importantly, it's located just minutes away from Old Montreal. That made my trip very easy, as I walked or took cabs to all my meetings.

Although I was insanely busy, I got to sneak in lunch with my friend and she took me to Olive & Gourmando in Old Montreal. This place makes a limited amount of delicious fresh sandwiches daily, creating a line out the door. I had a delicious hot panini sandwich called The Gustavo, I give it a 10 out of 10. You have to get there early to guarantee not only a seat, but food. I love that it’s located in Old Montreal, my favourite part of Montreal. It reminds me of Paris with the cobblestone roads and cute boutiques.

I was invited to check out KOKO Restaurant and bar, conveniently located at Opus Hotel and it surpassed my expectations. Very often hotel restaurants aren’t as great as they claim to be, it isn’t the case with KOKO. I had the braised short ribs and they were finger licking good. This is one of their most popular dishes and I can see why, I was craving it on my way home.