WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US
Amazing bed, delicious breakfast, incredible hostess
We recently stayed at Le Terra Nostra for two nights in the Afrika room. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and both my husband and I slept better than usual. Breakfasts were delicious- our favorite was the pear-stuffed croissant. Mireille was an absolute delight- waiting up for our late arrival, calling many restaurants to make difficult, New Year’s Eve, last-minute reservations for us, giving helpful pointers about the city, and offering great suggestions in general. The free parking was an added bonus, as was the adorable neighborhood in which the house is located. It is a little bit of a walk (15 minutes down a cute street) to the metro, but once in the station, it is easy to navigate around the city. After you finish your day of walking, it is a wondrous feeling to walk into the beautiful, cozy room, especially for a soak in the oversized tub in the gorgeous bathroom! We would definitely go back.
January 4th 2010
First-class Le Terra Nostra and lovely Mireille
Elegant, exotic, magnificent, stylish, harmonious, tasteful, considerate, thoughtful… these are just very few words for describing our experience at Le Terra Nostra and wonderful hostess Mireille.
Le Terra Nostra is a first-class B&B that is designed to meet the needs and interests of a traveler coming from as far away as Australia or as close as New York. Everything you touch or see in this beautiful B&B has a nice history, careful design, and stunning story which will remain in your memory for a long time and undoubtedly make any guest to revisit Le Terra Nostra.
Each of the three rooms at Le Terra Nostra – Asia, Afrika or Europa, is nicely designed. The colors are tuneful, the furniture is exotic, and you would find all you need in any of the rooms, including wine glasses, wine-opener, candles, sea-salt, etc. Even the box of matches, which was there for lighting candle, is unique and beautiful.
The hostess Mireille is just there to make your day enjoyable, your experience pleasant, you’re your trip to Montreal unforgettable! She is there to answer any question you may have – starting from where to dine, where to shop, where to go for sightseeing, etc. Mireille does all of this with care, it’s so obvious that she is considerate about each and single guest and is enjoying making guests happy with the experience.
The breakfasts are simply fabulous – healthy, tasty, homemade, and professionally served. Mireille puts nice background music while serving breakfast. She is always nicely dressed-up when serving breakfast. When serving breakfast, she kindly explains the ingredients. She makes everything herself, starting from a juice and shakes ending with a syrup!
There is secured wireless internet available free of charge for travelers who need to check email or browse the Internet. There are also bikes available for exploring the nice bicycle path along the Saint Laurent River and through parks.
In brief, Mireille’s breakfasts raise the bar for any high-class restaurant, as she brings professionalism and passion to the entire process. And Le Terra Nostra raises the bar for the high-class hotels and B&Bs!
We will certainly go back to Le Terra Nostra. In fact, when I told Mireille that we will be back, she said: “I will make a note of what you had for breakfast, so that I make something different for your next visit.” I honestly can’t think of a place where I had experienced as much professionalism and care as with our stay at Mireille’s Le Terra Nostra. Mireille, many thanks for your efforts, care and professionalism!
Excellent B & B
I have only accolades, and present the highest recommendation for staying at Le Terra Nostra.
This establishment is a welcomed beacon of light to any seasoned traveler. The proprietor, Mireille Lauzon dignifies the highest level of professionalism in courtesy, presentation and detail in creating an impeccable, immaculate and superbly comfortable environment.
Every detail is considered, from consistently warm greetings to candles and bath salts for a languorous bathtub where you can fully stretch and relax in, beds and linens to dream of, and gracious consciousness to every detail, presenting each guest an appreciation to the finer qualities of life so well deserved.
Upon entering, an immediate level of trust occurs in this safe, spotless, dustless and clean to perfection environment where concern is given to every detail with style and grace.
Situated in a lovely neighborhood, the location is convenient to any destination. The Proprietor is available and attentive to all your needs and prepares a caring, delicious and healthy cuisine.
Affording the finest representation a Native Montrealer can provide, Mireille Lauzon goes above and beyond service with compassion, grace and respect, reflected in the essence of Le Terra Nostra.
May 2nd 2008
More than a holiday … an unforgettable experience!
My 2 day stay in this B&B will be unforgettable!
As I tried to find a nice and affordable place to sleep near a conference site in Montreal, I discovered an oasis where I will certainly come back to.
How to summarize my experience in one word? … WELCOME!
How to summarize in one sentence? … ASK, YOU WILL RECEIVE!
Mireille welcome guests warmly and make it first priority in the responsibilities of an hostess. She is an inexhaustible source of information and her desire to satisfy her customers is obvious: There was no room on the first night … she found a compromise; I had to have breakfast earlier to go to the conference … I got it earlier; I missed a jewel to complete my outfit … a set offered in the display on site found an owner!
Want to practice your French or Italian … no problem! You wish to discuss precious stones, travel, art, outstanding culinary experiences… Mireille knows as well how to feed a conversation as well as she knows how to feed you for breakfast. Mireille is a professional stylist and uses her experience in your plate and on the walls. Both my eyes and stomach were satisfied. The decoration is well thought. Each piece of furniture has a history, some from Africa, and others from India. Your senses will be awakened by the refined union of colors, smells, textures and of the music.
More details: the cozy down comforters, candles, heated ceramic floor, the lights on dimmers … fresh fruits, hot croissants, delicious quiches, homemade jams, exotic juices, coffees to choose from, etc…
The motto: SATISFACTION!
Price: To have already searched a room in Montreal, I know that for the same price (breakfast not included) you can have an impersonal room in an average hotel. Personal service, stylish decor and delicious breakfasts are therefore very significant added value and they are characteristic of Le Terra Nostra and its owner.
A client more than satisfied!
December 29th 2006
Le Terra Nostra is a wonderful place to stay if you’re visiting Montreal. Hostess Mimi Lauzon will help you find any attractions in the region, sitting down to help you plan your itinerary. Her breakfasts are unique and delicious, her rooms stylish, roomy, comfortable, and quiet. The location in Verdun works better than you might think because there are many fine restaurants in the neighborhood, you can park your car for free, the inn is a block from the St. Lawrence River and the bike trails and parks that border it (Mimi has bikes for you in the garage), and the metro takes you downtown in minutes. Simply put, this is the best B&B we have ever stayed in.
A really (I mean REALLY) nice place to stay
My lasting impression is of the rooms; the attention to detail is a treat. The 3 rooms have different themes, and the decorating is truly inspired, especially the bathrooms. Mireille the owner certainly has an eye for quality (must be that European influence) and she has gone the extra mile with nice European fittings, high quality finishings, the works. Well done, I love it.
The smell of freshly baked banana bread was a great way to start the day, breakfasts were superb, fresh and home-made everything!
Driving in, it appears to be an unlikely place for a B&B, but with an unassuming little main street and sub-way (5 minutes into the city) just a few minutes away and being stones-throw from the river, it’s a winner.
Mireille tries very hard to please her guests and deserves all the success she appears to be having! Now I want to go back to enjoy breakfast on the patio in the summer.
I highly recommend that you stay here for a Montreal getaway!
The best B&B we had in North America
This is probably one of the best B&Bs one can find in North America. Not only is Mireille an absolutely nice person but also the house is just fantastic. We spent 3 nights in the Asia room which is just one of 3 excellently decorated and furnished rooms. The whole house has a welcoming atmosphere and provides an excellent opportunity to relax. The guests can use the living room to watch TV and Mireille even provides a newspaper every day. Besides, everything was really clean. Everything the tourist needs, like brochures and city guides are readily available at the house so that there is no need to look for a tourist office. Furthermore, Mireille has a lot of proposals where to go for dinner or lunch. Contrary to other B&Bs, the breakfast she served us was simply delicious. Each morning we got a different breakfast with fresh coffee, fruits, juice and a main dish. We completely enjoyed our stay at Mireille’s place and would go back again any time.
July 4th 2006
A most enjoyable stay
I spent 10 nights at Le Terra Nostra and I enjoyed every minute of my stay. I loved the bedrooms so comfortable, clean, and so tastefully decorated. I appreciated the convenient location of the place, close to the city center and yet in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the banks of the St-Laurent River. The hostess is very friendly and helpful. She cooks delicious breakfasts, different every morning, which can be served in an enchanting little garden. The Terra Nostra is an outstanding B&B where I got more than I expected. I will come again.
October 11th 2009
Mireille’s cafe with rooms – a personalized experience
If the personal touch is what makes the difference then Le Terra Nostra is enchanted. From meticulously designed and decorated rooms creating a luxurious look and feel to exceptionally helpful advice about whatever you might wish to know about Montreal, to enough bicycles provided to enjoy the nearby river paths and neighborhoods sans motor pollution, to an outdoor garden virtually everything bore the stamp of Mireille’s passionate and enthusiastic personality. Her proudly and carefully prepared boutique breakfasts and the friendly yet unintrusive attentions of her pet cockatiel rendered our experience second to few in our many years of traveling around the world.
August 7th 2007
My boyfriend and I stayed two nights at this beautiful B & B. The decor was tasteful and exquisite and the host, Mireille, was just lovely. It is obvious that a lot of thought was put into the design of each room (we stayed in two of the three available). The overall home was artistic and warm. I wish we could have stayed an entire week. Breakfast was prepared by Mireile, herself, and included an array of tastes (IE: blueberry muffins with lime zest! yummm). Between the awesome rooms and a very engaged and enchanting host, our stay was nothing short of perfect. Thank you!
September 2nd 2009