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When Made in Louise burst on the scene in 2012, the city quickly took this well-designed, and definitely chic family-run hotel to its heart. Located in a mainly residential neighborhood, the former townhouse is a historic and protected building; its owners have cleverly used what could have been a major restriction to enhance the feel of a private house. In the wide hallway at the entrance, there's an ample curving staircase going up the four floors. On the ground floor there's a pretty bar, a small enclosed room with a computer, a generous-sized pool room, and a café and breakfast room. Take the lift or climb the stairs to reach spacious landings filled with artworks as well as the guest rooms, each of which is uniquely and beautifully furnished. A room with striped wallpaper feels masculine and bold; another, with vividly blue flowered wallpaper, is much more feminine; a room with a rough wooden headboard and pale colors feels rural. All rooms have bathrooms that are of a generous size, with custom-made vanity units designed to look original to the house. The separate "Cottage" has 10 rooms overlooking an internal courtyard. These are good for stays of a week or longer, as they come with kitchenettes.