Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

La Malbaie, Rural Quebec

The hotel

Perched high on a cliff at Pointe-au-Pic with stunning views of the St Lawrence River below, this world-class resort is more like a French chateau than a Canadian luxury hotel. Welcoming guests for well over a century, the Fairmont boasts a rich tradition of elegance and hospitality with beautifully-appointed guest rooms a joy to experience. An impressive list of facilities includes an award-winning 27-hole golf course, which will challenge even the most experienced player. Alternatively, head to the spa, one of the finest in the country, with a whole range of tempting treatments to leave you feeling on top of the world. Whale-watching and river cruises are also favourite past-times as is tennis and cross-country skiing if you’re visiting in winter. The two outdoor swimming pools are great for splashing around in plus there’s an indoor swimming pool when the weather turns cooler and a fitness centre with sauna and steam room. Whilst the adults are at play, the kids can have fun too at their very own mini-club with treasure hunts being just one of the treats in store. For gourmet dining, Le Charlevoix will please, with its innovative cuisine showcasing perfectly local produce. Le Saint-Laurent offers a French brasserie type of menu whilst Le Bellrive is renowned for its lavish buffets, overflowing with flavour. In summer, Le Vieux Club House serves the greatest steamed mussels in the region, accompanied by French Fries and a cold beer!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Restaurant
  • Casino

Where is it

In the town of La Malbaie, found in the scenic Charlevoix region of Quebec. Perched high on a cliff at Pointe-au-Pic with stunning views of the St Lawrence River. Transfer time from Quebec Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

405 rooms on 9 floors in 1 building with 3 lifts. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with premium channels and pay-per-view films*, telephone, WiFi access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and iron and board. Fairmont Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds and views of surrounding gardens, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont St Laurent Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms offer additional space for extended stays and for families, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe St Laurent Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Le Charlevoix Restaurant (local cuisine), Le Saint-Laurent Restaurant (French brasserie), Table et Terroir (à la carte and buffet). Summer season only: Le Point Cardinal (breakfast and lunch), Le Vieux Club House (steaks and fish). La Brise lobby bar. 2 outdoor swimming pools and 1 indoor swimming pool. Indoor/outdoor whirlpool. Fitness centre with sauna and steam room. Moment Spa*. 27-hole golf course*. Kids' Club* (4-12 years). Charlevoix Casino. Gift shops. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Overnight valet parking CA$26 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change). Complimentary self-parking .

*Denotes local charge.

Photo credits: Courtesy of fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

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Traveller rating

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May 19, 2019 peachym2017 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Beautiful hotel, great location, great service. Young French desk clerk at check in was very helpful and welcoming. Room was large with a lovely river view, although bathroom was a bit small. Overall great stay and would definitely return
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May 7, 2019 Hélène B

Beautiful place, great food, very romantic, a great view on the ST- Lawrence river, we saw a few bélugas while walking in front of the Manoir. Expensive but for a special occasion I would definitely go back.
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May 5, 2019 fernan2ac Quebec City, Canada

This is an excellent hotel in a really amazing place. The views here are fantastic and the same place’s construction is a jewel. We had a very good service in all time and all the installations had the best quality.
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May 1, 2019 Meander21440880084 Quebec City, Canada

Correct not like the first time. Staff was focus on Saturday and Sunday’ Easter instead of taking care of customers who came on Friday, like us... it was much better my first time with all my family. I think I ll go back there but I have to make sure the service will be much better.
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Mar 3, 2019 adventuredadNYC New York City, New York

This was our second stay - the first being a few years ago. We love La Malbaie and the Fairmont in winter as it’s quiet, beautiful and the variety of winter activities - both on and off property - are outstanding. The kids love the heated outdoor pool. While we had a great stay, I would rate the hotel closer to 3.5 stars based on this year’s… Read more
This was our second stay - the first being a few years ago. We love La Malbaie and the Fairmont in winter as it’s quiet, beautiful and the variety of winter activities - both on and off property - are outstanding. The kids love the heated outdoor pool. While we had a great stay, I would rate the hotel closer to 3.5 stars based on this year’s experience. First, the positives: - Beautiful location - Lots to do onsite and close by - Hotel feels roomy and quiet in the off-season - Clean and generally well-maintained - Staff are very friendly and well-trained - Generally strong English proficiency for this part of Quebec Unfortunately, there were a number of let-downs: - As others have noted, while the staff are good there are not nearly enough of them. There is nearly always a line at reception, there is no concierge during the week, often there is no valet around, there are not enough servers in the restaurants and lounge. It really feels like the hotel is trying too hard to manage personnel costs, to the detriment of guests. - While the hotel is well-maintained it does need updating. With the exception of the restaurant, nothing at all had changed since our last visit 3 years ago. We had a very large and comfortable suite but the decor felt more upscale Holiday Inn than Fairmont. - The food is mediocre, especially for the price and seeing as it’s Charlevoix. They can do so much better. It was so lackluster that we went out of our way to eat outside the hotel when we would have preferred to eat in. While we really like the hotel, we likely won’t be back until the cost to value ratio improves. Read less