La Malbaie, Rural Quebec
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!
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