Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

Montebello, Rural Quebec

The hotel

All the finer things in life come together at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, a showstopper of a hotel in postcard-worthy Montebello Village. It gives you a flavour of Québec’s ‘great outdoors’, with its lakeside setting between Ottawa and Montreal; its Canadian lodge styling; and the fresh air fun in its activity collection, featuring hiking, dogsledding and snowmobiling. It may be the world’s largest log cabin — complete with chalet-inspired deluxe rooms — but its rustic outdoorsy spirit is perfectly matched by VIP extras, that are more ‘luxury’ than ‘lodge’. It’s got all the essentials five star fans expect: an 18-hole golf course, a swanky al fresco pool terrace, a series of high-end dining and drinking venues, and a health club and spa looking out over the marina, river, and forest.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the heart of scenic Montebello Village, on the shore of the Ottawa River, approx halfway between Ottawa and Montreal. In the heart of the Quebec wilderness.

Hotel information

211 rooms. All with air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen TV with in-room pay movies, safe, alarm clock/radio, coffee maker, kettle, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. Adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed CA$35 (payable locally, subject to change). Fairmont Rooms are located on the first and second floors and feature large windows with views of the gardens, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Rivierview Rooms are located on the first and second floors and feature large windows with views of the Ottawa River. 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 are located towards the end of the hallways on each floor, with an alcove living area and views of the gardens. With either 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds or 2 double beds and a sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Deluxe Riverview Rooms are located towards the end of the hallways on each floor, with an alcove living area and views of the Ottawa River. With either 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds or 2 double beds and a sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Aux Chantignoles (French cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Golf Club Terrace and Mulligans Bar (open on select days during Golf Season only for for breakfast and lunch throughout the day and a bar in the evenings), Seigneurie Bar (evening bistro fare and cocktails), outdoor grill and seasonal barbecue at Le Riverain Bar. Largest indoor hotel pool in Canada. Fantastic spa* and health club* fitness centre, whirlpool and sauna, and 18-hole golf course. Nature viewing, business centre, shops. In the summer, enjoy tennis courts, hiking, boating*, cycling*, fishing*, horseback riding*, canoes*, activities at the resort, the beach and playground. In the winter, dog-sledding*, sleigh rides*, cross-country skiing* and snowmobiles*. Canada's only Land Rover Experience Driving School*. Kids' club* available during school breaks and the holidays. Complimentary WiFi access available throughout the property. Babysitting*, concierge service, laundry services* and a gift shop. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Photo Credit Fairmont Hotels.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always wanted to stay here....did not disappoint

Jan 4, 2021 ontheroadmaryg London, Canada

Chateau Montebello has been on my list of must stay for decades. Given the pandemic keeping me close to home, we spent 5 days in September at this spectacular resort. Authentic, genine, unassuming and yet extraordinary. Certainly our experience was muted due to some services and areas not open but we loved every moment. The hotel is historic… Read more
Chateau Montebello has been on my list of must stay for decades. Given the pandemic keeping me close to home, we spent 5 days in September at this spectacular resort. Authentic, genine, unassuming and yet extraordinary. Certainly our experience was muted due to some services and areas not open but we loved every moment. The hotel is historic beautiful, the grounds are enchanting and the staff went out of their way to be of service and friencly. The icing on the cake is dogs are allowed. We took full advantage of their Natue Reserve Kenauk Nature. We felt perfectly safe as the staff were stringent about the protocols. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay

Dec 6, 2020 PaperTiger2013 Ottawa, Canada

I had an excellent getaway with my family this weekend. This is more like a resort than your normal Fairmont hotels. The hotel is very stylish and classy. It was built in the 1930's ... I believe ... but the hotel was very well maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Because there's no snow in the area yet, we missed the outdoor… Read more
I had an excellent getaway with my family this weekend. This is more like a resort than your normal Fairmont hotels. The hotel is very stylish and classy. It was built in the 1930's ... I believe ... but the hotel was very well maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Because there's no snow in the area yet, we missed the outdoor activities. But my family still had a great time swimming in the big indoor pool, playing squash and tennis. The restaurant Aux Chantinoles was beautiful. I would rate the hotel 4.5*. It would have been a 5* if the restaurant is less pricey for dinner, double bed room is bigger. The hotel rate was quite steep, so I was expecting a bigger room. If you want to watch your budget, you can save a lot by having breakfast and dinner at the restaurants nearby the hotel which is only a 5 minute drive. Lunch price is more reasonable in my opinion. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A true cottage-estate resort

Oct 30, 2020 Chris_vonR Montreal, Canada

Gorgeous facility with very notable architecture and many amenities included with the "resort fee". You can easily spend a day or more without ever leaving the grounds, and the landscape (of forests and Ottawa river) is lovely. Enjoy the quality comforts and service of Fairmont and multiple sporting and leisure activities. Whether a family… Read more
Gorgeous facility with very notable architecture and many amenities included with the "resort fee". You can easily spend a day or more without ever leaving the grounds, and the landscape (of forests and Ottawa river) is lovely. Enjoy the quality comforts and service of Fairmont and multiple sporting and leisure activities. Whether a family vacation or a romantic get-away, this was an exceptional place to visit at a reasonable distance from either Ottawa or Montreal. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great getaway in this era of social distancing

Oct 25, 2020 ottwatrvllr Ottawa, Canada

Looking for a place nearby for somewhat of a staycation, the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is a great option for people living near Ottawa or Montreal - ideally located pretty much in between the two. With COVID, the place is a little bit different than what it usually is, especially on the food side as the grandiose breakfast buffet and weekend… Read more
Looking for a place nearby for somewhat of a staycation, the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is a great option for people living near Ottawa or Montreal - ideally located pretty much in between the two. With COVID, the place is a little bit different than what it usually is, especially on the food side as the grandiose breakfast buffet and weekend brunch have been replaced by a not so cheap a la carte breakfast. The menu was also simplified for dinner at the main restaurant and the summer BBQ moved to a "table service" all you can eat option. Food quality remains top notch and we found the dinner at the restaurant to offer the right balance of quality and value... for a premium experience. The BBQ featured awesome service but I was a little bit less impressed by the selection. The outdoor pool area was great, and not overcrowded as it tends to get in peak summer. You could see staff disinfecting chairs and common areas on a very regular basis. As for the room, I was upgraded to a nice corner room which was available for early check-in and ready as per my pre-arrival requests. Room size was more than adequate. The room was recently renovated and had the right balance of "new" with that classic Fairmont old-fashioned touch. The only odd thing was poor finishing of one of the wall panel where you could see insulation on the edge of the wall, and a few minor finishing issues in the bathroom. Bed was very comfortable. WIFI very reliable. On the activity side, most things were available and great care was taken to disinfect equipment in between use. We went to Kanauk one morning to enjoy complementary water activities (kayak) and had a great time. The last point I'll mention is great customer service recovery post-stay. Before arrival, I had noticed an issue with the rate to be charged by the hotel, and what I was quoted on the phone. After some investigating by the Customer Service Desk at Fairmont, and the hotel, a very suitable outcome was achieved, in line with what you would expect of the Fairmont brand In this environment where people are looking for a "safe" and nearby getaway, this is a great option to consider Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb location

Oct 19, 2020 philippecH5790TW Toulouse, France

Hotel location and architecture are superb, staff is very professional and courteous. We had booked a Luxury king Room with river view: view was indeed superb but room was in need of a major overhaul which a real disappointment, specially given the price. Restaurant food was below expectations for this level of resort.