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.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A country like resort, which on one side borders the main street of a cute village

Oct 8, 2019 Valueformoneyandmore Ottawa, Canada

First of all, the place reveals dramatic architecture - very large traditional type wood structures. Secondly, five star service all the way, and fully bilingual. I had trouble with a room, and it was taken care of with full satisfaction. We had one of the best meals of our lives in the main restaurant, but you'll pay for it. They arrange some fun… Read more
First of all, the place reveals dramatic architecture - very large traditional type wood structures. Secondly, five star service all the way, and fully bilingual. I had trouble with a room, and it was taken care of with full satisfaction. We had one of the best meals of our lives in the main restaurant, but you'll pay for it. They arrange some fun activities which if you are on a certain package are free. Look for Groupon deals as there are some excellent ones sometimes. I particularly enjoyed bicycling along the trails and walking along the river, as well as looking at the local marina with some huge yachts. My biggest complaint was the movie about the hotel which ran continuously in the lobby. It showed only Caucasian people enjoying themselves. I don't think that is acceptable in a diverse society such as Canada. I gave three stars for the rooms, but only because of the cost of the hotel. They were more than adequate. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An outstanding hotel and resort, well worth the trip! Went there for a car club event- Mercedes Benz Club of America

Sep 29, 2019 Drew W Manchester, New Hampshire

I have been there twice now, and it is a superb facility. A historic log-constructed set of buildings, this waterfront resort on the Ottawa River has everything you could want for activities from tennis to swimming, biking, kayaking, and more. The rooms are elegant, well appointed, and extremely clean and comfortable (great beds) and the staff is… Read more
I have been there twice now, and it is a superb facility. A historic log-constructed set of buildings, this waterfront resort on the Ottawa River has everything you could want for activities from tennis to swimming, biking, kayaking, and more. The rooms are elegant, well appointed, and extremely clean and comfortable (great beds) and the staff is attentive but not obtrusive. Marvelous lobby with central fireplaces big enough to walk into, some excellent boutiques for gifts and clothes, and outstanding cuisine in the restaurants; the buffets are excellent for both breakfast and lunch, but the dinner menu and it's execution, and the wine list are some of the best around. I am not a resort person, but this is one place I will go back to on a getaway vacation; ask for the basic room upgrade to a room at the end of a hall (for very little money), you will not be disappointed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Setting was outstanding

Sep 22, 2019 Reid B

Montebello is a location I have been to a number of times. Fairmont locations are some of the most breath taking in Canada. On the River about 1.5 hours from either Montreal of Ottawa it is just a beautiful setting. Old style building with updated service and accommodation levels. Leaves were just starting to change and so the colours were… Read more
Montebello is a location I have been to a number of times. Fairmont locations are some of the most breath taking in Canada. On the River about 1.5 hours from either Montreal of Ottawa it is just a beautiful setting. Old style building with updated service and accommodation levels. Leaves were just starting to change and so the colours were beautiful but mother nature cooperated and gave us warm weather. Really really nice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A magical experience

Sep 20, 2019 ELIZABETH B

Whilst staying with our friends in San Lazaire they took us to lunch in this magical place. The main reception area was awe inspiring. We have never seen anything like it before. Lunch was good, service Ok but not special. Some areas of the hotel looked a bit as though they needed attention.
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Sep 17, 2019 Trevor W Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

we stayed at this hotel from september 4th to the 6th and had a terrible time we were made to wait 45 minutes for our room to be checked to find when we got in our room a black mark on the white duvet cover and black hairs on the bathroom floor.no where to get drink untill after 3 and staff looked turned off.used the mountain bikes but were told… Read more
we stayed at this hotel from september 4th to the 6th and had a terrible time we were made to wait 45 minutes for our room to be checked to find when we got in our room a black mark on the white duvet cover and black hairs on the bathroom floor.no where to get drink untill after 3 and staff looked turned off.used the mountain bikes but were told only for a hour but the place was empty and not one bike was in use.the in-door pool area was awful and we were ill for the rest of our holiday after using the whirlpool . not impressed at all i would say this hotel is stuck in the fifties Read less