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 Lovely hotel with modern amenities in an old-fashioned setting

Jun 9, 2019 Mami546 Guildford, United Kingdom

Very interesting building, with wings built around central log fires/chimneys and lovely grounds. Excellent restaurant with wide range of choice for dinner. Good beers and wine. Great for young and old. There is a path through the grounds to walk to the town of Montebello.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel with tons of amenities

Jun 9, 2019 JHM J

The hotel offers so many onsite complementary amenities like kayaks, bikes, swimming pools and other activities for families. We only ate dinners at the Fairmont Montelbello and the food/service were excellent (our 5 yrs old ordered from the kids menu for free as kids 5 & under eat free at the Fairmont). Check out the Kenauk centre near by (great… Read more
The hotel offers so many onsite complementary amenities like kayaks, bikes, swimming pools and other activities for families. We only ate dinners at the Fairmont Montelbello and the food/service were excellent (our 5 yrs old ordered from the kids menu for free as kids 5 & under eat free at the Fairmont). Check out the Kenauk centre near by (great for fishing on the dock and canoeing....all complementary for Fairmont guests) and definitely do not miss out the Omega Pac (our higlight of the trip). it's a very short waking distance to downtown if you want to grab lunch, ice cream etc. Highly recommend the Fairmont Montebello especially for families with kids. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A 5 Star Cottage.

Jun 6, 2019 Lantana1953 Bath, Canada

My wife and I, along with a couple of friend's, just returned from a stay at Fairmont Chateau Montebello. We loved everything about it. The rustic charm, the exceptional service, the grounds and amenities. We played golf at the Montebello Fairmont course and thoroughly enjoyed our game and service. Some of the vistas were amazing. We will be… Read more
My wife and I, along with a couple of friend's, just returned from a stay at Fairmont Chateau Montebello. We loved everything about it. The rustic charm, the exceptional service, the grounds and amenities. We played golf at the Montebello Fairmont course and thoroughly enjoyed our game and service. Some of the vistas were amazing. We will be planning our next stay and visit to this lovely facility in the near future and highly recommend it to others. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury Hotel, maybe 30 years ago, now just tired and overpriced.

Jun 5, 2019 Quest687692

We have already spoke to William so our review will come as no surprise. The facility is very tired, forgivable as we understand you are in the process up upgrading sections. That said, as the hotel is under construction and does not meet the status of a luxury hotel, you should be offering discounted construction rates. We arrived before our… Read more
We have already spoke to William so our review will come as no surprise. The facility is very tired, forgivable as we understand you are in the process up upgrading sections. That said, as the hotel is under construction and does not meet the status of a luxury hotel, you should be offering discounted construction rates. We arrived before our room was ready so our bags were left with the porter to be delivered to our room when it was made available, this was at 1pm. Upon our return at 5:30pm we checked in, went to our room to find our luggage had not been delivered, even though we had already tipped the porter for the service. All in all staff was very pleasant and, counter staff efficient. Very pleasant lady who works in gift shop. Bistro was quite nice, managed well and served a very good meal. Your formal dining room, not so good. Food very over priced, French onion soup came out cold, both mine and my wife’s, and Fois Gros in French Onion soup, no no no...! My very overpriced Old Fashion drink tasted like straight Bourbon, after sending it back, I received a drink with what tasted like more Bourbon. One would think a luxury hotel should know how to prepare a classic cocktail. and based on the price it should have a phenomenal taste experience, this was not the case. After sending ba k both my soup and my drink, I would have expected a manager to come to our table. Such was not the case. A beautiful fireplace in a luxury hotel should have a fire in it, just saying. When calling down to room service for a plate, we were told there would be a cost for that...really?!! We have been to many first class Luxury hotels and have never experienced that. Even the Chateau Frontenac doesn’t charge for such things. Read less
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Jun 4, 2019 loulou461 Ottawa, Canada

Our kids took us as our Christmas present WOW very nice would go back great selection not rushed staff helpful and then we walked around the grounds had a drink on the patio as we waited till spring to go