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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Aug 13, 2019 erixcyr Blainville, Canada

We wanted to arrive early so that we would have time to prepare for a wedding. They offer early check-in so I chose that during my reservation. The day before I call them to ask about my early check in and they say they can't guarantee anything. So what's the point in offering it if you can't guarantee it to your customers? We ended up showing… Read more
We wanted to arrive early so that we would have time to prepare for a wedding. They offer early check-in so I chose that during my reservation. The day before I call them to ask about my early check in and they say they can't guarantee anything. So what's the point in offering it if you can't guarantee it to your customers? We ended up showing up around 2:00 PM while are room was only guaranteed for 4:00 PM. Our room was not ready so we sat down in the lobby and had a drink while waiting. The place has a very cozy 'log cabin' look and feel. We finally got our room around 3:00 PM. The room was spacious (king bed with garden/parking lot view). Once again the entire hotel has a very cozy feel to it, including the rooms. It's very old. We got back from our wedding at around 2:00 AM and were looking forward to a good night's sleep, but at 06:00 AM we were both wide awake because our air conditioning had stopped. It was very hot in the room, to the point that we were uncomfortable. So we packed up our things and left the hotel to head home bright and early. When asked how are stay had been by the woman doing our check-out, I told her about the air conditioning to make sure that they'd fix it before putting someone else in there. What aggravated me the most was that she never apologized. A simple sorry would of made all the difference, but she simply said: 'okay we'll check that out". She then reminded us that the room was paid for until noon, to which I responded: 'why would we want a room without air conditioning until noon?'. Again no apologies from her. We paid over 400$ for one night in this hotel. Yes this was during the peak summer season, however I find that the quality did not match the price paid. We have no problem spending big on hotels when we're completely satisfied, but this was not the case. Read less
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Aug 12, 2019 Oaktree3952 London, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed 3 nights at this historic hotel. Beautiful grounds, flowers everywhere and well maintained gardens and pool. Setting is superb on banks of the river, enabling quiet areas for reading, relaxing or enjoying activities. The entrance is jaw dropping and it felt such a privilege to be in such a spectacular setting. Room was… Read more
Thoroughly enjoyed 3 nights at this historic hotel. Beautiful grounds, flowers everywhere and well maintained gardens and pool. Setting is superb on banks of the river, enabling quiet areas for reading, relaxing or enjoying activities. The entrance is jaw dropping and it felt such a privilege to be in such a spectacular setting. Room was comfortable and lots to explore around the hotel, including its part in political history. It had a lovely relaxed atmosphere with lots of family groups and friends enjoying the August sunshine. Would highly recommend the place. Only complaint concerns the Bistro restaurant at the hotel in the basement, for which I have done separate review; advise eating in Montebello village as Bistro service was appallingly slow and inefficient, certainly not up to Fairmont standard at all. Our complaint was dealt with but we were disappointed we had to complain at all and that the response from the Manager was written entirely in French when they knew we were English speaking and hotel is bilingual in all its documentation. Read less
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Aug 10, 2019 What Toronto, Canada

My wife and I were here previously about 40 years ago. To look at, not much has changed in the main building but more activities have been added elsewhere. It is still a delightful place to stay for a few days. If you are not interested in all the activities you can just sit by the river and watch the water go by or on the patio with a drink and… Read more
My wife and I were here previously about 40 years ago. To look at, not much has changed in the main building but more activities have been added elsewhere. It is still a delightful place to stay for a few days. If you are not interested in all the activities you can just sit by the river and watch the water go by or on the patio with a drink and watch the people. Or room was small up on the fourth floor and had a sloping floor, but was well equipped. We had the barbecue buffet one evening which was good but not really remarkable and very expensive at $62 each plus expensive, but good, wine by the glass. The breakfast buffet was expensive but superb, especially the crepes in maple butter, which had were out of this world good. The crepes were worth five stars on their own. Read less
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Aug 8, 2019 Traveltimecolumnist

I am a freelance travel writer and I took a family trip with my husband and grandson staying at the Fairmont for one night in July, believe me I wish I had stayed longer. The hotel itself has the feeling of a large log cabin with a rustic but breath taking interior. Upon arrival the staff apologized that I was not in one of their recently updated… Read more
I am a freelance travel writer and I took a family trip with my husband and grandson staying at the Fairmont for one night in July, believe me I wish I had stayed longer. The hotel itself has the feeling of a large log cabin with a rustic but breath taking interior. Upon arrival the staff apologized that I was not in one of their recently updated and renovated rooms but the room we did have was full of character and charm with a truly country cabin feel. Spotlessly clean and with all the luxury comforts of the Fairmont brand including the comfortable robes hanging in the closet, even one for my 11 year old grandson, the complimentary bathroom miniatures and my favourite the pen and notepad. This particular location is more of a luxury resort offering many activities while we were there, mini golf, beautiful outdoor pool area with poolside services and scheduled activities, paddleboat, kayaks, bicycles, tennis and so much more most of which are included in the resort fee of only $28. They also have an impressive list of Winter activities so it looks like I will be booking another trip later this year. There are also many dining options both in the hotel and in the village of Montebello. the buffet breakfast is worth a visit with a variety of both hot and cold food items and a chef on hand for those made to order crepes and omelettes. Whatever the season I can guarantee you would have a hard time not enjoying your stay at this wonderful location. Friendly and knowledgable staff, clean and spacious rooms and plenty of things to see and do. they also have an ongoing renovation project going on so things are only going to get better.... Read less
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Aug 7, 2019 seanwT1644TE Mississauga, Canada

The have everything there so you don't really need to bring anything except clothes...bikes, tennis rackets, golf clubs, paddle boards, canoes, etc.. The food is extremely good, per usual at a Fairmont, the rooms are what i would call - comfortable rustic. The charm of the place is the history so when the day comes that they do a serious reno,… Read more
The have everything there so you don't really need to bring anything except clothes...bikes, tennis rackets, golf clubs, paddle boards, canoes, etc.. The food is extremely good, per usual at a Fairmont, the rooms are what i would call - comfortable rustic. The charm of the place is the history so when the day comes that they do a serious reno, it will be difficult and expensive to keep some of the old. The little town is a nice short bike ride or walk from the resort if you need a change of scenery but really no reason to leave - indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, great restaurants. We've stayed at Chateau Lake Louise, the Royal York and Laurier so i'd say it's in line with those. Read less