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 It’s good, but not that good

Jan 17, 2020 atlasshrugs Calgary, Canada

First the pros: - amazing site and history - cool architecture - excellent service and amenities (the poolhouse is fantastic) - Canadiana at its finest (x-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, skating - they have it all) - nice walking trails - easy access to the town of Montebello The cons: - it’s a Fairmont, so expect small rooms as… Read more
First the pros: - amazing site and history - cool architecture - excellent service and amenities (the poolhouse is fantastic) - Canadiana at its finest (x-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, skating - they have it all) - nice walking trails - easy access to the town of Montebello The cons: - it’s a Fairmont, so expect small rooms as standard - not all the rooms are renovated so the ones that aren’t can be in dire straights (ours had missing lightbulbs, broken toilet seat, etc) - NOT what you expect or are paying for when staying at a Fairmont - even the upgraded rooms have weird design decisions (our main light switch also served as a bright nightlight throwing a white glow over the entire room during the night - I taped it up to ensure a good sleep the remaining nights since you can’t turn it off) - insulation between rooms is so-so All in all, I’d still highly recommend this as a stop on any Canadian adventure. And I’d bring my foreign friends. Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 alainscott

Everything was exceptional ,,,the staff and the approach made me feel at home.i yould like to go back but spend more than 2 days cause there is to much to see,,,yould need 4or 5 days to enjoy and relax
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Jan 16, 2020 carlbergevin

Company retreat. Had a great time. Did curling and snowmobiles. Staff was very friendly and professional. Food was awesome. Definitely want to go back with my wife. Will try and get more activities next time. Highly recommended for a get away.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A short stay at a wonderfull place. Un bref séjour dans un endroit formidable

Jan 15, 2020 jmcbrunette Gatineau, Québec

My wife and I had a short 24 hour stay in January 2020--a X-Mas gift to each other. The foyer of the hotel is quite a sight with its many balconies and huge central fireplace. The staff was helpfull and friendly. We had a deluxe room which we enjoyed but that carpet was a bit dated. However, we understand that many room are being renovated. We… Read more
My wife and I had a short 24 hour stay in January 2020--a X-Mas gift to each other. The foyer of the hotel is quite a sight with its many balconies and huge central fireplace. The staff was helpfull and friendly. We had a deluxe room which we enjoyed but that carpet was a bit dated. However, we understand that many room are being renovated. We also enjoyed the spa experience where the staff were great and the view was amazing. Although we did not partake in the many on site activities, there are many things to choose from : snowmobile, curling, dos sled, skating..... THis is a high end r hotel so you can expect higher prices. Read less
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Jan 6, 2020 TJW123456

I have been a regular annual guest for over 25 years. I am shocked with the renovation choices. Sure there was some upgrading to be done such as the in room climate systems but you have gone too far. The new carpet in the hallways is disgusting as is the blinding white walls in the hallway and the rooms. There is no artwork in the rooms or… Read more
I have been a regular annual guest for over 25 years. I am shocked with the renovation choices. Sure there was some upgrading to be done such as the in room climate systems but you have gone too far. The new carpet in the hallways is disgusting as is the blinding white walls in the hallway and the rooms. There is no artwork in the rooms or hallways which was also an important part of the atmosphere. Part of the reason we return is the cache of the place which is all but lost. Also there is a huge jump in the prices in the main dining room. I guess ugly carpets and white paint are expensive! My mother used to frequent when it was the Seigniory Club as her father was a member - I can only guess what she'd think about this but it wouldn't be positive. There really is no reason to go back as what made it special is disappearing. I can go anywhere else for these types of amenities and prices. Read less