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 Amazing resort experience

Jul 26, 2021 justcarts Toronto, Canada

We recently enjoyed 3 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello. The property itself was impressive and the room (we had) was well renovated. The food was above our expectations - both breakfast and dinner was delicious and reasonably priced for its quality. The in room service was prompt and we were pleased to see it continue during Covid-19. The… Read more
We recently enjoyed 3 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello. The property itself was impressive and the room (we had) was well renovated. The food was above our expectations - both breakfast and dinner was delicious and reasonably priced for its quality. The in room service was prompt and we were pleased to see it continue during Covid-19. The pool was fantastic, though the bar offerings and lunch offerings could be improved. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced without much justification

Jul 24, 2021 zablonski12 Ottawa, Canada

Room was smelly, AC did not work properly, no coffee in the room, wifi very slow, and extremely overpriced! Available activities are great, but impossible to enjoy much when staying for just one night. A longer stay would allow more time for activities, but cost is prohibitive at $600 for one night. Plus many activities are for a fee.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful spot to relax with your family on. the Ottawa river.

Jul 24, 2021 706rickh Champagne-Ardenne, France

This was our second family trip. The first tip 5 years ago was fabulous in every way. This trip had a few negatives. 1. The buffet was horrible. I took my family to dinner our first night and it was the opposite of our experience last time we were here. We found the food to be less than satisfactory, the choice severely limited and the service to… Read more
This was our second family trip. The first tip 5 years ago was fabulous in every way. This trip had a few negatives. 1. The buffet was horrible. I took my family to dinner our first night and it was the opposite of our experience last time we were here. We found the food to be less than satisfactory, the choice severely limited and the service to be terrible. This for a lot of money was very off putting! 2. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet it was well thought out and was able to give my family a great choices. It was at the level we expected with great food choices and excellent service! First class. 2. The paddle board service had hours that made no sense. It is calm and quiet early morning and generally busy and windy in the afternoon. The service did not open until 10am which frankly made no sense to me. Positives 1. The building and the grounds are second to none in the world. 2. The pool area looked after the girls and they loved it! 3. The walking trails and the ability to bike ride, walk along the river, paddle board were all appreciated.. 4. The private White Fish Lake for fishing is a great option that my son and I really enjoyed. 5. The rooms are nice, however the service in room was non existent on during our stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staff, slightly disappointing room.

Jul 22, 2021 gmcan2015 Ottawa, Canada

Booked an upgraded room but was suprised to find it was below ground. Took a day to balance out the very chilly A/C. Excellent staff however, and the chef's plate/bbq was excellent as well. The location is what really makes this hotel. They just need to be a bit clearer that some rooms are below ground. Mine was also by the front entrance so it… Read more
Booked an upgraded room but was suprised to find it was below ground. Took a day to balance out the very chilly A/C. Excellent staff however, and the chef's plate/bbq was excellent as well. The location is what really makes this hotel. They just need to be a bit clearer that some rooms are below ground. Mine was also by the front entrance so it was constant traffic, vehicle and foot. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Jul 14, 2021 Olitah61 Ottawa, Canada

The location and grounds were absolutely stunning. The facilities throughout the hotel were immaculate. The staff were all professional, extremely helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. The indoor pool is truly one of the best features of your resort - truly a beautiful structure. However, the room was in need of repair - peeling… Read more
The location and grounds were absolutely stunning. The facilities throughout the hotel were immaculate. The staff were all professional, extremely helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. The indoor pool is truly one of the best features of your resort - truly a beautiful structure. However, the room was in need of repair - peeling wallpaper, broken shower stall - for a resort of this stature this was simply not acceptable. The largest disappointment was the food - the brunch omelette was dried to the point of rubberiness and lukewarm as were the bacon and sausages. The toast was cold when served. For $75 this was beyond disappointing. The dinner - again the prices would indicate top notch cuisine - but disappointed across the board (steak tar tar arrived off colour and flavorless, soup was warm, oysters were fine but the presentation was lacking). The value for money simply is not there. In short, the absolute dismal quality of food at the restaurants is a major deterrent in either a repeat visit or our ability to recommend a stay at your resort. Read less