Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Conde Nast Traveller named it one of the top 10 hotels in all of Canada in 2017
  • Historic CAA 4-Diamond cedar log cabin, host to royalty and celebrities
  • On-site activities, including cross country and curling in the winter, canoeing and cycling in the summer, and indoor tennis and hiking all year 
  • Restaurant Aux Chantignoles earns 4 stars on TripAdvisor and 4.2 on OpenTable 
  • Indoor pool, fitness centre and spacious spa with eight treatment rooms, including a couples suite

"Great family-friendly atmosphere in the main lobby with access to board games which was nice. The pool was great but on the cold side, one of the jacuzzis was broken, & the sauna in the women’s changing room was closed. This was really disappointing as, in the off season, the pool is the main activity."
17 Nov, 2019 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Sitting on the Ottawa River, this CAA 4-Diamond hotel is the world's largest log structure. The centrepiece is the impressive hexagonal rotunda with a 19-metre stone fireplace. 

Founded in 1930, this rustic hotel is still beaming with charm. From the sprawling grounds to the chalet-inspired decor of small but comfortable rooms, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is memorable inside and out.

On-site dining options vary; fine dining at Aux Chantignoles for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. There's also the Bistro La Seigneurie, which is open daily from 5:30-11 p.m., and serves up bistro fare and cocktails.

The hotel's spa has registered massage therapists and offers treatments such as maple sugar body scrubs and green blanket body wraps. Guests can also relax around the fireplace in the Salon La Clairiere. Adjacent, the 23-metre indoor heated pool is encompassed by red cedar logs and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The resort has a host of activities included in the $31.04 inclusive of tax per night resort fee, ranging from stand-up paddle boarding and pedal boating in the warmer months to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. There's also mini golf and tons of family-friendly fun, like on-site movie nights on weekends. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Up to 2 children 17 or under may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
C$40 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra bed not available in the Fairmont Two Double room.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $50.00 CAD plus tax per room per night.
Maximum of 2 per room.
Pets are not allowed in public areas and cannot be left alone in the room.

Fees: Valet service fee: C$22 plus tax per day.
A resort/facility fee of C$28 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes year round and seasonal amenities. All listed activities are weather permitting and subject to availability.

Year Round Amenities include:

  • Unlimited business Internet access
  • Local and toll-free calls
  • Self-service parking (1 car)
  • Pressreader for magazines & newspapers
  • Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Sauna
  • Exercise center
  • Squash court (balls and rackets, advance reservations required)
  • Indoor Tennis (balls and rackets, advanced reservations required)
  • Access to Kenauk Nature hiking trails and White Fish lake area
  • Supervised films for children
  • Game room for children
  • Scavenger Hunt

Summer Amenities Include:

  • Mini-golf
  • Outdoor tennis (includes balls and rackets)
  • Daily family activities during school breaks
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Croquet
  • Badminton
  • Bicycles and helmets
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddle board
  • Pedal boat
  • Life jackets
  • Land Rover Experience Demo
  • Manoir-Papineau National Historic site

Winter Amenities include:

  • 42 km of groomed cross country trails
  • 2 outdoor ice rinks (one artificial)
  • Hockey sticks and pucks
  • Curling Clinics for beginners (as scheduled)
  • Disc Golf
  • Cross country skis and equipment
  • Skates and Snowshoes

For more information, please view this link to the hotel site:

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(140 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello (QC) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great family-friendly atmosphere in the main lobby with access to board games which was nice. The pool was great but on the cold side, one of the jacuzzis was broken, & the sauna in the women’s changing room was closed. This was really disappointing as, in the off season, the pool is the main activity.
Marisa 17 Nov, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Our stay was lovely, with the restaurant/dining room definitely being the highlight. The quality of service, and the outstanding flavours of the food was a definite 10!
Other Comments
The one suggestion I would have, is to consider having a wing of bedrooms for adults only, During our stay there were many many children running around being children- and very noisy. Totally acceptable in the pool area, and the fireplace/foyer area but not as welcomed in the bedrooms area. We were woken up quite early to the sound of a screaming child running through the hallway. We were not pleased with this.
Sharyon 17 Nov, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Great food, friendly staff, great service, fantastic atmosphere
Robert 16 Nov, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We love this hotel and the old charm. We prefer the non renovated rooms to the updated ones. The beautiful fireplaces are a must. The staff and food was amazing and we look forward to bring our kids here.
Other Comments
We find the newly renovated rooms and hallways to bright.
Aaren 08 Nov, 2019 Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The structure was absolutely beautiful. The site was stunning.
Other Comments
The facility was old and needed an upgrade everywhere!
Gaby 01 Nov, 2019 Mercier, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
everything was as you would expect from a Fairmont hotel.
irene 31 Oct, 2019 Kingston, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed walking to and exploring the town. The walking paths around the grounds are beautiful. The colours of the leaves were absolutely stunning. It was a glorious day. We also loved the pool, hot tub and saunas- although the one in the woman’s change room was difficult to operate. I had to ask for assistance. We had a fantastic meal at the steakhouse-excellent food and stellar service. We loved sitting in the lobby and just drinking in the ambience of the place. The history and the majesty of scale of the building, the fireplaces in the center. It’s something you can’t experience anywhere else.
Other Comments
I realize that This is an old building, so mod/cons shouldn’t be expected to compare to new hotels. But, we found the heat in our room a bit oppressive. We kept a window open. The plumbing didn’t work quite as well either, eg the toilet flushing. Also, the mini fridge wasn’t plugged in and didn’t work that well once it was plugged in. But theses minor details aside, we really enjoyed our stay.
James 23 Oct, 2019 Kincardine, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
I liked be able to use the pool and the buffet breakfast
Other Comments
The room was so dry that I awoke with a bad headache and incredible sinus pain - suppose to be a wonderful anniversary gift for my partner :((
Larry 21 Oct, 2019 Renfrew, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful! Hotel, even though it is renovated is old. Sound proofing not great. Floors above badly creak and person on phone next room felt like she was right beside us. Food good but not exceptional. Still setting beautiful and staff terrific, so would go back.
Michael 20 Oct, 2019 Hampstead, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing and peaceful!
Other Comments
The only downside is the costs which are getting more and more expensive!
Jacques 20 Oct, 2019 Chelsea, QC, Canada

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