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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I recently stayed at the Chateau for a conference. I was in a fairly large room with a king bed, desk and couch. The bed was very soft, likely showing its age. I think there is a lot of charm in this hotel but at the cross-over of seasons, it is superbly overpriced. Noise travels very easily so if you are a light sleeper, bring your earplugs. I also found it to be extremely warm. Some may like this but I found it very uncomfortable throughout the Chalet. Unless the prices take a dip, I don't know that I would return.

We had a wonderful time at the Chateau this weekend. It has a beautiful cozy atmosphere between the warm fire and cabin style rooms, I felt incredibly relaxed my entire visit. The pool and hot tubs were a nice activity for the day as well. The only mistake I made was choosing to go for the brunch. I had heard wonderful things about the brunch at the chateau so was super excited to try this buffet. For brunch the options were more of a dinner style and the breakfast options they did have were very disappointing. The eggs benedict (and most of the breakfast items) were cold, including the hollandaise sauce which after seeing the face my friends made when eating it I stayed away from. I filled myself on the smoked salmon which seemed no different than the package one you can buy. I knew the price of the buffet but it was quite shell shocking when we got the bill for 3 of us for around 170$ before tip for the lack of quality in the food offered. The only good part of the buffet was the wait staff who were very attentive with the coffee and water. This was a very disappointing end to our stay. If I do go back to the Chateau definitely opt for better breakfast options.

Love Montebello, what a beautiful place - the village, the hotel, all of the surroundings. Something to do there for everyone. Enjoy the peace and warmth by the fireplace reading a book, or playing a game with friends and family, or head to the bar for a bevy and some socializing. For exercise, take a nice walk or hike on the grounds, or go play tennis/squash, or even go curling on-site! A great time had by all! My only con, is the pricing of the food, although it's very good, some things are a bit excessive in price. Take a walk to the village and have a great breakfast at Café Entre Amis, so good!!! All in all a great stay and would love to go back soon!

We stayed at the Chateau last weekend and we have to say the lobby and the grounds are fantastic. Nothing better to do then sit around the Fireplace and relax while enjoying a drink. Scotch selection is extremely limited for this high end Hotel. My challenges started when we tried to do more, the indoor golf was broken, the squash & Tennis courts were invaded by a a bunch of kids throwing water and goofing around for the entire day, went twice to the pool to complain and they did nothing. My other issue is the rooms need a severe upgrades the carpets in room are old and dirty, I’m glad they provided slippers as I didn’t want my feet to touch the floor. Restaurant are decent again not to the level price I expected for the price. I ordered the two tartar both the duck and beef were among the worst I’ve ever had, my crème brûlée was served extremely cold. The mango or chocolate sorbet were barely touched. Overall love the lobby love the facilities, disappointed with the activities due to lack of supervision and food was subpar.

We are a couple from CT, USA were looking for a snow weekend vacation. The distance was a bit long but the resort was just right! Enjoyed every minute of our stay at Montebello Fairmont . If you are under 5 hours of driving distance from this place our advice: go! Service was professional, room was clean, restaurants were a little expensive but knowing Quebec we expected that. Food was terrific.

we went here for a conference and some spa time. the hotel was pretty large but it didn't seem like it. the reception area was quite impressive and very comfortable. great place just to sit and play games or have a drink in front of the fire place. it was very cold when we went and didnt seem like very many activities going on. it was still snowy and not many people going outside to enjoy. i would imagine in other seasons the area outside by the river would be very nice. the bed was very comfortable but you could really tell the hotel was dated because of the washrooms. we rarely eat at hotels but this time we ate every meal there. the food was of good quality and service was very good. just alittle expensive but thats what you get for eating at a hotel. for young children i think this is an ideal hotel. they have an amazing pool, play area, and lots of games. we went to the spa which was okay. definitely not one of the better spas but still acceptable. the treatments were very good, but they didn't have a good facility. no steam rooms. they charge the same fees as higher end spas, but don't get the same facilities. overall we had a great time in this hotel. would recommend in this area.

Great food, hotel amenities and overall atmosphere. Rooms are very clean and cozy, excellent bed! If you find a good deal, that's a must, as the only note is that I found it a bit expensive. Really nice for family trip.

This is a lovely place for a getaway any time of the year, and is extra special in the winter. There are many activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, curling, dogsledding and more. The chateau itself is a wonderful space: it has a retro look and feel that is warm and welcoming. The rooms are generous and very comfortable, with charming lodge-type furnishings. The star of the show is the lobby with the multi-sided fireplace - a perfect place to relax, read, have a drink or snack and mingle. The ambiance encourages chatting with people and making new friends. We had fantastic spa treatments and a very relaxing swim in the pool. The pool area is beautiful and the change rooms very clean and well maintained. The food at the chateau is very good. We had several meals there in the bistro and the dining room. You certainly don't visit the chateau with a view to saving money, and this is particularly true in the restaurants. The prices are quite high, but so is the quality. The bistro is a bit more relaxed and had an eclectic range of music that made for a very mellow and very enjoyable dinner. We started with the daily inspiration soup - in this case minestrone, which was well-flavoured and spicy (I also know from previous experience that the French onion soup is superb), and followed with house-made sausages (very good) and squash raviolis (a little bland, but helped with a delicate drizzle of infused oil). Our server was very good and offered helpful tips and advice for things around the chateau and in the nearby town. The drinks menus throughout the chateau feature a variety of beers from Les Brasseurs de Montebello, a local microbrewery, which I highly recommend. Dinner in the main dining room was very, very good. We started with the calamari, which was beautifully presented and accompanied by escargot croquet with fantastic aioli. We had a very good citrus palate cleanser with a subtle and clean crisp taste. The main plates were terrific; a perfectly cooked Arctic char with delicious quinoa risotto, and the beef tenderloin was excellent, with an au jus and vegetables that complemented the beef beautifully. The service was excellent; attentive, knowledgeable and discrete. This was a very good - albeit expensive - meal and dining experience. The staff is professional throughout, from the housekeepers, spa professionals, waitstaff, shop personnel, bar staff and front desk, all of whom were very welcoming, engaging and accommodating. They seemed genuinely committed to ensuring we had as relaxed and enjoyable a stay as possible. I encourage anyone who visits the chateau to also spend some time in the nearby town of Montebello and support the local businesses there.

The only still great thing about this hotel is the main lobby. Magnificent lobby with six fireplaces going all day and evening. Flooring throughout the hotel is very tired and the room need a re-do ASAP. Dinner in the main dining room was a disaster. We ordered their signature dish (Roast Beef) and for starters it had been reheated in a microwave. Also, it as tough as shoe leather. The property id on a beautiful setting but we will not be going back for some time.

Beautiful common area, specially the fire places. Staff at the bar and the receptions were also very pleasant (they happily agreed to upgrade our room to a less noisier location). But this experience taught me to never assume a great hotel can also offer a good quality food. The meals we tried (Lunch, dinner and breakfast) in both their restaurants were just sugar, oil and carb and the meets were not really as fresh as you would hope. As a couple who tries not to eat junk foods specially during a romantic getaway, we were extremely disappointed.

392 Notre Dame Montebello QC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Spa

Located within a 5-minute walk of Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is within a 15-minute stroll of Sanctuaire Notre-Dame d'Etchemin. This 211-room, 4-star resort has a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. It's on a river and also near Camp Explora and Omega Park.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Aux Chantignoles, which specializes in local cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello's 211 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello features a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. Valet parking is offered for CAD 22 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2258 reviews