During my most recent stay at La Reine Elizabeth, the rooms seemed to be missing a lamp or two and was quite dark. However a quick call down to the front desk resolved the issue and room service actually brought additional 2 lamps to my room within 15 minutes.
I love how well the rooms are sound insulated and rarely hear a thing from neighbours.
The bathrooms were clean and the hardware was in good condition (unlike some other older Fairmont properties). Although this particular property does not have the history and charm of other Fairmont properties, it more than makes up for it for its location and access to the underground shopping area. I could run downstairs and buy facecare products from L'occitane and pick up some shampoo from a drugstore when my luggage was delayed.
My only complaints during this stay was 1) breakfast service at the Montrealis varied greatly depending on whether you were seated alone or with your group as it was assumed that you would tip badly if you were with your group. 2) The afternoon tea service was moved from the lobby area to the back rooms in the Montrealis and only 2 very overworked waiters were available at the tea service. In addition, reservations must be made in advance for the tea service as it was no longer widely advertised. One basically had to walk up and read all the promotional cards at the front entrance of the Montrealis to realise that there was a cream tea service offered by appointment only. If one wished for a savory tea service (or more accurately High Tea), then one had to make the booking at least a day in advance. This recent situation with the tea service is very sad, as afternoon tea at Fairmont properties all over the world are usually a hallmark staple.
Hopefully they will bring back a fully accessible afternoon tea service both sweet and savory.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth has closed its doors to undergo a $140 million transformation project to become once again Montreal's leading choice hotel for travelers, special events and business conventions. The hotel will reopen in summer 2017. The common areas and approximately 500 out of our 950 guest rooms will be ready in time to celebrate Montreal's 375th Anniversary and the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Following the completion of the transformation project, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks, will offer: A brand new design blending a contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montreal’s golden years. The authenticity of our building, a historic heritage monument, will be preserved. An innovative business campus that will be among the most modern in the world. The campus will include a set of interconnected and accessible public meeting and multi-functional spaces where business people will be able to engage in creative, collaborative and innovative experiences. A new restaurant, bar and coffee lounge introducing innovative culinary and experiential concepts brought to life thanks to the expertise of Baptiste Peupion, Culinary Director, and Nader Chabaane, Director of Mixology. An urban market, a revolutionary concept in the hospitality world, offering seasonal products and supporting local producers and artisans while fostering a community spirit in the heart of downtown Montreal. The Agora, a multi-purpose venue with dynamic programming, pop-up shops and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal
- Fairmont Hotel Montreal
- Fairmont Montreal
- Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
- Montreal Fairmont