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“Come Rusticate Fairmont Style”

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello Lobby Bar
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Montebello
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

All one needs to know about the charm of Fairmont's Montebello can be summed up in two words: Adirondack Chair. On a sweltering July day, a comfy seat on the Ottawa Riverbank with cool breeze and gorgeous view is damned near perfect. That, together with the majesty of this monumental log lodge, fine beds and linens, decent bathrooms and myriad sporting activities render a fantastic vacation spot -- especially for active families.

So, ok, the place is a little worn around the edges and smells of mustiness and cresosote. Our corner room was spacious, all right, but dark and sparing with a promised river view. The wallpaper was peeling and the carpets need replacing. There's no turn-down service and the food service is spotty. That said, however, Montebello is amazing. Worth coming to again and again in all seasons.

Thank bgarrand
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The 3 storey historic stone fireplace is an awesome way to warm up after a long winter. Lobby bar is a great place to relax and send the kids off to the arcade to play some games.

Thank GarryCari
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Fairmont Le Chateau is one of popular attraction in Montebello. If you visit Montebello, please visit Fairmont Hotel. You can stroll forests and along the Ottawa river and then have a drink at the hotel bar looking the gorgerous lobby, people and listening the live piano music.

Thank Eunwoo L
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Fantastic hotel, lots of things to see and do. Worth dropping in just to look at this log cabin hotel. Shaped like a star it has been home to international conferences.
Can be pricey but worth at least one actual stay just for the experiences. Great activities both summer and winter

Thank Bejazzes
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Reviewed August 10, 2007

I visited the Chateau Montebello yesterday for the first time and while the hotel structure and atmosphere were lovely and welcoming, the service on the contrary, was quite unimpressive.

We were passing by from Ottawa on our way to Montreal and we decided to stop for some refreshements at the bar in the lobby area. The waiter never came to take our order at the table, so I decided to go to the bar to order. The waiter didn't bother making an effort to help me take our drinks back to our table. Expressos were cold and we noticed the table next to us being served promptly after, when we had been blatantly ignored by the waiter before. Overall, I was quite dismayed with the lack of hospitality at the bar and am certain I will be looking for other accomodations if I ever plan to stay in Montebello. Furthermore, I will make sure I share this unpleasant experience with colleagues, friends and family .... first impressions are crucial!!!


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