Chateau Hotel Mont Royal
What We Love
- A beautiful and luxurious château stay in a picturesque location near Chantilly ForestDelectable gourmet cuisine at L’Opéra, which was once the château’s ballroom
- Swimming beneath sparkling chandeliers at the spa’s indoor pool
- Being just a 35-minute drive away from Paris
What To Know
- There’s an indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and fitness center
- Superior rooms – the smallest of options – start at 323-square-feet and have marble bathrooms
- Free WiFi
For château cool with a touch of five-star splendour, this swanky castle-hotel is just half-an-hour north of Paris. Built for a French composer in 1911 and set right by the Chantilly Forest – once the hunting ground for France’s elite – there’s plenty here to delight; from its sublime setting on a hilltop surrounded by scenic woodland to its proximity to the charming medieval city of Senlis.
Whilst the picture-perfect location is fabulously rural and rustic, the interiors are anything but. Expect thorough luxury in each of the 108 rooms and suites, many of which have furnished balconies for awe-inspiring forest views. All rooms are individual in style and design, kitted out with lavish fabrics, striped wall furnishings, smatterings of period décor, and much-appreciated modern gadgetry such as iPod docks, LCD TV, and a DVD player.
The château’s old ballroom is the site of L’Opéra, the signature fine dining restaurant that serves up first-rate cuisine under the watchful eye of gourmet chef Benoist Rambaud, while the old smokehouse is now the Stradivarius Bar – a wood-panelled lounge with a brick-lined fireplace, velvet fabrics, and soft lighting. Further temptations include a tennis court, fitness centre with cardio and weight-training equipment, and peaceful spa where you can take a swim under glistening chandeliers and get royally pampered.
How to Get There
I was invited on an IDC summit, great location to organize such an event: nice conference rooms, good catering, cosy dining room, good breakfast, huge terrace near the lobby, very green area, very large rooms with a rather classical interior. Friendly staf. You have some noise from the highway which is rather closeby.
We took a room in the castle aisle, the ancient building. The room was spacious with a terrasse and nice bath room. The hotel was full of families and couples, the pool crowded, so were the restaurant. We took the bikes and went around the property where we discovered by ourselves a small road in the fields that was nice but unknown to the employees of the hotel who had no clue on how to direct us with the bikes. The hotel is very close to A1 and Asterix park. We had to queue for 30 minutes to check out on Sunday late morning. Lobby was packed with people departing like us.
My family and I loved staying at this hotel, it was truly a spectacular place. We stayed on the old side, and it was really great, we were transformed into a different era. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and the bed was comfortable.
The hotel is outside of Paris, but it's close enough to many places, like Chateau de Chantilly, and my kids' favorite place DisneyLand Paris.
Highly recommend the forest view rooms! We stayed for one night to break our journey back to UK. It was so wonderful we’re going back for a long weekend.
Hotel room had the most fantastic view over the trees tops. We had a delicious meal at the bar. Unfortunately our dinner reservation was overlooked by the receptionist and not fully booked, but the head waiter and staff did everything they could to right the position even though there was a wedding event that night and they were fully booked.
Far below expectations due to big noisy wedding party and management didn’t act.
No quiet , no service, no diner ( only very late after the wedding diner). If you decided to facilitate a big wedding on july 29th, than don’t accept bookings or at least tell your upcoming guests. But the absolute no go area for a five star rating hotel is ignore , ignore, no service and no nothing, no excuses, wrong expectations and ignore. You simple don’t exist.
You will never keep up your 5 star rating if you don’t respect ALL your guests...