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.
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Booked 2 nights here to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Decor beautiful, everywhere spotless, service very good. Only a couple of times where service fell down but that was due to the language barrier.
Pool and spa lovely but unfortunately there was a very large group of young families or mums with children there at the time we chose to go down. So unable to stay. Had to get up next morning and go down at 7am... had the place to ourselves- very romantic and relaxing!
We were on third floor with a large balcony and great view over the forest to parc astrix could heat the screams every so often.
Breakfast was good- not fantastic nothing cooked to order.
We used the Tennis courts a couple of times and the hotel were willing to store our bikes safely.
Lots of lovely areas outside to enjoy the sun.
Would definitely recommend.
After traveling throughout France for almost one month I ended my trip with three days here. The setting is stunning in the middle of the forest. Hotel is beautiful. The room was very large and well furnished. Every staff member I encountered was very friendly and pleasant. The front desk was very helpful for things to do in the area. The bar is a nice place to relax - I chose to have my dinners there instead of the larger restaurant. Wait staff very attentive and food was excellent. Very close to CDG airport and I happily avoided the Paris traffic! I would definitely stay here again.
Arriving at Chateau Mont Royal in the thick forest North of Paris is very nice. The hotel is set atop a hill but the views are limited to the treetops nearby. The nearby highway can be heard on the terrace and the rooms on the east side of the hotel. The hotel breaths classic luxury.
The rooms are also very classically styled. The shower in my room was in the bath tub which I don’t like. But worse there was no mixed tap but a separate hot and cold water control which might seem romantic but is highly annoying and has nothing to do with luxury as it takes ages to set the right water temperature. On top the shampoo and shower gel has such a strong fragrance I nearly threw up.
Service wise it is typically French - holding the middle between indifferent and plain arogant. Nobody helped with the luggage despite the many stairs.
Overall I wouldn’t recommend staying here.