Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
What We Love
- Tons of outdoor and indoor activities no matter the season — from golf, tennis and volleyball to gambling, billiards and snowmobiling
- Steam room, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, and three pools, including two outdoor saltwater pools, one heated for year-round use
- Grand architecture and a lush interior combined with stunning views of the St. Lawrence River
What To Know
- Main floor rooms give easy access to pools and the outside, but they're a popular choice for families and are generally noisier
- Three restaurants on-site (and five in summer) are convenient but will significantly jack up your bill
- The Casino de Charlevoix, in a building adjacent to the hotel, is handy for guests who want to gamble, but busloads of casino visitors can fill hotel restaurants
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With its majestic location perched above the St. Lawrence River, this “Castle on the Cliff” is a choice haven for foodies and oenophiles. After fire destroyed the original hotel in 1928, Canadian architect John Archibald designed Le Manoir Richelieu in the style of a French castle; an array of turrets, gables and towers adorn the stone exterior, which stretches gracefully along the escarpment. The grandeur continues inside the hotel, where the spacious lobby and reception area blend such sumptuous design elements as a generous application of rich mahogany, leather and brocade, as well as archways and medieval chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are swathed in tradition, with wallpaper, botanical prints, bedcovers, heavy drapes and valances. Thankfully, tradition allows for a comfy bed and plush white duvet. Room size varies but, unless upgraded, tends to be modest. Notably, many of the suites with river views are among the smallest. Bathrooms are adequate in size and well appointed, with dark marble counters and large walk-in showers with a powerful rainfall showerheads. The paraben-free, earthy-scented Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries (in recycled bottles) are a welcome and progressive touch.
Part of the pleasure of staying at the sprawling Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is ambling from one part of the hotel to another as the mood hits you. Done lounging with your book in the large leather chair in front of the fireplace? Move over to the sunny lounge, order yourself a cold Chardonnay and gaze deep into the St. Lawrence River. And don’t miss the bountiful Sunday buffet at Le Bellerive, where you can indulge in the sweet and succulent maple crepes.
How to Get There
The Fairmont Brand to me always meant sophisticated, updated facilities. Not here. This hotel is in need of a major overhaul. It is generally worn. The location, however, is terrific, and walking the grounds a treat.
What a gorgeous hotel in a beautiful setting! Everything is just perfect and the service is top notch. My room was beautiful and huge. The bathroom was huge too. Everything was just so high end. Old world charm and service with modern amenities.
The hotel is at most mediocre.
The hotel charged me twice for my stay and I called them. However there was no reply. After 3 weeks of my stay, no response from the hotel. They kept transferring me to the account department, however, still nobody was there. I don't understand how this hotel held G7 conference. The worst experience I have ever had. Thinking about suing the hotel. So, to keep your money, stay away from the hotel, it steals.
This hotel lives up to it's reputation. Beautiful views, professional staff. We opted for a King suite with water views for a 2 night stay and it did not disappoint. The room was a good size and very clean, the bathroom door could handle a little scrub. The cleaning staff was on point, clean towels every day and more than polite, always smiling and salutations. I would highly recommend that you do not eat there. We booked a package with breakfast and dinner included. Both were held in the table and terroir restaurant which was terrible! But that's another review! Also this hotel charges way way too much for daily parking and should you decide to do free parking, you have to walk, climb a staircase and give yourself an extra 15 minutes to get your car...it is that far away.
Room was clean and inviting. The view of the bay and architecture was breathtaking.Beautiful location & great amenitiesEnjoyed the workout room and the pool. Loved visiting the boutique for original collections.