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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Beatiful hotel with a great view. a great place to relax. La Brise is bar/ restaurant with floor to ceiling widows overlooking the st lawrence. you can just sit there and have a drink or a quick bite. outside pool is heated to you can take a dip.
We came here to experience the Route du Saveur in Charlevoix. The hotel is an expensive disappointment. The architectural style is similar to Chateau Frontenac in Quebec on the outside. The inside has the same faded grandeur. Having not eaten all day we went onto the terrace and ordered drinks and BURGER DE BŒUF DE L’OISEAU BLEU ET BACON. They were not brought to the table. It turned out that we shouldn't have bothered as we went to the Table et Terroir restaurant and ordered the same thing. It was a beef hamburger with Maple glaze with MicroBrasserie Charlevoix beer, Hercule cheese, Cabbage and Apple mustard It was inedible. The service was slow probably because the kitchen was some distance away. We asked for a view of the St. Laurence which we could see if we looked out of the windows at an angle. The rest of the view was the parking lot. From the reviews and articles that we had read we expected this to be better than the Auberge St. Antoine in Quebec where we had just spent three nights but it was not. In fact we wished we had spent another night there even though we enjoyed the drive.
The Fairmont Manior Richelieu is such a majestic resort, along with the staff being outstanding, especially Marie-France at the Front desk. The resort grounds were amazing. From bon fires, to pools/hot tubs, golf course, and complimentary bicycles, along with nice meals and beverages, plus the view is the die for! A must visit location and resort.
I said is a palace because is so big and beautiful, we enjoyed our stay and every minute of it. The parking is a little difficult some time the access to #8 is challenging but good as exercise. The pools are fantastic and the gym too.The sauna is nice but be careful the floor is very slippery and they have to fix this really soon.We love the spaces indoor and outdoor. Very nice place to stay if not the best of the region,
I was here for 3 days, part of a convention. The place and the location are great. The scenery is fabulous with the majestic St Lawrence River. The personnel is extremely friendly and helpful. I can only imagine how great that place was, in its glory days. You can see here and there the effect of time.
The food was good, but rather pricey.
The food served for the convention attendees, particularly was a joke. We paid a very heavy amount for lunch consisting of a bowl of soup, a sandwich and a small salad. One can always blame the organisers for their choice of lunch. But it is the Banquets who dictates the price.
The rooms are well renovated and comfortable. It was a pleasant stay.
One must not forget the Casino.