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
Majestic historic hotel overlooking the beautiful St. Laurence. Spacious, quiet room. Super comfortable King bed. Staff super. Nice dining room—had breakfast while we watched the Beluga whales. Two outdoor pools heated to 95F which made May swimming a delight. Definitely recommend.
This place is good if you don't mind a very north American styled big luxury hotel. Friendly strongly advised us not to go to the Manoir Richelieu due to the old rooms. I somehow figured out that they had some newly renovated rooms and paid the extra to get one of those rooms and I can confirm that they are very nicely done and spacious. Also the bathroom does absolutely fine, compared to other Canadian Fairmonts we stayed at.
Thus, make sure to book a "new" room if possible.
Location wise it's of course fantastic and the food in the Gourmet restaurant was good too.
We will probably stay here again this summer.
We have been coming here for many years and are always amazed by the beauty and serenity. Le Manoir Richelieu is an old world resort/hotel maintained in an elegant style, Rooms are superb, with the riverview rooms a must. The spa and all season pool area are to be enjoyed. The restaurants are very good but you must check to see what is opened when you go. Across the driveway is the small casino de charleviox, if you are so interested. Try to explore the surrounding area if you can because the charlevoix region is very beautiful.
What a magical place and so much to do! Just came for the day and spent time in the Casino and around this beautiful property! The ride from Quebec City was absolutely stunning. Wish I hadn’t been driving so I didn’t miss anything. Next time I go, I would like to experience the train that comes here! Highly recommend this experience!
First, let me say - the staff are really great. Welcoming, helpful, kind and generous.
Our room was lovely, appointed well with a lovely view onto the river. The deliciously comfortable bed delivered perfect deep sleeps.
So what’s not to like?
The public areas of the hotel are dark, and tired. So much do, that we avoided spending any real time in the areas such as the bar which would surely have increased our tab, but also our happiness.
There is a casino attached. We didn’t go. Perhaps that is the draw??
There is so much to like about this hotel. Surrounded by nature and a rich Quebec history, whale watching and in the summer, all sorts of things to do.
Regardless. I expect more from a property carrying the Fairmont brand.