A landmark luxury hotel set within the walls of the World Heritage Site of Old Quebec overlooking the St Lawrence River, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is within easy reach of Old Quebec’s array of attractions, its many restaurants, bars and outdoor cafés, spacious parks and historical sites – as well as its modern entertainment centres and shopping malls beyond the city walls.
Le Chateau Frontenac has recently undergone a lavish Eutropean style refurbishment, so you can expect the very best of elegant château furnishings and contemporary décor in its 611 rooms and suites. Decorated in a soothing palette of soft grey wit gold accents, each room has a king size bed or twin doubles dressed with crisp white linen. There’s an endless list of standard mod cons, from individually climate controlled air con, windows that open, oh joy, cable TV, work desks with halogen lamp, telephone with voicemail, high speed internet, ironing facilities and coffee makers. Bathrooms are suitably sumptuous and include hair dryers.
There’s also a selection of ‘Specialty Rooms’ including Studios with sitting areas and accommodation for up to five people, and an array of splendid Suites, with opulent décor, separate living and dining rooms, marble bathrooms and superb views.
Unwind and swim in the indoor pool or work out in the state-of-the-art health club, then why not have your hair done in the hotel’s salon? And when suitably relaxed and pampered, start your holiday off with a guided tour of the hotel itself, an interactive historical walk through time, including stories and pictures of bygone days. After that, it’s time to hit the town, and the Old Town is on your doorstep just waiting to be explored. Quebec offers all kinds of things to do and see, from the Aquarium and the buzzy Nouvo St Roch district, to shopping, day trips museums, and city tours. The hotel has compiled an array of recommended trips, and will be happy to help plan your visit. The hotel has a selection of naturally lit function rooms for business meetings, and of course its spectacular ballroom is a splendid setting for a wedding, if you’re thinking of tying the knot.
As you might expect, Le Chateau offers a sumptuous choice of eating venues. Place Dufferin serves delicious a la carte breakfasts overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, while Champplain Restaurant offers new Quebec cuisine by chef Stépane Modat, while Bistro Le Sam offers informal lunches with creative sharing dishes, great happy hours and innovative cocktails. 1608 Wine & Cheese Bar is the place to sample local cheeses with good wines from around the world. There is also a Starbucks coffee shop and a complete in-room dining and bar service, as well as take-away boxes for breakfast and lunch, which you can order in advance.
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