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Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Why we like it
- The most iconic hotel in Canada's cosmopolitan capital
- Over 100 years of history and strong national heritage
- Blends modern style with authentic elegance
- Perfectly located for Ottawa's festivals, such as Winterlude and the Tulip Festival
- Inviting Art Deco pool is the perfect place to relax after exploring
For a hotel within a hotel, the Fairmont Gold rooms and suites offers a dedicated concierge, afternoons teas and canapés and private floor to enjoy.
All in all we were very happy and satisfied with the program, starting out and ending in Vancouver and visiting Whistler and Tofino in between. So THANK YOU (Vicki Cooke) so much for your planning to make this trip a dream holiday for us!
- K Heisterberg, Denmark
Ottawa's landmark hotel since 1912 is the perfect place for guests seeking a true Canadian experience in the country's capital. Ideally located next door to the regal Parliament Buildings and just steps from the Rideau Canal with its miles of cycling and inline skating paths, the striking limestone edifice of the Fairmont Chateau Lauriers is a proud addition to the Ottawa skyline, with its traditional masonry reminiscent of a French chateau.
Each of the hotel's 426 guest rooms is richly appointed in warm colours and homely textures, creating a charming 'home away from home' environment despite the grand size of the hotel. All rooms are beautifully set out, and there are 33 luxury suites that offer a little extra for a special occasion. The Fairmont Gold rooms offer the utmost in luxury with a dedicated reception area on the fourth floor and a lounge with a dedicated team to ensure your every need is met. The onsite dining options are typically glamorous for a Fairmont hotel; Wilfrid's offers authentic and contemporary Canadian fare with stunning views over the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Locks - the perfect choice for a special occasion. For those looking to escape into a venue offering timeless elegance, Zoe's Lounge is the perfect spot for a classic cocktail or afternoon tea - complete with Devonshire Cream! La Terrasse offers live entertainment and refreshments in one of the most beautiful locations in the city: an elegant patio overlooking the skyline.
The Fairmont Chateau Laurier ensures that its guest's needs are taken care of with its onsite swimming pool, enticing health club and an impressive guest services team.
Best time to be there
The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.
For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.
For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.
Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.
Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.
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