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The Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ottawa

• 1 Rideau Street | Ottawa, ON | K1N 8S7
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"Legendary Ottawa Castle"
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August 2009 — "Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, between the parliament buildings and the art gallery, is the immense castle/hotel known as the Chateau Laurier. Recently bought out by the Fairmont chain of hotels, the Chateau Laurier retains its elegance, luxury, and stellar service. There is simply no hotel like it in Ottawa. It has a full compliment of services, including an indoor pool, spa, fitness centre, conference rooms, and four-star restaurant. We stayed on the "gold" floor, and were therefore provided with free breakfast buffets, evening appetizers, and in-room internet service; it was worth the extra cost. Exceptional."

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"Chateau Laurier"
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February 2009 — "To celebrate our twenty-eight years of marriage, my partner found a special price on a room at the rail baron’s elegant Chateau Laurier. The deal cost less than half the price posted inside the door of our hotel room ($399 per night, and that’s per person). Ouch! The general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad commissioned the construction of the grand hotel which was open to the public in 1912, only days after that gentleman went to his death on board the Titanic. A flash freeze the evening we stayed at the Chateau convinced us to pay a $23 premium to have our car parked under some shelter. The cold also kept us from exploring the Rideau Canal skateway or the Byward Market. The -27 windchill also had us up through the night adjusting the thermostat for our room. Having missed out on some poutine at the hockey game earlier in the evening, I had lots of tummy space. Continuing our splurge, my partner ordered a room-service extravaganza: French onion soup, Newfoundland snow crab cake, Atlantic salmon with parsley braised fingerling potatoes, New York steak frites and flourless chocolate cake.. With no guilt, I ate my share. The meal cost nearly as much as the hotel room. As an example, to order a Mars Bar would have cost $3.50. I suspect that people were smaller one hundred years ago. My feet hung off the bed and I had trouble fitting on the toilet and in the tub."

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"Great Old Hotel!!"
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February 2008 — "We came for Winterlude - the Ottawa winter festival. The Laurier is a castle in downtown Ottawa and right beside the canal and all the key attractions. This is an amazing heritage Hotel! Extrememly professional and warm staff. Our rooms is a newly renovated one and is classicly decorated yet very comfortable with a flat screen and internet access (tip - join the Fairmont President's club and internet is free!!). The breakfast buffet is great and the bar Zoe's has some great atmosphere for a calm drink with friends. Recommend this to anyone. Oh, we peaked in the ballrooms - we should have gotten married here - stunning!!!"

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"Great Location"
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January 2008 — "My son and I wanted to stay close to the Parliament Buildings to attend a business meeting at the Senate in Ottawa so he booked us into the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel--right next door. On-site parking is handy, although pricey at $23 per day. We were checked in efficently and pleased with the overall decor in our room. The Chateau is an old hotel but, if our room is any indication, furrnishings were totally up-to-date and new. The beds were firm and excellent for a welcome good night's sleep. Bathroom facilites were first rate and included robes on the bathroom door. Lots of toiletries and towels. New flat screen tv with remote was nice. We had two occasions to visit the bar, one for an early afternoon refresher drink and business meeting after a long car ride and later for an 'after meeting/dinner' drink around 8:00. Lounge service was excellent, lots of great atmosphere, and quiet enough for us to chat comfortably. Our roomrate was only $179 for the night, which considering the majesty, newness, and great location, an excellent. price. Our walk to our meeting in the Senate was about 5 minutes and it we were close to everything in downtown Ottawa that we might want to walk to and see. We highly recommend this hotel. "

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"High tea to the nines"
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October 2007 — "How decadent! The Chateau Laurier for tea! With my mother visiting, it was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of such an old-fashioned gem. The Chateau for tea is an old colonial pass-time in Ottawa - something so traditional it is a novelty to attend in modern times. Booking our sitting in advance (the last tea sitting available is at 5pm), we arrived and ordered one of three "tea" options. I opted for the more conventional "High Tea" - which comes with small, crustless hand sandwiches, homemade scones with fresh cream and jam, a wedge of lemon pound cake and a fruit tart. After our individual 'towers' of tea goodies arrived (a three plated apperatus with the sandwiches, scones, and desserts) for each of us, the substantial wooden tea cart was wheeled over for our selection. Over twenty teas were presented and explained. As each of us selected the tea of our choice, it was scooped into our own pot, and then filled from a brass vat of hot water containing a huge recevoir. The Chateau Laurier's tea room is one of a kind atmospherically - looking over Ottawa's busy downtown Rideau street - one feels whisked away by the lush and refined. Although, the environment is also somewhat sterile, and the tea goodies provided are totally unhealthy!"

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With a commanding presence in Canada's Capital, Ottawa's Fairmont Chateau Laurier is located in the heart of this dynamic city. Built in 1912 in the style of a 16th century French Chateau, its refined elegance and outstanding service make it the choice for discerning travellers around the world.
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Pool - Indoor

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High Speed Internet in Rooms

Private Bathrooms
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1 Rideau Street
Ottawa ON K1N 8S7

 
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