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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lake Louise
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Mississauga, Canada
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wow, Location with Stupendous Service”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed here for two nights then on to Banff, followed by Jasper Lodge. Can't say enough about Chateau Lake Louise. You cannot go wrong a visit here. Docks & canoes on the lake just in time for Father's Day (ice had just cleared) and gardens already looking great despite the delayed spring weather. Hiked a few trails, had some wonderful meals with great recommendations by staff. The view from our room was from the East Wing, looking straight at the lake and glacier. Took a tour with one of the Heritage Park Tour guides, Mike from Australia (wealth of knowledge that loves to share & personal tour guide if you arrange with concierge), and learnt that we should be very very proud of our National Parks. Guess who still have wildlife in their parks ( it ain't Yellowstone). Our national parks are for the preservation of animals first, and then we the humans can visit if we behave well! Saw deer, caribou, elk, mountain goats and sheep and of course bears. Many trails closed as animals were breeding (went mid-June) and very protective this time of year of mates and babies. Having said that try the Fairview trail, easy trail by the boat house but spectacular view. Next try the trail around the lake and of course canoe is great, especially with a heritage guide. Expensive, but worth every penny. Truly worthy of its UNESCO designation. Last time we were here we did the trail to the Tea House, small lake hidden up between the mountains. Another must if you are able. Remember high altitude so lots of water and you will be breathing heavier ( out of breath ) until you acclimatize so take it easy the first few days. Thanks Dustin, great team you have to keep us entertained.

Room Tip: View of lake / glacier if you can get it, higher is better. East wing is newer with larger rooms bu...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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FCLL, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! It sounds like you took advantage of the many services we offer here at The Chateau. We are very proud to be located in a National Park and can certainly relate to the great comments you have shared about the wildlife and activities. Until next time. Thank you!
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Massive hotel in Grand Canadian style,but nothing can possibly prepare you for the moment you enter your room and see the view!At best you are rendered speechless and I can imagine somebody in tears. Absolutely astonishing. Beautiful blue lake with mountains all round and the glacier in front of you perfectly reflected in the lake. Nothing like it elsewhere in the world. Worth every penny of the (rather expensive!) cost. Anybody without a lake view room will miss one of life's truly great experiences.

Room Tip: You MUST< MUST< MUST have a lake view room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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FCLL, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you very much for your review and kind words! We are glad to hear that Lake Louise made a strong impression. Warm Regards.
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Our stay was bad from the start. Our room was not ready when we checked in and we had to wait about an hour. Our room did not have air conditioning - which we were not told about ahead of time. The ceiling fan and portable fan (in the closet) did not cut it. The room was very hot even with the fans and the windows open. It was not possible to make a dinner reservation on the same day if you wanted to eat between 6-8pm. They have so many tour groups that all the peak dinner times are taken. The concierge told me you have to make dinner reservations weeks to months ahead of time if you want a peak time. Our guest room also needed to be renovated and the bathroom is tiny. Given the reputation of the Fairmont chain, it was a very disappointing experience.

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FCLL, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We value your feedback and will certainly review this with our dining reservations team. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Team
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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the BEST hotel to celebrate a special occasion.The hotel made our 40th wedding anniversary amazing. They upgraded our room and had champagne chilling!! The Lago restaurant food was excellent. The beauty of Lake Louise was heavenly! The hotel staff were exemplary. The many shops at the chateau were so much fun. Words cannot express my gratitude to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise! Thank you.

Room Tip: Main building facing the lake!!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FCLL, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time share your experience! Congratulations on your 40th anniversary. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. All the best!
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

What a beautiful lakefront hotel! I can not give the fairest review as honestly, I did not stay the night here. However, I did spend a few hours enjoying the views from the lobby, restaurant lounge, and lawn. This is a breathtaking stop for a nice stroll or hanging out on the dock to fall into a nice day dream or getting carried away in a good read with a spectacular surrounding. The panorama of mountains, waterfalls, and aqua-turquoise lake are unique and quite striking.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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FCLL, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you back to our destination in the future for an overnight stay!
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in August of 2013. While many of the other reviews are accurate - it is pricey and the day crowds can be annoying - the location is tough to beat. It was amazing to be able to walk out and be right on Lake Louise. Rooms were fine. There were a handful of dining options and some nice gift shops. And it's still very convenient to see other things in the area, like Moraine Lake.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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FCLL, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We certainly appreciate the feedback and the kind words. Now that you've been in the summer, perhaps plan a visit for the winter season for a whole new experience? Warm Regards!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

From the moment we stepped into the hotel, and encountered the Gold Floor, we felt welcomed. Our lake view room was amazing, it was beautiful to look out over the frozen lake. Our room was amazing and very comfortable we enjoyed coffee and a quiet drink in the Gold Floor guest room. All I can say is our Chateau Lake Louise experience was amazing and will be long remembered.

Room Tip: A lake view room is the way to go and if you are looking for a treat stay in the gold rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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FCLL, Manager at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that your stay on Fairmont Gold was to your liking. With the lake now thawed perhaps a trip back in the Summer season is warranted? All the best!
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Property: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Address: 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Lake Louise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lake Louise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 4*
Number of rooms: 550
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort is nestled deep within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enveloped by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the natural beauty of this destination permeates every nook of the historic resort - originally built as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a year-round luxury resort which specializes in offering extensive Guided Mountain Heritage programs, unparalleled skiing in the winter, exceptional food and beverage experiences and a new spa, The Spa at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. ... more   less 
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