I stayed here for a week with a friend for a skiing holiday. We were thrilled when we got such a great rate on a highly rated hotel through our British airways booking.
We arrived early evening and were initially put in a double room, despite the original request for a twin.
We were taken to the room, and just as we started settling in we were moved to a twin queen room.
This was just perfect for us, with two huge beds and a view straight on to the slopes and the lift.
The room was nice, with a decent sized bathroom, lovely complimentary toiletries and the great view. The only downside was the heating/air con in the room. Heating was via recirculated air, as was the air con, which gave us both sore throats and raspy coughs. Tho, we are aware that is just the nature of this type of heating system, we just dosed up and carried on.
The ski service here was fantastic. Wv pre booked our ski hire and passes and were thrilled that all this was downstairs in the hotel. We were able to go down In our ski gear, pick up our boots from the valet, then get our skis from another valet, and walk out the doors, straight onto the piste and right next to a lift. Amazing! This close proximity made it very simple for us to return for lunch, or a short drinks break and get straight back out on to the slopes in the afternoon. We will only look for ski on/ ski off hotels after this experience as it was superb!
The bar and restaurants in the hotel were also really good.
We treated ourself one night to the grill house. It was quite expensive but was well worth it. The steak was fantastic and according to my wine officianado friend so was the wine recommended to her. Service here was also great.
We ate breakfast in the adjacent restaurant a few times,but found the buffet robe a little expensive considering we only wanted a European sized breakfast and not the humongous 'all you can eat' extravaganza. The a la carte options were nice and a lot more reasonable.
We ate at the mallard for lunch a few times, and also had drinks here. Again, it was quite expensive but we had very good service and the food was pleasant, with the added convenience of being in our hotel.
The best place to eat in the hotel was near the ski shop downstairs, and served make your own sandwiches. This was fab and very reasonably priced for a monstrous sandwich that would fill any hungry tummy.
We also used the spa on the last day and I must say, I had one of the best massages ever from Sarah. If you go definately ask for her! She found knots I never knew I had.
Overall, we would definately return to this hotel as apart rom it being a little on the expensive side, we would only be in whistler to have an extravagant holiday so you really must just treat yourself, and her you can do it well!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel, Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort hotel defines mountain luxury. A classic 12-story Chateau-style resort hotel with Health Club, Spa and the largest pool deck in Whistler - offering indoor and outdoor swimming pools, four whirlpools and breathtaking views of Blackcomb mountain. Situated a five minute walk from village center. ... more less
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