Travel Blogs from Mont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant is a family oriented mountain resort, offering hiking activities in summer and skiing in winter. The place of this small town is at a nice mountain side. Little gondolas allow visitors to move from one place to another and particularly for kids a lot of activities are offered. We ended up taking strolls through the town and to a …
Took me a while to get to sleep as my bites were rather itchy. They're looking rather hideous today... Had breakfast with Elliot who then left to go to Halifax, we exchanged Facebooks and he might be in Québec at the same time as me so if he is we'll meet up. I then tackled the task of my washing, which turned out to be rather successful - everything is still the same size and colour. Spoke to Dad and Em on skype which was nice, ...
What a day! Got up at 7.30 ish when my French roomie was packing her stuff, and went for a run about 8 ish but it's really hotting up here, getting a bit worried for my 10k which is creeping up! Ate breakfast with Elliot and then we set out with the intention of going to Mont Tremblant to do a hike... 2 hours and 8k later we're the other side of the area at a different village, not the one with the mountain haha! After finding the weirdest tourist office ever and ...
... and the boats in the lake. We walked around this part of Mont-Tremblant and then traveled to the scenic village across the lake. The village consists of many hotels and shops with multi-colored roofs which overlook pedestrian courtyards. We walked through the courtyards to the trailhead, Les Ruisseaux. We hiked beside streams and waterfalls and over rocks and through the mud. The trail is marked ...
... up to the top of the hill and then taking tubes down the chutes. I highly recommend this waterpark.
After a long day at the water park, we headed back to the cabin to relax and chill by a camp fire and played some cards.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fairmont Tremblant
I have stayed at other Fairmont properties (Orchid on Big Island) and was a little disappointed w/ this property. I believe it is more geared towards families (e.g., one must request turn down service, plenty of kids & toys in the pool, plus the elevators smelled like mildew near the pool). Keep in mind the entire Tremblant Resort area is Disney World-like and is clearly geared towards kids so this maybe a good thing depending on who you are.
We stayed at the Fairmont for only one night, but enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Upon our arrival, a helpful bellboy gave us a map to the self-serve free parking (otherwise the hotel charges $16.00 for valet parking). Although the free parking is quite a distance from the hotel, there is a tram/gondola that takes you to the top of the village where the hotel is located. Upon checking in, we were extremely pleased to learn that we had been upgraded to a suite overlooking the pool and village, due to an overbooking of standard rooms. The hotel itself is very comfortable and charming. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and clean. The staff are all very friendly, and accommodating. The outdoor pool area is nice, with one pool and 3 hot tubs. This is a full service hotel, and quite luxurious. The restaurant is a bit overpriced though, as there are many good and less expensive restos in the pedestrian village. I would recommend this hotel highly.
Understated and elegant
Friendly, understated and elegant. A relaxed hotel that was most welcoming to our whole family. We particularly appreciated the hotel's environmental awareness as demonstrated in the recycling facilities and the absence of gratuitous wastefulness. The ski valet was a welcome resource. Food was good and the whole Tremblant experience was one which we would love to repeat - in contrast to our experience in the US two years ago.
Poor service and expensive
With the decline of the US dollar, this is an expensive hotel with poor service and an attitude to match. Parking $18/day, internet $14/day, breakfast $21/day, a $249 President's Club room with a view of a snow drift. The staff required daily reminders for basic services, such turn down service and fresh towels. The hotel's management said they appreciated the comments and agreed that after the labor strike last year the property has not been quite up to standard. Four years ago with a stronger US dollar, lower prices, and better management and staff, the Fairmont Tremblant was a great resort hotel and a great value.
Could not have asked for a better experience at the Fairmont. This massive hotel had every amenity and hands down the best location of any hotel in Mont Tremblant. It is the only truly ski in ski out hotel in the village - ski down a short slope to the main base to catch the gondola, or right off a green run to the enterance of the hotel. It is also adjacent to the pedestrian village which is the best village I've seen in the East - a plethora of original stores, restaurants and bars - like a vibrant little city. The staff at the hotel took care of every detail, was courteous and attentative, went above and beyond the call. Everyone spoke english and was happy to do so. The outdoor pools were stunning and a reason by themselves to choose this hotel- right next to the ski slopes. One of the three hot tubs was literally the size of a pool. Ski valet was great - didn't see my skis the whole trip except when I was ready to step into them, very convenient. Spa treatments at AmeriSpa were excellent - relaxing atmosphere, professional staff. Room was very clean, great view, had everything you'd expect and a very well appointed bathroom. Saw a few other hotels while at Tremblant - all seemed nice, but none compared. I'll probably go back just to stay at the hotel again.
The Fairmont Tremblant which was formerly the Canadian Pacific Chateau Tremblant did not loose any of the character or service in the change over. We found the rooms to be a nice size, & could not say enough about the service in the fine dining room. The hotel is a ski-in ski-out property. The nicest thing is that the hotel sits at the top of a hill. Walk out the door & you will find the village of Tremblant & a pedestrian only street to shop & browse. Strolling the street down hill is a lovely way to spend the day. I would reccommend winter or summer visits to anyone.
Had a great time
Hotel was great. Great service. Excellent food. Great location - ski in, ski out. Great view of the mountain. Hot tub was a blast. Concierge did a great job setting up tours, ski rental, etc for us. I have ZERO complaints. It is not the cheapest but we were very happy with our stay.
We stayed there for 4 nights and just returned home and we miss it already! Everything was wonderful, the staff, the food and the skiing. The pools are terrific and one is like a spa. The exercise room is well equipped and you look out over the pools not in a small room with no windows.
Very nice hotel in a nice area in which to spend some time
We just spent 2 nights at this hotel and were impressed. Although we stayed there during the summer, it had a homey feel that we thought would be great during ski season. We loved the location and its proximity to the hiking areas (aka the ski slopes), and the pool area felt like a little spa.
We have just returned from spending Christmas and New Year at the Fairmont Tremblant and have had a wonderful time. The location of the hotel is superb as it is directly off one of the green runs and is adjacent to the nursery slopes. The ski valet service that the hotel offers is a great additional service especially when you are tired from skiing all day and the valet guys welcome you with a smile and just take your skis from you.The staff in the hotel are outstanding and really could not do enough for us from the reception, concierge, porter and even the chamber maid. Our chamber maid even gave our children a little present each on New Year's Day which was a delightful touch.And if you don't want to ski ... well there is still plenty to occupy you.