Advantages Stunning setting
Disadvantages No wi-fi, expensive parking, impersonal.
This review for Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is part of our longer trip through the Canadian Rockies.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (FCLL) is a large hotel sitting at the end of a lake which is often termed "the jewel of the Rockies". The Fairmont hotel chain is worldwide, in the UK the two hotels you may know best within this chain are The Savoy in London and the one on the golf course in St Andrews. We're talking big money people. The hotel is enormous with hundreds of rooms ranging from a standard room, to a suite, to a huge penthouse. There are two choices: one overlooking the lake, one not overlooking the lake. When you're paying these prices, it is worth paying the 15% extra (approx.) to get a lake view. Don't stay in the cheapest room without a view, definitely pay for the view, you won't regret it.The hotel is decorated in the style of an old lodge, lots of taxidermic animal heads on the wall, lots of marble and dark wood, really stunning decor.
I booked a pre-pay, no refund room (cheapest!). Except I booked it a month in advance of the date I wanted. Freaking out (understandably) at potentially losing hundreds and having out dream hotel experience go out of the window, I rang Canada, and the lovely Greg agreed to swap the dates (even though the date I'd booked it for had passed and the room was non-exchange, non-refund). I was very glad of Greg that night!!!!!! Very reasonable of the hotel indeed. I'm a dingbat I know.
Worth saying, we signed up for a free Fairmont President's Club membership, you get access to "cheap dates, cheap rates" e-mail (sounds like a dodgy strip club!) for the first week of every month where certain hotels around the globe have certain deals. By staying here on the Wednesday, we saved around £200 compared with staying on the Thursday, so do sign up in advance.
Parking was in a large multi-storey next to the hotel (Adjoining it).
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