a traveler from Travelocity.com
on August 21, 2007
The Fairmont Algonquin is a stunning sight as you pull up to the front. It has a lovely front veranda where we saw people enjoying drinks.t We got in late so ate at the pub downstairs. It was full of people there for the golf tournament and the wait staff cheerfully made room for us at the last table available. In the brochure it mentioned no kids after 9 p.m. but they were great & it was no problem as the front desk called them in advance to tell them we arrived late. The prime rib was the best I had had in a very long time and my husband's breaded scallops were superb! The service was fantastic in the pub. room. We had a double room on the 4th floor with 2 queen-sized beds. The room was a good-size. The bathroom tiles were older as was the paint job but this is the older building. My son thought it was cool we had real keys and had a hard time opening the door at first! There was a ceiling fan and we could open the windows and there was no a/c but we didn't need it. The beds were okay, not as good as the Crowne Plaza's the next day in Fredericton but not as bad as the 2 star motel's the day before! The breakfast buffet had a variety of food but the fried potatoes were cold. My husband and I enjoyed our made-to-order omelet tho' it took awhile. We came towards the end of the breakfast buffet but were told they would keep it open as long as people came. The atmosphere is resort casual and comfortable and the staff eager to please! The rain kep us out of the pool & from croquet on front lawn!
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