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Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Canada

Fairmont Royal York

At the heart of Canada's largest metropolis, this magnificent hotel was once the tallest structure in the British Empire. Now dwarfed by modern buildings, the hotel still impresses with its size and grandeur. Over the years the hotel has been chosen by the British Royal Family as a place to stay while visiting Toronto, and the hotel’s characterful lobby never fails to impress with its distinctive clocks, enormous chandeliers and intricately painted ceilings. There are approximately 1,400 traditionally furnished guest rooms, all with modern amenities for guests' comfort and convenience.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Each of the guest rooms at the Fairmont Royal York are luxuriously decorated and elegantly appointed, offering a traditional charm. All guest rooms are equipped with twin or king beds, private en suite bathrooms, high speed internet access and entertainment features such as in-room movies. For those looking for a more unique experience, the Fairmont Gold 12th Floor offers a secluded private reception and check-in area, lounge area, continental breakfasts, late morning desserts, pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres plus a private concierge service.

Location

The property is conveniently located in the heart of the city, opposite Toronto’s famous Union Station. With underground links to Union Station, the city’s PATH network and only a few blocks from the city’s beautiful harbour, the hotel is within easy access to all of Toronto’s main attractions, including the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Food and drink

The hotel offers an unrivalled selection of dining options, including an excellent Benihana Japanese restaurant, Piper's Gastropub and York’s Café. There's also the fine dining EPIC restaurant and the sumptuous Library Bar, which reputedly offers the best martinis in town.

Facilities and activities

The hotel offers an excellent selection of facilities, including a superb gym, full service spa, swimming pool and a mall of basement shops with access to the PATH underground system and Union Station.

Our opinion

This is a charming grand old hotel in the heart of Toronto, offering an extensive range of facilities and traditionally decorated rooms to ensure a comfortable and characterful stay. 

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