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Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau
Ranked #32 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Fredericton, Canada
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109 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Above and beyond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed at the Monterey Hotel for 3 nights attending a family funeral. One of our family is very elderly and requires significant support and accommodation. The staff, including front office housekeeping and restaurant staff, were incredibly supportive of our needs. We were all in renovated rooms which looked out over the river. They were well appointed and very quiet. The hotel is close to a major road, but we could hear no street noise. There have been some complaints about the breakfast--but it is free! Adding scrambled eggs and sausages for those requiring protein, yoghurt, and cream cheese and bagels would be welcome, but there was excellent fruit salad, better than average muffins and scones, a variety of cereals, toast, coffee, milk and juice. I expect most people would eat less breakfast at home than they expected to receive complimentary at this hotel. The restaurant food was excellent, but do not expect fast food. It is fine dining at reasonable prices, and the restaurant was most obliging in preparing menu items for us to take to the room for our less mobile family member. If you want fast food, Tim Horton's is virtually on the same site. On our next trip to Ottawa, we will stay at the Monterey.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

This 5 acre property holds about 4 two storey buildings of rooms, so there's lot's of space. The grounds are well maintained, and are situated on the shore of the Rideau River. There are canoes available for rent in the warmer months. Amenities also include a heated outdoor swimming pool, and indoor sauna and whirlpool.
My wife and I stayed here for one night, but plan on returning for a longer stay.
We booked one of the least expensive rooms but were pleasantly surprised. Along with the standard things you would expect (tv, clock radio,coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, fridge), there was also a built-in 2 burner stovetop and accompanying pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, and even dishwashing liquid.
Room service is available from the on-site restaurant "The Pines". (see separate review). We did not partake of the complimentary continental breakfast because we made an early departure.
Check -in and out were quick and friendly.
We recommend a visit to this establishment.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Beautifully renovated accommodations; friendly and efficient staff; well located just 7 km., or 10 minutes, from the airport, rooms look out on to Rideau River. Very peaceful, beautiful setting, nice restaurant. Easy access to downtown and to highways out of town. Compares favourably to other hotels/motels of this category in the area. I will certainly send other of my out of town visitors to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belleville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were on the Rideau river side then it was really quiet.
Clean and nice person at reception desk.
Did not like the continental breakfast may be we went a litlle to late, everything was gone.
We will return for sure

Room Tip: Choose the water side it is really quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

In Ottawa to drop off a student, we were not in search of usual proximity to Parliament or By Ward Market and this was a great choice. Just off a busy road, this is otherwise a peaceful oasis with beautiful view of river from lower building. Be sure to ask for upgraded room and if WiFi is important, ask for higher room. Ours never worked but others in our group had access in higher level room. Basic continental breakfast was a madhouse and rather sparse but full breakfast is available for a fee. I would have no problem staying here again. In the end, we still made it to By Ward area a few times and it was a quick trip into town without the hotel parking fees.

  • Stayed August 2013
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quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

This was a really peaceful place to stay. All rooms are renovated. View spectacular. Loved our canoe ride and staff could not do enough to please you. Highly recommend.We will definitely return rather than going right into the city.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We had an amazing time at The Monterey Hotel.
We had our wedding reception at The Pine and our guests could not stop talking about how great the venue was. They enjoyed the lakeside view, the renovated rooms, the food, and the overall Atmosphere. We had booked a block of rooms for our guests from out of town, and they enjoyed the fact that they were all together at the motel and could see each other during breakfast (the hotel includes a free continental breakfast at their restaurant). They commented on how nice the facilities were and how they were able to canoe (rentals that the hotel provides), swim (in a heated outdoor pool), and job right by the water. Almost everyone commented on how it felt that they weren't even in the city because they were surrounded by water and greenery.
So many of our guests said that our wedding was one of the bests they had been to, and we believe that The Monterey played a big part in that. Many said it was like a great vacation at a resort and we couldn't be any happier with our choice in venue.
My new husband and I highly recommend it.
PS - our honeymoon suite was beautiful, newly renovated, and included a jacuzzi tub, king sized bed, and a bottle of free champagne. We only wish we had the time to enjoy it for longer!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Lindsay B, Manager at Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Hello Jan N

We are thrilled to hear of the positive experience you, your new husband and your family had on your very special day. We are here every day to ensure that our guests truly enjoy their experience with us at the Monterey Hotel. We feel blessed every day to provide such tranquil surroundings while still being close enough to the city centre.
We wish you the best of luck on your new adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next anniversary!

Lindsay Berndt
Director of Guest Services
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Additional Information about Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau

Property: Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau
Address: 2259 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6Z8, Canada (Formerly The Monterey Hotel)
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau 2.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on five acres of evergreens, pines and tranquil gardens, The Monterey has breathtaking views of the Rideau River. Known for its resort-style lodging and amenities, it is ideally suited for vacationers and traveling executives. Guests can enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast on-site at The Pine restaurant. Located in a charming stone building, The Pine offers an extensive wine selection, with a summer patio and various meeting rooms. The Monterey Hotel remains one of Ottawa’s most affordable destinations, regardless of its superior service and priceless scenery. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Monterey Inn Resort And Conference Centre
Monterey Inn Resort & Conference Centre Hotel Ottawa
Monterey Hotel Ottawa

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