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“Comfort, chic, and continental!”
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Swiss Hotel
Ranked #27 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Comfort, chic, and continental!”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

I love Swiss Hotel! Everytime I crawl under the ironed sheets and comfortor I feel as if I'm enclosed in the clouds -- they are so soft! Breakfast coffee is Swiss and each cup made especially for you. Muesli is homemade and delicious. So much fruit, cheese, breads plus eggs and French toast with real maple syrup. Next to great shopping, movie theaters. There is parking, which is really handy. And the high design in the stone building is really cool!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Travelled to Ottawa for the weekend to escape winter-less Toronto. A very enjoyable experience - the Swiss Hotel was centrally located in an area with a lot of character. Convenient + short walks to both Parliament and Byward. The room itself was excellent. Design-wise, it was very functional [if not a tad on the small (cozy) side] and quite hip.

A very cool place.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mississauga, ON
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

I had to stay there just for one night but the place was great! Sabina was very friendly and the room was very clean. Too bad I couldn't stay for longer. All the rooms have iPads and there is a computer in the main entrance for guest use. The place was completely renovated and the decoration/finishes are great. Very nice place, very cozy.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

My husband and I spent a weekend in Ottawa and stayed at the Swiss Hotel. It was clean, reasonably priced and conveniently located being only a 5-10 minute walk away from Byward Market, the Rideau Centre and National Gallery. It's also ten minutes (and about $15) in a taxi from the train station.

I had made a mistake with our reservation dates but the change was easily accommodated for. It was a shame though that when we arrived the heating in our room had not been turned on! The weekend was especially cold and so it took a while to warm up. We forgot to make reservations for breakfast (did not read the website properly!) but Cora's is very close by. We had breakfast the following morning at the hotel which was ok - there was plenty of choice and cost $15 each.

This is a good choice if you are looking for a convenient and clean room as a base for a weekend away.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Recently I stayed at the Swiss Hotel in Ottawa for the first time in many years. I was delighted to find that, although the rooms have been renovated, complete with iPads and docking stations, the warm reception, great breakfast, immaculate rooms and excellent location had not changed a bit in 20 years. This is a small family-run hotel, a short walk from Byward Market, the National Arts Centre and Parliament Hill, with moderate prices. I recommend it highly.

Room Tip: Lots of students live around the area. On weekends, rooms facing the street can pick up some street...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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New Hartford, New York, United States
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

My daughter, grandson and I spent two nights here. We were happy to be able to leave our car parked for our entire stay and walked everywhere, including the Museum of Civilization. There were many restaurant choices in nearby Bywood Market. Our room was super clean and quite comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. It's a nice homey change from the large chain hotels. The newly refinished hardwood floors also give a much cleaner appeal than the usual wall to wall carpet!

Room Tip: We were on the third floor which was quiet, and our room looked over the treed Daly Avenue toward a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

My wife rented the romantic suite for the weekend of my 40th birthday. All in all it was a fantastic time. The room was beautiful (clean and quiet - and came with an iPad for our use), the staff was fantastic, and the location in downtown Ottawa (just blocks from "the Market" is perfect.

Room Tip: rooms not located on the street (Daly Ave.) are quieter but I would pick the same suite we have stay...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Swiss Hotel

Property: Swiss Hotel
Address: 89 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swiss Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Swiss Hotel is ideally located in downtown Ottawa in the heart of the Nation's Capital within easy walking distance to tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants, bars, and convention sites. This European-style boutique hotel has modern flair and offers its clients a warm, cozy and intimate accommodation experience with friendly service in a quiet, stress free environment. Each of the 22 rooms has private bathroom, A/C, European style white bedding that is 100% cotton with plush duvets, hardwood floors, free hi-speed wifi internet, an iPad and a Nespresso coffee machine in every room. For business or pleasure, choose from standard, superior, deluxe rooms with a fireplace or our romantic getaway suite with a double Jacuzzi. The hotel offers an optional healthy Swiss buffet breakfast, as well as opportunities for small meetings. The hotel also has a pretty courtyard garden patio for relaxation - a true oasis in the middle of the city. ... more   less 
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