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“quiet and cozy european inn in the heart of ottawa”
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Swiss Hotel
Ranked #27 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“quiet and cozy european inn in the heart of ottawa”
Reviewed 31 August 2010

Friendly staff and clean, modern rooms made for a great stay in this inn. The authentic Swiss experience made it feel like a home away from home.

The room was perfect in size, newly renovated, with modern furniture. Loved the ipod/iphone docking station/radio in the room. Beds and pillows were extremely comfortable and clean! Renovations are now complete. Another great addition was the free wi-fi and computer in the lobby with high speed internet access free of charge.

The inn is centrally located, allowing you to walk to all major attractions (byward market, parliament, rideau centre) within minutes. Even though it is central, it is tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood away from the hustle/bustle of the city.

Everything was great, service, friendliness of staff, location, and quality for the value! I would definitely recommend this place to others and would stay here again on my next trip to Ottawa!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Cardiff
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2010

The owner really shouldn't have taken paying guests during the refurbishment of the inn.
We had to drag our cases to the 3rd floor up stairs covered in dust sheets, around workmen and women painting, avoiding wet paint and potential falls. The rooms are going to be really plush when they're completed but at the time of our stay they had mirrors propped up against walls, lights hanging loose from sockets and they were covered in dust. Breakfast was not an option as they couldn't cook amid all the disruption. We felt at the very least we should have been forewarned but we weren't and neither were we offered any reduction to compensate.
Very disappointing.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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St Albans Herts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2010

We arrived in Ottawa full of expectation, Canada's capital etc. I'd booked this hotel back in March this year, having read its rave reviews on Trip Advisor, so imagine our disappointment when we arrived to find a building site. The hotel was being treated to a major refurbishment, we were subjected to a lengthy apology and I'm sure it will be wonderful....one day. 3 flights of stairs covered in drugget with no lift (too expensive)was not an enjoyable experience and positively dangerous, given that we'd been on the road for hours.Our room will be beautiful, no doubt , when it's finished and they get to screw in the light fittings, turn on the loo water supply and don't cut off the water when you're in full flow in the middle of the beautiful double shower. Why they didn't cancel I've no idea; There was no breakfast either; only a full refund would have ameliorated our disappointment.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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israel
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

canada is a country with nature and nice people, what makes the best trip.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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anonymous
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

I have been to this Inn several times and really like it. It is in a good location, the owners are very polite, friendly and helpful. The rooms are simple and clean, and quiet. The beds are really comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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SEDLEY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2010

The bed was so comfortable that we missed the excellent breakfast on a couple of occasions. The days that we did make it to breakfast were well worth getting up for! Another plus was being able to relax with a glass of wine in the secluded garden patio after a very warm Ottawa day. Everyone was so welcoming.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2010

it was a pleasant business trip. 4 of us from Montreal stayed at Gasthaus Switzerland Inn, the owner was very nice us. i was a bit disappointed at first that my room was on ground floor, but the breakfast was awesome, and the rest of the stay was very pleasant. i left my earrings there, and the owner even mailed them back to me!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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2 Thank ucon
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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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