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Best Western Plus Gatineau-Ottawa
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Gatineau
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

stayed here saturday night because every hotel in Ottawa was booked up. fantastic location - 10 minute walk to ByWard. clean hotel with nice clean rooms. very comfortable bed. beautiful river view. clean bathrooms. the price was a little steep but i'm guessing it was due to the Ottawa Marathon taking place that weekend. would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Just because it's across the river in Hull (Gatineau officially theses days) I think people don't consider it as an Ottawa hotel. In fact it's right beside the Museum of Civilization and just a short walk across the Alexandra Bridge to the National Gallery, the Byward Market and Parliament Hill. The price is a fraction of the cost of all other hotels in the heart of Ottawa and parking is $10 instead of the typical $20 or more. The staff is all fluently bilingual and the restaurant has a french flair giving possibilities for your breakfast that are more interesting than most hotel breakfasts.....

Room Tip: Ask for the north side near the top of the building to get a beautiful view of the river and Ottawa.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Four night stay,everyone extremely helpful,pleasant walk across the Pont Alexandra into the heart of Ottawa,or take the small commuter ferry. We had hoped to have bicycles but they were difficult to find. Perhaps the hotel can acquire some for guest use .Will pick again in a moment!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

It is an average hotel. The rooms are confortable and well equipped but they are outdated. They could be cleanier. This hotel must be renovated and especially the bathrooms. Note that the toilet seat is very small so that bigger people will be very annoyed by this. The parking is very small and not fit for large vehicule. Nobody was available for bringing my luggage to my room.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The hotel is located directly across from a Park with nice views of the Ottawa River to the East. Having said that, other areas immediately around the hotel seem, well, pretty run-down. Fortunately, the weather was wonderful whilst I was there AND I love to walk. If the weather doesn't cooperate, or, you don't want to walk, you will be taking cabs. And, cabs aren't lined up outside this hotel. You'll have to ask the front desk to reserve one for you when you wish to go out.

As many people visiting Ottawa/Gatineau, I was there to meet with an arm of the Canadian Government which is, largely, housed at Place du Portage, a complex in Gatineau second only to the U.S. Pentagon in terms of size. Place du Portage (Phase IV) is about a 15 minute walk from the hotel. I enjoyed the walk each morning and evening. But, where to go each night for dinner??

As I learned checking in on my first day from the front desk, there's a Thai restaurant and a McDonald's near the hotel. Otherwise, take the nearby walking/biking/driving bridge across the Ottawa River to the Byward Market area of Ottawa adjacent to the U.S. Embassy. It's a 20+ minute walk each way, there and back. I loved it, but, again, the weather was fantastic when I was there. There are literally dozens of restaurants in the Byward Market area.

Now, as for the hotel. It's clean, but quite old and needs renovation to move beyond "average." Bed was comfortable. Pillows are hard and short. There were 3 bath towels which are only slightly larger than hand towels and are rough to the touch. The shampoo, conditioner and skin lotion were low quality. Housekeeping never replaced the shampoo during the 3 nights I was there. There's a coffee maker with a coffee pod, no bottled water (and no gift shop to purchase any from) and powdered creamer. The TV was an LG. The cable stations were (not surprisingly) mostly french speaking, with 2 Detroit stations and CNN, otherwise, virtually all religious or cartoons. Reception was spotty and interrupted with "no signal" several times. I never ate dinner at the hotel. There's a breakfast buffet for $7.99 (with tax, but not tip) with coffee, eggs, toast, sausages, cereal, an orange drink of some sort, some off the shelf cheeses and what looked to be mixed fruit from a can.

If you like to walk and the weather cooperates, it's an ok hotel. If you don't, or, you're concerned about the weather, there are hotels closer to Place du Portage in Gatineau and closer to the Byward Market area in Ottawa that you may want to consider. Au revoir!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I stayed for business trip in downtown Ottawa and I know the traffic at the Alexandria bridge is a morning nightmare. the location of the hotel is strategic for good 10-15min walk with beautiful scenery of Parliament building and of course a mind-free-stuck in the traffic.

the price for a night is reasonable (we got a small room at the corner with big window at awkward height ( I am short) for that reason I gave a 4-star but I stayed just to sleep and its location.

the wifi was fast and good and free.

Room Tip: the parking is $10 but I would suggest if the front parking is full, check in and get the parking ti...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

The hotel is right across the river from Ottawa. The view from the 9th floor was spectacular. The service was excellent, the staff at the front desk spoke English to me and the breakfast was fine. The parking is outdoors but right in front of the hotel so there is easy access. Basically, I liked the place and would stay again.

Room Tip: Bed was really comfortable. Lots of channels in English and French.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Address: 131 rue Laurier, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3W3, Canada
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Outaouais Region > Gatineau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Gatineau
#5 Business Hotel in Gatineau
Price Range: £81 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Gatineau-Ottawa 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a moment to relax and enjoy the view! Best Western Plus Gatineau-Ottawa is an award winning, waterfront hotel that provides guests with a picturesque view of Canada’s Capital. Our 9 storey structure has 133 guest rooms including 9 suites, 4 banquet rooms offering a total of 4500 square feet of meeting and banquet space and with our events manager directly on site, we can accommodate all your business or leisure event needs. Our hotel offers a relaxing blend of inviting hospitality with state of the art, modern day conveniences, including complimentary wireless high speed internet throughout, free local phone calls, an equipped health facility, a newly renovated indoor salt water pool with a lifeguard provided at all times and indoor parking. Enjoy a stroll across the historic Alexandra bridge, to the famous Byward Market and Ottawa’s downtown business, shopping and entertainment district. We look forward to welcoming you to the Outaouais’ best kept secret. ... more   less 
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