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Swiss Hotel

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

For all those who say that Swiss Hotel is well-located, neatly furnished and has friendly staff, I'm in absolute agreement. My wife and I really loved the hotel especially the attention to detail in the cosy rooms. The breakfast cost $15 but was copious and had much variety. The staff look after everyone very well during the meal - almost...

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, what we had on offer, and our location so thoroughly! We certainly hope to welcome you back next time your travels bring you through Ottawa again!

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stayed one night for business - good location. Room was tiny, but clean (room 203). However, it was too light to sleep for more than an hour or so - although I was exhausted my brain woke me up 6 or 7 times during the night believing it was morning. Blinds and curtains were totally inadequate for the bright street...

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review. The clerk in question checked the lost and found immediately and searched your vacated room after the call ended, found nothing, left a note to see if the morning staff found anything and to call you back should it come up, and they did not find anything as well. We are sorry that you...

Caledonia, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stayed here with friends for three nights. We had not been here for a number of years, and were surprised by the extra fees for breakfast and parking as in the past we did not pay, but no worries, the location still makes it worth it. The breakfasts were excellent and worth the extra fee. The rooms were comfortable, clean...

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Unfortunately with the cost of food going up we had to adapt to the inflation and could no longer include it in our price. However we are happy to hear it was worth it. All the best to you, we hope to see you all again.

Silver City, New Mexico
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely boutique hotel in an old building that has wonderful charm, fun decor and a cozy feel. Love the stone building and red geraniums! The staff is friendly and very helpful. The location was perfect for us as we enjoyed walking the city for the two days we were there. Byward Market is nearby, an easy walk....

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review with all its kind words! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our location to better explore the city, and we are especially pleased that you got to try our breakfast! Thank you again for the taking the time to write this, and we hope...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2016

very clean, very tiny rooms. Barely room for our luggage with no luggage stands provided. Great Location. Staff very friendly but no water in the rooms and no access to water or ice in the hotel. Bit on the noisy as it's surrounded by U of O residences and late night Byward Market stragglers

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! The tap water in Ottawa is very drinkable, there is an ice bucket in every room that we can fill for you, and there is a filtered water dispenser in the reception area. All of our rooms have running water. Thanks for staying with us!

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Before coming here I spent several nights in grand but characterless hotels with uniformed doormen and lobbies the size of Grand Central Station, so it was a nice change to stay in a — shall we say — boutique hotel in an older building in downtown Ottawa. (A good deal cheaper, too!) It's been fabulously renovated throughout with comfortable furnishings,...

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We are especially pleased that you enjoyed our decor and breakfast, both of which have been the products of special attention and care on our end. The Cumberland/Rideau route is the one we recommend to all of our guests when we give them maps upon arrival! Once again,...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place can be described as eclectic. I loved the nespresso machine, the bodum water kettle, the wine glasses and the modern decor. Details matter! We loved the convenient location, especially so close to the Byward Market. The staff were nice and friendly. It was a little strange to have to buzz in, but when we accidentally walked up Daly...

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! The reason why the front door is locked is because the reception is not on the same floor as the front door, so we cannot keep a direct eye on the comings and goings of every person, guest or otherwise, which is a luxury hotels with a different layout often...

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nous sommes allés au Swiss Hotel le weekend du 9-10-11 septembre. We had a wonderfull service, the hotel is clean. We were serve in French & English! Amazing!! I recommend this hotel! For sure , we will go back to this hotel if we return to Ottawa! Merci beaucoup pour le bon weekend !

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review
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Thank you for taking the time to write us this review! Nous sommes heureux que votre séjour chez nous était...

Reviewed 15 September 2016

I stayed for 2 nights in late August- Artem at the front desk gave me fantastic restaurant recommendations- he was absolutely on point! My room was comfortable with all the amenities that I needed and the in house breakfast had a bit of something for everyone. The only down side is that parking was a bit difficult, as they don't...

Thank Jessie E
Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

We are so grateful for this wonderful review! We are pleased that the restaurant recommendations worked out for you, if ever your travels bring you back to Ottawa we are sure to have more of them for you! Thank you very much having chosen to stay with us at the Swiss Hotel, and we hope to see you again!

Casselman, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I highly recommend the Swiss Hotel for anyone how doesn't mind climbing a few stairs. It was good exercise. Room was cozy and clean and a great view of the church on Daly Ave. from the third floor. The staff will become your away from home family as they welcome you to their facilities. A short 5 minute walk and...

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Sabina S, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We suppose you will have to visit again when they are finished renovating and try to catch him then - we will always be here with a room for you!

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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 

Additional Information about Swiss Hotel

Address: 89 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $152 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swiss Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Swiss Hotel Ottawa, Ontario
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#14 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#14 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#21 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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“We stayed in 108 which was spacious, and quiet even with the window open on St. Patrick's Day. That's saying something .”
 of 5 bubbles JodieG333, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“check on those with the fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles danielamW5267GL, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rm (205) overlooked the quiet street, I could check on my car parked on the street. Parking is available on hotel property ($12).”
  • Breakfast table centre piece!
  • Very comfortable bed.
  • We loved the bright red tiles in the compact but well appointed bathroom.
  • Owner (Sabine) tells us about Ottawa & her renovated 22 room hotel.
 of 5 bubbles rudysterr, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor is probably quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles LDarian, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 203 is too light to have a restful night”
 of 5 bubbles traveloften399, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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