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Chimo Hotel

1199 Joseph Cyr Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 7T4, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Milton, Canada
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is pretty run down, it looks like it would have been moderately high end when it was first built but it doesn't appear to have had a cent put into up-keep in 30 years. The rooms used to be smoking rooms and they were never decontaminated properly. The room had a musty smell laced with smoke. I was... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, We are now closed for renovations reopening as a fresh new Holiday Inn in December 2015 All guest rooms, public spaces, banquet rooms and an exiting new restaurant concept called Reza's offering breakfast and dinner classics with a modern twist. We look forward to seeing you Your Holiday Inn team More 

Quebec, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply put, the hotel is gross. Old I can deal with, but old AND gross? No. Tub was stained grey from thousands upon thousands of feet. Furnishings tired and old. Worn carpets - musty and stale smell throughout hotel. Seemed to be full of youth sports teams, guess the price is right...Worst? Peeled back the old fashioned bed-spread and saw... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are presently closed for renovations with an anticipated re opening in Dec 2015 as the new Holiday Inn Ottawa East See you soon Your "soon to be" holiday Inn Team. More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I purchased this hotel from Hotwire (which gives you the hotel AFTER your purchase) but was ultimately satisfied for the choice. We were only in Ottawa for a single overnight trip for a graduation and weren't planning on spending too much time there. The hotel is about 10 min cab ride from downtown, and was right across from a big... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing your comments. WE arte happy to announcethat the CHIMO is now Closed for major renovations and scheduled to reopen around year end. we look forward to welcoming you then as the Holiday Inn Ottawa East. See you soon ! Your " soon to be" Holiday Inn team More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There was building work going on opposite the hotel which woke us at 7 am each morning. There was also a school group who tended to be noisy in the corridors. The room was quite large with 2 Queen Beds but the carpet was stained, there was no plug in the sink and the shower head attachment was loose meaning... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ajsb32 Thank you for your recent comments, we are excited to announce that the CHIMO is now closed for renovations with a scheduled reopening in Dec 2015. Guest rooms, public spaces, Banquet/Meeting rooms, New REZA Restaurant A complete fresh new look. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back soon Regards ' JPB More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very dirty and old hotel. Grey to black carpet, tubs do not drain so you are showering in a pool of water, makes me cringe. It is definitely not a 3 star hotel, I'm not sure how they keep that rating. Breakfast was gross, the eggs tasted like cardboard. Staff were average but definitely some very rude ones. They lost... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Beachbride14 Thank you for your recent post. Good or bad comments are welcomed and considered in future training endeavors. Please note that the CHIMO is now closed for extensive renovations inclusive of Guest rooms, all public spaces, Banquet/meeting rooms and our new REZA restaurant. Again thank you , we are confident that your next stay will be more in... More 

Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I first arrived to the hotel and saw a ugly brick building that looked like it held little promise. When I first entered the lobby was very tacky and failed at achieving a older now look. I checked into the room with my friends and we went to floor 6. The bathroom smelt like sweat and was gross. The beds... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. Good or bad comments are welcomed and considered important in future training endeavors. Please note that the CHIMO is now closed for extensive renovations inclusive of Guest rooms, all public spaces, Banquet/meeting rooms and our new REZA restaurant. Again thank you , we are confident that your next stay will... More 

RICHMOND HILL
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was a last minute visit to Ottawa, and I found a lot of Hotels were booked... The Chimo Hotel appeared online, and I have to stay I was a little dubious after reading reviews... However on arrival I was pleasantly surprised.. this Hotel was competitively priced... We booked a King Bed room on the ninth floor, this Hotel has... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent post. Please note that the CHIMO is now closed for extensive renovations inclusive of Guest rooms, all public spaces, Banquet/meeting rooms and our new REZA restaurant. We plan to reopen in Dec 2015 Again thank you , we are confident that your next stay will be more in tune to your expectations Regards More 

Caledonia
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Although not what I would consider a destination place, it suited our need for a couple of nights. Location was perfect for our needs but for sight seeing likely not so great. Price included parking, spotty wifi and breakfast which we did not try but smelled good from the lobby. Beds were comfy and clean. Bathroom did not have the... More 

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YourChimoTeam, General Manager at Chimo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing...we value the feedback Please note that the CHIMO is now closed for extensive renovations inclusive of Guest rooms, all public spaces, Banquet/meeting rooms and our new REZA restaurant. We plan to reopen in Dec 2015 Again thank you , Regards More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The location is average, the hotel is old and worn out. I was here 20 years ago and it was old then, and nothing has changed. The rooms are large but the A/C is broken and they said they cannot move me and have no fans. The ice machine is broken. The pop machine is broken, the food in "Clancys"... More 

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We choice this hotel because it was the only one i could find with free car parking in the Ottawa area, The rooms are large and clean, thou they do not have enough safes for one for each room so request one ahead of staying. The staff on our arrival were more interested in their hockey team game than in... More 

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