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89 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
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Ranked #9 of 66 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in room 307 at Swiss hotel, which features no less than three windows, all of which open (open!) onto a quiet residential street. The room is large, with fireplace, fridge, writing desk and reading chairs. The bathroom is in a separate room than the shower, both ensuite. Incredibly comfortable bed and duvet and, again, windows that open. Breakfasts... More

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Bayfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at the Swiss Hotel for three nights while in Ottawa playing tourist. Excellent location allowed us to walk to all major attractions. Very clean. Comfortable bed, well appointed room. Appealing European vibe. Fantastic breakfast available in lovely lower level dining room/lounge/patio. Owner Sabina is very friendly and accommodating. Reasonable rates. Will definitely recommend the Swiss Hotel to others, and... More

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north of Toronto
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Spent 2nights this past weekend. We opted for the larger queen room when we booked on line. The room size was good for a small B an B style hotel, the bathroom does lack shelf space, but we made it work. Bed and pillows were comfortable and no real road noise, my only suggestion would be to add blackout drapes... More

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Shawinigan, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

stayed there for one night on a weekend getaway everything was great;the room was clean and very nicely furnished,excellent service very nice location minutes walk from by market and rideau center,no need to take your car to go downtown the staff was more than accommodating;we went biking the next day and the owner graciously accepted that we keep our luggage... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good bed > good breakfast > good location > good walking to restaurants / stores > good service Amazing value and will stay again !! Nicely renovated - comfortable and clean. Backside second floor was quiet > enjoyed .

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was the only room in town, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had a small, compact room, but it had everything I needed. There are no elevators though, so you carry your own bags up the stairs. Walls are thin though, so a noisy neighbor it a problem. Another guest asked them to quiet down, and they did, but... More

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Ellezelles, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Swiss hotel is nice, rooms are maybe a bit small, especially our bathroom. However service is good. The neighborhood is not so nice however, it's just half way between the touristic area, and the not the recommended street of Ottawa. So don't walk there late if you're a girl. We had no problem however.

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svs3, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, We would like to emphasize that our hotel is in the heart of the downtown core of Ottawa - we are two blocks south from the Byward Market,two blocks east of the Ottawa Convention Centre, and north of the University of Ottawa. Our neighbourhood is actually the residential area for the University, which hosts... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stayed there for 3 nights over July 4th weekend. Sabine (the owner) was very lovely at explaining how everything worked regarding breakfast and what was and was not included with our rate. Breakfast was fantastic especially the Bircher Muesli and any number of eggs served upon request. I much preferred the lovely garden patio and setting for breakfast rather than... More

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, European-style getaway in the heart of Ottawa, you can't do better than the Swiss Hotel on Daly Street. The beds are comfy, the sheets swiss-dot cotton. The bathroom is tiled in a deep merlot-colored tile with light aqua accents. Shower has glass "wall," no door. Rain showerhead. The floors are wood and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First I booked hotel on line, got no reply from the hotel to confirm my reservation, I called them myself to confirm. In the reservation I asked for the room with the jacuzzi. When I called to confirm the guy read my request said ok but when we got there we got a regular room. The room we got we... More

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svs3, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, You made your booking through our online real-time reservation system, and our automated e-mail delivery system has your confirmation e-mail logged as sent. Unfortunately you had not booked the jacuzzi suite through our website as it was not available for the nights of your stay, and you had only indicated in the comments section that... More

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Address: 89 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
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Blending modern European design with late 19th century Canadian architecture, Swiss Hotel is the perfect marriage of the traditional and the new. Whether you're coming to town for business or pleasure, the Swiss Hotel is the best choice for any trip to Ottawa. Optional European buffet breakfast available for $15 per person. Located in the heart of the city within walking distance to all major tourist attractions, only steps from the Ottawa Convention Centre, University of Ottawa, ByWard Market, Parliament Hill, National Gallery of Canada and of course, the Rideau Canal (enjoy Winterlude this winter!) Wilderness is at our door in Gatineau, come see the seasons change with us. ... more   less 
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