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Swiss Hotel

89 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
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Swiss Hotel
Ranked #10 of 66 hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ellezelles, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Gatineau, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had our wedding night there, we took the Honeymoon suite, it's really beautiful, traditional wooden floor, and beautiful bed, nice jacuzzi. The only con is that for the price we paid, the parking was not included and also the breakfast was not too. The reception staff was really nice. So overall a good place if you want quiet time.

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Markham, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

I spent 2 days in Ottawa with my boyfriend for the tulip festival. We came across with this hotel on TripAdvisor with great reviews, so we decided to give it a try.. And trust me it was the wisest decision that we had ever made! Although the parking space was limited (there were only 5 spots I believe), the location... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Far nicer than the usual bland corporate hotel, this family run enterprise is warm , welcoming, comfortable and in a great location. The room was bright, scrupulously clean, well equipped (I needn't have brought hair dryer and tongs) including free iPad. Breakfasts delicious - Sabina's homemade muesli is a must - and the only problem is not overeating. Very reasonably... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Owners are friendly and accommodating. The rooms are large, spacious and modern. Had and ipad in the room, with high speed Internet, ipod dock and music player.The location is also good, just a two minuet walk from the main street, restraunts and night life. Had a great stay.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Have not stayed here but disappointed at their inflexible policy for business travel. Had to change my reservation which was fine. Then had to cancel with 48 hr notice. Lady on the phone was very rude, did not listen and only emphasized that she would be charging me for one night. Disappointing - with business travel can't always make things... More

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svs3, Owner at Swiss Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would like to take the opportunity to explain to you how a cancellation policy works, and what we were offering when we let you change your date of arrival. All the confirmation e-mails we send and all of our literature online clearly states our cancellation policy: if you cancel your reservation 48 hours before... More

Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Look no further! Here is the centrally located, completely renovated, super clean independent hotel in Ottawa. You can walk to Parliament Hill or By Market, see the tulips and walk along the canal. Rooms are modern, well furnished, including your own ipad! Your host Sabina cooks her own bread and no PhD in decoration would beat her. Come enjoy this... More

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Address: 89 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa #10 Business Hotel in Ottawa #14 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa #21 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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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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