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Swiss Hotel

#9 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
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89 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in room 108 which had a queen bed. It's considered to be one of the smaller rooms but we didn't find it to be small at all as it accommodated the two of us just fine. The staff was extremely helpful at all times and also very polite. The room was as clean as some of the major... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a charming little place with a beautiful exterior, in an extremely seedy area. The streets surrounding the hotel have a lot of homeless, drunks, and rougher looking people. I noticed that overall Ottawa had a lot of homeless but a bulk of them are in the general area of the hotel. We didn't have any issues with anybody,... More 

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

Hi Canadian Xplorer Thank you for writing this review and bringing the quality of your visit to our attention. For our guests who arrive before the room is ready, we have a patio area and an air conditioned lounge area with very comfortable seating where they may wait and rest, in which case we ensure that their rooms are prioritized... More 

Berlin, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night and were happy with our decision. In walking distance to the sights, room and bathroom with nice design details and friendly staff at the reception. We did not try the breakfast, though.

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Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Gracious people! Awesome host! I lost my passport while traveling in canada and had to travel to Ottawa for a new one. The hospitality experienced at this hotel (and the hostel next door) is impeccable! The owner is an avid fan of music and has a STELLAR yamaha piano sitting in the meeting room. She was kind enough to let... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Although I did not stay in this hotel and cannot comment on much, I felt that it was necessary to write a good review. I visited my friend at night who was staying at this hotel and the hospitality we received from the woman who ran the hotel was incredible. She worked very hard until midnight preparing for the next... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This hotel is located near Ottawa's seediest neighbourhood. It is an old building and the rooms are quite small but clean and well appointed. It is pricey compared with other larger and more modern hotels located in more upscale downtown areas and the service is quite poor. When I arrived, I contacted the front desk using an inter com/phone by... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Concerning the front door: the front door is not in direct view of our reception and we cannot allow people from the street to wander in without the front desk knowing. Our guests simply need to pick up the phone in the main entrance to be let in, and once the guests are checked in... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Although I stayed at the Swiss Hotel only one night for a conference at the University of Ottawa, I can vouch for the hotel's exceptional standard of cleanliness and comfort. I felt as if I were truly in a modernized, 19th century boutique hotel in Switzerland. If you're looking for all the amenities of a mega luxury hotel, you can... More 

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Merrickville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A quaint, delightful small inn within walking distance of the Market, Rideau Center, Parliament Hill and more! The rooms are very European in style with amenities such as wine glasses, tea kettle, tea cups, ipad! Great experience!

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Toronto, Ontario
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have been looking for a great hotel in Ottawa for a long time, and have finally found it! The owner is lovely, accommodating and really cares about the experience of each guest. My room was rather compact, but very carefully thought out with all the luxuries you would associate with a top end hotel, a beautiful bathroom, a comfortable... More 

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Whitby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I recently stayed one night in their basic double room. It was compact, but had enough space for an evenings stay. The room had a very modern look and feel. And, it was in excellent shape. It felt like a room worth twice the rack rate, if not for the limited floor space and lack of elevator. My room was... More 

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