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Swiss Hotel

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Hospental, Switzerland
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 1 weeknight here in July 2016. It was very hot & the air conditioning was much appreciated! Hotel is from 1872, but beautifully remodeled with modern bathrooms and rooms. I think she has 22 rooms. Owner is Suisse & very accommodating. She even offered to allow me to use the extra shower on the second...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Lovely hotel with a personality of it's own, much nicer than staying in hotel chains. Staff were really helpful, offering lots of help and advise on places to go and where to eat. Rooms were a little on the small size, but beautifully clean and well presented, and we were treated to an upgrade. It is slightly weird having to...

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

We thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We're very glad that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate the quirks in our layout, and we hope to welcome you back should you need a place to stay next time you visit Ottawa!

Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here the first two nights of our honeymoon, sad to say but the hotel employees never acknowledged that, so that was a bit of a buzz kill. When we got to the door we were locked out and had to call from a phone to the front desk and then lug our big backs downstairs to the desk...

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

Thank you for writing us this review! We have made a point to make sure that we greet and congratulate everybody for their nuptials as they come in (provided they mention it to us in person or in the reservation comments) and this July in particular over the Music and Beyond festival we have been extending complimentary breakfasts to them...

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed July 3, 2016

The owners/hosts are in fact Swiss, hence the name. Wonderful people that are welcoming and have lots of info re things to do, places to eat etc. The breakfast is really great. The building is historic and the rooms have been updated and are modern. The hotel parking is very limited and is on a reserved basis. Once you are...

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

Thank you for writing us this review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed both your stay and the breakfast! We would just like to make clear that our limited parking is not reserved, but first-come-first-served - we encourage our guests who need parking to come early, grab a spot, and (as you say) discover Ottawa on foot!

Reviewed June 23, 2016

I stayed at the Swiss Hotel last week on business. The entire experience from booking to checkout was positive. The owner and staff are friendly and professional. As other reviewers have noted, this is a unique property and if you're expecting a mass-market, chain hotel experience, you won't get it here. For me, it was a breath of fresh air....

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that what we had on offer was to your liking! We hope next time you visit the city, you consider staying with us again!

Reviewed June 16, 2016

I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday with a trip to Ottawa to attend the comic con the following day and explore Ottawa upon arrival. I am very particular with hotels, especially having worked in the hotel industry for many years. This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in! The front desk service was so friendly and...

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We are very proud of our room setups, from the white cotton bedding to the various amenities, and we are very happy that you appreciated them as well! We certainly do hope to welcome you back next year, or any time you visit Ottawa again, and to have you down for...

Reviewed June 15, 2016

Overall this is a lovely hotel. The rooms are very modern with several lovely personal touches. like an I pad and cool coffee machine. The bed was uber comfortable and everything immaculately clean and presented. The location is a bit weird. It's within 5 minutes walk of Byward Market, Parliament etc, but there are also quite a few undesirables about...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write the review! We are pleased you enjoyed the room and the included amenities, and hope to catch you again the next time you visit Ottawa!

Reviewed June 9, 2016

Location is fine, close to market and NAC/canal. Room comfortable, friendly staff. As it is small, some corridor noise as other guests come and go. Met needs for overnight work trip. Closer to market area

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

We are pleased that you found your stay adequate, and we thank you for taking the time to write this review!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed June 3, 2016

This hotel is one of the weirdest in Ottawa. I was coming to town and all the regular hotels I stay at were booked (Westin, Novotel), so decided to stay here. The reviews were good and the pictures online looked nice. Found the hotel. Small building, old. Looked very European. Parked outside and went in. There's no front desk when...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us the review. We do offer something a bit different, off the beaten path, and we appreciate that although this wasn't quite what you were looking for that you could recognize some of what we are going for! We try to make up for lack of facilities with in room amenities (although...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed June 3, 2016

My partner booked this lovely private hotel for my birthday celebration. We stayed in 106, the King bed room featuring a 2-person Jacuzzi. The staff were welcoming and the hotel was tranquil (mostly). Luckily we had to awaken early because the stonemason started working under our window at 8 a.m.! Although there was a mix-up with our reservation, it was...

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

Thank you for the review! We are happy we managed to sort everything out and that your stay was a pleasant one, and that you were able to attend our Swiss buffet breakfast! Hopefully the next time you are in town you will consider staying with us again, and I can assure you the stonemason will be long gone. Once...

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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)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $114 - $161 (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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#14 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#14 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#21 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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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, 3 days ago | Read review
“check on those with the fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles danielamW5267GL, 1 week ago | 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, Jan 20, 2017 | Read review
“Top floor is probably quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles LDarian, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“Room 203 is too light to have a restful night”
 of 5 bubbles traveloften399, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
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