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“Great for a weekend stay”
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Swiss Hotel
Ranked #30 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great for a weekend stay”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

My husband and I spent a weekend in Ottawa and stayed at the Swiss Hotel. It was clean, reasonably priced and conveniently located being only a 5-10 minute walk away from Byward Market, the Rideau Centre and National Gallery. It's also ten minutes (and about $15) in a taxi from the train station.

I had made a mistake with our reservation dates but the change was easily accommodated for. It was a shame though that when we arrived the heating in our room had not been turned on! The weekend was especially cold and so it took a while to warm up. We forgot to make reservations for breakfast (did not read the website properly!) but Cora's is very close by. We had breakfast the following morning at the hotel which was ok - there was plenty of choice and cost $15 each.

This is a good choice if you are looking for a convenient and clean room as a base for a weekend away.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Recently I stayed at the Swiss Hotel in Ottawa for the first time in many years. I was delighted to find that, although the rooms have been renovated, complete with iPads and docking stations, the warm reception, great breakfast, immaculate rooms and excellent location had not changed a bit in 20 years. This is a small family-run hotel, a short walk from Byward Market, the National Arts Centre and Parliament Hill, with moderate prices. I recommend it highly.

Room Tip: Lots of students live around the area. On weekends, rooms facing the street can pick up some street...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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New Hartford, New York, United States
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

My daughter, grandson and I spent two nights here. We were happy to be able to leave our car parked for our entire stay and walked everywhere, including the Museum of Civilization. There were many restaurant choices in nearby Bywood Market. Our room was super clean and quite comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. It's a nice homey change from the large chain hotels. The newly refinished hardwood floors also give a much cleaner appeal than the usual wall to wall carpet!

Room Tip: We were on the third floor which was quiet, and our room looked over the treed Daly Avenue toward a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

My wife rented the romantic suite for the weekend of my 40th birthday. All in all it was a fantastic time. The room was beautiful (clean and quiet - and came with an iPad for our use), the staff was fantastic, and the location in downtown Ottawa (just blocks from "the Market" is perfect.

Room Tip: rooms not located on the street (Daly Ave.) are quieter but I would pick the same suite we have stay...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

This hotel was absolutely perfect if you're coming to visit the University of Ottawa! It's about 2 blocks from the campus, and 2 blocks from the ByWard market! All the rooms offer clean and renovated rooms, that are the perfect mix of a European boarding house and a modern hotel.

Each room has an ipad for your own use, as well as a nice TV, a spacious closet, a kettle, blow dryer and curling iron (which is especially nice if you're a female traveling!)

I would recommend this to anyone who's looking at staying in the city!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

A fabulous European styled hotel with extremely clean and comfortable rooms with all expected amenities provided. Sabina was welcoming, friendly, helpful, and a pleasure to chat to. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

On our tour of Canada this was our second stay. The hotel is a nice place, the room rather small but well furnished. Luckily we got a parking place, so we did not have to drive around.
The hotel is in walking distance to the centre, the Byward Market and Parliament Hill. As we did not have much time we were glad to be close to the centre.
The breakfast was very Swiss - good cheese, bread and müsli. Our little chat with Sabine gave us some good information of what to visit.

Room Tip: We only saw our room on the 2nd floor. Coming with heavy suitcases it was quite a job to get them up...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Swiss Hotel

Property: Swiss Hotel
Address: 89 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6, Canada (Formerly Gasthaus Switzerland Inn)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swiss Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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 
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