We booked the King Suite for a three-night stay, and were rather underwhelmed. First the good aspects: location was quiet at night and close to Byward Market, bed was comfortable, breakfast (not included) was pretty good, staff were nice and helpful!
Now the underwhelming aspects: our room was very odd. It was large - but the second room appears to have formerly had a jacuzzi b/c -- while it now has a desk and some random chairs -- there is a tile surround, a mirror, and a shower rail. The towels were ridiculously thin. The small bathroom also had broken fixtures and two lightbulbs that were out. The inn did such a poor job of dealing with ice on the sidewalk that it was a nightmare walking in or out of the building - and the parking lot was equally treacherous. The king suite (at least the one we were in if there is more than one) was not renovated - and looks nothing like the rooms in the other photos.
In retrospect, the Fairmount was only $20 more per night and we would have had an even better location and some luxury. Perhaps other rooms are better than this one - it was definitely not what we expected.
- 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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