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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Super rooms and great hosts make this charming hotel in walking distance to parlament and Byward Market an ideal hub to explore Ottawa. The emigrated Swiss owner all friendly staff make it easy to fell welcome. Rooms are very clean and spacious. These were the best beds we slept in on our whole trip. As the hotel is very central...

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

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write us this review! We are particularly proud of our mattresses and are always happy when somebody notices the beds enough to say something! We look forward to welcoming you back should your travels ever bring you to the nation's capital in the future!

Madison, United States
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the touch of Europe in Canada. The young woman at the reception desk was so helpful and kind when we arrived. Our room was comfortable and quiet. But the best of all wss the Swiss breakfast! The selection of bread, cheese and muesli reminded us of trips to Europe.

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

We are very pleased that you enjoyed our hotel and our Swiss buffet breakfast! It is certainly a highlight for many of our guests, and we are happy that it was for you as well!

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Our trip was curtailed so we only managed to visit Ottawa for 1 day, 2 nights. This little hotel is maybe 15 minutes walk from the Parliament Hill and 5/10 minutes to all of the local bars and restaurants. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and helped to accommodate us after we had to amend our arrival time three...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this wonderful review, and we hope your next visit will be a little less short! Hopefully you can find time to visit during the winter, Ottawa is a completely different place depending on the season!

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Sweet owners, immaculate, comfy bed. Most economic rooms small but ok. One BIG negative. In a gentrifying area, but four homeless/day shelters within 3 blocks, some between the hotel and most tourist attractions. Gritty and more than a few people walking around talking to themselves or the heavens. In 3 days never felt threatened, but often uncomfortable AND ALWAYS SUPER...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm sorry you felt threatened by the homeless shelters in the area. As with any large city we can come across people of all kinds. However, we have never had any incidences with the homeless people in our neighborhood. We understand your trepidation but hope that your experience does...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I stayed one night at this very cozy and modern hotel. Before booking this hotel we looked at major chains such as Hilton or Westin but decided to try a place with a personality. And it was the right choice. The room was very clean, spacious and very well decorated. We have met the owner and she...

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

Thank you so much for a lovely review! It was wonderful having you in our hotel and we hope to see you again in the near future. All the best to you both.

Richmond Hill, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great location. The hotel has a European feel in every respect. If you want high end spaciousness and an impressive lobby etc this is not for you. But if you like a squeaky clean European small hotel this is perfect. Our standard queen room was nice. Not big but not small. Blackout window covering would have helped. Instructions on how...

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

Thank you for writing us this review with thoughtful feedback! We are very happy that our hotel's style worked for you, and are very pleased to hear that you would stay with us in the future!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This hotel is a great alternative to the large chain hotels. It offers a very personal experience yet maintains high standard. Rooms are comfortable, clean and look just like the pictures. Every little detail is thought through to ensure comfort and a pleasant stay from coffee machine to a hair dryer to an iPad for guest use. Breakfast outside was...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write us a lovely review. We try very hard to make our guest feel right at home in our hotel. Having a quiet breakfast outside must be our favorite part of the summer and we are grateful we were able to share that with you. Hope to...

Hospental, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 July 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 25 July 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 10 July 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...

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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)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: €111 - €189 (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 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#14 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#21 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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“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, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor is probably quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles LDarian, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 203 is too light to have a restful night”
 of 5 bubbles traveloften399, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book early for a room on the 1st floor”
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“There is no elevator in this 3-story hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles HansieDub, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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