I was very happy with my stay at the Swiss hotel.
The lady who runs it has to be the most enthusiastic, engaging person i've met on a reception desk, it took me 20 mins to check in just because she was so engaging to chat too!
I had booked a special 3 night deal, so just $100 a night including all taxes. I had booked the economy room, and it was spotless, incredibly modern, but quite possibly the smallest room i have ever stayed in.
As it was just me this didn't trouble me at all, if i had been with my husband it might have been a struggle. (if you are a couple i would recommend paying more for the larger rooms)
But i just loved the decor, the shower was great (but the bathroom very small!) and the bed was incredibly comfortable.
Free, fast wi-fi, and an I-pad in every room. I faced the road, but it was very quiet, so the sound proofing was good.
I had breakfast on the last day, which was delicious, fruit and cereal, cooked food, yoghurts, pastries, juices, croissants, breads etc etc. I think this cost $14.
The location was near the Byward market, which had a places to eat, but i was a bit disappointed with it, was actually all a bit run down. A very easy 20 min walk to the Parliament buildings and everything else in that area.
Next door was the Barefoot hostel run by the same lady, i didn't have chance to check it out, but if the standards of the Swiss hotel are anything to go by (and your budget is tighter) i would definitely check it out.
- 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, 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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