Sunday, September 22, 2013

Checking In: Swiss Hotel Ottawa

A lot of gems are often found off the beaten path but Swiss Hotel is right smack in the middle of the city. Conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, museums and attractions, I checked into this European-style boutique hotel during my recent stay in our nation's capital.

Swiss Hotel is voted Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice 2013, a title much deserved.

Everything from the moment of booking to check-in was effortless and the staff are accommodating and friendly. I personally met the owner, Sabrina, a lovely lady who's obviously very passionate about the hospitality business and has it all thought out.

The 22 rooms are all tastefully decorated, bright and modern with hard wood floors (a lot different than chain hotels with cheesy carpets and that dark old-school feel). Each room is also equipped with an iPad and FREE Wifi! There is a common area with a dining room and outdoor Mediterranean style patio adding an extra layer of convenience to the stay. Wake up to their hearty breakfast buffet - it's well worth the $15 per person.

Shopping addicts can take advantage of the close proximity to the Rideau Centre while foodies will love being close to The Byward Market and some of the city’s best bars and restaurants are just a stroll away.

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It's charming, comfortable and totally affordable starting at $128 (winter) and $147 (summer) per night. Parking is limited and cost an additional $12 per day but there is also a public parking lot nearby.

Swiss Hotel
89 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON
1 (888) 663-0000
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