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Australis Guest House

9.0 | Excellent | #6 out of 60 hotels in Ottawa

5-minute drive from city centre, free breakfast, great staff, clean rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown and shopping
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and helpful service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the quality and variety of the free breakfast
  • The rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by several travellers
  • A few guests reported small rooms and no in-room TVs
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 20, 2014
Located about a 5-minute drive from Ottawa's city centre and the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp, Australis Guest House is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located B&B with free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, a fan, a mini-fridge and a private or shared bathroom with a hair dryer. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are not permitted.

The hotel also offers a complimentary breakfast, guest laundry and free parking. 

The University of Ottawa is roughly a 12-minute walk away, while Rideau Centre offers shopping 4 minutes away by car. Parliament Hill is about a 6-minute drive from the hotel and Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is a 16-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 6, 2014)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, breakfast and rooms.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to the Rideau Canal, downtown Ottawa, public transit, shopping, restaurants, the University of Ottawa, Parliament Hill and Sandy Hill. One patron noted, "Conveniently located, the Australis is walking distance to Byward Market, Rideau Center as well as University of Ottawa where you can access to various buses including route 97 that takes you to the airport in 20min".

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, efficient and helpful with recommendations and directions. One guest mentioned, "It was really my interactions with Brian and Carol that account for a 5 PLUS rating. Both are helpful, genuine, passionate about making their guests experience the best possible experience, and knowledgeable about their great city".

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's breakfast, describing it as excellent, delicious and filling. One guest remarked, "Breakfast each morning round a shared table was very enjoyable and very tasty, a good selection of fruit, eggs in lots of styles, waffles and home made scones and jams and they know how to make a proper pot of tea!".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, cozy, comfortable, spacious and quiet. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported no in-room TVs, creaky floors and small-sized rooms and bathrooms.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 54 Ottawa B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 114 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 8 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.0 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
6 / out of 60
hotels in Ottawa

The average guest rating for Australis Guest House is 9.0 out of 10 based on 258 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Australis Guest House at #6 out of 60 hotels in Ottawa.

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89 Goulburn Ave., Ottawa, ON