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Routes Car Rental at Ottawa Airport
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Pros: Small enough to park, economical
Cons: No response when we called 4 times for direction on what too do when we had trouble with the Ford escape.
Cons: bald tires, very inefficient counter service, waited a long time for pickup shuttle.
Pros: Good price and good car. Car worked well and we had no issues with it.
Cons: Service, like friendliness and being welcoming could have been a lot better, and there was only one person working on a holiday Monday so it took a bit to give our car back. They also only have one shuttle so we ended up waiting almost 30 mins at the airport to get picked up which was annoying.
Pros: Great price Free upgrade
Cons: Long wait to get the shuttle. The rental isnt right at airport
Pros: Good price for value
Cons: location far from airport/ the information that the office was not at the airport was not readily available
Pros: Can’t reach anybody. Never received an email after many adepts. Didn’t know if I had a car. Only got confirmation 2 hours before my arrival. Very very poor service.
Pros: The price
Cons: We made a reservation (paid in advance) and called to say that our flight was delayed two hours. The company rep said the car might not be available anymore and we will have to wait until we arrive. The courtesy car to pick us up took 25 mins and we were only a 6 minute drive away. The uncertainty about our vehicle was stressful and could have been mitigated by honouring the agreement made, and the courtesy car was a waste of time.
Pros: Didn't have a car for me, even though I paid in advance
Cons: I had to cancel my reservation but because I couldn't do this within your prescribed time window, I received ZERO money back. I paid for a service I did not receive. When I complained, I was quoted back fine print. To me, this is tantamount to theft. Your service feels more like a scam than a legitimate business. Will never consider you in the future again.
Cons: employes were very rude to customers
Pros: helpful and clear
Pros: Price was great. Drove us to the airport fairly quickly after dropping off vehicle
Cons: I had to call three times for the shuttle driver. Car was not ready when we got to the office. Took a long time to get on the road with the vehicle. Didn't feel the office staff were organized.
Cons: car smelled like vomit and manager did nothing.
Pros: Prompt and courteous service.
Cons: Price to high averaging 100 cd per day and not able to get a smaller car
Pros: Car was mostly as advertised. Was a bit stinky and slightly damaged, but manageable. I was told not to drive too far because the oil change was way overdue.
Cons: Getting a car was a mess. I stood in line for over an hour listening to people irate about all sorts of different things. The only staff working the front desk (who started with the company two weeks ago) was understanding and easy to deal with. Took a long time and when I got to the counter they didn't have a car for me. They finally found one that they weren't supposed to lend out due to long overdue oil changes. Lots of customers behind me were not getting cars. Will not book with Routes.
Pros: No fuss no muss
Pros: Some staff were very friendly, the price was right (compared to most others now gouging the consumer)
Cons: There was a crack in the windshield they didn't initially mention on the sign out contract and the windshield washer fluid was empty. Picking up the car took a little too long but realize they were fairly busy.
Pros: Friendly and efficient
Cons: I didn’t like the option for insurance was over 15$ a day and still had a 3000$ deductible
Pros: The car was ok.
Cons: Agent wasn't helpful to resolve our issue
Cons: they did not have a car for me when i showed up but i was still charged for it
Cons: I rented a compact SUV. After 1 day I had to change it because it had a transmission problem. But this time they don't have any available SUV and I had to get a sedan. In addition to the time waste to change the car, the price difference wasn't refunded to me
Pros: The people who worked there helped me a lot.
Cons: The car was not cleaned.
Pros: They quickly gave me another car when I was unhappy with the upgrade to a much too big vehicle
Cons: Both at pick up and drop off there were many people waiting and only person behind the counter. At both occasions there were people there to complain about service and they were not dealt with very professionally. This did not instill confidence in the service provided.
Pros: Low price nice car
Cons: Interior windshield wasn’t clean. And location.
Pros: Really nice and trust worthy representatives that work at the Ottawa (Leitrim) location.
Pros: I had a ride to the rental location. I was the only customer there at the time and was in and out quickly.
Pros: Good clear car, good price, easy way to dropping the car, good transfer to airport.
Cons: The time of waiting for the car and the slowness of the employee.
Pros: They honored the rental agreement even if they were closing sooner. The schedule of their office is different from the one on discovercard. When I called sooner to confirm the airport pickup at 18:30, they told me they were closed at that time, but managed the stay open and sent someone to pick me up..super friendly staff
Pros: Outstanding service, and we're grateful for the service shuttle from the airport and to the airport hotel.
Pros: Fast service.
Pros: Friendly inspector. The Kia Forte I was assigned was a very nice car, clean and reliable.
Cons: On the way home a truck tire exploded and fragments hit the vehicle, so far I have not heard back from the company with the information I need to file an insurance claim. It's been over a week.
Cons: Discovered the rental location was not at the airport and had to wait 20 minutes in the cold for a shuttle van. Car had a broken signal light. Rental location neglected to return my drivers license (found out after I drove 1.5 hours away - and they didn't want to ship it to me). I received the car when it was snowing hard but the car didn't even have a snow brush or scraper and I had to buy one. Dropping the car off took 30 minutes plus the shuttle back to the airport.
Pros: They auto upgraded my car and I felt very happy.
Cons: Just ask them to keep their cars with gas tank full. Not a major issue though.
Pros: You get what you pay for - we chose low prices and service from vendor was so so. Not a problem.
Cons: No major issues except lack of urgency. Location is a bit inconvenient as it's a shuttle ride to/from the airport, but the company handled it fairly efficiency - shuttle bus driver from the airport didn't handle our luggage - didn't even get out of the bus. We had to load everything ourselves.
Pros: Friendly people no hassle
Pros: Friendly, and very caring.
Pros: The car was dirty inside out, I received the car at 6pm because the shuttle was 1 hour late to receive me from the airport, I returned the car at 7pm after 3 days they still charged me for 1 full day for a 1 hour delay.
Cons: The car was dirty inside out, I received the car at 6pm because the shuttle was 1 hour late to receive me from the airport, I returned the car at 7pm after 3 days they still charged me for 1 full day for a 1 hour delay.
Pros: Car was well maintained, good service. Shuttle was timely with a great driver.
Cons: Pick up location was poor to look at, dirty and run down. The location could use an uplift.
Cons: The wait at the airport for the shuttle to be taking to the rental office
Pros: Best Value
Cons: Took a little time to get there.
Pros: It took a little longer (because it is offsite, not at the airport) but the service was worth the wait.
Pros: I didn’t. Who closes their office and stops answering their phone when they have a customer with a confirmation number arriving at Ottawa airport!?!?
Cons: Everything. They weren’t even apologetic.
Cons: Dirty car
Pros: Routes Car Rental service is satisfactory but not extra special.
Cons: Their representatives are matter of fact but not especially courteous.
Pros: Priya was great
Pros: Very informal
Pros: The staff are great in Ottawa. Quick efficient and on the road in no time
Pros: The agents are nice and the cars are newer models.
Cons: There are usually disgruntled people either on the phone or in the office when I arrive. I'm not sure they always provide what they say they will provide, at the price the client expects.
Pros: Polite real speedy and efficient. Would be nice to just be able to have account on file as I rent frequently
Pros: The staff is pretty patient with their unhappy clientele.
Cons: Not near enough cars. Just a small mom & pop rental agency. People were upset when I picked up, and upset when I dropped off, including me since they would not honor our extension agreement for an extra two weeks.
Pros: Staff were friendly, car was good
Cons: Took some time....off site
Pros: The staff pick up from airport is very friendly.
Cons: No other place to drop off the car.
Pros: They worked after closing hours, came and picked me up at the airport , my flight had been delayed several times so I really appreciate that extra effort on their part
Pros: Quick and efficient
Pros: Excellent all around.
Pros: The price was excellent
Cons: The car rental company never received the reservation confirmation from you so we spent over an hour trying to rent the car and the telephone reservation agent could just forward the reservation and rate confirmation to the company. Pretty unprofessional.
Pros: Great price
Cons: It was off site whereas there were rental agencies at the airport. However--service was good and the rental price much lower.
Pros: The girl that helped me when I came to rent the vehicle was very helpful.
Pros: friendly and efficient
Pros: Usually i have a great car and no issues but this past particular pick up. I returned the vehicle and I did not notice the back of the vehicle had paint completely scrapped off. I have yet to receive a call from the supervisor to sort out the matter its been 5 days
Pros: Always very friendly staff and very helpful.
Cons: I have no complaints at all.
Pros: Price was reasonable.
Cons: Inside of Windows were extremely dirty. Gas tank was not full. Difficulty getting to agent
Cons: Service was very slow
Pros: I was able to contact manager Priya after 3 dAys, she upgraded me to KIA SORENTO which was clean both inside out.
Cons: Downgraded the car, gave KIA smallest car instead of Toyota Corolla. KIA was covered with mud both outside and inside . Agent said that customer just returned the car and they didn’t have time to clean. Agent said that I had to wait another 10 minutes so they can clean the car. They brought out another KIA instead with the same dirtiness as the first one, no difference. Agent advised that was the only car available, no other choice. I could take it or leave it. I had no choice .
Cons: My car didn't have cruise control.
Pros: Less than 10 minute wait to get picked up or dropped off.
Pros: Friendly, efficient, always have paperwork ready, give copies
Cons: They need to fix the gigantic hole in the parking lot entrance!
Cons: My car pick up was at 9pm on a saturday. They close at 6 on a saturday. They charged me extra for the pickup. If I hadn't have called to confirm beforehand I would have been stranded. Please refund the $50cdn charged thanks
Pros: See above.
Cons: The car was generally clean, but it appeared there was a coffee stain on the seat that should be cleaned. Overall it was fine.
Pros: The fellow that drove me there and back was great! He told me where Tim Hortons and Wendy's was, so I could get a coffee for my journey.
Cons: There was some confusion about where to pick up the ride once I got into the airport. This was exacerbated by the fact that I was VERY tired from the flight. Maybe you could put the pick-up information in large letters on the form, so that it stands out on the page.
Pros: Despite the tornado in Ottawa and the office loosing power, the staff were fast, efficient and delivered great customer service!
Cons: Between the distance from airport, shuttle pick up, time it took to get the rental it took close to an hour. Perhaps offer me the hour on the drop off end?
Pros: The pick up was fast and shuttle time only 10 mins.
Pros: Very helpful and friendly
Pros: I booked it via discovercarhire for the long weekend but when I was waiting in the airport for a courtesy shuttle, they informed me that they don't have any car left. I had face thousands of problem due to this unprofessional act by ROUTES CAR Rental. I will never go there again and never recommend to anyone.
Cons: I paid online for booking witch charged me twice and once I got there they rented the car I came for right infront of me and said they had no more cars available .. I want my refund back as soon as possible
Pros: The rental site was quite far from the airport so allow for a lot of extra time. Service was fine except they gave me a vehicle with an empty tank. I had to drive all over trying to find a gas station which wasted much more time. Also they did not clean the vehicle from the last renter so it wasn't very clean inside. However if none of this bothers you it's worth saving the extra money.
Cons: Pickup place was sketchy. They wanted to charge more than the booking price. Tried to charge more on the back side.
Cons: Took way too long to return car. Only 1 person working at pick up and drop off. We waited a half hour to return the car which took 3 minutes.
Cons: Please don't make reservations online if you don't have cars available at moment.
Pros: Wanted to thank the staff in Ottawa on Sunday afternoon for driving us to airport so we could catch our flight. I wanted to tip them but had no Canadian money left. It would be great if he could be recognized
Cons: Nothing really
Pros: They were willing to switch the car to something close to what I booked on line after a couple of days.
Cons: They did not have the type of car that I specifically booked online.
Pros: Airport shuttle was efficient
Cons: The mileage on the form was screwed up. My wife noticed this 200km on the document so at first we though we were really screwed for millage since the form was not that clear it was a daily total but still we ended up getting screwed for mileage in the end. Plus it said 1000 kms difference form what was actually on the vehicle while still in Toronto. so i was peeking it like i am not going to pay for all this extra millage. They corrected the mileage before we left toronto.
Pros: Miserable service no car available after confirmed booking. Left stranded thinking about suing the company
Pros: top notch! 100% satisfied with their service
Cons: nothing really
Cons: They were not going to keep my reservation, even though I had already put a deposit on it. I had to arrive earlier than planned just to get a car.
Pros: Price, agents were friendly
Cons: Difficult to find lot, long wait picking up, same dropping off, except for the woman who finally closed out the rental, $500 deposit (not encountered anywhere else, ever)