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619 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario LOS 1J0, Canada
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Merlot House
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mike and Shirley are the best. Our stay exceeded expectations in every way - the breakfasts were incredible and the rooms were beautiful and very clean. Our hosts were very thoughtful, even going so far as to buy pastries from a local bakery with a happy birthday message for my wife (it was her 30th birthday). When they cleaned our... More

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed two nights in the twin room--cant say enough about this beautiful home and the owners, Mike and Shirley. There are only 3 rooms, one king, one queen and the twin each with own bath. Everything from linens to the furnishings very high-end though price was considerably more reasonable than Hilton outside of town. HIghly recommend and will definitely... More

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Georgia Thank you so much for the great review and kind works. Its appreciated. Hope you had an enjoyable trip back to Michigan and we hope to see you again in Niagara on the Lake. Cheers Your hosts Mike and Shirley More

Candiac, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I didn't know what to expect when we booked a suite at Merlot House. It was a wonderful experience. High quality in everything: the food, the cleanliness, the quietness, the hosts that were simply awesome. Thank you so much for the memorable experience at the Merlot House!!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I recently enjoyed a 2-night stay at Merlot House, in the capable hands of its owners & hosts, in their beautifully appointed B&B. They are very easy to get to know and we immediately fell into conversation whenever our paths crossed throughout the stay. Michael & Shirley are very friendly, sociable people. The home has many features... More

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Lorraine and Michael Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review on Trip Advisor. Your kind words and comments are appreciated and we look forward to your return. We hope Michael's back has improved. Cheers Mike and Shirley More

Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our first stay at the Merlot House and I am so glad my husband and I choose to stay here. What a fabulous B&B! Our hosts were gracious, friendly, and professional. The home looks like it's been professionally decorated with a blend of antiques and a nod to New England. And that is just the start! Our room... More

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Geoff and Karen Thank you for taking the time to write your great review. We appreciate your kind comments. You were great guests and we look forward to your return. Hope the Peace Bridge was not too busy. Cheers Mike and Shirley More

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Shirley and Mike have created a place that attracts like-minded people. We may have been extra-lucky, but we were delighted to share the breakfast table with theatre- and wine-afficianados from Cleveland and Rochester. That meant the conversation was lively and intelligent (and extended to late night, post-theatre get-togethers!). Breakfast on both days was just terrific - delicious and filling. We... More

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Andrew Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of Merlot House. You and Paul were great guests and we look forward to your return. Hopefully we will have other guests you enjoy sharing breakfast together. Cheers Mike and Shirley More

Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I spend memorial weekend at Merlot House and highly recommend it. The owners are kind and hospitable. The rooms are lovely and each have their own en suite. I am a vegan and they were able to adjust my breakfast accordingly. The hosts were also extremely helpful with wineries and restaurant ideas. They really know the area.... More

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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Traveled with a friend to NOTL and stayed at Merlot House as they have twin beds. The ambiance in this B&B is wonderful. Great decor, comfortable beds and beautiful grounds! The only down side is - it is a very good walk from the downtown area and taxis are not at all reliable (ours never did show up). Shirley was... More

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Diane Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review and your kind comments. Sorry about the problems with the taxi service which needs to improve in NOTL. Hope to see you again when you visit this area again. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More

Hensall, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We just had the pleasure of meeting Shirley and Mike at the Merlot House and had a fantastic experience . Shirley made a lovely breakfast with fresh fruit and banana loaf to accompany the asparagus with eggs and bacon . Our room was spotless and fresh . Couldn't have wanted more . recommended to anyone staying in Niagara on the... More

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Paul and Gillian Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review of Merlot House. Hope you had a good trip back to Hensall and we hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers Your hosts Mike and Shirley More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Mike and Shirley's service was amazing. They were very accommodating! The rooms are priced just right, the breakfast was simply amazing - they even used heart shaped bowls for the fruits! :) Needless to say, this is definitely a good B&B for couples. However, they also have rooms with twin beds - so if you're traveling with a friend or... More

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Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review on Trip Advisor for Merlot House. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers Your hosts Mike and Shirley More

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Address: 619 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario LOS 1J0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Your hosts, Mike and Shirley McBride invite you to experience Merlot House, an up scale bed and breakfast located in historic Old Town, a short walk to Queen Street shops, restaurants, and theatres. Numerous wineries are a bike ride or short drive away. Our Georgian-style brick home offers gracious accommodation in a casually elegant atmosphere. Merlot House has all of the comforts of home, including an inviting dining room decorated with an eclectic array of antiques acquired from around the world. Guests will enjoy the romantic country atmosphere enhanced by a warm fireplace, fresh flowers, and a delicious, homemade breakfast.Adjoining the dining room is a comfortable reading room and lounge where guests can read, play games, watch TV, or just relax with friends. The attached butler’s pantry offers 24-hour self-serve coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks. Each of our three guest suites features a fireplace, cable TV, wireless Internet and private en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. After a restful night, join us for a hearty country breakfast, which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade baked goods, local preserves, egg dishes, pancakes, and waffles. With advance notice, we can accommodate any personal dietary requests. Merlot House welcomes room reservations for children over 16 years of age. The house and property are smoke-free; and sorry, we cannot accommodate pets. Merlot House is Service Excellence Certified by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce. ... more   less 
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