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Merlot House

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619 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario LOS 1J0, Canada
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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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Powell, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third stay at the Merlot House at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Each time has been wonderful. Mike and Shirley are consummate hosts! Very friendly and welcoming! The house is beautifully furnished. All three guest bedrooms are very comfortable with lovely furniture, charming accessories, and exquisite bed linens. In addition, the breakfast served is worthy of a 5-star hotel. We're already... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Brenda It was great having you at Merlot House again this year, and once again thanks for taking the time to do a great Trip Advisor review. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and we hope to see you again next year. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been one of the best B&B stays ever - Mike & Shirley are so welcoming and pay attention to every little detail that makes you feel like you are at home! This BB is not about volume and getting guests in & out - it really is about providing an amazing experience that you will remember. Mike &... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a great Trip Advisor review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and your wine tour. Also thanks for noticing some of the things we try to do to make our guests stay more comfortable. Hope to see you again in the near future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merlot House is a fabulous place for couples attending the Shaw Festival and touring the wineries, orchards and sites around Niagara on the Lake. Shirley and Michael are great hosts. The breakfasts are superb and they are happy to dispense advice, winery coupons and anything else you need for a perfect getaway. The rooms are beautfiul, the towels plush and... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Ron and Rosalie Thank you for taking the time to write a great Trip Advisor review. We really appreciate your kind comments and for noticing the thinks we do to make our guests comfortable. We hope to see you again in the future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Neuville, Qu
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shirley and Mike are great hosts. After 5 min you feel like home. Georgious breakfasts! They make the connections to the other guests easy. It was our 2nd stay and for sure we will go again and will refer it to all our friends. Lovely Japanese garden. You must go there!

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

Merlot House is a lovely place with a great location: close enough to the action while being away from the noise. We selected the Shaw room for our stay: it was spacious and very comfortable. The bed was just as comfortable as my own, which is no small thing after an eight-hour drive! Mike and Shirley are very warm and... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to write a great Trip Advisor review for Merlot House. We are very sorry you could not stay longer, and hope things work out for the best with your family. Hopefully you will be able to visit us again in the near future. Best Regards Mike and Shirley More 

Warlingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in the Chardonnay room. Really cosy and comfy room, and the Air con was fantastic as the outside temps were pretty hot. Nice quiet location but close to amenities by car. Great breakfasts and the free coffee and cookies when you got home either late pm or evening were very welcome. Andy & Judith -... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a positive Trip Advisor review for Merlot House. Sorry to hear you misplaced some clothes and hope they turn up somewhere. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Merlot at the last minute for a niagara-on-the lake getaway, and it turned out to be a lovely place to stay. A gorgeous house with interesting decor (chickens, robert bateman, and amazing japanese pieces, just to name a few). Shirley and Mike are incredibly gracious hosts; a pleasure to chat with about NOTL and the world at large.... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to write a great positive review of Merlot House. We are especially pleases when our guests notice the small details which we hope enhance their B&B experience. We hope to see you again when you visit Niagara on the Lake. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Merlot House is one of the finest B&Bs in the area. It has reasonable rates, very comfortable king size beds and comfort throughout. The gracious kind well travelled hosts Mike and Shirley, serve some of the best breakfasts with pride and joy. Fresh baked scones; local fruits; and even Mike's own specially made bacon. Outstanding! Shirley always leaves a little... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to write a great positive review of Merlot House. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Merlot House and hope to see you again if you visit Niagara on the Lake in the future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was our first visit to both NOTL and Merlot House - we were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary - was truly a memorable stay. Mike & Shirley are both charming and the "Breakfasts" are first class!!! Location is ideal for dinners in town about a 10 minute walk and vineyards are not far by car. Thanks Mike & Shirley... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to post a great review on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased your first stay at a B&B was an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again in the future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On our first visit to Merlot House, but not Niagara, we were very happy with our room, the house itself, our host and hostess and most enjoyable breakfasts. It was an ideal base for our Shaw Festival visit

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a great review on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Niagara on the Lake. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

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