Merlot House reminded us of a delightful Paris boutique hotel where my husband and I stayed a few years ago. There is careful attention to every comfort .
The detailed review of June 24 (Toronto Travelbuff) was excellent in expressing our thoughts of this B & B and its gracious hosts, Shirley and Mike McBride. They truly enjoy people and sharing their lovely home.
We had needlessly been a little concerned when the only room available was the smaller of the three, the Chardonnay, with a queen bed. As we are accustom to a king, we wondered about our quality of sleep. With the comfortable mattress and the quality bedding we had a good rest. Unlike the Paris hotel, we appreciated the sheet provided along with the duvet.
As we had a late lunch before arrival, we only wanted a light snack before the evening performance at the Theatre. Shirley's recommendation of the outdoor patio of the local golf course was a good one. We liked the casual atmosphere as we sat overlooking the water and shaded by a large tree.
We will plan a longer visit next time to Merlot House and this area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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