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“Great B&B hospitality in Niagara-on-the-Lake” 5 of 5 stars
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619 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario LOS 1J0, Canada   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Clinton Township, Michigan
2 reviews
“Great B&B hospitality in Niagara-on-the-Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is our 3rd or 4th year returning to this B&B. Shirley and Mike are fantastic hosts, always looking to meet your needs. It's a wonderful location to attend plays at the Shaw Festival and/or the many wineries located nearby. The home is very comfortable, wireless works great!, and the breakfast's a culinary treat. We love staying in their Merlot Suite with the jacuzzi tub, fireplace with 4-poster bed, and comfortable sitting area. Don't miss being 'spoiled' by your stay here.

Room Tip: We just love the Merlot suite!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hello Carolyn and Mike
It was great having you as guests again and thank you very much for the kind comments and the great Trip Advisor review. We will look forward to seeing you again next year.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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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
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Williamsville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Shirley and Mike run their B&B as they'd like to be treated while traveling: first-class comfort all the way. From the initial welcome to the outstanding breakfast fare, they are wonderful hosts who provide beautiful accommodations with generous "extras" throughout the house. The location is ideal to town and the theatres, the wineries, and local sights and both hosts are knowledgeable and helpful in planning your visit to the area. We live about 40 minutes away but always choose to stay overnight at the Merlot House if a room is available. This is a real jewel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Hello Terri
It was a pleasure having you as our guests at Merlot House. Thank you very much for your kind comments and the great review on Trip Advisor.
Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just want to thank Mike and Shirley for opening their beautiful home to us for our family getaway. We travelled with our son and his fiancé to enjoy wine country, and found our home base at the Merlot house to be perfect! The attention to detail in this home is amazing with incredible Japanese antiques. Just bring your appetite for breakfast ladies!! Good thing the guys were with us to finish up our leftovers!! Awesome food!! Close enough to the town center to walk, especially good if you have been sipping some NOTL wines! Cheers!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hello Julie
It was a pleasure having you as our guests at Merlot House. We appreciate your kind comments and the great review, and hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Your hosts
Mike and Shirley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had a wonderful stay at this B&B. the owners, Mike and Shirley, make their guests feel so at home from Mikes wonderful breakfasts to a very kind Shirley making me honey and lemon for a sore throat.
The rooms are very comfortable and spacious with lovely bathrooms. Breakfast is the highlight of the day when all the guests sit round the same table and this makes for a very entertaining meal. Mike is an amazing cook and breakfast on both days was different from French toast on day one to an omelette on day two.
All in all if you are staying in NOTL do yourself a favour and bypass the fancy hotels who charge a fortune for a room only and head straight to Merlot House.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hello Sheila and Kenneth
We enjoyed having you as our guests and thank you very much for the kind comments and the great review. Have a pleasant journey back to Scotland.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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Pointe Claire, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a family get together and we were lucky to have had all three rooms available. Each room was immaculately clean and the decor cozy and elegant which made our stay extremely enjoyable. Fresh flowers and little chocolates were a warm, welcome touch. The attention to detail did not end with the rooms but extended to the breakfast that was served--- delicious peach cobbler and blueberry pancakes with local bacon served in a beautifully decorated dining room. Simply lovely!!! A taste of heaven!! The owners are well-travelled and were always warm and charming. They even provided us with vouchers for wine tasting. This is definitley a First Class B&B and we highly recommend this place for all your future travels in NOTL.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hello Carole
It was great having your family stay with us at Merlot House. Thank you very much for the kind comments and the great review. Hope you had a pleasant journey back to Point Claire and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A first class experience in every way. The fine owners have attended to every detail , inside and out. A feast for the eyes. Breakfasts were second to none in product and presentation. If you want to be pampered this is the place, plus their B & B is close to everything. Here you will find that which makes for wonderful memories to take home.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Delightful Innkeepers, Delightful rooms and Delightful breakfasts!
One could not ask for more. Well, maybe the recipes.
The rooms are immaculate, the towels plush and plentiful.
Coffee, tea and cold drinks are always available.
It is a 15 minute walk into town or a very short ride.

If you like small and intimate, this is the place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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 

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