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“Reserved on impulse, and will be a repeat customer!” 5 of 5 stars
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BranCliff Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   40 Platoff Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada   |  
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Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
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“Reserved on impulse, and will be a repeat customer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Recently, I came to Niagara-on-the-Lake to catch two plays in one day. I usually don't stay over, but this time, it seemed rather daunting to make the drive home alone after 11 p.m. to Durham Region. A day or two before, I checked available places close to the Festival and Royal GeorgeTheatres, and BranCliff came up among the top five. It looked positively enchanting, so I booked immediately. My first-hand impression, in person, confirmed that it was even more charming (the photo doesn't do it justice - and it's a great photo!). Inside was even more beautiful and Debbie kindly shared some of the history of the building with me. (My boyfriend will surely regret having had to work this weekend! He missed out on a supremely comfortable bed, and a delicious hot and cold repast the next morning!)

I make the trek to Niagara-on-the-Lake several times each summer, and now I can't wait to visit again, just so that I can stay at BranCliff! Beautiful decor, great food, and a charming and thoughtful hostess. Thank you so much!

Room Tip: The entire inn is very quiet, seeing as it's set on a tree-lined side street. I think any room w...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

First time stay....lovely room, great host, delicious breakfast with so much choice. Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here. We'd definitely return another time. A little pricier than the B&B's we've stayed in but it was nicer.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I have been visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake to attend the Shaw Festival for the past 22 years. During that time, we stayed in a variety of accommodations, usually changing places every few years. However, once we came to the BranCliff Inn, we stopped looking at other locations. We usually stay for a week, so we appreciate the beautiful and spacious loft rooms, and the great breakfast Debbie creates every morning. I'm an early riser, so I especially like the in-room Keurig coffee maker, and the ability to read without disturbing my wife. We consider the BranCliff Inn our summer home.

  • 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
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have stayed at the former Allison House for many years, and now BranCliff Inn under new ownership these past two years. My husband and I are delighted with the new owners, Debbie and Mark, and thrilled with the improvements made in service and decor since they took over. They have added WiFi (badly needed) which allows easy access to the Internet regardless of where we are at the Inn. The breakfast buffet is expanded and includes a wide variety of hot and cold food items and yummy breads and sweets as well. Debbie has taken the time to visit and get to know the village restauranteurs and shops and can make personal recommendations for dining and other activities with some "specials" and coupons available as well. Debbie will make reservations at restaurants before our visit to ensure we will dine at those places we enjoy the most. The rooms are very comfortable with personal touches that make it feel like home and snacks available during the day and night. It is a unique and historic property with high ceilings, well appointed rooms with period moldings and special decoration that add to the beauty of this lovely old building which has been lovingly restored with updated bathrooms, air conditioning, and more. The web site makes it easy to determine which of the lovely rooms you want to stay in.
Come and enjoy! We have just concluded our annual visit and have made our reservations for next year!

Room Tip: We enjoy the first floor room (king bed) which is large, comfortable, and quiet and close to the sn...
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We have been coming to Niagara-on-the Lake for several years and have stayed at a variety of inns and hotels. We tend to require an extended stay given our interest in the Shaw theatre and other attractions in the Niagara area, so our first opportunity to stay at BranCliff (formerly Allison House) came five years ago and we've been making sure of our annual reservation ever since then. The primary draw for us is the amount of space that truly gives us a "home away from home". This especially pertains to the four suites with a loft sleeping area. We have sampled each of them and have decided that the Lilian Rose Suite is our favourite. The bathroom is also spacious with a shower stall that we find to be most functional for us. We also make full use of the small fridge provided. Breakfasts are absolutely delicious and the buffet choices have to be some of the most varied we have ever experienced, even compared to European hotels and inns. As an added touch, there is a collection of goodies that greets you in the front foyer - chocolate sets your day or evening up tremendously. Debbie's hospitality is greatly appreciated and we enjoy our chats. The common breakfast room is a great opportunity to share theatre reviews and experiences with the other guests. A garden gazebo rounds out the experience as a lovely place just to unwind (nicely taken care of by Mark).

  • 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
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We just spent our 3 day 'Girls' Getaway' at BranCliff Inn. We found it by chance and are so thrilled that we did. The three of us stayed in the upstairs King Suite with Sofa Bed. Perfect and luxuriously appointed and maintained. The building is an old school built in 1859. It is lovingly preserved with beautiful architecture and furnishings. The breakfasts were outstanding with hot and cold options. I've never had better. One of the best things about the BranCliff is its location. You are in a quiet neighborhood, but only a block from the theaters, shops, and restaurants. Debbie is the perfect hostess. She was always available when needed and helped us schedule a wine-tasting tour and dinner at a winery. Perfect!! Don't miss this one.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The three of us recently stayed at Brancliff in one of the loft rooms. There were two adults and one child. The arrangement of the room was very nice as the master bedroom was upstairs. The bathroom was a very nice size. We had plenty of room to move around in both the living area and the bathroom. Some of the more unexpected things about Brancliff is that it is not the dark and stodgy old B&B. This place was beautiful and up to date with the old world charm. I CANNOT say enough about how clean this place was. I joked with my mom and sister when we came back that even they would been impressed. Breakfast was great. There was a nice mixture of foods and even my picky son was impressed. Debbie was always ready to refill our coffee and talk about various topics.

We wandered up to this sitting area in the main staircase and found a huge selection of DVDs and books. Each room has a nice new flat screen TV with DVD player. There is a quaint garden on the side of the house with a gazebo and a few other sitting areas. The main street is just one block away. The location is perfect. Close enough to the action without being in the action all the time.

I wish every place that I stay at is as nice as BranCliff. Sadly, this diamond is only in Niagara on the Lake, but if you intend to visit you cannot possibly find a better place to stay.

Room Tip: I think there are 5 rooms total. $ of the five are the loft while one is on the main level. Debbie...
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  • Stayed August 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
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Address: 40 Platoff Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BranCliff Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Original Niagara Public School c1859 is now a 6 suite country inn B&B. Georgian architecture, original Palladium window, elegant dining room and suites. One block from Shaw Festival Theatre and Queen/Picton Sts. in the National Historical District of "Old Town" Niagara on the Lake. ... more   less 
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