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“Nice old building but very dated” 2 of 5 stars
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Baldachin Inn
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   111 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Merrickville B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice old building but very dated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is a wonderful old building in the heart of Merrickville. The price is right but you don't get very much. The owners need to throw a bit of money at this place to spruce it up. Everything seems old or cheap. Beds are terrible and it can be noisy. Unfortunately there is not much choice in Merrickville unless you like B&Bs.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Baldachin_Inn, Owner at Baldachin Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Cardbrat – Thank you for choosing the Baldachin on your visit to Merrickville. We appreciate your honest feedback. We’re always trying to strike the right balance between offering our guests the most current and modern amenities, while also appealing to those who prefer the charm that is consistent with an historic building. We hope you’ll choose the Baldachin again if your travels bring you back to Merrickville.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Having read some reviews for this Inn, I really wonder if they were in the same place as us?? I've been to The Baldachin Inn at least two dozen times since moving to Ottawa in 2008. We've dropped in at all times of the day and evening and have never once had bad service, I recollect that on at least five occasions the Owner has initiated conversations with us and spoken at some length. A really nice guy. I guess everyone has an off day but he seems pretty even keeled.
The food, drink and prices are good. Try it yourself, we've never had a problem.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Baldachin_Inn, Owner at Baldachin Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Footsloggers – We’re glad you enjoy the Baldachin and keep coming back to visit us. Thank you for taking the time to leave some kind words. We hope to see you again soon.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Staff were super friendly and courteous, expecially Matt, the waiter who works nights. It's a shame that the owner doesn't follow their example. He acts as if you are a bother. Simple politeness would kill him. Actually witnessed a customer walk out from the restaurant because of his rudeness. He should definitely not be in the hospitality business. Stayed overnight and would never stay there again The room was nice except for tacky plastic flowers everywhere. The room was not cleaned very well. No peephole on door and no security lock. I will never go back and would never recommend this hotel unless it was under new ownership.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baldachin_Inn, Manager at Baldachin Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
MarieL – Thank you for your candid feedback. I’m sorry that you did not have a good experience at the Baldachin. We’re constantly working on all aspects of our service and decor in order to ensure a more pleasurable visit for all of our guests, and we value your honest review.
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Visited Merricville on Saturday 1st December as it was light night shopping and they had all sorts of events going on - met up with two friends for lunch at the Baldachin Inn - have been there many times before. It was crazy busy but we were seated within 10 minutes. They had a new waitress who was lovely, very friendly and helpful. The service was a little slow but as it was so busy we didn't mind. The food was hot and tasty, there was a small error with one order so we asked a different waitress (very young) if she could resolve only to be told who fault it was and that it wasnt her........rather unprofessional however on saying that she did resolve the situation the rest of the meal was fine. We were checked on by one of the owners who was lovely - next year we plan to meet up and stay here overnight so our shopping can be spread out lovely day and nice place

Room Tip: This can be a very very busy place if your in a rush don't try somewhere else - if not in a rush...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baldachin_Inn, Owner at Baldachin Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Rossie778 – Thank you for visiting us at the Baldachin on your trip to Merrickville. I’m sorry that the service was not up to par for your lunch, but we certainly appreciate your patience and understanding with the new staff. Your feedback will be shared with our wait staff so that the team may learn and develop from the situation. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My Husband and I booked a night at the Baldachin for our anniversary get away. It was very impersonable and felt like you were putting them out just to get checked in. The room was lovely but not very clean. We found a ton of black hairs in our bed and ended up sleeping on top of the covers. The tub seemed clean until we turned the jets on, then it was a fast exit because of the filth bubbling to the surface. We went down to enjoy a few drinks at the so called pub and it was nice but we could have easily slipped out without anyone noticing, that's how much they payed attention. They don't have any little coffee or tea options in the rooms either. All you get to wake up to is a bottle of water and two cereal bars. I don't think it would be too hard to add a coffee or tea option especially for that price. Very unfortunate because Merrickville is such a lovely place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Baldachin_Inn, Owner at Baldachin Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
GeorginaL – We’re very sorry that the service and cleanliness during your stay was not up to the high standard that we want all of our guests to experience. Your feedback will be shared with all relevant staff and management to ensure that these issues are all addressed.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Although the room is stunning it's not worth the hassle of dealing with the owner. The man is incredibly impersonable and isn't very accommodating. The charges are outrageous and continuous. The guests that stayed at the venue couldn't have worse things to say, it's was incredibly uncleanly and dusty. It's worth the drive to stay in a real hotel in Ottawa then come to Merrickville for the day. My wedding picture were nice and I enjoyed the day but it certainly wasn't due to any of the staffs help.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Baldachin_Inn, Manager at Baldachin Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
AmanBeck – We appreciate you taking the time to review the Baldachin. I’m sorry that, during your stay, we weren’t able to deliver the high level of service and cleanliness that our guests expect. We take this feedback seriously, and are always looking for ways to improve.
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Halifax, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This restaurant is located in the Baldachin Inn on St. Lawrence Street(the main street of the village really). It is a sunny bright dining room with plenty of window tables. the decor was colorful with a purple and sea foam combination in their linens and amusing wall decorations throughout. it all set the stage for a relaxing quiet backdrop to allow for much conversation and then came the well prepared food. such as pear and Stilton Salad, aubergine paninni, thin crust pizza - with a red pepper and prime rib beef topping., pulled pork paninni. The ingredients were fresh and varied. Each dish showed a creative twist. everyone enjoyed their selections and rated the food as very good in taste and creativeness.The service was friendly and helpful. well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Good dining here
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baldachin_Inn, Owner at Baldachin Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Halifaxduo – We’re glad you enjoyed the Baldachin and hope to see you again!
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Address: 111 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Merrickville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Merrickville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baldachin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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