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“The Perfect Boutique Hotel”
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Mere Hotel
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
Steinbach, Canada
2 reviews
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“The Perfect Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

When my boyfriend and I were looking for a weekend away, we looked for a unique hotel for an affordable price and the Mere fit both of our criteria. Upon arrival, we were very impressed with the extremely clean and crisp lobby; a purely white room with a few brightly coloured accents. The staff promptly greeted us and felt welcomed immediately. Our room was very cozy and everything was modern, especially the TV which can be connected to your phone and controlled using that! The mini fridge was stocked with complementary snacks and drinks, as well as some for purchase. The only downsides were the $10 parking fee and the lack of a swimming pool or hot tub (I know it's a boutique hotel but a hot tub would've been lovely.) The A/C was incredibly loud and woke me up once in the night. I also found it difficult to adjust it to the right temperature. Overall I had a fantastic stay and I can't wait for an excuse to visit it again.

Room Tip: Higher floor river side don't have as many colourful bars and the view is a little bit better.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lutjebroek, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have stayed 4 nights in this comfortable hotel close to about everything. The hotel is new and looks freshly packed in colorful bars. The reception is high tech and the rooms are equipped with modern facilities and all the amenities you want. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We knew we had to pay for overnight parking but I feel the 10 dollars for a cramped spot on the lot is overpaid, and should not be charged on top of your stay.

I would have given the hotel a five star rating if we had not had the sad experience at the Cibo Waterfront Cafe. Mere Hotel staff told us that this restaurant is not part of their operations, but because of its proximity negatively affects the hotel's impression. The Cibo restaurant is only 10 meters walking distance (which is a bonus when a snow blizzard is bugging you) offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. So, all mornings we had breakfast, one time lunch and another time dinner. There was not a single meal without shortcomings. The staff did excuse them all the times, and on the last occasion we did not have to pay. The servers felt miserable, but we rather would have paid the bill and given a tip instead of the stress for a meal.

The Mere Hotel is on walking distance from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights which is set to open in September 2014.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were at the Mere Hotel for 6 nights and though a bit more expensive well worth spending the extra. The perks were a beautiful river view - we were in a room without the bars over the window - recommend getting one of those on the river side and the window seat is a nice place to watch the birds and other animals. The free snacks and juices were a nice addition and enjoyed the Nespresso coffee machine. I agree with the other reviews that there could have been more soundproofing between rooms and the a/c was noisy though on the low fan setting was tolerable. I think for the price, parking should be included. I appreciated that they were able to switch out the heavier quilt for lighter blankets.

Room Tip: We were in room 216 and it had the unimpeded view of the river with no bars to look through.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at the Mere Hotel for one night after our wedding. It was a very nice and trendy hotel. First impressions of coming in at night was amazing. The hotel was all lit up and looked very fun. The only complaint that we had was that the air conditioning unit was VERY noisy.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Normally try to stay at Marriott properties' whenever possible but going to stay at Mere whenever I'm in Winnipeg. The rooms at this place were nice and modern. The free snacks was a nice touch as well.

There's free parking on the road across from the hotel if you're able to find a spot. Walking distance to a bunch of good restaurants in the exchange district.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here for several nights on a recent visit to Winnipeg and had an overall good experience. The location is convenient for downtown/the Exchange District and not excessively far from The Forks. The exterior of the building is shrouded in a curtain of multi-colored metal poles that look somewhat like bamboo, while the landscaping around the grounds seems to be still in-progress. I was surprised at how close the hotel is to the water - literally a few yards away from the river bank, with the Cibo restaurant immediately behind it.

Inside, the lobby is quite austere with maybe four chairs and a rather uncomfortable couch - one doesn't get the impression that it was designed to encourage lingering. The desk staff was young, friendly and helpful, although I was not sent an e-mail copy of my bill as I was promised by the clerk at check-out. The local newspaper is available for free in the lobby.The hallways, elevators, etc., are nice and fresh. There is a very small fitness center with a couple of machines just off the lobby area. The elevator is nice and fast - we had a third floor city-view room at the end of the hallway near the vending machines but didn't notice much noise from people using them. On the other hand there was a lot of noise from slamming doors on a couple of occasions, specifically by housekeeping staff it seemed, but in terms of room-to-room noise we didn't notice much.

It turns out that the "city view" is mainly of the small condo building across the street. The room itself is very tastefully furnished in a modernist style with a comfortable bed and a floating large flat-screen TV set-up. The thermostat control was a bit hard to figure out and had to be set lower than usual (mid-60s) in order to keep the room comfortable - a couple of times when the settings were raised slightly the heater actually came on as there was no way to designate cooling vs. heating. The bed linens were nice but too heavy for the season. The blinds were excellent and blocked out light almost completely. Space for clothing was ample and there was an ironing board and iron. Laundry service is available. There is a good-sized room safe operated with the key card, and a mini-fridge with snacks including beer, wine, and free water and energy bars. As others have mentioned, there's no room service, but carry-out from Cibo is an option although it would be better if they delivered to the rooms.

The bathroom is nicely furnished, and the dual shower heads are great, as are the Molton Brown shampoos, lotions and gels and the plush towels and robes. The problem with the bathroom is that it lacks privacy - there is a clear glass wall with a non-opaque blind separating it from the rest of the room, so when the lights are on in the bathroom you see inside it from outside whether you want to or not. There is also no fan in the bathroom and it's sliding door blocks the full-length mirror in the hallway when it's open.

Overall a nice place. Would highly recommend for single travelers, others not as much.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Recently in Winnipeg for the latest of a series of working trips. The Mere is a very pleasant location (now that the weather is getting much nicer). The location right next to the river is brilliant, but I can imagine that it might be a bit cold in the winter. The adjacent Cibo restaurant is good for breakfast or evening meals. Everything is new in this hotel, and works fine. One of my colleagues in a different room said that her walls were quite thin and she could hear voices in the hall and adjacent suites. I didn't experience this. There is a special coffee machine in each room, but when I asked for tea - a kettle was promised for the room but never delivered. As I was working day and night and barely in the room, this wasn't a big issue.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Mere Hotel
Address: 333 Waterfront Dr | Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0V1, Canada
Location: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg > Downtown Winnipeg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mere Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mere Hotel ... A truly, unique boutique hotel located on the river in an urban park location and Winnipeg's vibrant Exchange District. From the hotel, it is just a short walk to major cultural venues, Shaw Park, the iconic Portage and Main Business District, the Forks Heritage Site, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and numerous dining and shopping options. Our beautifully designed modern guestroom offer a truly comfortable stay. Mere Hotel ... Winnipeg's ultimate select service hotel experience. ... more   less 
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