I am sorry that I ever booked this for our anniversary. We did not enjoy our stay for so many reasons I waited this long to post this. My husband even asked me not to review it but I say people need to know.
The room was filled with original antiques and relatively charming but it lost its appeal early for us.
The bed hit the ceiling lamp every time we moved in the bed. The heat was horrible and the room had no controls for temperature. The door to the verandah was fastened by only a hook & eye (the real lock didn't work) and the verandah was fastened by a hook & eye giving us no security. The whirlpool tub had a large glass shower wall (not in pictures on website) and nothing to hold on to while getting in or out (very difficult and treacherous).
We were next to the kitchen that had endless noises from early morning to late at night. The AC for the entire building was next door to our verandah and was continuously making sounds. As for the "private verandah" we expected, well, it is private in so much as it is a screened in porch... next to the back door every one uses, connected to the rest of the porch where people eat their breakfast while staring at us.
We had heard much about the gourmet meals served there but the breakfast was just ok. The waiter was overly friendly and included details about the kitchen staff we would have been better off not knowing.
I will grant them a lovely garden area out back. The bartender was very nice and made an excellent drink for us.
Over all, we say it isn't worth the food, the room or the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From the moment that you walk through the door, you will know that this 1832 Inn is truly a special place. This luxurious Manor House offers 4-diamond accommodation and dining. Many of the rooms have wood burning or gas fireplaces; glass enclosed rain-head showers or jet-air tubs and private verandahs to enjoy the view of the golf course, main street or Lake Ontario. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Charles Hotel Niagara-On-The-Lake