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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about the House...Located quietly from the Main drag... Rooms were very well decorated and oh so comfortable. Would absolutely recommend for a stay...Owners are so accommodating and let you have the run of the place. Can't stop talking about our breakfast and how welcomed we all felt. Definitely a keeper...You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Blair M
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Hello again Thanks for choosing Merlot House on your recent visit to Niagara on the Lake, and for writing a great Tripadvisor review. We enjoyed having you and your friends. and look forward to a return visit. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This weekend we were joined by another couple for a night at the Merlot House. It was exceptional in every way. The house decor is tasteful and cozy and there was a room with self serve Coffee and Tea for our use anytime. All the rooms were beautifully appointed. We stayed in the Merlot room, the largest room with a... More 

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Hello again We enjoyed having you at Merlot House and appreciate you taking the time to write a great Tripadvisor review. We look forward to your return visit and hope you come for a longer stay. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a lovely time at the Merlot House! This was our first experience at a B&B and it exceeded any expectations we had going in. Mike greeted us upon arrival and showed us to our room (the Shaw room), which was charming and clean, with a King sized bed, large on-suite bathroom, sitting chair, fireplace, t.v., and huge ceilings!... More 

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Hello Sarah Thank you very much for the great detailed Tripadvisor review. Your comments are very much appreciated. We are very happy that your enjoyed your first B&B experience, and we look forward to your return visit. By the way I mailed your nightgown today. Cheers Mike and Shirley More 

Toronto
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79 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We recently made a return visit to the Merlot House and again our expectations were exceeded. MIchael and Shirley are wonderful hosts with recommendations for restaurants, wine tastings and unique shops. Their attention to detail for our stay was wonderful. We stayed for 3 nights and we were never served the same breakfast. The breakfasts are amazing...wonderful flavours and presentation.... More 

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Hello again Great to have you back again. Thanks for taking the time to write a great Tripadvisor review and taking notice of the small details to make our guest more comfortable. Don't stay away to long. Cheers Mike and Shirleyt More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful time staying at Merlot House. The room was large, well-appointed, quiet and clean. The breakfast was wonderful. The location is very good, near the main street and easy access to the Shaw Festival, fort and wineries. The hosts were gracious. I would highly recommend it, and gladly return.

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Hello again We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Merlot House, and thank you for taking the time to write a great Tripadvisor review. We hope you choose Merlot House when you visit Niagara on the Lake in the future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This B&B was remarkable! The hosts ... Shirley and Mike ... we're so accommodating and friendly. House and rooms are beautiful. The breakfast ... wow what can I say, delicious and plentiful. The last night we sat outside near the gas fireplace and drank some great wine. Hats of to Shirley and Mike and thank you for the terrific stay!

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Thank David P
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Hello again Thanks for the great Tripadvisor review. We enjoyed having you as guests and appreciate you noticing the small things we do to make our guests comfortable. We hope you stay with us again when you next visit Niagara on the Lake. Your hosts Mike and Shirley More 

Long Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Merlot hose was the perfect end to our vacation. We started in NY City then on to Niagara Falls ( our first visit there) and we were looking for somewhere quaint and a little quieter to explore the wineries in Niagara on the Lake. I came across Merlot House and was lucky enough to get their last room. We... More 

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Thank Robin S
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Hello Robin and Mike Great to hear from you and thank you for the great Tripadvisor review. Hope your drive down to the airport was uneventful and their was no wait at the border crossing. If you ever visit Niagara on the Lake we hope you will return to Merlot House. Cheers Mike and Shirley More 

London, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

There is much to see and do in Niagara on the Lake but equally important is finding a haven for your overnight stays. Shirley and Mike McBride, at Merlot House, have created a gorgeous, eclectic, extremely comfortable and welcoming home away from home. The three guest rooms are unique and beautifully decorated. Fresh flowers and vegetables from the garden accompany... More 

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Hello Deb We had a great time while you were here, and thank you very much for the great Tripadvisor review. You have great friends and we enjoyed meeting them. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Warm regards Mike and Shirley More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had the good fortune of staying at the Merlot House. What a gem. The hosts Mike and Shirley made us feel right at home. The rooms are appointed with loving care and are very private and comfy. The location, while in a very quiet residential area is only a ten minute walk from the main dining and shopping area.... More 

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Management response:

Hello It was a pleasure having you stay at Merlot House and we appreciate the time you took to write a great Tripadvisor review. Thanks for noticing the small details at our B&B. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Mike and Shirley More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

48 hours before our arrival, we received an e-mail from our host, Mike, asking if there was anything he could help us with in planning our visit. We've been to Niagara on the Lake (NOTL) frequently but usually only brief afternoon visits so this was to be three day and two night visit so we need advice. I got great... More 

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Monica and Stephen It was a pleasure having you at our B&B and thank you very much for the great Tripadvisor review and the e-mail you sent earlier. Hope you had a quick and safe trip back to Orchard Park and you will visit us again when you return to Niagara on the Lake. Cheers Mike and Shirley More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Merlot House

Address: 619 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario LOS 1J0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range: -$1 - -$1 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Merlot room is the largest with a whirlpool tub. All rooms are beautiful, comfortable and have fireplaces.”
 of 5 bubbles robyng215, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Merlot room is the largest with a separate jacuzzi tub.”
 of 5 bubbles LoftyVictoria, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Merlot room was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles sket101, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, the Merlot Suite is the largest with a small sitting area.”
 of 5 bubbles LAMR1964, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Merlot Room is the largest. Shaw Room also has a King bed.”
 of 5 bubbles cpeterman2016, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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