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“Terrific! Wonderful hosts, Great Food, Lovely Room”
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Merlot House
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Mike and Shirley have out done themselves. Pretty quiet garden and a perfect place for and afternoon glass of wine. What a beautiful home. Immediately felt at ease. Short distance to downtown. Great restaurants in town, good golf and yes there are the wineries... Such fun!

We hope to make it back in the near future!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2011

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate it and hope to see you again in the near future.
Your hosts
Mike and Shirley

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Reviewed 6 August 2011

We had a wonderful stay at the Merlot House. From the moment we arrived at this picturesque B&B we felt extremely welcomed. Shirley and Michael are warm, knowledgeable and kind. They could not do enough to make us feel at ease. They provided us with suggestions and coupons for local attractions. They gave us restaurant recommendations, and clear, simple directions for whereever we needed to go. Their breakfasts were second to none. The food was delicious, fresh. and impeacably presented. Overall we highly recommend the Merlot House B&B for your next getaway to Niagara on the Lake.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Lovely house, great breakfast and charming hosts. Located on a quiet street, a pleasant 10 to 15 minute walk to the theatre and shopping area. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Welcoming, friendly hosts and a relaxing, incredibly tranquil inn, especially after a long, sunny summer day of walking and sampling at the local wineries. No stereotypical B&B chintz & tschotkes, either - just tasteful Americana mixed to lovely effect with cosmopolitan Japanese antiques. Mike's signature oatmeal blueberry pancakes on Sunday morning were divine and on Shirley's recommendation, we later visited a local ceramic artist and a new independent winery we hadn't heard of before and both are new favourites. Nathalie & Peter, Toronto

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

My husband and I chose the Merlot House as our base to tour the Niagara region. We couldn't have made a better selection! We treated ourselves to the Merlot suite which was finely appointed with king bed, fireplace, easy chairs, and large bath. All three suites at the Merlot House are truly reflective of the website pictures. Guests also have the use of the library (including computer) and butler's pantry on the first floor. Shirley and Mike McBride are outstanding hosts who go out of their way to make you feel at home without being intrusive. They had information about the area assembled, provided us with coupons for winetasting at several excellent wineries, and made our dinner reservations at two outstanding restaurants REST/Stonewood Grill and Ginger. Breakfast was served in a charming dining area and we can still taste Mike's homemade scones and waffles! We can't wait to return for another visit.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Merlot House

Address: 619 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario LOS 1J0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 164 B&Bs / Inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range: -$1 - -$1 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 

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