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Merlot House
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here this past weekend with two other couples while in NOTL for a wine tour. This was our first B&B ever so we weren’t too sure what to expect. Needless to say, our wonderful hosts set the bar high! This house is stunning!! The rooms are top notch with ensuites and fireplaces. The lounge was so cute and full of games and coffee to keep us happy. Breakfast...was one of the best I’ve honestly ever had. Plated and served to us and better than restaurant quality. You could tell that much care and passion went into it. The coffee as well was amazing! For someone who regularly drinks 5 or so cups every morning, I need good coffee and this was phenomenal! The owners are so kind and sweet and so much fun. There are so many B&Bs in NOTL and it would be nice to try others as well but I honestly think we’ll just keep coming back here!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Michael M, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Its great to hear from you after your stay at Merlot House. We really appreciate your kind commentsand taking the time to write a great tripadvisor review. We hope you plan a return visit when you visit Niagara on the Lake.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Shirly and Mike are some of the most pleasant people you will ever meet. Period. We loved our room, but the absolute highlights were the breakfasts that were just awesome from start to finish. I am going to be incredibly downtrodden making my garbage eggs tomorrow morning because they spoiled us all weekend. We actually ate some vegan food as the other couple staying was vegan, and were astounded at how good all of it was. Also, sidenote, Shirly's vegan muffins will change your life. (Mike, if you made the muffins, I am sorry for not giving you credit).

Overall, I am fully converted to the B&B side, as it was my fianceé that suggested we give it a try, and I would not hesitate to stay again. These are people that deserve your patronage through and through, and I promise you won't find anyone more accommodating.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Michael M, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you very much for the great tripadvisor review and your kind comments.
We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope you will visit us again when you travel to Niagara on the Lake. Shirley does almost all the baking and I will pass on your comments.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin in telling you how fabulous Merlot House is?! Mike and Shirley treat you like royalty while your here. Their 2 course breakfasts are the best food we eat while we are at Niagara on the lake. This is our second time back because of their hospitality. Rooms very spacious and accommodating. Exceptionally clean. Beautiful outdoor garden. Shirley gives great tips for wineries to try as well as free tasting coupons. In addition their recommendations for dining out never disappoints. If your considering a B&B in Canada this is the place.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Hello again
It's always a pleasure having you visit Merlot House. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great trip advisor review. Hope to see you all next year.
Your hosts
Mike and Shirley

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I don't normally write reviews but Merlot House experience was excellent. Hospitality of Mike & Shirley couldn't be better. Inviting in the garden for relaxing and inside, including mementos from their world travels. Breakfasts creative and gluten free items actually tasted good!!! Snacks and coffee always available. Room tastefully done, roomy, fresh, spotless and comfortable. Location convenient. No negatives.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 27 August 2017

Hello Again
Thanks for taking the time to write a great trip advisor review. We also appreciate your kind words and we are happy you enjoyed your stay at Merlot House. Please visit us again if your travels take you to Niagara on the Lake.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We stayed at the Merlot House with another couple while we were there going to Niagara Falls. We met the owners of the Bed and Breakfast and knew from the start that we had made a great choice. By the time we left, we felt like we were leaving our family there. Mike and Shirley, made us feel like we were part of their family during our stay with them. The breakfasts were GREAT! They also gave us many tips on what to see and do while we were there. We will for sure stay with them again if we are in their area. Mike's oatmeal pancakes are to die for!! He even give me the recipe for them!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 24 August 2017

Hello Mike and Fran
It was great having you at Merlot House. You are the type of guests we love to have stay, and we appreciate your thoughtfulness and kind words. We hope you plan a return visit.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley

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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 #37 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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