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Merlot House

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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....

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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

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...

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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

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Mike and Shirley's Merlot House. Their home and garden are beautiful, they are both gracious hosts and the food was spectacular. It is a close walk into town and wineries. Our room was very comfortable and the bedding and towels were top notch. It was overall one of our best B&B experiences!

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Hello Kathy and Richard Thank you for taking the time to write a great tripadvisor review. We enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to a return visit. Hope you are keeping cool in this hot weather. Cheers Mike and Shirley

lima
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Mike and Shirley are two of the best B&B owners ever. They were so accommodating in every aspect. When we arrived with our bikes, Mike offered the use of the garage to keep them overnight and then moved his car out of the garage to make sure we had enough space. Shirley even brought up additional towels to shower with...

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Hello It was a pleasure having you stay at Merlot House, and thank you for the great tripadvisor review. Its very gratifying when our guests notice the small things and details we try to do to make their stays more enjoyable. We hope to see you again if and when you visit Niagara on the Lake. Cheers Mike and Shirley

Ohio
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Merlot House was easy to find and is located within walking distance of downtown. The inside was very clean, well appointed and full of interesting pieces. The outside had a wonderful front and back porch and we enjoyed time on both and the landscaping is awesome! Our hosts were very friendly and available, but also disappeared when they knew we...

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Hello It was a pleasure having you stay at Merlot House during your recent visit to Niagara on the Lake. Thank you very much for your great review on Trip Advisor and your kind comments. Hopefully we will see you again if you visit our area again. Regards Mike and Shirley

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Came to NOL for five days for a wedding and decided to try the B and B experience. Merlot House has all the grace, charm and immaculate detail of a traditional old Georgian home but in a fresh and fairly new build. The lovely and very helpful owners, Mike and Shirley, have decorated beautifully and the large, well appointed rooms...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Lois It was a pleasure having you and David stay with us at Merlot House. We appreciate your comments and the great review you gave us on Trip Advisor. Its very gratifying when our guests notice all the small things we try to do to make their stay more enjoyable. We hope you have the opportunity to return to...

Paris, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We just returned from a birthday weekend away at Merlot House. It was such a wonderful stay! This was my boyfriend's first experience at a bed and breakfast and I'm sure he's now hooked. Our room, the Merlot, was so inviting and the King sized bed was so incredibly comfortable that we actually slept in! The highlight for me was...

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Paris, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This Bed & Breakfast was our first ever. Thanks to Mike and Shirley, the owners, it was a wonderful experience. From the moment we walked into the home I knew it was going to be wonderful. We were greeted at the door by Mike who proceeded to show us around and tell us about the home. The home is unique,...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Laurie and Steve It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and thank you for the wonderful review you posted on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your return visit. Cheers Mike and Shirley

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Mike and Shirley were exceptional hosts, offering delicious breakfasts and all the advice we needed for a fantastic getaway with friends. The bedrooms were luxurious yet comfortable. Our room had a deep tub with jets and shower, and comfy chairs to sit and relax in. Furnishings were beautiful and interesting. Thanks so much for a great stay. Susan

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Susan Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Niagara on the Lake. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the wonderful Trip Advisor review. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Cheers Mike and Shirley

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2016

As a repeat visitor to Merlot House, I want to thank Shirley and Mike for making our stays so memorable. They make the best breakfast, their home is immaculately clean and interestingly furnished with items collected from their former homes in Japan and Massachusetts, and the beds are wonderful. They also provide really useful guidance on every aspect of NOTL...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Caroline As you promised we thank you for the wonderful review you posted on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased you and your friends enjoyed your stay at Merlot House , and we hope you become regular visitors. Cheers Mike and Shirley

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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.”
robyng215, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Merlot room is the largest with a separate jacuzzi tub.”
LoftyVictoria, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Merlot room was excellent”
sket101, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, the Merlot Suite is the largest with a small sitting area.”
LAMR1964, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Merlot Room is the largest. Shaw Room also has a King bed.”
cpeterman2016, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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