The Merlot room was as good as it has been in the past--comfortable king size bed, nice sitting area and good size bathroom.
We came from the Philadelphia, PA area for the Shaw plays, wine, a little touring and also dining. We love the area; it was our 8th trip and we will continue to return to NOTL and stay at the Merlot House.
The new owners are very friendly without being intrusive and very accomodating. The breakfasts were as good as we have ever had at a Niagara on the Lake B&B. We stayed four nights and needed breakfast early one day and they served us an hour earlier (and still served the other guests at 9AM). On our departure day we wanted an early start and they gave us fresh fruit yogurt and mini donuts for the ride!
We talked to another couple at breakfast who had stayed there a number of times in the past and they were as happy as us with the new owners.
We highly recommend the Merlot House.
- 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