Mike and Shirley are extraordinary hosts! They went out of their way to make us feel at home and were very helpful in suggesting and booking dinner reservations, giving advice and coupons for wineries and answering endless questions we had about the area. The breakfasts were phenomenal!!! Shirley's homemade scones and Mike's blueberry and peach clafouti were to die for! Their home is lovely, warm and inviting and the Shaw room, was comfortable and beautifully decorated. Our room had everything we needed including beautiful fresh flowers from their garden, delicious chocolates and comfy soft robes. The bathroom was beautifully appointed with luxurious towels, a soaker tub and yummy smelling soaps and shampoos. There was also a very comfortable family room with tv, computer, lots of reading material and coffee/tea available to enjoy at our leisure. Shirley went above and beyond by researching information for us and even giving a small birthday gift. We would highly recommend Merlot House to anyone travelling in the Niagara area!
Kim and Jaime
- 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