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“Another wonderful stay at the Merlot House”
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Merlot House
Certificate of Excellence
North Wales, PA
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Another wonderful stay at the Merlot House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Beautiful room, great breakfasts (in quality and in the presentation), warm and friendly hosts and also interesting guests to eat with at breakfast and one couple one late evening as well. This was our eleventh time at Niagara on the Lake and our fifth stay here, the third with Shirley and Mike. We can't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Hello Jim and Pam
Thanks for taking the time to write the great review and your kind comments. We look forward to your return visit next August. This time we will make sure we get together for dinner.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We recently had the opportunity to stay at Merlot House in Niagara-on-the-Lake and have nothing but good things to say about our visit! Mike and Shirley McBride shared their beautiful home, their local experiences and their cooking during our short stay. Paying attention to detail, from the lavender bath amenities to the beautiful flowers in the rooms is, clearly one of their many strengths. Daily breakfasts were delicious and included fruit oat muffins, ginger scones and flavourful pancakes. The rooms were clean and the hospitality was in abundance. We look forward to returning again soon. Thanks again Mike and Shirley!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 18 August 2013
Hello Derek and Deren
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and thank you very much for the kind comments and the great review. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Your hosts
Mike and Shirley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

What an absolutely charming and cozy place to stay! Everything was beautiful and clean, food was great, our room was just wonderful! We didnt want to leave! They are wonderful hosts and we can't wait to come back next year! Everything was well thought of, thanks for having us !!! :)

Kate & Kyle M

  • Stayed August 2013
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Hello
Thank you for your kind comments and the great review. We hope to see you back at Merlot House in the near future.
Best regards
Mike and Shirley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Mike and Shirley were the sweetest and most gracious hosts ever! They were so sweet and breakfast was delicious, not to mention healthy too! So much attention to detail in the house, every piece has a story to it that Shirley is glad to share. We had a fantastic stay there, and looking forward to our next trip to NoTL at Merlot House :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stayed at Merlot House for the second year in a row. The first time was perfect and we wondered if the standard would be met a second time. It was. The rooms (we were with friends who also stayed there again) were perfect; nothing was lacking and everything was in superb condition.
The breakfasts each day were something to look forward to. The menu every day was different and the menu was imaginative but easily appreciated by everyone. If a spice was used, it was there to add interest and intrigue, not to overpower the main ingredient.
The hosts offered suggestions for restaurants,for shopping, for whatever we needed. They are a charming couple who obviously enjoy their guests.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Hello Stanley
Thanks for taking the time to write the great review and your many kind comments. Hope you all had a pleasant a safe trip back to New York and you are thinking of your next visit to Niagara on the Lake. You are great guests and we look forward to seeing you again.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

On a recent trip to Niagara on the Lake to celebrate our anniversary, we had the fortunate opportunity to stay at an amazing B&B called the Merlot House. The hosts offer fantastic hospitality along with choices of three cozy, charming rooms. Shirley & Mike McBride's gracious attention to detail & guest comfort is a marvel of thoughtful, generous hospitality. If you are in need of a place for quiet respite or a central location to theater, wineries, historical sites, or Niagara Falls without the touristy chaos, then the Merlot House is the place for you. Every recommendation for winery tours & visits, historical sites, restaurants, or local festivals were all excellent. Shirley & Mike are the consummate innkeepers and are very knowledgeable about their locality. You will enjoy a stay at the Merlot House. Sonja & Jerry Webb

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Hello Jerry and Sonja
Thank you very much for your great review and kind comments. It was a pleasure having guests like yourselves at Merlot House. Hope you had a safe and enjoyable trip back home and will visit our area again.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

My husband and and I recently stayed at Merlot House at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our hosts were extremely gracious and generous. The room was lovely and inviting. Our hosts, Mike and Shirley, have a beautiful home and the location is ideal. It's two minutes away from Queen Street, the main shopping strip. Breakfast was delicious and bountiful, the rates are very reasonable and Mike and Shirley welcome you like long lost friends. We would definitely recommend Merlot House to anyone looking for a quiet and lovely bed and breakfast. There are three beautiful and spacious rooms to choose from. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Hello Mirella and Mike
Thank you for your great review and kind comments. We are all doing well including Rosie. Hope to see you back at Merlot House in the near future.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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Property: 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 #31 of 165 B&Bs / Inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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