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“Cozy, relaxing elegance in NOTL”
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Merlot House
Certificate of Excellence
Pointe Claire, Canada
2 reviews
“Cozy, relaxing elegance in NOTL”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had a family get together and we were lucky to have had all three rooms available. Each room was immaculately clean and the decor cozy and elegant which made our stay extremely enjoyable. Fresh flowers and little chocolates were a warm, welcome touch. The attention to detail did not end with the rooms but extended to the breakfast that was served--- delicious peach cobbler and blueberry pancakes with local bacon served in a beautifully decorated dining room. Simply lovely!!! A taste of heaven!! The owners are well-travelled and were always warm and charming. They even provided us with vouchers for wine tasting. This is definitley a First Class B&B and we highly recommend this place for all your future travels in NOTL.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Carole C
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Hello Carole
It was great having your family stay with us at Merlot House. Thank you very much for the kind comments and the great review. Hope you had a pleasant journey back to Point Claire and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

A first class experience in every way. The fine owners have attended to every detail , inside and out. A feast for the eyes. Breakfasts were second to none in product and presentation. If you want to be pampered this is the place, plus their B & B is close to everything. Here you will find that which makes for wonderful memories to take home.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Delightful Innkeepers, Delightful rooms and Delightful breakfasts!
One could not ask for more. Well, maybe the recipes.
The rooms are immaculate, the towels plush and plentiful.
Coffee, tea and cold drinks are always available.
It is a 15 minute walk into town or a very short ride.

If you like small and intimate, this is the place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Mike and Shirley did a fantastic job hosting us over the labour day weekend. We had everything we needed and more. Breakfast was a two-course feast. Everything was so clean and spotless. They provided us with maps and vouchers for wine tastings. I can't find one thing to complain about. We stayed in the Queen room and it was perfect.

Room Tip: The king room is the most spacious but queen will do if that is all that is available.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank cleopatches1987
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2013

What a wonderful place to stay while in N-O-T-L on our honeymoon. Mike and Shirley were very sweet and helpful hosts (even closing our car windows when a thunderstorm came in, with us out on a wine tour). The rooms were beautifully decorated and the bed so comfortable! The breakfasts were amazing with Shirley's ginger scones an absolute highlight! (We are still talking about them!) Only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AndyandDana
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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review, 1 September 2013
Hello Dana and Andy
Thanks for choosing Merlot House to celebrate your honeymoon and your great review and kind comments. Keep us in mind for your first anniversary and best wishes for a prosperous future.
Cheers
Mike and Shirley
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North Wales, PA
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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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Thank jfmcg2
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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
2 reviews
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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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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 #36 of 164 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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