My husband and I stayed here for an anniversary celebration and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the comfort and hospitality. The McBrides have thought of everything- there is a guest sitting room with games, computer, and local information, and a small galley with refrigerator, wine chiller, coffee, glasses, etc. Our guest room ( the Merlot suite) was spotless, spacious and well-appointed, with a very comfortable king bed, but their other rooms looked lovely as well. There is also a nice garden area out back - it looked perfect for sipping wine or morning coffee. Breakfast was superb- homemade ginger scones, fresh fruit, and eggs and crumbled bacon over a bed of asparagus and sautéed mushrooms. The Merlot House has an excellent and quiet location in a residential area on King St. - just a 5-10 minute walk to Queen st. and old town NOTL. With all of these great reviews, I hope they'll still have room for us on our next visit to NOTL!
- 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