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“A great experience”
Review of Simcoe Manor

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Simcoe Manor
Haliburton, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A great experience”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I do not need to say much. It was a great experience. Our host and hostess were gracious and very helpful to us as we arrived a little late for getting to the theatre on time. John made sure we got there. Breakfasts were excellent and flexibility on timing (we love early morning coffee) was very much appreciated. We occupied the Burgundy Room - what a great accommodation! After the first evening, we walked to and from the theatre. Location was wonderful. We will return to Simcoe Manor when we go back for more theatre. Thank you John and Allison.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

The manor itself was lovely, however the host John ruined our experience. He did this by being overbearing, controlling and intrusive. One of the two breakfasts were below average due to the fact that he was frustrated with us as guests and was vindictive. He literally served us half a grapefruit and old muffins. We were a large group and he thought we were too independent in not taking his advice. Don't go here! There are lots of other lovely and beautiful choices in NOTL.



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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

I love to stay with friends, and I have them in very wonderful places. Hawaii, Rome, London and the like. When I decided to go to Niagara-On-The-Lake to see the theater instead of going to London this year, I looked for a place that would be like I was staying with friends.
John and Allison were the perfect hosts with their lovely house and perfect location. Having breakfast everyday with all the guests at the formal dining table, was delicious and entertaining. We took all of Johns knowledgeable recomendations for where to eat and shop, to taking advantage of the local music and festivals. I can't wait to go again next year, it truly was an Enchanted August.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Simcoe Manor was an excellent choice for out time away this summer. Allison and John were the perfect hosts in a facility that was gorgeous! We stayed in the Green Suite which was so beautiful and roomy. Our breakfasts were fabulous - wonderful fruit compotes each morning made with locally grown fruit, delicious butter tarts and fantastic entrees - fresh peach pancakes, omelets, etc. John was so knowledgeable about the area and gave us many interesting points of interest to see, as well as tips about dining and wineries. This was a prime choice for a relaxing time away!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Candia, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Simcoe Manor. The house and the grounds were simply gorgeous! We were treated to a gourmet breakfast each morning. John was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He helped us pick out vineyards, and also gave us free tasting vouchers. I enjoyed learning about the history of the town and its residence. We will definitely stay at Simcoe Manor again when we visit Niagara-On-The-Lake in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Burgundy Suite. It is their largest suite. It was spacious, quiet, and comfortable...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Simcoe Manor, John and Alison were so warm and welcoming that made our special time more than over the top! The room was large and inviting we could have stayed there forever. An amazing breakfast was served when we wanted it, in a beautiful diningroom filled with antiques, you felt like royalty! Will definitely go back!!

Room Tip: Every room was beautiful, there is not a bad room in the place.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Simcoe Manor is peaceful and quiet and the gardens are beautifully tended. As usual, we stayed in the Mauve Suite which has windows on three sides of the room and a great couch and fireplace. Alison and John Gartner, the owners, gave us a choice of what kind of breakfast we wanted. The gourmet breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed the conversations around the breakfast table. The dining room is very elegant. John & Alison were such good and attentive hosts that they could make any setting interesting and pleasant for visitors.

We walked to the stores on Queen Street from the B&B. We also enjoyed walking to the Shaw theatres where we saw three evening plays over the long Victoria Day weekend.
The weather over the Victoria Day weekend was fantastic, so we decided to visit Fort George and Fort Erie. Both forts have been recently upgraded due to the War of 1812 celebrations and were both well worth seeing. We hope to be able to return to the Mauve Suite again. It has become a home-away-from-home for us!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Simcoe Manor
Address: 242 Simcoe St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #129 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracious, friendly accommodation just 50 yds. off the main street in the "Old Town" of Niagara on the Lake with all its attractions. Spacious, elegantly decorated suites with the charm and grace typical of Old Niagara yet with all the modern conveniences (A/C, Jacuzzis, fireplaces etc.).Gourmet breakfasts amidst rich mahogany and crystal. Relax on the verandah or poolside or enjoy the view of our gardens, stately pines and creek. A short walk to theatres, shopping, restaurants, golf and the rivermouth. ... more   less 

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