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Wilton Manors, Florida
Reviewed 8 September 2015

For the second time we stayed at Merlot House in Niagara on the Lake and for the second time we were overwhelmed by the hospitality, cleanliness and convenience of this charming B&B, The breakfast part is so sumptuous that it ends up being lunch as well. The hosts are warm, friendly and charming. We will back next year.

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Powell, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was our third stay at the Merlot House at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Each time has been wonderful. Mike and Shirley are consummate hosts! Very friendly and welcoming! The house is beautifully furnished. All three guest bedrooms are very comfortable with lovely furniture, charming accessories, and exquisite bed linens. In addition, the breakfast served is worthy of a 5-star hotel. We're already...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Brenda It was great having you at Merlot House again this year, and once again thanks for taking the time to do a great Trip Advisor review. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and we hope to see you again next year. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This has been one of the best B&B stays ever - Mike & Shirley are so welcoming and pay attention to every little detail that makes you feel like you are at home! This BB is not about volume and getting guests in & out - it really is about providing an amazing experience that you will remember. Mike &...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a great Trip Advisor review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and your wine tour. Also thanks for noticing some of the things we try to do to make our guests stay more comfortable. Hope to see you again in the near future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Merlot House is a fabulous place for couples attending the Shaw Festival and touring the wineries, orchards and sites around Niagara on the Lake. Shirley and Michael are great hosts. The breakfasts are superb and they are happy to dispense advice, winery coupons and anything else you need for a perfect getaway. The rooms are beautfiul, the towels plush and...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello Ron and Rosalie Thank you for taking the time to write a great Trip Advisor review. We really appreciate your kind comments and for noticing the thinks we do to make our guests comfortable. We hope to see you again in the future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

Neuville, Qu
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Shirley and Mike are great hosts. After 5 min you feel like home. Georgious breakfasts! They make the connections to the other guests easy. It was our 2nd stay and for sure we will go again and will refer it to all our friends. Lovely Japanese garden. You must go there!

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Merlot House is a lovely place with a great location: close enough to the action while being away from the noise. We selected the Shaw room for our stay: it was spacious and very comfortable. The bed was just as comfortable as my own, which is no small thing after an eight-hour drive! Mike and Shirley are very warm and...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to write a great Trip Advisor review for Merlot House. We are very sorry you could not stay longer, and hope things work out for the best with your family. Hopefully you will be able to visit us again in the near future. Best Regards Mike and Shirley

Warlingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We stayed for two nights in the Chardonnay room. Really cosy and comfy room, and the Air con was fantastic as the outside temps were pretty hot. Nice quiet location but close to amenities by car. Great breakfasts and the free coffee and cookies when you got home either late pm or evening were very welcome. Andy & Judith -...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a positive Trip Advisor review for Merlot House. Sorry to hear you misplaced some clothes and hope they turn up somewhere. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We booked Merlot at the last minute for a niagara-on-the lake getaway, and it turned out to be a lovely place to stay. A gorgeous house with interesting decor (chickens, robert bateman, and amazing japanese pieces, just to name a few). Shirley and Mike are incredibly gracious hosts; a pleasure to chat with about NOTL and the world at large....

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to write a great positive review of Merlot House. We are especially pleases when our guests notice the small details which we hope enhance their B&B experience. We hope to see you again when you visit Niagara on the Lake. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Merlot House is one of the finest B&Bs in the area. It has reasonable rates, very comfortable king size beds and comfort throughout. The gracious kind well travelled hosts Mike and Shirley, serve some of the best breakfasts with pride and joy. Fresh baked scones; local fruits; and even Mike's own specially made bacon. Outstanding! Shirley always leaves a little...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to write a great positive review of Merlot House. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Merlot House and hope to see you again if you visit Niagara on the Lake in the future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This was our first visit to both NOTL and Merlot House - we were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary - was truly a memorable stay. Mike & Shirley are both charming and the "Breakfasts" are first class!!! Location is ideal for dinners in town about a 10 minute walk and vineyards are not far by car. Thanks Mike & Shirley...

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Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to post a great review on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased your first stay at a B&B was an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again in the future. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Merlot House

Address: 619 King St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario LOS 1J0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range: -RM1 - -RM1 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Merlot room is the largest with a whirlpool tub. All rooms are beautiful, comfortable and have fireplaces.”
robyng215, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Merlot room is the largest with a separate jacuzzi tub.”
LoftyVictoria, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Merlot room was excellent”
sket101, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, the Merlot Suite is the largest with a small sitting area.”
LAMR1964, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Merlot Room is the largest. Shaw Room also has a King bed.”
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