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The Keefer Mansion Events Estate Inn

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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here a few weeks back and the rooms were dirty and cold with the heat not working. And the owners...who apparently live upstairs were loud and we couldn't get any sleep and when we tried calling couldn't get ahold of anybody. We saw one walking around in his plaid pjs drinking a beer. How embarrassing it that? Would never...

14Thank rachaelmontgomery75
Phil R, Owner at The Keefer Mansion Events Estate Inn, responded to this review

This is the same poster as the April 14 review.

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Having admired this glorious building for close to three decades, I finally got the chance to spend an overnight in this stately home.,..and what a let down it was...how unfortunate..They are changing their set up.. To an events venue, weddings and such. Therefore there is no resteraunt on site. So we had to dine elsewhere. No biggie. Kind enough to...

7Thank billykatOntario
Phil R, Owner at The Keefer Mansion Events Estate Inn, responded to this review

We tried very hard to accommodate this guest. Regarding the noise from an adjacent room if the guest had pressed zero as instructed on their room telephone it would have been resolved. Yes to the measuring tape being left on the bad following the installation of new artwork..the black mens boxers from a previous guest slipped behind one of our...

Reviewed 29 March 2015

I cant express how horrible disappointed and borderline grossed out with my experience at this place. Unfortunately I spent my valentines day dinner here. First of all, when i booked my reservation NOONE informed me that it was going to be a set menu with a set price. my guest and i both looked over the menu online so get...

9Thank lovestoeatt
Phil R, Owner at The Keefer Mansion Events Estate Inn, responded to this review

This one is a bit over the top...and unfortunately social media gives this rant an audience. We did not want to take the reservation because we were fully booked, the guest knew this and insisted. We apologized for a couple of unfortunate shortcomings and offered to refund the guest 50% of their evening bill..this was declined. Not sure what else...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2015

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful night at the Keefer Mansion Inn. The staff that we dealt with during our stay were very helpful and very accommodating, especially when helping me out as this was a surprise visit for my girlfriend. The room was great and comfortable! This was personally my second time staying overnight at the Inn (and...

Thank Mike L
Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

A little off the beaten track and well worth finding this gem. It offers a lot of atmosphere and history to take in. Wonderful people to help make your stay the best possible. One point, some rooms are smaller.

Thank Rbion
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

Well, don't know where to start. Ambience top notch: quiet, secluded, turn of last century decor, wonderful piano/vocal background music. New Year's Eve fixed price menu. Price: reasonable. Selection : on paper/online...excellent. Execution, service, ability to repair mistakes, food quality, presentation, all substandard. Reservation for 7:30, arrived 7:25, seated promptly, nice window table for two. Drinks ordered: waitress did not...

Welland, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2014

My manager arranged our Christmas party here. We had dinner reservations at the restaurant and she booked a room for my boyfriend and myself for the night as a Christmas gift.The dinner was excellent, however portion size was pretty small. Got the shrimp as an appetizer... $18 but only came with 3 shrimp, thought it was a bit outrageous. Had...

3Thank 3kcxo
Reviewed 14 December 2014

We reserved an early dinner as our group of Four were going on to the theater after. When we arrived we were seated immediately and our server said she understood our arrangements.Accordingly our order was taken as soon as we were ready to order. The service was excellent and as a result we had time to explore this lovely old...

Thank Barbara B
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We arrived about 4:00 PM and checked into our room. It was about 18 C. We contacted the receptionist who told us that the boiler had just been turned on and we should be warm within the hour. We went for dinner at 7:00 PM and advised that it was still under 20 C.The receptionist apologized and said the owners...

2Thank JimDeeks
Phil R, Owner at The Keefer Mansion Events Estate Inn, responded to this review

Yes we had a furnace failure in that part of the building for several hours, The unit has been repaired. We would have happily delivered in room heaters if we had known our guests were uncomfortable.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2014

This a review of the restaurant only. We have never stayed overnight so cannot comment on the B&B aspect of the facility. The décor is very good. This might tempt you to think the restaurant experience will be just as good. My wife and I are members of an adult "out-to-dinner" who get together about 8 times per year to...

Phil R, Owner at The Keefer Mansion Events Estate Inn, responded to this review

Unfortunately there was an apparent miscommunication between the organizer of the group and the patrons relating to the group service charge of 18%. This is standard for private groups....most folks by far would readily understand this. We are very careful communicating this policy. Regarding menu upgrades..yes the scallops appetizer is more than the soup. In some ways i think the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built 120 years ago, the Keefer mansion is a Niagara Region landmark. The Keefer's went on to become Canada's most important engineering dynasty.Sized at 9,000 sq ft the mansion has been restored to reflect the "privileged life" of its prosperous builders.The mansion is available for rental, allowing a variety of uses. Guests may bring in their own catering as needed. The mansion hosts four beautiful guest suites. Located minutes from Niagara Falls in the heart of Niagara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Keefer Mansion Events Estate Inn

Address: 14 St. David's St W | Niagara, Thorold, Ontario L2V 2K9, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Thorold
Price Range: RM597 - RM812 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Keefer Mansion Hotel Thorold
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