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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.
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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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All reviews shirley and mike ginger scones oatmeal pancakes chardonnay suite gracious hosts shaw festival my husband and i offered suggestions enjoyed the company king suite b bs fresh fruit highly recommend this bed and breakfast lovely garden quiet neighborhood lovely home wine tasting
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Spent a delightful 6 nights at Merlot House. Hosts Mike and Shirley are gracious hosts, fun to be with and full of good suggestions on restaurants, wineries and the Shaw theatre. Mike cooked up delicious breakfasts - a different one every day.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank pawperon
Response from Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot HouseResponded September 21, 2018

Hi there Great to hear from you and thankyou for the great tripadvisor review. Hope you had a good trip back to Ottawa and we hope you will visit us again. Your hosts Mike and Shirley

Reviewed July 28, 2018

What a great little guest house! Mike and Shirley are the perfect hosts who go out of their way to make their home feel like yours. Watch out for Mike's delicious breakfasts which will set you up for the day. A pretty garden is a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank manytravels_11
Response from Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot HouseResponded July 29, 2018

Hello manytravels We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Merlot House and we thank you for the great tripadvisor review and your comments. Please remember us if your travels bring you to Niagara on the Lake in the future.

Reviewed July 26, 2018

This was the first bed and breakfast that my boyfriend and I have stayed at. Michael & Shirley have set the bar very high for any future bed and breakfast locations that we will stay at in the future. We stayed in the Chardonnay Suite...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot HouseResponded July 27, 2018

Hello Nicole and John It was great having you as guests and we are very happy you enjoyed your first B&B experience. Thank you for the great review and your kind comments. Please visit us again if you travel to Niagara on the Lake in...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Doesn’t get any better than this. Sixth visit for us. Already booked for next year. Super clean and quiet. Best breakfasts ever! Proprietors are kindest people on the planet! Seriously! So helpful and accommodating.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Janet_Chuck_Toronto
Response from Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot HouseResponded July 20, 2018

Hi Janet and Chuck Thanks for the review and the great comments. We really appreciate your feedback. See you next year for your 7th visit. Cheers Mike and Shirley

Reviewed July 10, 2018

I think this is my fifth stay at Merlot House. I obviously enjoy going there since I keep going back. Shirley and Michael are perfect hosts, giving us local cherries upon our arrival, offering suggestions for the area, and allowing us to store our wine...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank JMJ-Ottawa
Response from Merlothouse, Owner at Merlot HouseResponded July 12, 2018

Hello Jackie Thanks for taking the time to post a great tripadvisor review. Your detailed comments will certainly help other people who are looking for a place to stay in Niagara on the Lake. Hope you had a pleasant journey home and your friends were...More

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James A
June 6, 2018|
Response from Merlothouse | Property representative |
Hello James Sorry, we are fully booked on these days. Mike and Shirley
Room Tips
"All three rooms are upstairs and quiet."
Jul. 28, 2018
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"Great B&B to relax in"
May 21, 2018
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"We stayed in the Shaw King Suite but all the rooms have Shirley's special touch!"
Aug. 14, 2017
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"Merlot room is the largest with a whirlpool tub. All rooms are beautiful, comfortable and have fireplaces."
Nov. 13, 2016
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