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1840 Guest House B&B
Ranked #1 of 5 Merrickville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Gorgeous B&B, Mike is a very welcoming and accommodating host. We stayed one night as part of a paddling trip on the Rideau. I would recommend the 1840 to all paddlers, looking for good accommodations.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
Thank Michael B
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Mike Z, Owner at 1840 Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star guest review. As you stated, we are located on the Rideau Canal Waterway and offer our paddling guests easy access to our B&B from the waterway.
Being paddler friendly, and located beside the Rideau Canal Waterway, we provide easy B&B access and have secure canoe and kayak parking and a secure lockup storage areas to put away paddling accessories. We would love to have you and other paddlers stay with us again, perhaps during the fall when the autumn leaves are beautiful along the river.
Happy paddling! Regards, Mike

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

My husband and I had cycled in from Ottawa on a very hot summer day. We had set out early to beat the heat so we arrived just after the previous guests had checked out. We were nonetheless welcomed by our hosts who were extremely accommodating. They let us enjoy refreshing drinks on the patio while they immediately made up our room for us.

The room itself was spacious and spotlessly clean. The bed was oh-so-comfortable and we were so impressed by the beautiful quilts that decorated the B&B. I liked how breakfast items were set out in the common area the night before and we were able to help ourselves the next morning. This was great for us since we were up fairly early to get back on our bikes.

The guesthouse is close to Merrickville's many quaint artisanal shops and the area is great for cycling.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Mike Z, Owner at 1840 Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review of our B&B. We very much appreciate your 5 star ranking! We are a bicycle friendly B&B and do our very best to ensure our guests have a comfortable and relaxing stay especially after a long cycle trip! We appreciate knowing that our self serving continental breakfast (that is set up the evening before) worked for your early bike tour start. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future. Regards, Mike and Dawn

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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

After 145km of riding we arrived at the 1840. Great place to stay for weary cyclists. Wonderful accommodations. Everything within a ten minute walk. Safe place to lock up bikes.

As per the owners request, to make it more bike friendly I would suggest the following.
--a bike wash station. Soap,sponge,brush,water.
--basic tools for maintenance such as a bike stand, basic tools, lube, tire pump, patch kit, sell spare tubes, energy bars.

Thanks for the pleasant stay.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Mike Z, Owner at 1840 Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

Thank you for the wonderful "5 Star" guest review! We have tried to make our B&B bicycle friendly by offering secure bike storage, bike tour maps and providing early morning breakfast for early bike tour risers. We can provide bike wash facilities and already offer bike maintenance and repair support. We appreciate your business and if you have another opportunity to visit Merrickville we would love to have you as our guest again! Regards, Mike and Dawn

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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent B&B! Great rooms each nicely appointed with ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Perfect to size to accommodate our pack'n play for our son, and a bonus to have childproof outlets! The B&B offers a nice view of the river, lots of green park space right beside, and is very close to all village shops. Our host, Mike, was outstanding and attentive to all our needs. We will definitely be back!

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

A lovely, clean and comfortable BnB with an interesting history. Mike is very helpful and accommodating and gave us good options for visiting in and around town - all great! Full disclosure - we had read that there is a river view, but it was blocked by boy scout trailers. If this would bother you, ask whether they are currently camping on site during your visit. Honestly, upon our initial arrival, we were a little disconcerted. After a few hours in the BnB and some homemade ice cream in town, we were hooked. We had a wonderful stay- absolutely no complaints. We had wished we had a clear view of the river, but the BnB was so nice, as was our host, we left very happy and relaxed.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Beth L
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Mike Z, Owner at 1840 Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2015

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star guest review! We take great pride in providing a welcoming, comfortable and relaxing stay for our guests. As you mentioned, with our B&B located in the center of Merrickville, we are within a short 2 block walk to wonderful shops and restaurants. Our second storey balcony overlooks the scenic Rideau River / Canal Waterway and the Lion's Club Campground. As we are located above the Rideau Canal the overall view is very scenic.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the 1840 Guest House B&B and hope that you will be our guests again in the future. Regards, Mike and Dawn

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Our family booked all four rooms at the 1840 Guest House for a three night stay in July. Everything was perfect from the time of booking to the end of our stay. Dawn and Mike have obviously put a lot of thought in to creating such a welcoming place.

The location is very convenient to shops, restaurants and the canal.

The layout of second floor of the Guest House was ideal for accommodating our group. We had the floor to ourselves and enjoyed the common area and balcony for visiting, and our private, well appointed rooms for quiet time. All four rooms are lovely. They are bright and airy, comfortable, spotless and spacious. We had everything we needed - lots of towels and pillows, Netflix, WiFi, breakfast goodies, bottled water, and a very helpful host and hostess.

The balcony overlooks the Rideau and we all found it a very peaceful spot to enjoy our morning coffee.

Dawn and Mike made us very welcome. Our stay in Merrickville at the beautiful 1840 Guest House was delightful and we would recommend it without hesitation.

Room Tip: All four rooms are lovely.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Mike Z, Owner at 1840 Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our 1840 Guest House B&B. We appreciate the excellent 5 star rating and extensive write up you gave our B&B. We are glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay and that we were able to meet all your expectations. The view from the balcony of the Rideau river/canal is very scenic and we're glad you enjoyed having coffee while watching he boats go by. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you and your family will have an opportunity to stay with us again in the future. Regards, Mike

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Mike and Dawn are very hospitable hosts of this very charming B & B. They helped us find things to do in the area, the suggestions were very helpful. The accomodations were spacious, clean and neat. The modern full ensuite bathroom was a very nice added touch to our room. Our room had a view of the canal, something we enjoyed further by sitting on the second floor common balcony. A very nice destination to relax in after a full day of exploring the locks on the Rideau Canal.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: 223 Main Street West | PO Box 452, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Merrickville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Merrickville
Price Range: $115 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 1840 Guest House B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern B&B accommodations overlooking the Rideau Canal, easy walking distance to Merrickville's "artisans" shops, fine restaurants, galleries and historic Rideau Canal and Museum. Entire second floor is dedicated to the comfort of our guests with four modern, clean, bright, spacious, air conditioned rooms with private ensuite, queen size bed, WiFi, satellite TV, NETFLIX movies, terry cloth bathrobes, desk and comfortable chairs. Common sitting / coffee area with Kuerig Coffee machine, fridge, microwave, tables and chairs and a balcony with a scenic view of the Rideau River/Canal. Hand sewn quilts, creative glass panels and antique furniture decorate rooms and guest areas. Continental breakfast supplied. Full breakfast available at excellent restaurant within easy walking distance (open 7:00AM). Bicycle friendly with locked storage area. Private free parking. ... more   less 
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