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My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, the management told us they would like to give us a bottle of wine since it's our anniversary. We never saw it, until just before leaving mentioned to a young waitress at breakfast, she got us some wine to drink once home. My husband also has severe heart trouble, due for surgery has what's called the widow maker and just recently had a knee replacement so climbing the stairs daily and for him to go up during the day to rest was very hard on him. There are no lower rooms everything has to go up old wooden stairs including your luggage. It can be quite noisy if you're trying rest and there are late arrivals. To go up and down the stairs daily several times a day was hard on him so we wanted to leave a day early and just head on home so he could rest. We were not able to get our full refund back for the last night which we did not stay. Breakfast can sometimes be inconvenient as it is not served until 9:00 AM unless you want a piece of fruit and then you can go down for some yogurt and fruit at 8:30. Usually a dessert is served before breakfast, doesn't seem to make sense because when you leave you have the taste of eggs and vegetables in your mouth. Our room overlooked both parking lot and front street so you can hear voices and conversations going on all the time. The parking lot is full, if all the rooms are taken. Which means, if you are late getting back in at certain times you'll find yourself paying for parking on the street. No free parking on the street. Plus, parking is prime behind the house and it's very hard to get in and out. Our room had seven windows in it and none of the curtains or drapes matched. Some of them look like specials from a going out of business sale as it was very thin and seem to just come out of a package. There were bleach stains in the carpet, the mattresses were old so if you turned over during the night your mate would also be woken up. The TVs are quite small and hard to see. The bathtub had very, very high edges so it was difficult to raise your legs to get in to take a shower. The bathroom sink did not work and was constantly backed up if you try to brush your teeth or wash your face. There was no light bulb in the light on the dresser so we had to use overhead lights which can be glaring. If trying to rest with a hallway upstairs being would, you would hear people coming and going and sometimes you can hear people in the next room. Granted, the location is beautiful but that's about the extent of it. So many other places around with nicer rooms, less expensive, and if needed, a first-floor room or elevator you're better off going elsewhere. I was talking to another lady at breakfast one morning, she said she would never be back either. She had both of her knees replaced and found it quite difficult since there is no first-floor rooms or elevators. She dreaded the next day when they would be leaving and have to carry their luggage down.
We had a lovely stay here. The house is one of the old houses in Niagara on the Lake and has a great view over the park to Lake Ontario. The location is very good being only a couple of blocks to the centre but is lovely and quiet. The house was clean, warm and cosy and our room shared a balcony with some of the other guests. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the gourmet breakfast was well presented, tasty and filling although slightly unusual for an English palate. I would happily have stayed here much longer .
The property is beautiful and well kept. Disappointed about breakfast. No menu was provided. The food served is not adequate for a breakfast. The first item was an apple strudel (which is a desert) then a quiche and that's all. I do not call this a breakfast. The house was very cold and there is no thermostat in rooms to control the temperature which made my stay very unpleasant. Staff are very aloof. Parking very jammed and additional cars had to park on the street with a chance to get a parking ticket.
So pleased we chose the old bank house! At check in we were lucky to be greeted by the very friendly and normally evasive “Mr B”. We had the Gallery room which has a shared balcony and overlooks the park and niagara river. Room has great views and is nice and spacious. But above all, the staff are wonderful and the breakfasts are fantastic! Highly recommend. We will be back in November.
The Old Bank House was a perfect location--for being close to the old downtown in Niagara-on-the-Lake. My friend and I stayed in a cute bedroom overlooking the park. The Inn faced Lake Ontario and overlooked a park. We really enjoyed ta delicouse breakfast served the next morning and meeting fellow guests!
I was visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake with friends and they'd already booked (I was late to join), so I stayed here on my own. The host was lovely, my room was very cosy. Breakfast was delicious. The B&B is right by the water but walking distance from the town centre. I'd recommend this place to anyone!
We stayed here this past weekend. We had a lovely quiet room called the “river view room”. We had a view of the river. Our room was spacious and clean. There are lots of places to sit outside on the balcony or the patio. We had a lovely pancake breakfast this morning with sausage and a fresh fruit bowl. You could have yogurt as well if you wished. Fresh juice and coffee. Lovely people run this B and B and the staff are very accommodating and helpful. I would recommend this B and B and we will stay here again. Very close to downtown. You can park the car and walk everywhere.
Stayed here for 3 nights. It is a nice building with a good location, but it is not your typical B&B. With 9 rooms and separate tables for breakfast it was more like a hotel. Staff and owner are aloof and certainly don’t cater to guests. There is no choice for breakfast. I don’t eat beef or pork and my husband has a life threatening allergy to nuts. Although this information was relayed prior to arrival, accommodation for food restrictions was disappointing, to say the least. For instance this morning breakfast was a fruit cup with nuts and Quiche Lorraine. When asked, they made new fruit cups without nuts, and without a conversation, I received a tomato and fried onions on an English Muffin. As I had a clear view of the kitchen, I observed some of the making of the fruit cups. Both the blueberries and the raspberries were put into the cup, straight from the plastic containers they were purchased in. The berries were never washed. I assume the strawberries were the same, but didn’t see that. Rubber gloves were not worn which is fine if hands are well washed, but given that the berries weren’t, I fear that likely all food preparation is less than sanitary. Another heads up, there are 7 parking spots for 9 rooms and so if everyone has a vehicle, parking for 2 must be on the street. Although you will be reimbursed for metered parking, theatre season can be a challenge to get a close spot. I will not be returning to this B&B.
This is an older house with nine rooms. Beautiful view. Easy to get to all the shops and restaurants. Great to walk through the parks. Clean rooms. Breakfast is at 9 am so if you want to leave early make arrangements ahead for another spot to eat. They do ask about allergies which is great. Friendly check in. Parking is tight but we made it. Easy going, laid back is the mindset you need here (and in NOTL).
The building has such charm, the owner, not so much. Pleasant enough for a person you meet on the street, not someone who runs a B&B, especially in a high turnover area like NOTL. The grounds and building were as expected and depicted in the pictures on the website. We were in the Pearl room and the bed, like a piece of rock! One garbage can in the entire room (usually at least two, one in the bathroom and one in the sleeping area). The fan was loud and shook and the TV didn't work. The doors and walls, paper thin! We heard all the creaks outside and all the other rooms plumbing as well! The food was well prepared and you didn't leave hungry, the coffee, excellent and plentiful. The location, CANNOT be beat as it is directly across from the park which runs along the water. We give this a 3 mainly due to the building and the location. Will we stay there again, highly doubt it as it wasn't inexpensive and we find it severely lacking.
Located in Old Town Historic District, The Old Bank House Bed & Breakfast is next to Lake Ontario and Niagara River Gorge. This 9-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Free local cuisine breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 9 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
At The Old Bank House Bed & Breakfast, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a terrace. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. This smoke-free bed & breakfast also has a garden.