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2-min. drive from city centre, great staff and free breakfast, clean/updated rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the quality and variety of the free breakfast
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean, spacious and updated by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A couple of guests reported cold room temperatures during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 6, 2014
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake's city centre just off Highway 55, Via Veneto Bed and Breakfast is geared towards travellers who prefer small and centrally located accommodations with a free breakfast, private bathrooms and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a hair dryer. 

Hotel amenities include a free breakfast, a garden, free parking and a library. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Butler's Barracks National Historic Site is roughly a 9-minute walk away, while Niagara Golf Club can be found 2 minutes away by car. Horseshoe Falls are about a 30-minute drive from the hotel and Niagara District Airport (YCM) is a 12-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 30, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's breakfast, rooms and staff.

The hotel's breakfast was praised by numerous reviewers, who described it as outstanding, delicious, abundant, fresh, incredible and varied. One patron remarked, "The breakfast started for us with a selection of meats/cheeses, pastries, and delicious jams, to a main dish (we were given input on the dish each prior day) that included eggs and Italian sausage, to a delightful dessert. Combine all of this with hot coffee, juices, and a bunch of other dishes I forgot (such as fresh fruits), you can see why breakfast is the signature of this B&B".

Many lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, updated, nicely decorated and modern, with comfortable beds and linens and good water pressure. A couple guests complained of cold temperatures in their rooms, however.

Several travellers complimented the staff, characterizing them as attentive, kind and helpful with recommendations and directions. One guest noted, "Maria’s hospitable nature was overshadowed by her attentiveness and attention to detail. There was no need to ask for anything – she anticipated our every need". One guest did note they did not see the staff after checking in until the next morning and did not receive information about the local area, however.
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The Bad
Among popular hotel review sites, there were no notable common complaints about this hotel at the time this editorial was written.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #26 of 173 Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 143 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.5 out of 10 from 12 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 4 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 30, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
9.9
Excellent
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7 / out of 29
hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Rated 9.9/10 based on 220 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 29 hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Location
  • Butler's Barracks (0.8 km)
  • Shaw Festival Theatre (1.1 km)
Map Marker Via Veneto
215 Mary St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON