Convenient, clean, charming and ideal for many visitors
Submitted: September 6, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
We would absolutely recommend Luisa's Suite Retreat for any couple, family, or small group of friends.
The location allows walking to ALL THREE theaters as well as the main street, which hosts the area's best shops and restaurants. This saves on parking costs and makes the visit less stressful, as guests enjoy reserved spaces behind the building. There is also a bike rental shop not too far away.
We stayed in the Truffles Suite but Maria gave us a peek of the other rooms available. These adjoining rooms allow a few couples to plan a trip together, or a family or extended family to do the same. Each is private but near the other. All units we saw were immaculately clean, well appointed, and beautifully decorated. Cleaning service was daily, unlike other multi-day apartments elsewhere.
Truffles (and I believe another room) had a terrace, which we enjoyed with a glass of wine as the sun set (while listening to my son play guitar). We also ate breakfast there. We made good use of the kitchen for breakfast and lunch, and sometimes dinner. It had everything we needed, and offered coffee, tea and sugar/creamer also. We found the freedom of an ensuite arrangement to be more to our liking versus being attended to at a B&B at set times that are not flexible when it comes to enjoying a cup of coffee, snack, or meal.
I visited Niagara on the Lake for my mother's 76th birthday, with my two sons and husband. My mom is from Italy. We arrived at the suite to find a torte with "Happy Birthday" written in Italian in the refrigerator, as well as champagne, chocolate, and homemade cookies. This gesture, and getting to meet Maria and her beautiful family, were one of the highlights of our trip. Maria is a warm and professional innkeeper who is welcoming yet soft-spoken, and focused on her mission of serving her guests. After we mentioned the eggplant in our home garden was not doing well, the next day we found a gift of eggplant in a basket mixed with other vegetables from her own garden! I am sure she learned this hospitality from her mother, whose picture with a bike in the countryside graces the entry.
Guests will find the location quiet even though it is near a restaurant, which was never an issue for us. The restaurant is rated highly, and extremely convenient to enjoy. Another convenience is a nearby pharmacy. Any loading we observed took place late in the morning, and did not hamper our movement in the parking lot. WE WILL VISIT AGAIN!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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