Guest Reviews

Marrakech Mansion and Casablanca Cottage Guest reviews:

I encourage all of my guests to write a review after they stay. The reviews that they write will give you an unbiased opinion of my two properties.

Clean and comfortable

★★★★★
5 5 1
Casablanca Cottage: Your rental home was clean, comfortable, well decorated and it's location was quiet, yet only a block from Queen Street.  The yard with its landscaping and outdoor dining areas was a plus for us.  We'd certainly rent it again for our next trip to Niagara on the Lake. We had very good dinners at Treadwell and Backhouse.  Pizza at Bistro Six One was very good too.  Angel Inn was a cool spot for beers.  Wines at Kew, Stratus, Reif, ICellars, and Big Head were all good.  Butter tarts at the Fruit Shack to die for and the morning croissants at Willow Cakes & Pastries.  Great.  Thanks again Don.

We have stayed annually for 12 years!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Casablanca Cottage: Have been coming here for 12 years and plan to continue. Well stocked kitchen for cooking for a group, great al fresco dining with grill, and coffee on the front porch watching the occasional carriage go by makes for a delightful stay. The location, one block off Queen street makes for easy walk to both theatre venues and shopping.

Location –Location -Location

★★★★★
5 5 1
We stayed in Casablanca cottage with two friends and had a wonderful time. The property has a true Niagara-on-the-Lake cottage ambience and the location couldn’t be better. As well as being a gracious host, Don has outfitted and maintained the property at a very high standard.

A comfortable place to live

★★★★☆
4 5 1
We found Casablanca Cottage a welcoming and comfortable place to live.  The large front porch with colourful Muskoka chairs gives you a place to perch with your morning coffee and watch the local dog walkers parade.  Inside the warm colours of the walls and the remarkable light fixtures over the dining and kitchen tables are conversation starters.  If you wish to read, there is a varied selection of books to choose from. And comfortable couches and chairs to curl up on.  The kitchen worked well for us.  A/C works well. Upstairs the three bedrooms have comfortable beds and windows which open to let in fresh air.  Our host has provided wifi which worked perfectly for all the people who used it.  Plumbing functions well.

Gorgeous Garden

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have been coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake for decades and our favourite place to stay is Marrakech Mansion.  It is the perfect location, is a beautiful house with a gorgeous garden and has everything you need in a vacation home.  Don is a thoughtful host and goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you need for a wonderful stay.  Once you stay at one of his properties you will never want to stay anywhere else!

Loved the Veranda

★★★★★
5 5 1
We enjoyed a wonderful time and everything was perfect so thank you again so much for setting all of that up for us and making the place so beautiful and perfect for all of your guests. Everybody enjoyed such a great few days and would love to go back sometime.  The veranda was a particular highlight as it was ideal for morning coffee, afternoon reading and evening cocktail hour.  The house was especially clean and well cared for. The A/C worked really well on those hot days and the back garden and BBQ were ideal for grilling after a day out at the wineries. Thanks again. We very much loved your beautiful Casablanca Cottage.

Our Third Stay

★★★★★
5 5 1
This is my third stay at Marrakech Mansion-always enjoyable-central location, quiet, and well appointed. What I noticed this time was the gardens. They are beautiful-well maintained. Each stay at Marrakech, I notice continual attention to improving the house and grounds. We will return again. Well done!

We love Marrakech Mansion

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had a fabulous time at the Marrakech Mansion. We felt so at home, the house had everything we needed, and it is so close to everything that we never needed our car. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to rent In Niagara-on-the-Lake. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us. And every word true, we love it, I didn’t want to come home...lol

You Cannot Pick A Better Place to stay in NOTL

★★★★★
5 5 1
We love visiting NOTL and nothing is better than staying at one of Don George’s place. Our Girls Get-Away is usually spent at Marrakesh Mansion. This time we stayed at Casablanca. We came for a friends daughter’s wedding. What an adorable quaint cottage. Three couples, a young person and a baby. We have stayed a great variety of places in NOTL, usually B&B but have found a “haven” with Don George. Both of these homes are top notch. Don has converted these two homes to meet all the modern conveniences one would require, yet maintaining the integrity and beauty of the original home. The Casablanca Cottage is spacious and clean situated on a lovely, peaceful street. Yet, a short walk to downtown – Queen Street, with all the boutique shops, famous theatres and wonderful restaurants. A fabulous location. It has covered porch ideal to people watch. The gorgeous carriages go by the house. A wonderful space to watch the world go by, or enjoy the serenity of the backyard, complete with seating and a dining area and gas BBQ. The beds are comfortable and roomy. A fully equipped modern kitchen, even though you may not need to cook with all the great restaurants a short walk away. It has all the amenities that you will need. Many wine glasses to enjoy that bottle of wine you will bring home after visiting the many wineries. An ideal place to stay with friends or family. The house has air-conditioning, central heating and even a romantic gas fireplace for chilly days. We cannot say enough about the owner, Don. He is attentive and engaging. This we can confidently chalk up to another great time in NOTL. A beautiful home-away-from-home.

Great location

★★★★★
5 5 1
Casablanca Cottage is as pretty as it is comfortable. It has all the comforts of today with the old charm of years past. Loved the location being so close to the shops & restaurants - park the car and walk everywhere. Very well equipped from anything you might need in the kitchen to board games & books. Don is a pleasure to deal with and is very accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would highly recommend Casablanca Cottage to anyone looking to spend some time enjoying NOTL.

Best Location

★★★★★
5 5 1
We (2 couples) stayed at this charming cottage for 5 nights. It was wonderful...very clean, great location, well-equipped kitchen and lovely courtyard for BBQs. Will definitely stay at Casablanca Cottage again.

Don’t look anywhere else

★★★★★
5 5 1
For 3 years now, a group of teachers from way up North have come to both the Casablanca Cottage and the Marrakech Mansion and have had a tremendous time. We were so well taken care of by Don at both houses. We have been doing this for 7 years, sometimes renting two houses but from now on, we only want to deal with Don George and his beautiful homes. He went above and beyond for us each time, especially this April when the weather took a nasty turn and we were stranded. We are planning to return this summer with our mothers and then again next April with the teachers. I wouldn't look anywhere else.

2018 Comedy Festival

★★★★★
5 5 1
8 of us stayed at the Marrakech Mansion On Jan. 26 & 27/2018. I cannot tell how many times people thanked me for finding a place that would hold and entertain all of us. My hubby and me have been coming to Niagara for 32 years and have stayed at hotels, bed and breakfasts etc. We then decide to branch it out and invite more friends but again that posed accommodation issues where we were scattered everywhere. Finally in 2017 I found the Marrakech Mansion (don’t know where you’ve been hiding). It is a true gem, enough parking for all of us, lovely kitchen so we could cook our meals and a big dining room table. Also big living room and 4 bedrooms with a total of 3 bathrooms. The house was remarkably clean. I am sure the grounds would be lovely in the summer to be able to sit on the decks and patio and enjoy a bbq. We were able to walk to the main drag which was lovely as normally you have to drive or cab it. It was an overall fabulous weekend and we are looking forward to doing it again next year. "

Best place to stay in Niagara on the Lake

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have been visiting either the Casablanca Cottage or the Marrakech Mansion now for about ten years. Our most recent visit, January 2018, was at the Marrakech Mansion. To sum it up, it was a totally awesome experience, as always. It was super clean, everything was well stocked, beautifully decorated and a most relaxing place to be. The kitchen has more cooking accessories, dishes and cookware than I have at home. I think that Don has thought of everything that you could possibly need. Don has a cottage manual that provides information on anything you could think of to ask, as well as much history on the house. The four bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The 2 1/2 bathrooms are conveniently located and are very nicely done. There is ample off street parking, which is very nice. The yard is beautiful, I'm sure it's a great place to be in the summer. Short walk into town and easy drive to go anywhere in Niagara on the Lake or up to the Bench. Don is always available to answer any questions you may have. We definitely are hoping to go back again next January! You really can't go wrong at either one of Don's properties!!

Plenty of Space

★★★★★
5 5 1
We were only two in a house that accommodates six to eight nicely but no complaints here; it was perfectly cozy. In fact, it was marvelous.

A great Christmas

★★★★★
5 5 1
We stayed in Casablanca Cottage for 4 nights (2 families: 4 adults + 4 kids) The rooms are very well organized. Kitchen/dining/Bathrooms (3 of them) are all well functioning and very clean. Morocco styled furniture/decorations set the tone of the residence. The "secret" cozy reading room gives me a very quality meditation time, peaceful! Regular living room/family room are roomy and warm as well! Location is perfect if you like downtown feeling of a small town. Grocery/window shopping/Coffee/Dinning restaurants/Winery outlet are all nearby in walking distance. Although it's downtown area, but it's a small town, so it's quiet and I can't hear too many road noises if there are any at all...

Cozy. Relaxed. Peaceful.

★★★★★
5 5 1
This perfectly describes what the Marrakech Mansion and Casablanca cottage have offered to my girlfriends and my family. Whether it is a girl’s getaway or a family reunion, I keep coming back to Don’s homes every year. It is the perfect setting in an old British town full or superb restaurants, unique shops and luxurious spas. So close to the main street – Queen St. – you can’t ask for more. Sitting by the fire with a glass of Niagara wine and great conversations, the homes have gorgeous décor, fully stocked kitchens and comfortable beds. It really is a wonderful experience like a home away from home. For me, staying at the Marrakech and the Casablanca is an escape from reality. Don is right! He told me, “Once you stay at the Marrakech or the Casablanca, you won’t go anywhere else.” And that is why I keep coming back. My friends who just came back from the weekend at the Casablanca said, “We need to come back and bring our husbands.” We are already planning it.

Great Location and Spacious Clean Rooms

★★★★★
5 5 1
We stayed at the Marrakech mansion while attending a family wedding in Niagara on the Lake. The home was spacious, clean, quaint and full of character. It had everything we needed and there were clear instructions for everything we needed to know. The yard was beautiful and we wish we could have stayed longer. The location was within walking distance of both the lake and also the shops and restaurants. We will definitely recommend this to anyone looking to visit the area!

A Great Niagara Getaway

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have stayed at both Casablanca Cottage and Marrakech Mansion, and there's a reason we keep coming back year after year! The homes are beautiful, extremely unique, and exceptionally well cared for. The owner, Don, is always a pleasure to deal with, and does everything he can to make sure your stay is enjoyable. I highly recommend either of these properties if you're looking for a great Niagara getaway!

Best Place to Stay in Niagara on the Lake

★★★★★
5 5 1
Marrakech Mansion is a handsome, comfortable and magnificently located place to stay in the charming town of NOTL. The landlord keeps the home and grounds in top shape. My husband and I have rented MM for three weeks each fall for the past several years and plan on continuing to do so. It is walkable to all the theaters (we try and see most of the Shaw Festival plays), restaurants, shops and the water with a picture perfect view of Fort Niagara. There must be close to one hundred wineries within a twenty mile radius and gorgeous vineyards and peach orchards decorate the landscape all around. But back to Marrakech Mansion. We did our research before first booking MM and know of no other place so clean, comfortable and conducive to hosting family and friends. It is easily a five star accommodation.

Love The Porch

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have been staying at the Casablanca Cottage for approximately 10 years. We stay at the cottage along with two other couples. We love that it has everything we need, nice kitchen and dining area, living room and den and three bedrooms. The best part is the porch, we all love sitting on the porch in the evening with a glass of wine from one of the great wineries in the area. The cottage is only one block off the main street so we can park our cars and walk to the theatre and restaurants.

It's Not Texas

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our family has come from Texas for many years to stay at either the Casablanca Cottage or Marrakech Mansion properties operated by Don George of Cottage Inns of Niagara. Our experience over more than 10 rentals has been uniformly good. Both properties are well maintained and well appointed with everything needed to function as if you were at home. Both are well located and convenient to shops and restaurants in Niagara on the Lake. Our favourite aspect of each property is the gardens which are furnished with outdoor furniture which encourages outside activity and dining. Especially pleasant is the front porch of the Casablanca Cottage. We recommend these properties to all of our friends and in fact we are bringing two housefuls of them to visit in July 2018.

Same Great Stay Year after Year

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have been staying at the Casablanca Cottage for more than 10 years....this facility is ++++....Location, cleanliness, available resources, just a fantastic place to stay....Don George is easy to work with for bookings and special requests...the overall star rating is 5+....Try it, you can be assured of enjoyment...

 

 

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