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Somerset - A Private Retreat, is the only waterfront accommodation in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Located directly on Lake Ontario, the 8,000 square foot residence was built on the site of the former Queens Royal Hotel in Historic Niagara-on-the-lake. Just steps from the heart of "Old Town" and just two doors down from the oldest golf course in North America, history awaits you. Recently renovated, Somerset is modern, elegant, and cozy.

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Our history.

Somerset is situated on the original site of the Queen’s Royal Hotel. The original hotel, built in 1868, was known as one of the best hotels in North America. It was frequented by wealthy tourists from Canada, the United States and abroad, and was the site for many social gatherings.

The Queen’s Royal Hotel was demolished in 1930 when tourism to the area declined. At that time, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake purchased the property and turned it into a park. In 1988 this site was purchased by the then-owners of the Prince of Wales Hotel. They built Somerset to host their top guests. After selling the Prince of Wales in 2000, the house has become the breathtakingly beautiful residence you see today.

World class hospitality.

Your host, will take care of all your needs as a guest of Somerset. With four decades of experience in the hospitality business, we constantly strive to make sure our guests have ever need met. Whether it’s your first stay at Somerset or the first of many, your needs always come first!


"A masterpiece in elegance and refinery."

“The manor itself is a masterpiece in elegance and refinery. The views are spectacular and decor is top of the line. You can walk down the back yard and be at the shores of the lake or you can walk a few blocks and be in the heart of the town. The location is perfect. It is right next to the park, but the trees that divide the property from the park make it quiet and peaceful. This is our new favourite place for getaways!”