Globetrotters Bed & Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a welcoming haven where you are treated to the highest standards of comfort and warm hospitality in elegant surroundings at affordable prices. — The London Free Press
Globetrotters Bed & Breakfast / Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a unique blend of modern conveniences with artistic award-winning décor and artifacts from around the world, original artwork and limited prints by Canadian artists, and the combined warmth of Fernando’s Portuguese charm and Donna’s Canadian hospitality.
Your hosts, Fernando and Donna, are world-travellers and hospitality professionals who understand how you like to be treated away from home. Fernando’s training and international experience in five-star European hotels and as the Food & Beverage Officer on board Princess Cruises equate service rarely found or experienced in North America. With more than 25 years’ experience in the Canadian airline industry and her continued connection to the Canadian travel industry as Editor of DREAMSCAPES TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE, Donna loves to plan great vacations and share travel experiences and advice with guests. In fact, the library at Globetrotters B&B is filled with travel books and magazines sure to make you dream of distant shores and adventures.
“Many guests ask what prompted us to open a bed and breakfast in Niagara. When I lived in Montréal, we would often travel down to the seaside in Kennebunk, Maine where we stayed at B&Bs. The idea of owning and operating a B&B resonated with me. That was 1977–80. In 1980, I transferred with Air Canada from Montréal to Toronto and visited Niagara-on-the-Lake in the summer of 1981. As I drove past the gorgeous estates along the beautiful Niagara Parkway between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, I remember thinking, ‘I could live here.’ Fast-forward to 1999. I was sailing the Mediterranean on board a tall ship when I met Fernando. Over the following months, we kept in touch and in December 1999, he decided to visit Canada. He never left. For two years, Fernando worked at various hotels and restaurants in Toronto however he was less than enthralled with the lack of professionalism and poor service he witnessed on a daily basis. That’s when the idea struck me. Let’s open a bed and breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It took us a year to find the home we wanted and we converted it to a B&B. The name “Globetrotters” was a natural. Not only had we travelled extensively, guests from around the world would be travelling to our doorstep. We love what we do, and our guests tell us it shows.
Your comfort and enjoyment are our primary concerns and focus at Globetrotters B&B. Portuguese and Canadians are known worldwide for their friendliness. Mix that with world-class service and elegant accommodation at reasonable prices and we’ve set a standard that everyone can enjoy in a laid-back yet personal style that is quite unique to Globetrotters B&B. Our reward lies in meeting so many wonderful and interesting people from around the world, many of whom we have the privilege of welcoming back every year. We’re happy to pay forward the warm hospitality and kindness we’ve experienced during our travels.”
Languages spoken include English, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish as well as some German and French.