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- Guest room4.2
- Onsite Dining3.5
Clean and spacious. Breakfast very disappointing
on July 02, 2013
We just stayed there with my family and got the Sunrise and Sunset rooms, sharing kitchen and bathroom. The rooms were very clean, spacious and nicely decorated.
Beds were comfortable enough though bouncing a little much.
Breakfast was a huge disappointment: served in the hallway we found apples and old oranges (one was rotten), baked goods in ziplock bags...2 dry english muffins and 2 bagels which seemed to have been previously frozen, small Entenmann's bagels also looking like frozen. There was coffee for you to make in the kitchen and orange juice in the fridge.
The place is conveniently located...if you dont care about breakfast then I can recommend it...if you like a nice breakfast to start the day, then go somewhere else (the rooms are no especially cheap)
I liked it.
on May 20, 2013
I came for my daughter's graduation and Philadelphia was just packed. The BNB in general is really nice and comfortable. I had a shared bathroom with another room (Sun Rise) but I didn't have any problems with my "neighbors". I am going to stay in a room with private bath next time.
Overall I had some coffee and bagel in the morning. They have 3 buildings so I only saw the host when I got there, I stayed next door.
I had problem with the wi-fi but the gentleman rebooted the internet so I was able to be online.
So far I enjoyed my stay and I will be back.
Autumn Mist Room
on August 01, 2012
My husband & I found our room to be comfortable and charming. The room was relatively large with an adjacent bathroom of good size. I was pleased with the overall cleanliness of both bedroom and bathroom. As for breakfast, the previously mentioned descriptions are very accurate. I'd only add that they will bring yogurt or other items upon request.
We did have one surprise when we arrived: a cat lives in the building we stayed in. My husband is allergic, but thankfully we didn't see the cat very much after our first arrival and there was no evidence, such as cat hair, to suggest the cat goes into the guest rooms at all. My husband had brought his allergy medicine but still had some sneezing issues. Just make sure to mention cat allergies when booking a room as the cat is only in 1 of 3 buildings. We missed this fact.
Overall, I would recommend this as a very pleasant place to stay.
on May 24, 2012
I have been a constant guest in this bnb and I must say I love it.
Me and my husband go a lot to Philly and we always stay there. The location is great, we walk everywhere. The rooms are charming and clean, the service is great. They always help us when we need something.
Barbara is a sweet person. The breakfast is good, it's actually more than it should be for a continental bf.
I sure recomend this place.
Mi & John
on May 24, 2012
I've been a constant guest and I love it. Everyone is so nice and it's charming.
I can walk everywhere, the rooms have coffee maker, some goodies on the hall, cereal, milk, fruit, all I need to start my day.
The rooms are clean, the service is great, the hosts are very nice people. Barb is someone I can talk for hours.
Just love it!
Beautiful BnB with a lot of personality and great location.
on April 09, 2012
Couldn't be happier with our stay. The room was huge, comfortable and had great light. Charmingly decorated, with a separate kitchen/dining room and bedroom. The owners were wonderful and let us use the basement for bike storage overnight. The location is perfect - definitely take some time to walk around the neighborhood and explore the Italian Market.
Quiet and cozy
on February 13, 2011
The beds were comfortable, the rooms were clean, and there was a nice selection of snack food around the room. In the morning there were muffins in the hallway which were absolutely delicious. You can't beat the location, a block away from some incredible Italian bakeries and the Italian Market. It was a great stay!
on November 27, 2010
Dan and Barbara were excellent hosts. They explained how to get to the sites in the city, recommended restaurants and upgraded are room. The room was clean and comfortable. We would gladly stay here again, if or when we ever go back to Philly. Thanks Barbara and Dan!
Comfortable, clean and centrally located
on November 24, 2010
My family and I (2 adults, 1 teen) stayed for three nights in the Philadelphian Suite. The innkeeper was very helpful with information about local restaurants and directions to historic sites. In our room there was a binder with at least 10 pages of other information about transportation and restaurants.
The location of the Bella Vista was good for our purposes. My husband walked to his convention at the Convention Center. My daughter and I walked to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the other mostly Revolutionary War sites. It was easy to catch the bus to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The suite itself was clean and comfortable. We felt very much at home. Our only complaint was the wireless internet service was spotty. The neighborhood was a little noisy between about 4-10PM, but we had no trouble sleeping. Also, we were comfortable walking in the area during the day and early evening--lots of people out and about.
If the breakfast in bed and breakfast is what makes your heart flutter, you may be a little disappointed. Muffins, croissants, and fruit were available in a basket in the hall (all the bread products were individually wrapped.) In the fridge in our suite, there were bottles of juice, milk, and water. Also, butter and cream cheese. Also available in the suite were cereal and instant oatmeal. So the breakfast was definitely more than adequate, but not a big, cooked breakfast.
We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come again.
on July 29, 2010
I had a wonderful stay at the Bella Vista, I stayed in the SkyTop Room and it was clean, quiet, and quaint. The inn keeper Barbara was helpful, and to the point. The size, cleanliness and appearance of the room exceeded my expectations, and the cost was affordable and worth it. I recommend the Bella Vista wholeheartedly!
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