La Belle Epoque3.5 out of 5.0
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La Belle Époque This grand and historic Victorian property is traditionally furnished as you'd expect, however it's almost too much, a pastiche to the Victorian era and feels a bit like a child's Dolls House or a museum as its so twee and quant. Style over substance comes to mind. The owner Tracey is friendly enough and makes her guests feel welcome, however she is very strict with check in at 3pm and not earlier, not even just to drop your bags off and leave them in a corner until the rooms are ready! The same strict approach applies with breakfast, which is served at 9am punctually for all guests. The breakfasts are an interesting affair matching the style of the house. Other than checking for dietary requirements, everyone is served virtually the same food and at the same time. The are no options or choices, for example of you just wanted toast and a cup of tea. We were served a poached pear, with tea, orange juice and a luke warm version of Eggs Benedict which was sadly not palatable. Afternoon tea is served with homemade cakes for those wanting to partake. No champagne was offered on arrival as mentioned in other reviews but this could be for those staying longer than just the one day we stayed. We stayed in the Cabernet room and our friends in the Chardonnay. Both rooms are of a similar size, ensuite and with electric flame effect-style fire places. There are cookies in the rooms. The Cabernet room was very gloomy with little natural light, it actually felt quite oppressive. The ensuite had no window. Price wise La Belle Époque is not cheap but it's comparable to other similar B&Bs in Napa. Over all our stay at La Belle Époque was a little disappointing. It's a homely, grand old dame of a place but I'd question its suitability as a B&B in the modern day and it's ability to fully meet all the needs of its guests.
First impression driving up was "pleasant surprise"...a beautiful home. Our room was nice (sheets were to die for), one issue that proved to be bothersome and removed much of the glow from the visit was the loud window mounted AC unit, it was so harsh it made sleeping unattainable. Unfortunately using it was a must due to the extremely high temperatures in the valley at the time of our visit (100+). Breakfast was always sweet with little to no savory aspect...which personally I enjoyed but may not be to everyone's taste. It was my first time ever staying at a B and B so my basis for comparison is limited to resorts and higher end Hotel's. With that said if you are seeking a luxury stay you might consider an alternative. If your idea of a great holiday is intimate surroundings with a more personal connection to the local flavor I cant think of a better place to stay. If it were not for the problematic AC unit and the subsequent lack of sleep i would have rated this 5 stars
This is one of the best bed and breakfasts we've ever stayed in. Tracy took amazing care of us from start to finish, with champagne and gluten-free cookies at check-in, to advice about wineries, to shipping the case of wine we forgot to pick up from the house when we left Napa. The room was quiet and peaceful and cool, the breakfasts were incredible every one of the three days we stayed, and the site has beautiful patios and places to relax. We loved meeting people from all over the world at breakfast. La Belle Epoque is walking distance to lovely downtown Napa. Would book this place again in a heartbeat.
Finding a room for just one night in napa on a weekend? Not impossible! Quaint Victorian. Tons of character. Every nook and cranny with meaning and interest. Visually Victorian. House is extremely authentic inside and out. Port and cake in the afternoon full breakfast no menu choice. Rooms vary in size but all comfortable. QUIET. If you want visit sit outside. Needs to light up the patio at night. Comfortable outside sitting areas The hostess was amazing. Very dedicated to her guests and the property Well appointed
Very nice room for the price in Napa it was perfect . The rooms have window air conditioning ,tv, fireplace ( electric) , in room washroom, the bed was very comfortable with very nice linen. on Streat and 2 spots off Streat parking . She offered peach scone and lemonade at cocktail hour and when we got home from dinner Port and brownies out in the living room . The reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because we were in the burgundy room and it had a transom that let light in from a sky light in the hallway , so between the light and the window a/c my husband had a hard time sleeping . Also she will not serve breakfast until 9:00 . We're from the east and it felt like lunch time ( not her fault ) However my husband loved the B&B experience he felt he was in Europe He stayed downstairs and had a night cap with some other people staying at la Belle Époque . We would stay again just ask for a different room
We stayed here for 3 nights in August to celebrate my 50th birthday. My husband surprised me with the trip and I have to say he made an excellent choice. We stayed in the Gamay room which is the first room on the right when you enter. The stained glass windows in the room were absolutely gorgeous. Bring your eye shades though - its gets very light in there in the morning! There was a Jacuzzi tub in the room big enough for two. Because we stayed 3 nights we were greeted in our room with a small bottle of sparkling wine and some delicious cookies. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast each morning was amazing and kept us going until dinner time. We were able to walk downtown easily and also to the Napa Wine train. The website says that there is an on-site massage suite but when my husband inquired they sent him to the spa a block down the road so I'm not sure why they say that. I highly recommend this B&B for a wonderful romantic stay.
My girlfriend and I visitted Napa with my two sisters and mom, to celebrate my sister's upcoming graduation from UCDavis, and I have a hard time imagining a better place for us to have stayed. It was our first time in Napa and the owner/host, Tracy, did everything she could to ensure we had a lovely experience. She upgraded our room to a larger one, booked tasting and dinner reservations, and accomodated my girlfriend's dietary restrictions while ensuring she enjoyed the food as much as I did. The breakfast in the morning her and the staff made was fantastic...I want to go back just to have another one of the dutch baby pancakes! The classic B&B-style building itself is precisely what you'd imagine to find in wine country, but just within walking distance of most things you may find yourself wanting to do after a long day of enjoying visiting the vineyards. The beds are a lovely balance of soft and supportive, with sheets so comfortable that we purchased a pair through Tracy shortly after returning home and finding ours just couldn't compare!
We had a lovely stay here in the Pinot Room. The whole house has beautiful decor in every room. Our bedroom was so cozy and had the softest sheets I've ever slept in. The breakfast was delicious, and it was fun to sit and visit with other travelers. And the hostess couldn't have been nicer. You feel liked you stepped back in time when life was simpler. I didn't want to leave but wanted to hang out at the house all day!
This B&B is beautifully decorated with attention to detail at every turn. The front parlor is very cozy and comfortable. The dining room is very formal. We stayed upstairs in the Chardonnay room. It had a very comfy bed and good size bathroom with shower. We checked in after 5 p.m. so we let ourselves in and were greeted with champagne in our room. The stairs are a bit intimidating, somewhat steep, so luckily we did not have a lot of heavy luggage. The breakfasts were very inventive, each day was different. The only negative is that it got very hot during our stay and the room air conditioner was constantly going, which was a bit noisy. The owner said she plans to put in central air conditioning so that will solve the problem.
We have been to this B&B three times, each in a different room. The charn of this place is lovely. The breakfast is good. Many brochures of things to do in the entry. Port and sherry bottles in the living room to help yourself. There is a fridge for guests to keep snacks and leftovers in. Each room has its own theme. A definite place to stay while in Napa. Walking distance to downtown by the river.
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