Vino Bello Resort
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For today we booked a tour with Platypus to visit some wineries. We figured it would be better to take a bus tour so we don't to drive ourselves. That would not be such a good idea when going out for a day of 'wining'. The Bus picked us up promptly at 10:00, we were the first on the bus. The bus was actually a sort of party limo/bus crossover. On …
Late in the morning we headed out towards Napa valley. We decided to drive further along Highway 99 up north via Fresno, Madera, Merced and Modesto. It was quite a long drive and the 'scenery' was quite boring along the way although people advise this drive over interstate 5. To make good time we had a quick bite at a Denny's around Fresno.
On Thursday we woke up at the crack of dawn and caught the cable car back over the hill to downtown to pick up our rental car. (Also got on the cheap from Priceline.) Cable cars, what a great way to start the day! We zipped across the Bay Bridge thru Oakland and Berkeley and made our way up to the Napa Valley. We made great time and decided to …
... who are very funny and entertaining. Beside the dogs are the most annoying animals known to man; geese. They squawk like they're being eaten alive all the time, rather overshadowing their duck buddies.
Finally there is a box of 12 baby chicks in the barn, who just learnt to use their wings and are happily flapping about, and 2 more female turkeys in separate pens. Tessa is rather timid and stupidly malting in the coldest weather they've ever had here, and ...
... breakfast back at Domaine Chandon.
Our pilot was Kim and he was full of information about the area and has been doing this for over 30 years. The landing was picture perfect. The basket just sat down and we were done. I expected a bump or a drag, but none of that!! We landed in a county park full of grass and I'm sure that helps in soft landings. All together we had 5 balloons with Napa Balloons and there were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Vino Bello Resort Napa
Home away from home
I stayed here the 24th of February for 1 night in the 1 bedroom suite. The rooms are very large, around 900 sq ft. They have huge bathrooms, round jacquzzi tubs, 5 head shower, full kitchen, large living room with fireplace. There is also an outdoor
They are working on the underground spa. There is a pool with jacquzzi and a kids area pool also. Barbeque pit near the pool.
It is next to the Meritage resort and the restaraunt Sienna is outstanding. Prices very reasonable.
The hotel provides a bottle of wine at checkin. They also give you 2 sodas and 2 waters daily.
It is just outside Napa and they do provide a shuttle if you don't want to drive to downtown (1-2 miles away).
I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone.
Loved it so much we bought one of their timeshares
We booked through Delta and once we got there we realized it was a timeshare resort. We have been through many timeshare presentations without being tempted but decided to buy here. Yes it is the middle of a business park but you don't notice it once your there. Its location right at the intersection to head into Napa and state route 29 is great.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The shuttle to downtown was a tremendous help. The restaruant was a pricy but the food was good. The actual resort is beautiful. The rooms are large and comfortable.
Having read many of the glowing reviews here, we thought this would be a good spot to spend our ladies' weekend in Napa. We booked a studio suite which was described as having two queen beds and a fold-out couch, sounded comfortable for the three of us. I even called a few days beforehand and spoke with a reservationist to confirm the bedding configuration -- we didn't want to arrive to a room with only a king bed. She said we would have two queen beds and a "fold-out chair," which still sounded doable.
My stay at this hotel was my x-mas gift from my husband. I happened to get lucky while searching for a hotel and booked this hotel on a promotion. I brought my two giflriends for a wine tasting trip. We stayed in a King Suite (1200 sq. ft) and it was absolutely gorgeous and immaculate. The bathroom was huge. I loved the five-head shower. The kitchen was equiped with everything you needed to cook and entertain. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I hadn't slept that good at a hotel in a long time. The queen sofa bed was not very comfortable at all. I would book two Queens next time. Although it was nice to get away with the girls, I would've loved to have brought my husband as it is the perfect place to have a romantic weekend. I'm looking forward to visiting this hotel in the near future.
Brand new hotel. Stayed in a clean, spacious and comfortable 1 bedroom suite with kitchen. I actually booked a studio and the lady at the desk hooked it up! Flat screen tvs in livingroom and bedroom. Whirlpool tub in the bedroom was a nice and the tv can be viewed while soaking in the tub. King bed and bedding was top notch. Even the bathroom was roomy. Suite included complimentary water, soda and 1 bottle of wine. (wine wasn't very good but who can complain when it's not gonna cost extra). Free internet access in room if you have a laptop and also use of business center. Workout room is open 24 hours. A really really really good deal considering the price we paid. My ONLY complaint would be that you can hear footsteps of the people above you.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite and it was beautiful! The kitchen is fully equiped, loved the jetted jaccuzi, the bed was very comfortable....everything was very luxurious, great deal for the price. Yes, the resort sits in an industrial park, but it's so beautiful inside, who cares! Can't wait to return when the cave is open. Loved playing bocce ball. HIghly recommend.
The hotel is nice and new, but the location is terrible. Smack in the middle of an office park on the highway. If you are expecting to go off into the wine country, don't stay here.
We stayed at the Vino Bello Resort for a week from October 6th to the 13th. We got a great deal through RCI (an Extra Vacation). This was our honeymoon, and our 1 bedroom apartment was unbelievably gorgeous!!!! It was beautifully appointed in a Tuscan theme. There were ceramic tile floors, granite counters in the kitchen and bathroom, jacuzzi tub, multi-nozzle shower, top-of-the-line Whirlpool appliances, LCD TVs in the living area and bedroom, and balcony overlooking the pool area, where you could look into the hills and vineyards. There were complimentary bottled water, cans of pop, and newspaper provided daily. I have stayed at other Shell Vacations Club properties - Carriage Hills Resort at Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and Paniolo Greens on the Big Island in Hawaii - both of excellent quality, and Vino Bello Resort is at least equal to, if not superior, with regards to accommodations.
We visited the Napa Valley Oct. 4 - 8. As regulars to Napa we normally stay at the Marriott but when we saw the Vino Bello and saw the rates ($119 for a studio thanks to Expedia) we jumped on the chance to stay there considering the Marriott was going to $299 a night. Yes, it is about 8 miles or 10 min. to downtown Napa but we are the type that once we leave the room in the morning we don't return again until later in the day after we've visited the wineries. For the extra 10 min. it was completely worth it! The studio was GORGEOUS - the whole resort is beautiful mind you. Yes, it is in an industrial park but so what??? Once on the resort grounds you don't even pay attention to that. The pools don't face the industrial park and once they are completely finished the resort will be amazing.