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Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

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752 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast
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Ranked #13 of 27 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked last minute for a B&B at a convention being held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The Philly Bella Vista B&B was a long shot, in my mind, but I had no other option. When I arrived I was surprised to find that there was no reception desk. Just instructions on how to get into my room and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a very bad experience staying at Bella Vista. Things started out ok. We made a reservation for one night, but had to cancel at the last minute due to a family emergency, and Bella Vista kindly gave us a credit for a future stay. A month later, we booked the same room. However, on the night of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This B&B was built in the 1860's located in an old Italian neighborhood known as as Bella Vista... a few doors away from a great Italian restaurant where a mafia chief was wasted back in the "80's." The Bella Vista has plenty of charm with it's eclectic decor. It is an easy walk to many sights,shopping,and great restaurants. The room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Bella Vista has a lot of character. I'd definitely stay again. I was in the Shangri La room. It was cozy, clean and the bed quite comfortable. There is an excellent Italian restaurant right next door. It was perfect for a business overnight. Parking was in a public garage a couple of blocks away. I'm a runner and I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This B & B is in a perfect location for visiting South Philly, and obviously was in excellent condition at one time. It is quaint, homey, and comfy. The bed is great. It has a nice breakfast nook with refrigerator and microwave. The breakfast is not nearly as satisfying as many others, but you do get some additional snacks. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The place looked like you are at your own house. But someone was cleaning after you in the morning and filling your fridge with the breakfast for the next morning. The breakfast was nice. The hotel is close to the Italian Market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I stayed at the Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast in August for three nights. I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was for the amount I paid! I stayed in the "Outback" room, which was really more of a small apartment than a room. When entering the property from South 10th Street, I'd walk the length of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Second time staying here, same time last year. We got a different room this time City View. I agree with the other reviewer, it would be nice if Utopia was empty which it was one night, nut the guests that were there were so quiet. That being said, I knew it was shared when I booked, so I am not... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us a second time We hope to see you in the future. We wish you Good Health, Calm Sailing and a Bountiful Life. Dan & Barbara More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Read the details carefully as this will not suit everybody. We had no interaction with the hosts but this was fine as clearly explained beforehand. We had the City View room which was excellent (balcony with views, facilities, cleanliness) though the room does share facilities (kitchen area and bathroom) with another room. How that works if other guests are there... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have a variety of rooms and suites. Housed in 3 buildings there are 6 Suites, 8 Rooms with Private Baths and 6 Rooms with Shared Baths. Only 2 rooms will share 1 bath. All of this information can be found at www.philadelphiabelavistabnb.com under guest rooms. Please visit us again. All the best, Dan &... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our room was clean and that is the only true positive to this B&B. All of the "charm" has been painted over sloppily with gaudy colors. There are holes in the floor and closet doors that don't fit or close. The whole place had a musty odor. A plastic zip top bag with muffins and slices of bread for toast... More 

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Dan M, Owner at Philadelphia Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. We our an inner city BNB. All streets in the city center and surrounding neighborhoods are governed by 2 hour parking. We clearly and boldly state the parking process information and where it is located on our Web Site, the confirmation email and the time of arrival email. We advise our gust the of currant... More 

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