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“Vino Bello - Shell Vacation Club Timeshare Quality” 4 of 5 stars
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Vino Bello Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   865 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558   |  
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Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Napa
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36 hotel reviews
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“Vino Bello - Shell Vacation Club Timeshare Quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed here in March in the Cabernet tower in a one bedroom suite.

Positives|
- Very well appointed rooms
- Tuscan style with tastefully decorating
- Free Internet service
- Large bathroom with adjacent bedroom with jacuzzi
- New appliances with stacked washer/dryer
- Close to downtown with free shuttle service
- Connected to the Meritage Resort and Spa
- Three nice eating establishments on site
- Flatscreen TV's in living room and bedrooms
- Close to many wineries
- Close to pharmacy and super markets
- Outdoor heated pool
- Vineyard and tasting room on site
- Cordial staff
- Wine and water in room upon arrival
- Gas fireplace in one and two bedrooms

Possible Improvements:
- Better signs or markings to get to the resort
- Did not have our preferred room ready and had to move after one night
- Watch out for Shell timeshare sales people
- Concierge service limited and could be more efficient and helpful
- Request top floor (acoustics are better)
- Request a room with a view (front view is parking lot)

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Vino Bello adjoins the 5* Meritage and we stayed at the Vino Bello. The staff was extremely friendly and let us check in early at noon. Lovely appointments and beautiful grounds. We got a great deal on a room here through Groupon but I would have been very upset had we paid full price. The walls are paper thin so if you're there on a busy wine festival weekend, bring ear plugs. Like another traveler mentioned, two rooms have a foyer entrance and is quite loud when your neighbor closes their door. The gym is excellent and well kept, the restaurants are high quality and the bowling alley (attached to a bar/lounge) is small but lots of fun. Several different level pools, hot tub and BBQ with grapevines trailing for a lovely setting. Most of the cleaning staff does not speak English but I got along quite fine using my SayHi app on my iphone for translating. Rooms I'm sure are much smaller than those at the Meritage.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool area.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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292 reviews 292 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is the nicest place I ever stay at that I spend little time at because I hit the wineries and the great well know restaurants around. I love the kitchen and the shower in room. I thought the bed and furniture could be more comfortable. Great patio and washer and dryer in the room. I love staying here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Special thanks to Manny for room service. we ordered their 3 cheese pizza and the sea bass meals and they were so fresh and warm. Also thanks to Robert from maintemance who helped us to fix our kitchen sink. Recommend Vino Bella Resort to all my family and friends.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MeritageHotelManager, Manager at Vino Bello Resort, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for an amazing review! We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Manny & Robert will certainly be recognized for their efforts in assisting you. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Vino Bello is part of the Meritage resort which gives you access to the Adult Pool and the Estate Cave--wine tasting bar and spa! The two properties are divided by a driveway so everything is easily accessible. The fitness room is well sized and the adult pool area has a great fire pit area. The Vino Bello is a great area if you have kids especially if you reserve 2 rooms. The rooms are connected by a small foyer which makes it very convenient for adjoining rooms. The room (#1307) we had was appointed with a kitchenette, w&d, and small patio. The down side of the connecting foyer--is the noise level with the opening and closing of the doors--it echoes loudly into the room. They offer a free downtown Napa shuttle service each night. The property is a couple miles from downtown Napa. This is a good value property.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Campbell, California
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My wife and I had a very romantic weekend at the Vino Bello Resort. The room decor is ourstanding. It is clean and the staff very helpful. There is a winery underground behind the nearby Meritage Hotel. Being a timeshare the Vino Bella has amenities that allow you to heatup any left overs.

Room Tip: All rooms are very well appointed and located.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were visiting the area for the annual Taste of Sonoma wine festival and our cousins offered to use their points to stay at this resort. My only complaint was that we couldn't be there longer to enjoy the beautiful facilities of the resort itself! The rooms were wonderful. We were in the Merlot building facing south and it was very peaceful. The kitchens were nicely stocked including two bottles of water and a bottle of wine. Staff very friendly. It's an easy drive to Napa and about 20 - 25 minutes to downtown Sonoma. Lots of wonderful wineries very close.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 865 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Napa
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napa
#11 Family Hotel in Napa
#12 Romantic Hotel in Napa
#13 Business Hotel in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vino Bello Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Vino Bello suite is designed to complement your Napa Valley getaway with quiet space and luxurious appointments. Choose from 64 studio, one bedroom or two bedroom condominium-style suites, all decorated with Old World Tuscan charm that blends with the surrounding vine-covered hills to welcome you with style and grace. This is wine country at its best. Here you’ll find luxurious accommodations, fine amenities and gracious service, all designed to make your visit to Napa Valley a memorable one. Whether you choose to taste your way through countless Napa Valley wineries, venture into the hills on horseback, bicycle through quaint villages, or float above it all in a hot-air balloon, you’ll return to find first class amenities at Vino Bello Resort. ... more   less 
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