We stayed in Portofino for 3 nights. The room is enormous and we really enjoyed it. Breakfasts were made for us downstairs and were really good except the orange juice is in a jug which you can not serve from without spilling! In the afternoon there are nice cookies and hot drinks left for self-serve. However on our nights, we never met anyone to talk to over breakfast (which is part of the fun of b+b). There was also a wedding ceremony under our balcony one evening which as UK visitors was nice to see (although the whole ceremony was finished very quickly by our standards). From Arden Hills to Sacremento center is still a good 25mins+. We did enjoy the room but it was the most expensive b+b on our holiday (we stayed in 12 over 5 weeks) and I am not sure it was really worth the extra money.We did make use of the swimming pool facilities one day and we could have made use of more that was there if we had had the time. Staff were all friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself-or your guests and clients to a retreat at The Villas at Arden Hills, a World-Class bed and breakfast inn. The opulent decor is reminiscent of southern Italy or the Provencal region of France with its sweeping iron marble staircase, wood beam ceilings, stone fireplaces, lavish bathtubs and richly designed rooms. Guest are treated to a gourmet breakfast and traditional Afternoon Tea. With full access to Arden Hills' restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness pavilion and wellness seminars, you can stay in luxury as you enjoy the many pleasures of Sacramento'€™s premier wellness resort. ... more less