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“Perfect south Florida getaway for a family of 4” 5 of 5 stars
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Bellasera Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   221 Ninth St S, Naples, FL 34102 (Old Naples)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 58 Hotels in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Redding, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Perfect south Florida getaway for a family of 4”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

This was our second trip to Naples, FL and with two children (age 9 and 13) we only look for lodging that offers 2 bedroom condos. In addition, we like to stay at places that offer a certain degree of comfort (our backpacking days are over...). So the Bellasera was a fit for our 5 night trip.

Our stay at the Bellasera was booked directly on the hotel website (Sunstream resorts) as I had received a promotional email, having stayed at their Park Shore Resort in Naples two years ago. The price was about $305 per night. This was somewhat higher than the Expedia rate (about $120 total for the 5 nights), but included free breakfast for 2 at the ZiZi hotel restaurant. I checked the Expedia rate after I had already booked the stay directly and called Sunsteam's booking office to see if they could possibly give me the same rate. The agent was very confused and not very knowledgeable, so I gave it up and kept my original booking since I liked the idea of having breakfast at the restaurant. I expected a total of 10 free breakfast, but they actually gave me 14 free breakfasts, plus 6 "buy one get one free" coupons. This was a very pleasant surprise, and we ate our breakfast at the ZiZi every morning. Excellent, both in terms of food and service!

The apartment was nice and roomy. Both bedrooms had TVs, and so did the sitting room area. It also included a full kitchen and a washer/dryer. Detergents were also supplied. Master bedroom had a king bed, and attached large bathroom with walk in shower, and walk in closet. Second bedroom had 2 oversized twin beds, and its own bathroom with tub/shower. The only thing to be desired would be better bedding (my favorite is the Hilton), but it was no big deal. We also had a large balcony with table and chairs.

The pool is not the largest, and was at times crowded. However, it was as expected and the patio area around it was neat and clean. There were plenty of towels provided for the pool area. In addition, there were 8 cabanas available on a first-come first-serve basis.

The hotel provided shuttle service on demand, and we used it to go to the beach. Beach chairs and umbrellas were available from the hotel for a nominal rental fee.

Overall, an excellent stay at a first class hotel. I would definitely recommend it, and would not mind coming back for another stay.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boynton Beach, FL
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2009

We are 3 long time friends all celebrating a big birthday together and the Bellasera was perfect! Staff was all extremely accomodating, from the concierge to the restaurant staff to the shuttle drivers (a great convenience!). We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite with a very modern fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, lanai. This was so much better for this kind of trip that 2 regular hotel rooms. Location is terrific. Walking distance from 5th Avenue South's great shopping, restaurants, etc. Pool area is delightful, as was restaurant (Zizi's) and there is a spa and health club. This was our first time there but not the last. We all agreed that it was everything we wanted in a hotel.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2009

Specifically chose to stay at Bellasera after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed. Our one bedroom suite was elegant, comfortable and very clean. The decor, furniture and fittings were all of an exceptional quality and the kitchen was amazing with first class appliances and everything you could need for self catering. Our screened balcony overlooked the lovely courtyard garden and we had a very enjoyable evening meal in the restaurant with very friendly, efficient service. The location is very central and although not on the beach there is a complimentary shuttle service which you could also use to be taken to a particular local area such as the marina for example. Free bike loan also a great idea and very handy for getting to the beach which is gorgeous. We had the pleasure of seeing dolphins by the pier and the diving pelicans are amazing! Loved everything about this hotel, our suite in particular. The only minor downsides for me was that the large jacuzzi by the pool was crowded with young kids (which surprised me as there is usually a minimum age limit) so no relaxation there then. Also, there didn't appear to be a turndown service in the evening so we had to make up the sofa bed in the living room. No big deal to do that myself but the ornate table, whilst beautiful, was back breakingly heavy to move! Returning to our room after being out for the day the sofa bed had been left as a bed so we did not have use of the living room unless we folded it back ourselves. We no doubt could have asked to have this done but in my experience of high star hotels this is usually done as a matter of course when the room is being serviced. Minor downsides as I said and I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay somewhere a bit special and out of the ordinary in Naples.

  • Stayed March 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

This hotel is fantastic, but better then that the hotel staff from the minute we walked in the door were friendly and just so great. (Terry ) who works at the front desk was just so frinedly and upgraded my family to a one bedroom suite. My kids loved it ... The service was outstanding and that is always what makes you want to return to a hotel. Free Bike Rentals, Wireless and the pool area was lovely. The kids had fun playing with the other children in the pool. Restaurant food was also very good. Free Shuttle service as well to attractions which is great. I would definitly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

This is the second time I haved stayed at Bellasera in the last year. First stay, in a one bedroom suite, and second, in one of the studio's (403). Both rooms were very nice, although as was written in some other reviews, the elevator and maintenance noise in 403 was a nuisance. Should you reserve a studio, get one south of the elevator.

Everything is well done, and my only complaint is that the workout room equipment is outdated.

Eating breakfast in the morning on the patio is always a highlight at Bellasera.

The staff is incredible, and customer service is top notch. The location to "Old" Naples and the dining on 5th Ave is extremely convenient.

My recommnedations for restaurants in walking distance include Chops, Yabba Island Grille, and Trilogy. Larry the Bell Man has provided lots of good recommendations, except I was disappointed in the dinner we had our last night at Bonefish. It was not at the same level as those on 5th I've been too.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

These rooms were obviously either former apartments or condos, so they are fully furnished with everything you need. The furnishings and decor are up to date and quite nice, with granite countertops and good quality fixtures throughout. We loved having the stack washer and dryer, which is nice for days spent at the beach. Excellent location, close to old Naples and places to eat...Starbucks within walking distance. Good service, inlcuding shuttle to beach...not "on" the beach, so be aware. Zero view, though nicely landscaped grounds. Lovely pool area. Terrific front desk staff. Good choice for long term stay.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2009

We booked this hotel based on all the raving reviews but were a bit disappointed. We thought it would be closer to the beach. The Zizi restaurant wasn't that good. The internet connection only worked part of the time. And above all, the room they gave us was right next to the elevator which was quite noisy.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 221 Ninth St S, Naples, FL 34102
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Naples > Old Naples
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Naples
#1 Luxury Hotel in Naples
#1 Spa Hotel in Naples
#7 Romantic Hotel in Naples
#14 Business Hotel in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bellasera Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bellasera is a hidden gem located in the heart of old Naples, which is just moments away from all the fashionable shops, sidewalk cafes, art museums, cultural attractions and Naples' world-famous shoreline. Designated by the Florida Green Lodging Program, Bellasera boasts authentic Italian architecture, studio, one-, two- and 3-bedroom condo suites, Esterra Spa, Zizi Restaurant & Lounge, outdoor pool, whirlpool spa, concierge services, fitness center, catering, meeting space and award winning service! ... more   less 
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