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“A Gem in Floyd, VA” 5 of 5 stars
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582 New Haven Rd. SE, Floyd, VA 24091   |  
Ranked #1 of 8 Floyd B&B and Inns
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“A Gem in Floyd, VA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at a lot of bed and breakfast establishments over the past few years and this is one of the nicest we have ever visited. Everything was perfect - our room was immaculately clean, very quiet and comfortable, breakfast was delicious, there was a chocolate cake available for a late night snack and our hosts Matthew and Lisal were most accommodating. They recommended a great place for dinner and saw to our every need.

My only complaint is that we stayed at this B&B on the first night of a 14 day road trip and it is going to be the standard against which we weigh all the subsequent ones. Anyplace else will have to go far to measure up. Other than the fact that it is a little hard to find, it was 100% excellent. We would go out of our way to stay here again.

One caution: if you decide to stay here, believe Matthew and Lisal's recommendation to print and follow their instructions to find it. Using a GPS, which we tried, will lead you to a perfectly AWFUL short, unmaintained, rutted gravel lane, called "Sam's Road". We have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and wouldn't take it on this road. We turned around and found our way from a different direction.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Knights in Venice room and it was delightful. The bathroom is not inside the room...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you so much for mentioning the GPS issues we have in regard to Sam's Road. We have beefed up our warning on our confirmation emails! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We so appreciate when our guests take the time to share their experience here at Bella. We hope the rest of your trip was full of wonder and welcome surprises - please come see us again...
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We fully recommend Bella La Vita following our three night stay in the Panis Angelicus room from Sept 2nd 2013.Loved the high ceiling fan which was wonderfully cooling on the warm nights we enjoyed.
Lisal and Matt put you at your ease immediately and were perfect hosts allowing you to enjoy their beautiful house and garden.We loved sitting on our balcony looking over the gardens and were entranced watching the humming birds at the water feeder attached to the balcony.
Breakfasts were amazing for their wonderful quality and also variety. As if not enough, Lisal produced wonderful pies which were waiting for us when we returned after a days walking.
Lisal and Matt were also a fountain of knowledge on walks, restaurants and also vineyards where in one we had a super lunch.
Look forward to returning in the future Steven and Ruth UK

Room Tip: No knowledge of other rooms but other guests who were there said their rooms were excellent. We enjo...
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  • Stayed September 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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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here at Bella! We really enjoy making our guests comfortable and happy. It is so much fun having international guests here, we hope you had a wonderful trip from beginning to end. If you return to the US, please come stay with us again! Cheers...
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hillsborough, north carolina, usa
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We are so happy to have discovered this Inn. We stayed in the Bramasole room downstairs and it was very comfortable and cozy. We enjoyed the porch and swing outside our room. The architecture and grounds are unique and lovely. Lisal and Matthew are amazing hosts and we really enjoyed their company. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. The full breakfast was absolutely delicious both mornings. And as a bonus treat Lisal made homemade key lime pie for us to snack on in the afternoon! Tea and coffee are always available which is a real plus for us. We wish we could have stayed longer. But we will be back!! We have no complaints at all about this great find!

Room Tip: Bramasole room was very comfortable and cozy and spacious. We enjoyed the porch and swing outside o...
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  • Stayed September 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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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
It was a delight having you here with us at Bella! We are so happy you ran into our friends at Antonia's! We love our guests and work very hard to ensure that each one has a memorable experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with others - we hope to see you here again soon...
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We spent one night here on Labor Day weekend and were only sorry it wasn't more. The host and hostess have taken care to make the visitor welcome and comfortable--extremely comfortable. We stayed in Ex Libris and while it was the smallest room it was not small by any means. There is lots of seating in the great room and outside, brownies left out for the guests, a great breakfast--German pancakes with fruit syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage along with juices, tea, and fabulous coffee--and everything is spotless. I strongly recommend this as a place to stay for a nice Floyd getaway.

  • Stayed August 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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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
It was a pleasure having you stay with us here at Bella! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We never take our guests fro granted and are keenly aware of how important your feedback is. We hope to see you here again soon...
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We took a quick midweek getaway to Floyd, and the folks at Bella La Vita took great care of us! It was a lovely, quiet, and comfortable escape!

We really appreciated the attention to detail that the innkeepers showed. Every little need was anticipated and taken care of.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about your experience here at Bella! We hope you will come to see us here again in Floyd. We work very hard to make every guest's stay memorable and enjoyable...
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NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed here in June. We have often thought of what a great bed and breakfast should be and bella la vita inn hits the mark! Matt and Lisal really enjoy what they do and it is evident in all the special considerations they make for their guests. Fresh baked brownies upon arrival, refreshing drinks, coffee and tea available anytime all made us feel so welcomed and comfortable. The setting is really well thought out allowing for quiet time, social time. Its proximity to some of the best music ever was a real bonus! You should stay here, .

Room Tip: WE thoroughly enjoyed our first floor room with porch swing.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here at Bella. It was wonderful having you here with us. We are often surprised by our guests in very special ways! It 's what makes what we do so gratifying...
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We happened upon Bella Vita and were very satisfied by our experience staying there. My thirteen year old son was graciously accommodated in our room off the main living area. We enjoyed the patio, the Koi pond, chatting with other guests and especially the breakfast of our lives: Lisal is a great cook!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We work very hard to make our guests happy. We are delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast so much! We hope to see you again someday...
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Address: 582 New Haven Rd. SE, Floyd, VA 24091
Location: United States > Virginia > Floyd
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Floyd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the unexpected...extraordinary accommodations just 1 mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway and 2 miles from the town of Floyd. Luxury at an affordable rate! Come play in Floyd and stay at the most beautiful property in town. ... more   less 

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