Dear Zoulomis Family.....thank you for such a wonderful stay for my mother and I! I could not have asked for a better place to stay and will try my hardest to come again next year!
Lourna's adorable Bed & Breakfast is located right across the street from the International Tennis Hall of Fame. So if you are attending the tournament held in early July each year like we did....this is the perfect place to stay. Lourna and her husband, along with helper Emily made our stay so relaxing and perfect. We stayed in the Freebody Suite which had a master bedroom and a sitting room separated by a door that could be closed at night. The sitting room had a sofa which folded out into a fouton and that is where I slept. It was just like a real bed, very comfortable. My mother slept in a big four poster bed in the other room. The room was air conditioned with a window air conditioner that worked very well. Each room had a ceiling fan as well. The room was beautifully adorned with great antiques that they have collected. I understand they have an antiques store as well which we did not have time to visit. Beautiful décor, lovely rugs, just cozy. The bathroom was large with a nice shower and great Turkish towels. She has everything you need in there including a hair dryer.
There are many places to sit and relax at this B & B.....rocking chairs on the front porch, rocking chair on the back porch. Lovely back yard with a great Greek statue. In the front yard Lourna has many beautiful flowers and a very cozy little swing. I could go on forever. My mother and I were very comfortable and felt well looked after.
Lourna serves a nice breakfast. No hot plates like eggs, etc. But this was all my mom and I needed. Each day she asks you what you want for the next morning. She goes to a bakery near by and picks it all up. It is lovely. Croissants, muffins, bagels, etc. Then she serves it to you with fruit and then makes fruit salad as well. She has a toaster if you want to toast your bagel. She has a refrigerator stocked with milk, water, cream cheese, yogurt. She has whole fruit out. She has three different types of cereal out. She has hard boiled eggs. Everything you could want and she is right there on top of it. By the way, she has a wonderful personality...so warm, friendly and welcoming.
She also has a small coffee station in a different area. It is a Keurig machine and she has any tea or coffee you want available 24-7. She also makes homemade chocolate chip cookies and leaves them out at night....I think I ate the whole plate. She also has a small refrigerator stocked with water and she leaves granola bars out as well. This is all for the late night or early riser that wants a snack! Yum!
Okay, I could go on forever, but this place is great. And.....she takes care of you....anything you want.
Thank you Lourna and husband! We will be back next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located between the spectacular Cliff Walk at Newport Beach and downtown Newport is Belle View Inn, our Grand Victorian featuring views of the legendary Tennis Hall of Fame. We get rave reviews from our guests since are rooms are spacious and well appointed and they love our our central location in the heart of Newport. We are an easy walk to downtown, the harbor, the beach, the mansions, Cliff Walk, the Tennis Hall of Fame and Salve Regina University. Private and secure with free off-street parking, private baths, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, relaxing decks and porches, fresh-baked afternoon cookies and free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi). ... more less