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Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We loved this small motel just outside the city limits of Santa Cruz, CA. We've been visiting Santa Cruz for the past 4 years while our youngest daughter attended UCSC and have never been impressed with the hotel stock there. This is the only motel/hotel I can recommend whole-heartedly to travelers. We had to pay a premium because we stayed on graduation weekend, so I can't comment on the value, but all the hotels overcharge then just because they can. Otherwise, the rooms are large, clean, and comfortable. It's walking distance to the beach. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The free breakfast is great and included bacon, scones, fresh fruit, many choices of teas, etc. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank EthelMertz1115
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Dear Ethel, thank you for taking the time to write a review of Bella Notte. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, but sad to hear you found us right as your youngest daughter graduated from UCSC. We have many guests with children at UCSC who book with us year after year and we look forward to seeing them each year and catching up. We believe Bella Notte's rates to be very competitive for the amenities offered, but your are correct in that UCSC graduation week(end) is probably the most expensive time to stay in Santa Cruz as all hotels will be full regardless of price or ratings. Bella Notte Staff & Management.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was the perfect hotel and after some bad experiences on our Honeymoon this completely saved us! The Staffw ere brilliant, always helpful and would offer advice and suggestions on where to go and what to do. We had the room with the bubble tub (no 4) and this was excellent. I couldnt recommend this place more. Also has the advantage of being in one of the collest places we have been to, a perfect stay

Room Tip: Get the room with the bubble tub, amazing!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DynamoCowley
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Dear Dynamo, Thank you for staying with us during your honeymoon trip to the US and sharing your experience at BellaNotte on Tripadvisor. We enjoyed having you and your wife stay with us and wish you both all the best with your future travels and a long and happy marriage! Sincerely Bella Notte Staff & Management.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is the first time i have ever written a review ever -that tells you how great our stay here was. We found Bella Notte on the internet and decided to take a chance and we're so glad we did. When we arrived we found the outside beautifully kept and clean. We were greeted warmly and allowed to check in early. Our room was #8 and I would describe it as exceptionally clean, fresh, beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, comfortable, roomy, with extra seating, large bathroom, nice tub and shower, extremely comfortable bed, very quiet, and reasonably priced. First day breakfast was nice bakery fresh baked goods and fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries as well as cereal, juice, coffee and english muffins. Second day breakfast was the same PLUS scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon and sausage. We were new to the area and the host offered help and advice during our stay. This inn truly defines the definition of "wonderful hospitality."

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sandy h
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear Sandy, thank you taking the time to share your experience staying at Bella Notte. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you'll come back and visit again soon. Staff & Management, Bella Notte Inn.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Every once in awhile the stars align, magic happens, and you find the perfect hotel.....Bella Notte is just such a place. Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor, we thought we would find a good hotel and instead found a truly excellent one where the owners have paid attention to every detail and are on the premises to make sure their guests needs are truly satisfied.
We arrived after a long flight from the East Coast on April 17th to a warm and friendly welcome and with an offer of refreshments from Carol. We then checked out our room, and to our surprise it rose way beyond our expectations. Our initial amazement came from the sheer size of this room.....from the reviews on this board every room is unusually large. It was quickly followed by our personal ‘must haves’, which is a clean quiet room. Bella Notte is a quiet, spotless, well-appointed room with a comfortable bed and deluxe linens. This is a family run hotel that was built from the ground up with only the best materials. From the furniture to the heated bathroom tiles, everything is high end and clearly no expense was spared to make this that elusive ‘perfect place’ to call your home away from home. The longer we stayed the more we noticed the little details inside and outside of the hotel that separate this from the big chain hotels.
These owners genuinely care about this hotel and their guests, and it absolutely shows in every single thing they do. They offer a well thought out breakfast, bottles of refreshments, luxurious robes and more importantly, the one thing that seems to fall short in the best five star hotel these days, and that’s the feeling that you...that your stay in their hotel, matters to them.
This is a remarkable hotel, run by owners and a staff that greet you like old friends, and by the time you check out, make you feel as though you left family.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Theedge23
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Dear Edge23, thank you for your kind words. We are truly humbled by your review and so happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and if your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz we look forward to seeing you again. Staff & Management Bella Notte Inn.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stressed out? Try a room here with a bubble tub and then fall into a comfy bed with great linens and dream on! We enjoyed our stay here. The room was large, well furnished, and quiet and the owners were lovely people. Continental breakfast was excellent with pastries from Gayles, yogurt, fresh fruit, juices, Numi teas and good coffee. Located in a great location away from the crowds and near Twin Lakes State beach.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank J L
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Bella_Notte_95062, Owner at Bella Notte - The Inn at East Cliff, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Dear J L, thank you for taking the time to write a review of Bella Notte. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll stop by and see us again if your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz. Bella Notte Staff & Managmement.

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