My wife and I spent Christmas 2012 in Portland and stayed at Bellaterra. I was anything but disappointed with my experience there. Ellen is a gracious innkeeper and fine hostess. She cooked us a scrumptious hot breakfast on Christmas morning and we were delighted by our chat with Ellen and her Mom who was visiting for the holidays. Ellen was extremely helpful — volunteering plenty of info about points of interest in Portland. The overall order and decor of this B&B is just the way I like it: it feels like a residence rather than an overly ostentatious display of someone's overdrive for decor. Our room was ready, immaculate, and inviting upon our arrival. The bed was comfortable and the colors of the room, soothing. The bathroom was finished in toasty shades of genuine marble and tastefully arranged and furnished.
The continental breakfast was also very impressive, a wide variety including: Breads, yogurts, jams, cream cheese, hard boiled eggs, cold cereals, teas, coffee, and even Nutella! Overall an excellent value. I would also like to add here that none of the negative points offered by previous reviewers were in evidence during our stay. I would definitely stay there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Creatively elegant rooms with private baths in our newly-restored Victorian residence. Located in Lair Hill, .7 mi to OHSU, Pill Hill, and South Waterfront; 1 mi to PSU & downtown. Easy transportation: buses, bike path, ample street parking. Nice walks in neighborhood and nearby in woods and on riverfront. There are views of the Willamette River and Mt. Hood from the east-facing rooms, bright south-facing rooms, evergreens off the north (Woodland) room, and mature trees all around. Each room is designed to set the guest's imagination on the path to another time or place. ... more less