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“not quite what we thought” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Belle View Inn

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Belle View Inn
Ranked #39 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
northumberland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not quite what we thought”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2007

When I called to reserve the room at this Inn I asked, was it close to the cliffs/sea, I was told yes we are right on the cliff. It was not, it's a good 10-15min walk away. I asked was it in a quite area, I was told yes it was in a quiet residential street. It was next to a busy sports ground, over the road from the loading dock for a grocery market and the house behind was having major building work done on it. This made it difficult to use the garden/balcony as the builders were right there.

Breakfast wasn't exactly exciting, bread,muffins,fruit, plus you had to carry it back to your room, there was no breakfast room!The room was clean and well eqipped.

However our main problem was the T.V noise coming from the owners accomadation downstairs late at night. On the second night I went down at about 11.30pm and tentively knocked on the door to ask if it could be turned down and got a very unfriendly response!! Which made for an uncomfortable stay thereafter.

Newport is great place to explore, we loved the mansion houses and trolley tour

  • Liked — four poster bed
  • Disliked — tv noise from owners, location
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2007

The Belle View Inn is a quaint, well appointed and clean inn. The two rooms in our suite were furnished very nicely. To be admired, in particular, was the four-poster bed. The inn's owner and manager were very accommodating. For our morning repast a generous continental breakfast was provided as was plenty of coffee. The outdoor seating was lovely.

A few drawbacks, the Freebody Park Suite's bedroom faces the street and as such the street light may be too bright for some guests. In addition, the street can be a bit noisy on a warm summer night.

That said, it is a remarkable deal for the price.

  • Liked — The rooms were very nice.
  • Disliked — The light coming from the street.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2007

We had a wonderful stay at your lovely inn for our sons graduation. The suites were large and comfortable and you made us feel very at home. The breakfast was just enough to start your day, and the cookies in the afternoon were a nice touch and very good.

Thank u again,

Lisa and Robert

Stayed May 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2006

We stayed at the Belle View Inn over the 4th of July holiday weekend and we couldn't have had a better experience. The Inn was within walking distance of shops, restaurants, Cliff Walk and the mansions. Private parking was provided, which was great as the Women's US Open was taking place while were there and it's quite the commodity.

There were two couples and we reserved both rooms/suites and it was PERFECT. The rooms were beautiful, each complete with 4 poster beds, beautiful furnishings, private bathrooms and sitting rooms. It gave us enough space to share alone time with our significant others, but the sitting rooms and outside deck (located between our two rooms) was perfect for all of us to gather in. We enjoyed breakfast out on the deck each morning and relaxed on the deck at the end of our day and before heading out to dinner.

Breakfast was perfect and a great start to the day. One note: if you're used to a hot breakfast at a B&B then you might be a little disappointed. However, we were please with the selection of fresh pastires, fruits, yogurt and juice and cerals. We were able to eat at our leisure in our sitting room or on the deck.

There were lots of other nice touches that you don't always find at B&Bs. Homemade cookies and granola bars were placed out for guests in the afternoons/evenings. The fridge was always filled with juice, yogurt smoothies and water - which we loved! Each room came complete with it's own fridge, tv in the bedroom and sitting room, and glasses and dishes. We were able to have a bottle of wine and cheese to wind down in the afternoons. The bathrooms towels were fluffy and soft and some nice toiletries were provided: my favorite was the Tom's of Maine toothpaste!

Lastly, the owners provided a nice comprehensive list of restaurants in various price ranges and food tastes to visit and they were always very willing to accommodate or recommend additional options.

We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again in the future!

Stayed July 2006
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2006

The Belle View Inn is a great place to stay in Newport. The location was fantastic, just behind the Tennis Hall of Fame and one block off Belleview Avenue and its cottages. The Inn contains two 2-room suites. Each one has a brand new marble bath. Suite consists of bed/bath and a sitting room. Both rooms have a tv which is great. Sitting room also has a small refrigerator and microwave as well as portable table and bar stools. There is secured onsite parking which evidently is a big deal in Newport. Bath had plenty of nice thick towels. Rooms were spotlessly clean.

Owners are extremely friendly and knowledgable about Newport. She was able to recommend several good restaurants. Breakfasts are self-serve continental, but heavy enough to get your day started. Fresh baked muffins, fruit, dry cereal, oatmeal, juices, coffee, yogurt, milk. Trays are available to take you breakfast either in your room or a lovely outdoor patio.

Cliff Walk is close by. The Elms is a 5 minute walk. You can walk downtown to the harbor area with great shops and restaurants in about 15-20 minutes. A grocery, drug store and ice cream parlor are a 5 minute walk away. We only had to use our car once while we were there. We highly recommend the Belle View and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Belle View Inn

Property: Belle View Inn
Address: 22 Freebody St, Newport, RI 02840-3548
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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 features 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 
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