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“Relaxing on the river”

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Rio Villa Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Monte Rio B&B and Inns
Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Relaxing on the river”
Reviewed 28 June 2008

This is the 6th year we have stayed at the Rio Villa for a week in June. The grounds are lush and beautiful and it is overlooking the Russian river. A beach and kayaking are right next door. There is a wonderful outdoor fireplace to relax by in the evenings. There are barbeques and tables if you want to do your own cooking. Or the staff is always helpful in suggesting local restaurants to go to and supplying menus for them. They are also full of suggestions in planning activities in the area that will interest you.
There are a variety of room types. Very comfortable and clean. Suppplying microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers and VCR's, with a free movie library to select from.
There is a very nice continental breakfast served each morning.
We love returning each year to the Rio Villa. The staff is so friendly and the atmosphere very relaxing. There are plenty of things to do in the area. Lots of wineries, cute small towns and the coast is very close.

  • Liked — The location right on the river
  • Disliked — nothiung
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 June 2008

Horrible Parking, owners watch every move you make, leaving you feeling most uncomfortable, as if you're doing or are about to do someting wrong. Rooms are tiny and uncomfortable. Plumbing backs up too. Continetal breakfast is nothing more than bread of various types to get you full, juice, coffee, a few grapes, cereal and nothing else. Grounds are nice but I will never stay again. Staff is annoying and beds are uncomfortable. You can hear the springs pop as you move around.

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  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Noosa, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2007

My husband & I stayed here with our 2 young boys (6 & 8yo) The room was large, clean & comfortable. The gardens were lovely, well cared for & right on the river. The host friendly & informative. Our boys loved the open fireplace at night & kicking the leaves in the carpark ... the best place on the Russian River. What a pleasant surprise. We had driven around many of the accommodations on offer & none could compare. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — lcation, staff, value, location
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2007

This trip was a surprise for my 30th birthday from my husband. It was fantastic. The location is a little remote, on the river, rooms are private and the views from our room and the sitting area are great. They have an outdoor woodburning fireplace that you can sit by. They are accomodating and so great to deal with. They have board games if you plan to have a cozy night in the room. The rooms are good too. We have stayed at various B & B's in California and this was just as comfortable. They suggested amazing places to go for dinner and just next to them is a kayak/canoe rental which is easy and inexpensive. Overall, our experience was perfect. There sign outside is a bit deceiving as it looks like a motel sign, but the property is just great! I can not wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2006

I've stayed at the Rio Villa a few times. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and include refridgerators and VCRS (with a free library of movies). Each room is different, and the friendly innkeepers can help to figure out which one is best for you. The breakfast is fine, and the value is good. Guests can relax amid the pretty gardens, chairs and swings, right on the Russian River. Some of the rooms have small bathrooms, and your cell phone probably won't work. But, if you're looking for a good value, a clean, nice place, and a convenient location, I'd recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed 12 November 2005

My partner and I stayed at the rio villa for 2 nights and had a wonderful stay. Our room had a deck looking over the river, complete kitchen facilities with the basics, cable tv, vcr and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was very small, but very clean with nice fixtures (including hair dryer). The location is convenient for trips to Guerneville as well as wine country visits. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 21 September 2005

beautiful gardens, pleasant staff. fully equiped kitchens. very peaceful. I always enjoy the privacy i get. bar-b-ques at each unit, vcrs with free movies, cd players and tape decks. very relaxing place to stay overlooking the russian river. one of my very favorite places to stay.

  • Stayed April 2004
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Property: Rio Villa Beach Resort
Address: 20292 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462-9746
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Monte Rio
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Monte Rio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Villa Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax at our Bed & Breakfast Inn on the Russian River in West Sonoma's Wine Country. ... more   less 
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