We booked this hotel based on the rave reviews in Tripadvisor. I was expecting a lot more than we got. We were in room #9. On the plus side, the room was large, the bed was comfortable. The WIFI worked well. The room had a small refrigerator. BUT.... the heater made a loud noise as it went on and off all night. So we left it off which meant that we could now hear the outside street traffic noise and the refrigerator motor noise. The bathroom was freezing cold. There was a device on the wall of the bathroom to heat the bathroom floor tiles but neither of us could figure out how to program it, so the bathroom stayed cold. Is it MY job to program this thing? We got none of the solicitous attention that was descibed in other reviews of Bella Notte. The clerk at check-iin told us that in summer they served a wonderful breakfast, but as it was now winter, low season, we would get only a continental breakfast. Actually the breakfast was quite good, but this introduction really made us feel like second class guests. Bella Notte felt like a really OK roadside motel, nothing special. Is it really the #1 hotel in Santa Cruz? I sure hope not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella Notte sets a new standard for Inns in the Santa Cruz area. Completed in December 2007, Bella Notte features ten spacious and well appointed rooms. We offer eight king rooms and two double queen rooms. Three superior king rooms also feature a fireplace and walk-in closet. All rooms feature imported marble bathrooms and heated bathroom floors. Bella Notte also provides free in room Wifi and cable TV with premium channels as well as free parking and complimentary hot breakfast. Bella Notte is located in Santa Cruz's Live Oaks neighbourhood, just two blocks from Twin Lakes Beach and close to several great local restaurants. The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a short walk away and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lively downtown Santa Cruz and the popular seaside village of Capitola are all just a few minutes drive. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bella Notte - The Inn At East Cliff Hotel Santa Cruz
- Bella Notte Santa Cruz