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The Virginia Cliffe Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Glen Allen B&B and Inns
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A lovely place”
Reviewed 22 August 2012 via mobile

We chose this B&B since it was very close to our niece's home in Glen Allen. She told us it looked beautiful so we booked a couple of nights there. The owner is a lovely Southern lady with impeccable manners. She is very helpful about the areas to visit there.
The grounds are great, just a gorgeous area. The room was nice, with very comfy bedding. I will say that the bathroom was small, with some outdated fixtures, but it was clean and adequate.
My only con to this was there was no shampoo! We had to go buy that, but, no big deal. That would be a great place for a wedding. The owner told us hat weddings have to be booked a year ahead of time. Pretty place.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

The Virginia Cliffe Inn is stunning in its beauty: a recently built stately home that fits romantic visions of Southern plantation living. The location, Glen Allen, is conveniently close to Richmond and the airport via freeways, yet quiet and peaceful. A cultural arts center sits nearby. The Innkeeper made us feel welcome and, since we were the only guests for the two nights, gave us a choice of rooms. They were both lovely; the bed in the one we chose was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was tasty and the dining room pleasant.

Given the positive impressions, imagine our surprise when we came back after our first night to a room that hadn't been touched! The bed was unmade, the towels unchanged, the bath uncleaned. That was a first time experience, and we have stayed at many first rate B&Bs and hotels in the U.S. and Europe.

We had to catch an early flight after the second night, and informed our host of that fact. We didn't expect her to be up at the crack of dawn to prepare a full breakfast, nor to adjust the rate. It would have been a gracious gesture if a cold breakfast or snack to take along had been offered, which it wasn't.

We left feeling that we were taken for granted or ignored. We were, after all, paying guests in someone's home. That's why we couldn't rate the Inn "Very Good" or "Excellent." Later we wrote to share our suggestions and received a friendly message thanking us for our feedback. That was professional.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

We stayed at the Virginia Cliffe Inn during a trip to Richmond for a relative's wedding. The Inn has 4 delightful rooms which are decorated to make you feel like you're traveling back in time. The innkeeper is a wonderful woman, Mrs. Clifton, who also lives in the home with some friends who help her keep up the extensive grounds and gardens.

Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. One morning we were served strawberry topped croissant French toast, eggs, bacon, ham, biscuits, date bread, and fruit. The second morning we were served, waffles with a wonderful blueberry topping, eggs, fruit, bacon and sausage.

The gardens, duck pond, and walkways were beautiful. It certainly looks exactly like it does in the online pictures.

The Inn does host weddings throughout the year, so be prepared for them on the weekends. It didn't affect us because we were out all day, but if you like to go to bed early you may hear the reception from in your room. They like to have things completely quiet by 10pm, though, so it's not as if the noise went well into the night.

Overall, this was a great alternative to staying in a hotel while in the area. The food was great and we certainly felt welcomed. We're sure others would agree with us!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Virginia Cliffe Inn
Address: 2900 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060-2154
Region: United States > Virginia > Glen Allen
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Glen Allen
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Virginia Cliffe Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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