Come and relax in our Asian decor inspired home. You will have a king size bed with private full bathroom and walk-in closet. All our guests rave about how comfortable this form fitting bed is. You might not get up.
This is the Art Museum Area with coffee shops (L'Aube offers delicious crepes one block away), new Steven Starr and Marc Vetri restaurants (Osteria, Route 6, Alla Spina) within 5 blocks, gastro pubs (St Stephen's) not to forget Fare (organic), Hickory Lane and the Belgium Cafe. Also within 5 blocks, rental bike shop, Philly Flavors for ice cream lovers, the new Paris Wine Bar, the Eastern State Penitentiary, Art Museum, Rodin Museum, the new Barnes Gallery. We have a detailed binder of tourist information, maps and restaurant suggestions for you to consult.
We are three blocks from the Broad street subway and buses are all around. It takes 15 minutes to walk to City Hall and 20 minutes to the Convention Center.
Start your day with a healthy continental breakfast and freshly made juice. We are cereal nuts, there is choice of oats, bran, wheat germ, 8 grain non wheat cereal, granola, dried raisins, cranberries, apricots, shredded coconut, walnuts, you get the idea. On any morning you may find fresh croissants, muffins or a selection of specialty breads with jam on your table. Fresh juice from our juicer ranging from orange, pineapple, melon, apple or if you want to indulge us, you might find pomegranate, pomelo, strawberry or whatever may be seasonal. Selection of loose leaf teas ranging from traditional English Breakfast to green tea and then our eccentric flavours of lemongrass, holy basil, tropical green, citrus roiboos or yerba matte from Argentina. If you are a coffee lover either French press or espresso.
Tired from your day of sightseeing or business, relax on our rooftop deck overlooking the Philadelphia skyline to the sound of the rustling leaves of our bamboo trees. You also have the option to enjoy an aromatherapy massage in-house from a Thai certified masseur for an additional fee.
You will have access to cable TV (free) and video on Demand (for an additional charge) in our TV room or browse our book selection, mp3 or Ipod music player in your room and free wifi. For an additional fee, you can use our indoor garage (standard size vehicle).
Upon special request and for an additional fee, we would be happy to arrange a raclette dinner for you or you and your in town guests in our dining room.
As your hosts, we are world travellers and will do our best to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.The Bamboo B&B experience is one you will not forget.
Oh and if we are booked for the night you wish to stay with us, we recommend you check out French Philly B&B hosted by our friends Susan and Sam in Northern Liberties. You won't be disappointed by their hospitality and their home is a treasure to explore.
No smoking is permitted inside, however, you may smoke on the rooftop deck.
Our stay at Bamboo B & B was wonderful. The home is decorated beautifully with a very welcoming feeling. Our hosts were helpful and accommodating. The breakfast in the morning was an added treat and the use of the garage for an extra $10 was extremely useful. We plan to stay here again on our next visit to Philly.
We loved staying here! The room was big and comfy with a wonderful shower; the breakfast was a grand spread—delicious and super healthy; lots of engaging conversation. It's a beautiful home in a great location. We felt so welcome; we'd go back in a heartbeat. Chantal and Bill are superb hosts!
I've been on the interview trail for several months flying to different cities, and by far my stay with Chantal and Bill was the best experience I could have asked for. They are both very kind and generous hosts and keep a lovely home with a calm and inviting atmosphere. It is nice to come back to a roaring fireplace and pleasant background music. The breakfast spread was more than impressive with delicious, freshly pressed juices and healthy cereal options with interesting natural supplements, and it was available to me even when I had to get up unreasonably early. I highly highly recommend a stay with Chantal and Bill when passing through Philadelphia.
Chantal and Bill are fantastic hosts and have a lovely, stylish home. The location is perfect for visiting the museum district or the old city. We spent three nights in Philly to run the marathon and couldn't have been in a more convenient location. I highly recommend Chantal and Bill's home for a visit to Philadelphia.
Lovely stay in Philadelphia - everything was just as depicted in the description and photos! Breakfast in particular was amazing. Chantal and Bill were gracious hosts
This was my second time staying with Chantal and Bill at the Bamboo B&B - what more can one say than to come back for more! As always, great hospitality, and great place to stay....thank you.
Chantal and Bill are wonderful hosts and I highly recommend their Bamboo BNB. Upon my arrival, I received a binder with maps and recommendations on things to do around Philadelphia - super informative! As other reviewers have mentioned, their continental breakfast with freshly made juices and cereals was wonderful! Their 'make your own cereal' bar had items such as bee pollen, mangosteen powder, chia seeds (my favorite), and wheat germ.
Overall, their home was very inviting and the space was clean and comfortable. If you have to drive into Philadelphia, take advantage of the indoor garage. My only regret is that I wasn't able to stay longer. I hope to visit again - it was a great time!
My husband and I have been living in Philadelphia for the last four years. We are originally from Canada but have had international careers with Bill living in Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Paris and Chantal living in Guadalajara, Saga (Japan), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Moscow and Vienna.
Not surprinsingly, we love to travel, are avid cyclists when we are not on our motorcycles and truly enjoy the performing arts in Philadelphia. Did we mention, we love food?
We look forward to hosting you in our home whether you speak English, French, Spanish or even a language we don't speak.