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Bella Vista Motel

4.0 of 5 511-513 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Apremont, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this Motel by chance because it had a NZ fern qual mark which I would certainly reccommend. Eric and Helen made our stay there memorable, it was very well appointed with friendly and helpful staff. It was quiet albeit close to the main road.Definately the benchmark for motels in NZ

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely pleasant service and local advice. Compact studio room but with good amenities. Very clean and tidy including outside and grounds. Ample off street parking. Both hard and soft pillows provided. Good sized shower with strong water pressure. An extremely generous amount of free wifi

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Eric B, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback and for highlighting the great value for money that we offer. We encourage our guests to check the photos and descriptions of the rooms on our website, before booking, to select the size and configuration that best suit their needs. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chanced on Bella Vista while driving along the main Gladstone Road looking for overnight accommodation. A lucky find! The owners Helen and her French husband Eric Barbier are a charming and hospitable couple. They extend a genuine warmth to their guests. Our upstairs room met all our requirements – immaculately clean, comfortable bed, spacious and very well appointed. Free... More 

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Eric B, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Thomas for this great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Like you, many of our guests are pleasantly surprised to see that we offer unlimited free WIFI (by increment of 10GB). More 

Melbourne
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52 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second Bella Vista we have stayed in (the other one at Wanaka) and it was easy to find as the all Bella Vistas look identical. Eric was very welcoming and gave us a good overview of where to go and what to do in Gisborne. The rooms are quite small but very clean and comfortable. All in... More 

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Eric B, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging review. As you saw, the Bella Vista motels provide a consistently high quality experienced all over the country (27 locations around NZ). As for our bedspreads, they were chosen to correspond with the Bella Vista colour scheme and as this evolves, the room furnishings will do also. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Bella Vista Gisborne is a fantastic motel. Nice and tidy and very quiet. Eric and Helen are great hosts, very friendly and willing to go out of their way to help. French breakfast with a beautiful pastries is a must try. Excellent experience so fully recommended.

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Eric B, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. We are glad you appreciated our French breakfast which is unique in Gisborne. We hope to see you again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This Motel is well situated close to the Gisborne CBD.The rooms are very clean and well appointed with parking right outside the door.The management are excellent being very friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I'm very please to have chosen this accommodation for my weekend stay. The managers were both friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and tidy and it was nice to return to after a tiring day of playing tennis and soaking in the spa bath. Half price for 2nd night stay was also a great offer and was definitely... More 

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Eric B, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed your weekend. There was certainly a great atmosphere at the motel with the tennis vets who made the most of our special for the event. We will definitely run the same deal next year and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed in Gisborne for over a week in Bella Vista Motel. Room was very clean and fully furnished. Owners helped us a lot to make the most of our stay. Really quiet nights and great french petit-déjeuner !! Will definitely come back !

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Perth, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Upon Arrival we were met by a very friendly manager. We asked about attractions and her local knowledge was excellent with what to see how far to go and where to eat. The room is very roomy and clean. We will definitely stay here again when in Gisborne.

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Eric B, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great comments. We look forward to seeing you again in Gisborne. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The very first thing that I noticed when entering the room was how spotless it was....there was no trace of any dust anywhere and was very, very clean. As I travel on business a great deal I am familiar with motel and hotel rooms....very compfortable, great sized TV, spotless bathroom and shower....really spotless and the rooms are quiet also. Good... More 

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Address: 511-513 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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