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Bella Vista Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   511-513 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 25 hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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LONDON
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great centrally located motel with very friendly hosts. Nothing was to much of a problem. The room was very clean and well appointed. Very good value for money. Will stay again next time I am down under

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Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

From the moment we walked in, Bella Vista was welcoming. Genuine, warm, friendly and helpful service. We were able to view several rooms before making our choice of a suite, which had a large living/dining area with a single bed, a separate bedroom with queen sized bed and a spa bath with shower over in the bathroom. Great little but... More

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Auckland
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Very clean and functional, great, friendly service, quiet location, we had the cheapest room,which still had basic kitchen facilities so we could prepare breakfast and lunches, great value for money, located 3 min drive from city centre

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

We appreciate your positive feedback, great value for money is definitely what we want to offer. We emphasize comfort and cleanliness as essential elements of a good stay. We look forward to seeing you next time. More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We discovered the Bella Vista chain in July 2013, and we love staying at them. They're good value for money, reliable, and best of all they're always owned by the most charming locals. This one is owned by a Kiwi/French family who were lovely and enthusiastic. The place is very nice, and not far to town if you have a... More

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

Thank you for choosing the Bella Vista chain all around New Zealand. As you have seen, we all make sure that you get the same high quality wherever you stay. See you again soon in Gisborne . More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
35 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Run of the mill room, but it was comfortable, warm and clean. Two nights in Gisborne was plenty of time to explore Poverty Bay. The Inner Harbour was where we found a selection of restaurants and beautiful views. Try "The Works" you will enjoy the historic setting.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My trips around NZ become more comfortable if I get a good nights rest when my Motel/Hotel is comfy. Thee huge advantage this Motel has is the way this Motel stores their extra pillows. In all my 10years of travel I have never experienced the comfort of clean stored extra pillows. I experience sleeping issues and generally need extra pillows.... More

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

We agree that it is very important to feel confident in the cleanliness of your accommodation if you are to enjoy your stay. Placing spare pillows in a storage bag is just one of the many things we do to make sure you will always feel comfortable. It was good to see you back in Gisborne, until next time. More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Pre-check in:: Before flying up to advise I would arrive late evening, owner Eric was very friendly on the phone and upon questioning whether they had a restaurant or not, Eric helpfully explained how I could order-in. Check in: Met Eric (and later his wife), had a friendly chat about travel and hotels in general. Was pleasantly surprised to hear... More

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

The French breakfast is our specialty and it is great to see that you enjoyed it so much. We always do our best so our guests enjoy their experience in Gisborne. We have special toppers on the beds to make them suitable for the maximum number of people however individual needs do vary enormously. We look forward to welcoming you... More

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at the Bella Vista Motel for three nights in July. From the moment we arrived, our French/Kiwi hosts Helen and Eric made us feel totally at home in their well-appointed, comfortable and convenient motel in Gisborne. We enjoyed our time at the Bella Vista, and we'd happily recommend it to you as well for... More

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

Thank you so much for your extensive review. We really enjoy our job and it is very satisfying to see that you have appreciated your stay with us. We hope to have the opportunity to see you here again. More

Tauranga
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed over night at Gisborne for a family celebration. Rung ahead and asked if we could arrive earlier than check in to shower and prepare for party. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Needed help with sky operation and they came over to help out. Will definitely stay there again when we are down, and as an xtra bonus... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments. We always endeavour to accommodate our guests' requests whenever possible, including providing early check-in, free of charge, if the room is available. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Gisborne. More

Strasbourg, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

we spent one night in this motel that we really enjoyed. The welcome of the owner was outstanding. He took time to discuss with us speaking about how the motel is organized, showed us the room and indicated the main things to see in the area. It was the first time we came, but we had the feeling to know... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. Gisborne is not well known but it is a great place and we are always happy to share some tips to enjoy your stay here. We are glad to hear that you liked our French breakfast, being French, we are proud to share a slice of France with our guests. More

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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Address: 511-513 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
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