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Bella Vista Motel

4.0 of 5 94-98 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
#29 of 93 hotels in Rotorua
123 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms are a bit smaller than a shoe box. Can almost stretch out and touch the toilet with my foot, while sitting on the bed and making my tea in the kitchenette. The door on my room didn't seal properly when closed so there was a constant draft of cold air coming into the room. And with the traffic... More

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BellavistaMotel, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Had we known of your requirements for a larger unit, we would have upgraded you immediately You booked and stayed in one of our popular budget compact studio units. Informing us of faulty TV's, heaters or door seals while you were here, would have been helpful to enable us to effect repairs immediately .We have since checked the door seals... More

San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is located out of town about a mile, and it's very close to the lake and a very nice walking / running path. My room was clean, and Sue helped me to organize a Maori experience while I was there. She even provided discount coupons for local attractions. there is an on-site laundry that was very useful, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The room I stayed in was a Superior studio I loved the colour on the wall and would have them in my own home so decor is very calming I needed to catch up on business so plenty of space and plugs to charge up the phone IPad and laptop. I was given fresh milk for coffee and tea I... More

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Brisbane, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On arrival the lady was lovely and friendly. Room was sufficient heater was on as it was freezing outside. Heater was not positioned very well on the wall and the bed got very warm on one side. The heater was nearly down on the floor. Appreciated towel warmer and heater in bathroom. Very well equipped with fresh milk and not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great friendly place to stop..........very helpful managers...not quite in town but close enough.. ...warm spacious room....Great parking... (spa suite)..........Would highly recommend to fellow travelers..........

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here on our way south and were so impressed with the owners' hospitality, friendliness, knowledge & advice regarding the area, the cleanliness and lovely decor, the location. Everything was so great that we changed our route coming back up north from the South Island to Auckland, especially to stay there again. We arrived after midnight and had to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Bella Vista and thought it was fantastic. Great location and the studio unit was well appointed and exceptionally clean. The motel is in a great location only a few minutes drive from the centre city or about a 10 minute walk. The owners were brilliant, really friendly, knowledgeable about their area and offering discounts to... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Here for the Marathon and had a super unit with spa bath and a huge bed which was very comfortable.With a microwave just heated my food l bought with me and loved the little cookies. Lovely clean unit and l had a ground level one with car right in front of unit.You can quite easily walk into town but plenty... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We booked an executive room for our family of 5 featuring a double bed, two singles and a sofa bed. The room was clean and the staff were very accommodating. The little things always stand out to us and amongst these was the free use of the washing machine. The dryer came at a small cost but this was still... More

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Ayden, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

For a price over $110 NZ, I found this hotel wanting. Two narrow spongy twin beds, a smallish bathroom and a noisy street right outside. The room looked. "Cheap". The staff were friendly and had good suggestions on where to get a hot breakfast--Lakeside Cafe.

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Address: 94-98 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
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