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Bella Vista Motel

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145 Heuheu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking at other reviews it's obvious that various folks have varying standards. Compared with other motels we've stayed in on three trips to NZ at comparable prices, our 2-room suite was small and a bit "tired" looking, but clean with helpful staff. We assumed that this was because Taupo is more of a tourist resort and thus generally more expensive.... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Would highly recommend staying here. We stayed last week and it was the most modern motel we have stayed in for a while. Great price and it was very clean. We couldn't figure out how the Sky channels worked and the host came over immediately to sort it out for us. They really did go the extra mile especially when... More 

Thank Maria M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in an upstairs room. Bed was comfortable and the room was warm and clean. Only gripe was the position of the TV which was difficult to watch from the bed. We ordered in food the first night as we arrived late and was pleasantly surprised at how nice the Wishbone food was and how it was delivered... More 

Thank Julie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic stay, would highly recommend. Great hosts who provided information and went that extra mile. Great to have option of menu at motel or food delivered from the local restaurant which was then charged back to your motel bill. Rooms were clean, warm n tidy. Great comfortable beds. On the day we came the carpets were all being replaced with... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed here last year with family who were visiting. Rooms were very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Location pretty good and walking access to the nearby sights and restaurants. overall good value for money.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We have stayed here on are 4 trips to new zealand. Just a short walk to town and lake front ,easy car parking .New owners are very easy to talk to and good information about eating places. Would happily stay again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

By the time we rolled in late to this Hotel Bella Vista we had already been to 2 Hotel Bella Vista's in New Zealand, in Fox Glacier and Wanaka, and had come to expect certain consistencies in the chain's product. Each motel is individually run by a live in owner-family. Service is always friendly and chipper in the New Zealand... More 

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BellaVista-Taupo, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

It is with regret that we failed to explain our internet system to you, we load 50, 100 or 200mb of data with an access code. However our wifi is unlimited, we top up whenever the guest requires more data, and we keep an eye on usage and top up if we see the data has been used. Regards, Laurelle... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The rooms at the Bella Vista in Taupo are very clean, but quite small. We felt pretty packed in there with each of us only having one piece of luggage plus a backpack. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable, and the parking lot was very convenient to the room. There is a bbq in the back of... More 

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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We usually stay on the Lake front but this motel was considerably cheaper this trip. It was very clean, very quiet and met all our needs. Our room wasn't huge. We had a kitchenette with microwave, kettle etc. The bathroom was quite spacious. Staff were excellent. It was a 10 - 15 minute stroll in to town. The motel is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Perhaps my expectations are different to others who have reviewed this - as I wouldn't have described the unit I stayed in here (Family room - #9) as "no frills" at all - it was LOVELY and had everything you could want, including a spa bath. Was spotlessly clean and smelt fresh - lovely quality sheets on the beds and... More 

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