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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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NSW
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Havelock North, New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
43 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just needed somewhere to stay for the night whist travelling back from Auckland to Hawkes Bay. Had seen it on expedia and wotif but just wanted to check it out before we booked. So easy and friendly, happy to show us the last 2 rooms they had, cheaper than both web sites. Rooms where spotless, really powerful shower and roomy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We only stayed here for 1 night as we were passing through Taupo. The room itself isn't huge but we only needed a bed, bathroom and fridge (which luckily we got). The bed was comfy and as it wasn't that warm when we visited, the air-con wasn't needed. The bathroom is big and there's plenty of room for two (but... More 

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