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Bella Vista Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   240 Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 35 hotels in Invercargill
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the 3rd time I have stayed here but the first with the new owners and I must say they were lovely and so accommodating. Very friendly and the rooms are warm and comfortable and the location is convenient

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Thanks for a couple of great days, excellent service, friendly and helpful. We loved our recently refurbished room, paper in the morning and superb internet service. Recommended dinner with complimentary wine was excellent. We'll be back, thanks for a great stay. June 2014

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bellavista_inv, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Dear Jeni9155, It was our pleasure to host your recent stay with us, Refurbishment is almost complete, we look forward to its completion as will our guests. More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Bella Vista Invercargill was a great experience. The new managers were chatty, very helpful and great people. The motel is in the middle of a refurbishment so coming along. Our room was very good, warm, fresh and clean. It was a pleasure and thanks for making our visit to Southland memorable for our first visit.

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bellavista_inv, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Dear Raewynstravel, Thank-you for your kind words of encouragement, we appreciate the effort and time our guests take to review their stay with us, we in turn try to provide the best experience and accommodation we can. Janelle and I hope you return another time. More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great to see new management have taken over this Motel. I have stayed here 3 times in the past 6 months... First time was a nightmare and I swore black and blue, that I would not come back... the service was poor and the room was cold and average. The following week was send back to Invercargill and HO booked... More

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bellavista_inv, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Dear Otagopete, Thank you for your comments, I'm sure when you stay next you will notice the improvements to the property have not stopped. We have now been managers here for 3 months and the refurbishment is almost complete, come and experience the difference when next in town. More

Mahia Beach, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

what a delightful couple running this unit i couldn't say enough nice words about them and so helpful,they are getting the place up and running and doing a great job,so make sure you stay there. johnmahia

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bellavista_inv, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Hi johnmahia, Thank-you for your encouraging words about your recent stay with us. Janelle and I thoroughly enjoy hosting our guests and really appreciate our guests taking time to review their stay. We have only been here only for a short time and in that time we have almost completely refurbished the entire complex. This has been a challenging task... More

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I stayed in this motel over two years ago and swore I would not return, but fortunately there has been a long overdue change in circumstances and new faces. This trip it was an absolute pleasure to stay here, the wonderful service I have become accustomed to while staying in local Bellavista's has returned to this one. Super friendly and... More

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bellavista_inv, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank-you Steve F for your encouraging words. The transition of this Bella Vista Invercargill is still in it's infancy with many more improvements to come. New carpet , bedding and bed linen is completed. New Tiles and vinyl is on its way. New furniture, painting and redecorating is now underway and then there will be a few more nice surprises... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed for a week in a newly renovated room, One of the most comfortable motel beds I have ever stayed in. Brand new carpet. Nice place close to town. Hosts (and the cat) are very friendly and accommodating. One draw back is there is no cooked breakfast option. I'll be back.

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bellavista_inv, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Dear LeeA1 Congratulations and thank-you, you are the first person to review our motel since taking over 2 weeks ago, your kind words are our incentive to make all our guests stay, a happy and memorable one. As you have commented, we are in the process of refurbishing the entire complex including bedding, furniture decoration and facilities for our guests... More

Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

another good bella vista though lacks teh littel things that makes ones liek dunedin better. room clean and tidy and has basic sky. Heater very very noisy and damn cold at night, paper never got delivered. everything there but could do a bit better.

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stay here when on business trips to Invercargill, hosts are always very accommodating. This is a classic Bella Vista - the chain has a good standard and hosts add their own touches. Handy location - able to walk into town for dinner to the supermarket. On shuttle run from airport which meets every flight and you don't need to book... More

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Otorohanga, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We recently spent six nights here and had to have a 'cot' shifted into the room. That I can accept. What I cant accept is that when we asked if we could have a topper pad because the cot was like lying on the floor - the proprietors acknowledged that they knew they were hard and told us to just... More

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bellavista_inv, Owner/Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It certainly was extremely disappointing to hear that you felt our service was not up to standard. We certainly pride ourselves on offering excellent service to all of our guests however on this occasion we seem to have dropped the ball based on your feedback therefore please accept our sincere apologies.... More

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Address: 240 Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
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