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Bella Vista Motel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 24 hotels in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014
GeorgeHenry47 Derbyshire
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Derbyshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is the 3rd Bella Vista Motel we have stayed at during our Kiwi trip.All three maintain a high standard and level of service.The only differance being the owners.Warwick and Trish are an exceptional couple,they run a excellent business,seeing to the needs of their customers.The motel is clean and tidy,at all times. We stayed here for two separate nights, a... More

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. It is our pleasure to look after our guests and make them feel welcome. We are pleased you had the trip of a lifetime and maybe you will decide to repeat it sometime. We look forward to looking after you again sometime in the future. More

Oklahoma City, OK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The hosts at Bella Vista were wonderful. We arrived prior to check in and they allowed us to leave our bags in the office while we explored the town. The hosts were also very helpful with giving recommendations for restaurants and activities. The rooms were very clean and the bed was comfortable. The hotel has a coffee pot, hot water... More

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Bella Vista. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Bella Vista was clean and comfortable. We had an upper level room and even a bit of a view. The hotel is in a great location, with only a five minute walk to downtown Te Anau and many dining options. The owners were very friendly and gave us dinner recommendations and even accommodated us when our travel plans changed.... More

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. You will be pleased to know that we are currently refurbishing the motel. Looking forward to your next stay More

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed in several Bella Vista Motels in New Zealand and loved them all - small, very clean, friendly owner/managers but this was our favourite. It also had a laundry. Great location and great experience.

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Bella Vista. As you know we do have a range of room sizes available and for longer stays do recommend one of our larger rooms. Look forward to seeing you again More

Cheshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed one night before going to Doubtful sound. Hosts were very friendly and helpful and we were able to leave the car in the car park whilst we went on the over night trip. The room was clean and had good facilities. Also had a good guest laundry. It was easy walking distance from the town and the lake.

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for staying with us at Bella Vista. We look forward to your return perhaps for a longer stay More

Biggar, United Kingdom
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450 reviews 450 reviews
124 hotel reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The motel is located within easy walking distance of the town centre and in a quiet residential area. It’s a block back from the Lake and therefore doesn’t have that scenic outlook if that’s something you’re looking for in particular. Our visit was only as a staging post for a trip to Milford Sound prior to heading south so we... More

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review but as the new owners we find it unusual that you give a poor review so long after your stay. (Oct 2013) Some points you made were unusual. Most motels in NZ have car parking outside the units. In fact at Bella Vista we have very few directly outside rooms. The rooms are fully furnished... More

Dunedin, Florida
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33 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights as a base for Milford Sound. The location is very good--close to the lake and town. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. However, we were a little disappointed that there were no amenities like shampoo or shower soap provided. The room was simply furnished but clean and comfortable.

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Bella Vista Te Anau. We are unsure as to why there were no amenities in the room as we do supply soaps, shampoos, conditioners and body wash in the showers. These are also replaced during servicing. Our rooms are adequately furnished with everything required for short stays More

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed at the Bella Vista on our way to Milford Sound and it was a great choice. There was a new owner that was very nice and helpful. We were walking distance to a nice park and to town, close to the lake where we hiked part of the Keplar Trek that day. Although this is a chain hotel,... More

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and welcome you to stay with us again More

Sentosa Island, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed at Bella Vista enroute to Milford Sound. It was the perfect stopover. The manager was very helpful on arrival allocating us a ground floor room and directing us to a walkway to access the local shops/restaurants. Unfortunately I was not able to access the wi fi from my room. The room was equipped as a small kichenette with... More

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I am not sure of the reason for not being able to access the free Wi-Fi as the motel property is a designated hotspot and should be available anywhere on the property. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Spent 2 nights at the Bella Vista Motel. Motel was very central and within walking distance to the town centre. We received a nice warm welcome and the owners were very helpful and friendly. Room was lovely and clean but very small and the "kitchen area" could be improved. There was no sink to wash dishes (had to use the... More

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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words. The compact rooms do not have kitchenettes as our more spacious rooms do hence no sink. We wash the dishes from these rooms daily and don't expect the guests to do these in the sink. We acknowledge the taps are unsuitable for filling jugs in these rooms and intend... More

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Address: 9 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
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Situated at a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town centre, just minutes stroll from the lakefront. Bella Vista Te Anau Motel accommodation offers 18 superior quality.Te Anau is a beautiful picturesque township nestled on the shores of Lake Te Anau, which is the largest lake in the South Island, and the second largest lake in New Zealand. It is a great place to base yourself when exploring Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. ... more   less 
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