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Bella Vista Motel

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9 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a couple from Melbourne who chose to stay at this place due to the other reviews. It deserves the praise. We were greeted by the lovely host who showed us to our room, having already turned on the heater. There was complimentary wifi and while the room was small (we booked the compact queen) it was clean and... More 

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Darfield, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of staying at this great motel. The room was exactly what we needed - modern, nicely decorated, clean and tidily furnished with all the necessary equipment. The weather was variable but the motel was always comfortable. The welcome from the owners was warm informative and caring for our needs. Nothing was too much.The good parking on site... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not much of a fan of motels because I think they provide the characterless type of all accommodation classes (except hostels). But, NZ is a land of motels. Also, I would have wished this motel was on the lakefront like many of the other properties in Te Anau but it was just a short walk away. Other than that,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a perfectly nice motel, nothing super special, but was a nice and reasonably priced stay. Couple who runs it is very nice and happily kept luggage for us when we went for an overnight at Milford Sound. Can either walk or drive to the street of restaurants in the center of town. (In terms of food in Te... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great motel, well-managed by Very friendly and helpful staff. Very comfortable beds, modern and very clean rooms with quiet heating. A short walk through the park to the shops, or a few metres down to the lakeside, and situated in a quiet location. Free Wi-Fi and easy to use. Would definitely stay here again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was our forth Bella Vista and after our experience in Queenstown was a little cautious on what we would get. No problem, fantastic room again with a full kitchen and a two element broiler, There was a small garden and table outside to have tea/coffee. The small garden is for all to enjoy but most seem to not visit.... More 

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

Thankyou for your great report on Bella Vista Te Anau. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and you enjoyed the room and other facilities. I hope the rest of your trip went well. More 

Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed at Bella Vista for 2 nights,in a lovely big clean room with great ammenties We were within walking distance to everything and didn't use our car for 2 days.The wonderful owners even booked our tours for us and we were picked up right at our room

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

Hi Kerry C Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It is a fantastic area and choosing at least a 2 night stay is necessary to have time to see the area. It is certainly a bonus to be so close to the centre of town and not need to use your... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The motel is scrupulously clean, with very comfortable beds. No views of the lake, but that helps the budget. Short 5-minute walk to the i-Site and the main street. Stayed in a spa room. Cooking facilities were reasonable. The only negative is that there is only room for one person to sit while eating.

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

Hi Myrddrin Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is also nice to know that we are budget friendly especially as we are one of the leading motels in Te Anau. It shows that quality is available at a reasonable price and views are not necessary to be comfortable. You will also be pleased... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is the 3rd Bella Vista I stayed at during a South Island trip. they are all of a great standard - all clean and tidy, good facilities and all offered free wi-fi. The off street parking is plentiful and we found the all of the owners or managers very friendly and welcoming. Stayed 2-nights in Te Anau with a... More 

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

Hi FMB1610 Thank you for your nice review. Although our building is only 11 years old we fully painted and refurbished the interior last winter to a very high standard making it one of the leading motels in Te Anau. All the heaters were replaced with efficient panel heaters giving us nice warm rooms to arrive at during the winter. More 

Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We enjoyed a two night stay in this motel. The room was small but well equipped and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. The owner was very helpful and gave us some great tips for our trip to Milford Sound. The town centre was only a short walk away.

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

Hi Ruth B Thank you for your kind review. The compact queen rooms are small as explained on booking sites but are fully equipped and seem to suit most people who are here to take in the scenery and need a comfortable bed for the night. We do have larger rooms for those who would rather spend more time in... More 

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