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Bella Vista Motel

4.0 of 5 9 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nope, not at all. I specifically asked for this room as I have an interest in this subject, but was sadly let down by a previous reviewer. When presented with my welcoming muffin, I was also reminded of this reviewer not being happy about only receiving one muffin during his stay. The muffins are a gift of kindness, they can... More

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

Dear Steve F We are sorry our reported ghost did not make him or herself known to you the night of your recent visit. It appears that only one lucky person has heard from our phantom friend. Your kind sentiments are appreciated by Janelle and I and we will continue to offer our guests on arrival a small token of... More

Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

10 of us turned up late in the evening. Janelle and Shelby could not do enough for us. They ran us into town in our hire car and dropped the keys in the room! The rooms were well presented and comfortable. We were all made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed our stay. The muffins were great.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review your short stay with us. It was indeed our pleasure to host you and your group and we are only too happy to ensure your stay meets with your satisfaction. We hope you will come and stay again. More

Balcombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Norman and I spent four nights here in January 2013. Janelle and Selby were the perfect hosts and greeted us with home made muffins. They couldn't have been more helpful, even managing to arrange for my back pack, which I had left in a cafe in Mossburn, to be collected by the passing bus service and delivered back to me... More

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the feed back and to know that our guests appreciate our efforts. We are privleged to live in such a great area and we are keen to show Te Anau and Fiordland to our guests. Do come again. More

South Pasadena, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The Bella Vista is situated perfectly. It is an easy stroll into Te Anau for a beer, dinner, breakfast or shopping. It is also a great starting point for a drive to the Milford and Doubtful Sounds, and it's a stone's throw to the stunning lake and the pier where you catch a boat to the glow worm caves or... More

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

Dear Missy F Your kind words are appreciated. We enjoy meeting and greeting our guests and it was our privilege to have been your host. Te Anau has so much to offer our guests and many find they have not allowed enough time here to enjoy what we have to offer. Janelle and I look forward to your return. More

Bristol
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Of all the places we stayed in our 3 and a half week tour of New Zealand this was the one place that was a disappointment. The room was pokey, although the bathroom was huge, a total waste of space. Our bedroom was situated at the top of the exterior staircase to the upper walkway and its entrance was patio... More

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

Dear reviewer, I have noted your comments. All our rooms have net curtains which provides adequate privacy for most of our guests. We have also increased the amount of free data allocated to every guest, but of course if additional amounts are required, we are only too happy to supply. More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
58 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here one night on way to Milford Sound boat trip. We arrived early (just before 2.00pm), but we were able to book in straight away. Very helpful information about what to see, where to go and timings for walks. The muffins were excellent. We had room on second floor. Small, compact, but perfectly adequate, with good clothes hanging space.... More

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

Dear BrianML Janelle and I are delighted you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Your comments regarding WiFi access has echoed a number of other reviewers and as I have commented earlier, we have now increased our free allocation to 200mb per day. This would be considered more than most others in our tariff range. Some of the more expensive... More

Timaru
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Bella Vista was an excellent place to have 3 nights while exploring the Southern Lakes. We appreciated the ease of which our bookings were made to accommodate our overnight Doubtful Sound cruise. Janelle and Selby were wonderful hosts, very welcoming with lovely muffins but also helpful when it came to what to do and where to eat. The rooms... More

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

Dear JaneTimaru Thanks for your kind remarks. Te Anau is the gateway to fiordland and all it has to offer. Janelle and I enjoy meeting our guests and ensuring that your stay meets with your satisfaction. We look forward to your return. More

Bangkok, Thailand
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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is a good place to stay in Te Anau. Rooms are well appointed and clean. We got one bedroom unit and was spacious and with everything you may need for a short stay. Although not in the lakefront it is well located and you can go to the main restaurants and also a big supermarket in downtown area in... More

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

Dear reviewer, There will always be a continual debate as to the allocation of free internet or even should it be free. I am aware of some countries that charge for internet usage and some don't even have internet. It is also common for some computer devices to begin automatic downloads and updates without your knowledge, this can use large... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights. Room very clean and tidy. Location very central. Hosts very helpful and a nice touch providing fresh muffins on arrival. Only 1 tiny soap for 2 people for 2 days is not enough. Just as well I had more myself. Price is at the higher end for a unit of this type.

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

Dear reviewer, Your feedback is important and we do take note of our guests comments. We will ensure an extra soap is available at all times in our rooms as well as the liquid soap in the dispenser. We look forward to a return visit. More

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Location was great, short walk to restaurants etc. But for the price, we had much better accomodation in many other towns in NZ. Main problem was the very small room, nowhere to put 2 suitcases so we didn't trip over them in the night. Much is made of the warm muffins on arrival, but I'd rather have better room facilities... More

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

Thank-you for your comments, We have many sizes of rooms with different tariffs to suit our guests needs and budgets. If you have more luggage than the average traveler or have an extended stay I would suggest booking a larger room. I have noted your concern regarding the soap, we provide our guests the choice of either the cake of... 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*
Number of rooms: 18
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Bella Vista Te Anau
Bella Vista Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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