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Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura

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45 - 47 Churchill St, Kaikoura, 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northern Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We, family of four, stayed for one night in April. Unfortunately a very wet night. Accommodation was fine, clean and spacious, but main bed is in the lounge area with small kitchenette and sliding door through to twin bedroom. Located near top of the hill on main road into the town - while busy road no noise to disturb us.... More 

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Switzerland
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93 hotel reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for several nights. Room was clean, location is up the hill. During the night could get a little bit noisy as the trucks are passing nearby. Equipped with small kitchenette, which was quite handy. The reception staff seems efficient, but a touch of sarcasm is a minus to our opinion. All in all, it was a pleasant stay.

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709913
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Bella Vista motel was one of the finest places I stayed in a 1 month trip around New Zealand. I was made to feel very much at home by the owner and taken to my unit which was bright and airy as well as being spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. The unit and bathroom... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in a small studio. The room itself was a little squishy with 2 people and luggage inside but otherwise it was clean, the bed comfortable and the bathroom facilities very good. The owner was helpful and friendly and the service was very good, Location was easy to find on the main highway but we never... More 

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Liverpool
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42 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat and tidy motel on the edge of town with free wifi. Good size room well appointed. Only down side was getting woken up early on Sunday morning by a car engine left running in a neighbouring property for 10 or 15 minutes.

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Hi Ken, thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. This neighbor starts work early in the mornings and has done this for years, we are in a residential area so things like this are a tad out of my control but will keep it in mind for other light sleepers. Safe travels! More 

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Tidy and central, was priced well and room well back from road noise. comfortable stay, good recommendations for eating out given by Manager. Well heated as it was a cold night, good for a quick stay

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review :) It is always a pleasure to make someones stay memorable for good reasons! Happy, safe travels! More 

Tuscany, Italy
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was quite small but very clean and modern. The location is also very good. We only stayed one night but would have liked to stay another one... we came from Wellington on the ferry very early rise so we were quite tired to visit the lovely place.

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Hello thank you for taking the time to write a review for us :) We are glad your enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We added this destination in, to break the trip between Christchurch and Picton. The Bella Vista is well situated on the main road for easy access. The property is clean and well maintained and staff were friendly. Our 2nd floor room was small and there was a fair bit of noise from the comings and goings in the parking lot... More 

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Hi thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay, when it is busy there will always be guest noise but most people are pretty respectful. Safe travels :) More 

Napa, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's OK but nothing more. Good for a 1 night stay in Kaikoura. Suggest that you skip Kaikoura completely. It's nothing other than a touristy town with Whale watching and Crayfish- the two specialties of the town- drastically overpriced.

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Hi we are sorry you felt this way about our town. Most leave feeling its a piece of paradise but might not be for everyone. We do our best to ensure a great stay for all and if there was anything we could have done to make your stay more memorable it would be great to hear it :) Safe... More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

we stayed here for one night so we could go on a whale watching trip. We loved Kaikoura. What a beautiful little place. The hotel was about a 10 minute walk from the shops, cafes and restaurants. The room was comfortable and beds comfortable. The girl that checked us in was pleasant and helpful. Good free wifi.

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels :) More 

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