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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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Dubbo
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kaikoura is a town with heaps to offer, except nightlife in winter. The Bella Vista at Kaikoura is one the the nicer ones we stayed in, and enhanced by the resident manager, Isabel. The rooms are modern and spacious and beds comfortable. Highly recommend this motel. The room looked directly at the snow capped mountains and was spectacular..

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel was lovely, clean, and well located, although the rooms were slightly small. We received a friendly welcome, and they couldn't do enough for us. Well priced, and well stocked. Would definitely recommend.

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Motueka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lovely place to stay. Arrived late evening, owner had put the heater on so was lovely and warm. Room was spacious and clean. Lovely large bathroom. Didn't hear any traffic even though close to main road. Close to town and tourist attractions.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Large room very clean and modern - all you need is available. Large fridge with ice maker and coffee tea condents including milk. Close to the city center. We had a quiet no hassle one night stay , wish we'd had more time here.

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

Stayed here in late April. Rooms are nice, clean and tidy and well presented. All rooms were well priced - I stayed in a Compact Queen room which had enough room for me as I was travelling by myself - the 2 friends travelling with me had a Queen Studio room. A short walk down to town with great local... More 

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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 

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