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Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   45 - 47 Churchill St, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Noosa, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic accommodation, great little family run place who know what service is. The only shortfall of the place is the shower! It's like one if this you find in aged care facilities, or like one that was in the disabled toilet at my old university.. Other than that the place is a great little motel to stay at as a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Bella Vista Motel for one day when we visited Kaikoura last year and found it to be quite good. The hotel is located on the main road from Chritchurch to Kaikoura and easily located. Its just a few minutes walk to the whale watching ferry. Its also close to the town where there are a few more... More

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Rangiora
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean and tidy motels, best service as mangers are very professional and provide all info regarding what to do while in kaikoura , well done guys, this is a great location and really good views and close walk to town centre

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Bangalore, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was at Kaikoura that we stayed in our first Bella Vista, booked for us by Relaxing Journeys, and we were not disappointed. Comfortable and clean, it had good amenities..Kettle, microwave, coffee and tea sachets. As we are a retired couple, the ground floor room was good for us.One does have to walk up a slight incline , and a... More

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

We appreciate your time to share your visit to Kaikoura and are so glad you enjoyed yourself and saw and did all the great things to do here including the Albatross tour... a common favourite! great photos thank you :) happy travels More

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

During the Christchurch downpour on 5th March we could not get to our pre-booked site at Akaroa because of road blockages. All motels we passed en route werr booked out. Fearful of having to overnight in our little hired Yaris (two 70 year olds), we contacted our next booking at Bella Vista Kaikoura. The managers re-arranged rooms and managed to... More

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

Thanks for your review and taking the time. Well that was indeed a crazy weekend for weather and we of course did everything we could for anyone who needed help. So glad you felt welcomed and the change to your plans didn't put you out. Safe travels :) More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely stay. The wheelchair accessible room was well thought out, down to bi-fold cupboard door for ease of reach and attention paid to the gap down the side of the bed for access. Hosts were lovely, very helpful. A good standard of room and service for the price. Will definitely be staying again. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We enjoy being able to make your stay comfortable and provide everything you need to feel at home. We look forwards to seeing you here again. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

we stayed for one night i couldn't think of any negatives, or if you don't mind a short walk up a hill from the main centre of town to get to this motel then i highly recommend staying here clean room, friendly staff, free wifi, modern toilet - thumbs up

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

Thank you very much for your kind review, nothing makes us happier than a satisfied guest :) happy travels More

Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My partner arrived into Kaikoura on a very wet and rainy evening after driving for 6 hours. We stayed in the Bella Vista motel due to its high Tripadvisor ratings and unfortunately our experience was most unpleasant. I went to check in at reception and was greeted by the male owner of the motel. I had read on the door... More

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

I am very disappointed and upset that you felt you have had that experience here. We are quite offended at being accused as even slightly racist and mortified that we could be considered that way. We are very used to people not understanding our accents and we do speak very clearly and slowly so people can understand our conversations as... More

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We did not realize this was a seedy chain until we were in the middle of traveling. This BV is located on a hill above the Kaikoura city which provided stunning views! The hosts were quick and created divine breakfasts. The wife helped me hide a surprise from my husband and helped with figuring out a fishing trip. They even... More

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

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to help you with the surprise fishing trip for your husband and was so pleased he enjoyed it. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Touring round New Zealand South Island we were pleased to have discovered the Bella Vista Motels and spent three days at the Kaikoura motel. We had a well maintained ground floor room which included kitchen facilities. Our hosts were really friendly and helpful and the quality of the accommodation can't be faulted. We took a trip to see the whales... More

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am pleased you felt welcome and enjoyed our motel and the other Bella Vista motels you stayed with also. Safe travels to you :) More

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Address: 45 - 47 Churchill St, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura 4*
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The Bella Vista Motel in Kaikoura has 18 units. Compact studios with tea and coffee making facilities, accessible units with microwaves, standard queen studios with kitchenettes, king studios with kitchenettes, Spa bath studio with a king bed and kitchenette through to 1 bedroom units with spa baths and cooking facilities. ... more   less 
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