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Bella Vista Motel

178 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights. Location is ideal as you can get to Nelson CBD, the beach or main roads quickly. The road can be busy but it is safe to walk down as you head to the beach (1200 meters away). Our room was a bit small but clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. All... More 

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Thank Jorrit H
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we do offer a variety of different sized rooms starting out with the compact studio units. If more room is required I suggest an upgrade to one of our super king studio units where you will get a much larger bed and plenty of space. More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night, the room was well presented , clean and comfortable. The room was of a 5 star quality. We intend to us Bella Vista motels in the future we found the staff helpful friendly and helpful. We will be recommending to our friends to use Bellavista motels when travelling throughout New Zealand

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Thank Wayneaxe852
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible while visiting sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. We are confident that you will also enjoy visiting any of the other Bella Vista Motels as we have 27 convenient locations nationwide. More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights on our way down New Zealand's West Coast. We enjoyed our stay. We had a large room with a well-equipped kitchenette. The rooms were simple but had everything we needed. The motel is within walking distance of the Nelson beach and is also situated a bit out of town which is ideal if you're... More 

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the bella vista motel for one night when in Nelson on business. The studio room was small but very modern and comfortable. It had more than the normal studio with jug, toaster, microwave and a small supply of crockery and cutlery. This meant that i could get some breakfast foods in which is always a cheaper option... More 

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Thank Jackie R
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we do offer a variety of different sized rooms starting out with the compact studio units. If more room is required I suggest an upgrade to one of our super king studio units where you will get a much larger bed and plenty of space. More 

Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A really warm welcome from Bruce & Nadine, immediately made us feel very welcome then went the extra mile to help us with a coupe of requests. Warm and very personable hosts. Great location just outside Nelson but onbly 2 mins from the beach. Beautiful views of surrounding scenery. Thank you!

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to make our guests have the best stay possible so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Only stayed the one night, but thought this place was good. Room is on the smaller side, but had a good size bathroom, shower was great with plenty of pressure and hot water. Room was clean and well maintained, with easy parking right outside our door. 1Gb wifi allowance was good, but I found the connection to be quite slow... More 

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and also for your great feedback. We have installed fibre optic internet and are waiting on a repeater box to be installed to increase the signal strength. More 

Oxford, New Zealand
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I had a lovely conversation when I phoned to book a night here in December 2015. I gave them credit card details in advance and NOT ONCE was a payment by credit card fee mentioned. There is NOTHING mentioned on their website about this charge and and when I paid I DID NOT see a sign in the office and... More 

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Thank kezziekat
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we are delighted that you were happy with the cleanliness of our motels and our generous Wifi allowance. We have been accessed and passed by Qualmark as having suitable access rooms so it is a shame that you feel they are not up to your standard. It is also a disappointing that... More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I found the rooms lovely clean & quiet. There was plenty of parking even for trailers, tidy surroundings & close to the airport. Quick check-in & out. Lovely family, knew where to find mountain bike tracks & walks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I stay at Bella Vista 2 - 3 times per year as they allow my small dog to come with me. The rooms are clean and adequate to my needs. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The only annoying thing is that like many large hotels nationwide they now charge a surcharge on credit cards for direct payment. This should... More 

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Thank Greg S
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we’re delighted that you stay with us enabling you to bring your pet. We understand your point about credit card charges and have passed this on to head office. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

These Motels appear to be the same design wherever you go and as such, are a constant reminder of the bad experience we had in this Motel. First experiences are so importat when you are trying to get customers into your establishment and put people off ever giving your chain a chance again if their stay was less than good.... More 

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and we’re sorry that you did not have a good experience and that our service did not meet your expectations. At the time of your stay last December (2014) we had only been managing the motels for a few weeks and were still in the learning stage I guess. We have taken on your feedback and... More 

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