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Bella Vista Motel

178 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So, the title of my review isn't particularly indicative of the Motel itself, but of the country and how expensive it generally is compared to Asia / USA (bad examples I'm guessing). The place was clean, had the basics, the location wasn't the best. The rooms are dated. But if you're looking to crash for a night or two, then... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Sometimes the little things might mean a lot. For instance, I get sick of asking for cutlery and dishes even when the microwave is there. This room was small... very small, but there was a decent sized refrigerator and a good range of utensils. I get sick of using one of the facecloths to wipe the bench, but there was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great motel, nice and comfortable with good parking. Easy to book. We stayed here when we did the Abel Tasman Track. They looked after our gear when we did the walk. Place was clean and tidy and hosts were very accomodating and helpful.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A friend and I stayed here in one of the family suites. It was clean and tidy and comfortable. The beds were a little soft but its to be expected when one is not in their own bed! Couldn't figure out how to get the wifi to connect however. Would stay again

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The unit was clean. We stayed two nights and were pleasantly surprised to have our unit cleaned each day and our towels changed. This was done without any request from us. Friendly and helpful. Great service. Would happily visit again. Thank you.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stayed here four nights in March 2015. The room was very compact but had pleasant furnishings and everything you needed. It had facilities for breakfast for making your breakfast. It had nice Bellebird coffee and a plunger. It was clean and tidy. Good pressure in shower. House keepers were thorough. The female owner was pleasant. I thought the male... More 

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Collingwood, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I fell ill at Bella Vista Nelson over the weekend and the host, Nadine Hunter, not only rang the ambulance but sat and rubbed my back and comforted me until the medics arrived. She rang my husband, remade my bed, ensured my things were safe, and when I was discharged at 12:30am came and picked me up and ensured I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

While recently traveling in NZ with a group of friends, we ended up at the Bella Vista in Nelson on short notice. The management team were very cordial and even allowed us to keep our baggage stowed after we'd checked out while we went into the city center to take in the Saturday market. The rooms were very clean and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

STAY HERE! The motel is in a good location (walking distance to the local beach and restaurants) and the room was well-equipped, clean, and comfortable, but it was the owner Bruce and his wife that really made our stay here memorable. They were the epitome of Kiwi hospitality and we were so grateful for their advice, knowledge, and going out... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Owner was happy to clean the BBQ for us then later came. And had a drink with us very pleasantries nice clean motel close to supermarket would stay there again Had topper pats on the beds so very comfortable

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