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“2ND VISIT” 4 of 5 stars
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Bella Vista Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   314 Hastings Street | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #25 of 47 Hotels in Napier
oldham
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“2ND VISIT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Family run and near to beach and shops.TheRSAClub is opposite which servews good food and some nights entertainment. The owners are very helpfull. We booked a studio room which was ideal for a couple of nights. The bathroom was very good and had an heater.They have a toaster and kettle All rooms have own car parking space..

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bvnapier, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Many thanks happy Oldham for your positive review. John and I love to hear guests enjoyed staying with us!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Can't beat the very central location of this good-value motel. Excellent service from the very friendly staff, also appreciated being allowed to leave car in hotel carpark for a few hours after check-out. Rooms were a bit small, but very comfortable and clean, perhaps could do with some updating of facilities ( flat screen TV, wireless internet ).

Thanks again to the staff for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bvnapier, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, April 23, 2011
Thanks for the lovely review DannoPants! Flat screen TV's are the number one item on our "ToDo" list... as the prices continue downwards we are getting closer to achieving this. We have offered WiFi as well as LAN-based ADSL2 Broadband connection since we purchased the business in December 2008. We prefer the "wired" connection, as it is noticably faster, and offers greater security.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

This is the most expensive room we paid for during our NZ trip, and for that price, other than the wired internet and free parking, it is not really worth the money. The motel is well located and clean, but basic. The room we got is not one which we want to spend too long in. The bed takes up almost all of the room and in summer when it is quite warm, there is no air conditioning- just a table fan to provide ventilation. It seems to be designed more for winter because it has a radiator and a heater in the bathroom. I wouldn't recommend this property unless you are a loyal fan of this chain, only because of the steep price.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bvnapier, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, January 2, 2011
We feel, we honestly describe the Mini Studio in our website, see below, the tariff is $NZ125 per night (Summer season) which is comparable with other Qualmark 4 Star, Silver Enviro accommodation offered in Napier. A correction to the review left by Jassym, we don't have any radiators in the bathroom, but there is a heated towel rail.
MINI STUDIO
•Queen bed in lounge area
•Ensuite bathroom with shower & quality fittings
•TV with SKY in lounge
•Cooking limited to toaster & tea/coffee making
•Floor area approximately 25% smaller than a queen studio� � (Ideal if you want good quality bed and bathroom, but plan to be away from the motel during the day)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2010

Ideally situated just off the centre of Napier, the hotel was easy to find and we are made most welcome. The room was perfect for our stay, plenty of room and a really nice shower. Marine parade was just a minute away. Lots of excellent restaurants and attractions within a five minute walk. We will definateley be back when we have more time to take a more leisurely break in Napier

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Spent 1 night here and would have stayed longer if itinerary allowed. Couple who own the motel were very friendly, happy to store luggage after we checked out, pointed us in the direction of local supermarkets and attractions we asked about. Motel is on Hastings Street behind the seafront parade, so no view, but this is perhaps the quieter road. First floor room was well appointed, large bathroom with walk-in shower. We opted to buy some food and prepare it in the microwave after a lot of eating out. Other motels came with a hob, but this just had the microwave, which we tested ourselves using, but we managed. As it isn't designed as a kitchenette/diner was such the room didn't have anywhere to eat, so one of us had the meal on our lap the other at the dressing table/desk. We did our own breakfast too, rather than get the motel's delivery. Comfortable night's sleep to give us the energy to walk to and up Bluff Hill in the morning after a full afternoon on the art deco trail before hand. Bella vista is in easy reach of the aquarium as well as the town centre.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

A member of the Bella Vista chain this motel was recommended to us by native Kiwi's. They stated that the standard was high and could be relied upon. They were not wrong. This Motel is situated a short comfortable walk from Napier city and only seconds from Marine parade if you llike a stroll. The motel overlooks commercial premises but resides well within its own space and there were no noise problems. WiFi 5 dollars a day. Room was excellent with large comfortable bed, en suite, small well equipped kitchenette(microwave) and small but appropriate dining table. Staff were friendly and the rooms were cleaned to the highest standard. Highly recommended book with confidence!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Address: 314 Hastings Street | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FREE WiFi. A great central location with 18 superior units, short walk to CBD, shops, restaurants and the renowned Marine Parade with its majestic Norfolk pines. Tour the unique architecture of our city, or stroll down the ocean-side walkway where you will encounter the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Sunken Gardens, Ocean Spa Swimming Complex and Mini Golf to name just a few. Ideal corporate location, we are the closest motel to the town centre, public building sector, and business & conference facilities. ... more   less 
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