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Bella Vista Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   314 Palmerston Street | Buller, Westport 7825, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Westport
Wellington
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights. Being our first time in Westport, the staff were so friendly and helpful which made us feel very welcome!

Returned to motel each afternoon to a superbly serviced room, beds made, fresh towels, even dishes done! The room had lovely décor, modern but homely and was spotless every day.
Nice and quiet area but walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants/takeaways.

I will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We look forward to having you stay again sometime
Marilyn & Trevor
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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NZ
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Having been away from my home town on the West Coast for almost two years now, it was lovely to stand outside my unit and watch the awesome West Coast mist descend down.....and then it rained!
Our unit was upstairs, husband forgot to book access room. Up I went with walking stick to find out husband had forgot to book 2 bedroom unit. So, with a queens and a single in one room we settled in for three nights. It was lovely. The beds were comfortable, the room was warm, even during a particularly foul piece of weather. Didnt need to anything. The hairdryer was in the bedroom instead of then bathroom which I found weird at first, until I realised how easy it was to do my hair while the boys were using the bathroom.
Our room had a good sized wardrobe with ironing board and iron. Great has we had a formal function to attend. Although not a full kitchen, I am sure you could whip up an easy snack in it.
The shower had great water pressure and the bathroom was always keot well stocked for our needs. I also asked for extra towels on one of our days, not a problem.
I also used a guest laundry whilst I was here. It too was clean and tidy. Large carparking area. All in all, a quiet, basic retreat away from our daily business.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Hi, thanks for your kind comments. Yes the weather was rather wet for your visit. Hopefully if you visit again we can give you a larger unit.
Marilyn & Trevor
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Marilyn was the perfect hostess, Like most of the places we have stayed, at over our 5 weeks so far in New Zealand, she was very helpful with local knowledge on attractions and restaurants. Room was large very clean (when she showed us into the room she inspected it in detail because she and her husband had been away for a few days and the person who took our booking had been in charge . Needless to say the room was perfect.but it showed her attention to detail looking after guests. Plenty of car parking space. My first experience of Bella Vista and hopefully not my last

Room Tip: 2 level so we prefer ground floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your first Bella Vista experience and we look forward to having you stay again sometime.
Marilyn & Trevor
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Brisbane
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is our second time staying at the Bella Vista Motel, Westport. The motel has a high standard of cleanliness, good quality fittings, crisp sheets and thick towels. The bathroom has a very good shower, plenty of hot water, and complimentary toiletries. The owners are friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: We requested a ground floor unit as it is more convenient with luggage.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
We appreciate your kind comments and hope to see you again some day.

Marilyn & Trevor
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We have been in New Zealand for 6 weeks and this is the first Bella Vista we have stayed at. If they are all like this one we would be happy to book into them again.

Nice friendly welcome from the owner, plus complimentary milk.

We had booked a two bedroom unit and were allocated Unit 9.

Nice large unit, modern, well equipped, everything you need for you stay, plenty of room to move around in and very clean.

The main room had a very large comfortable bed, compact full kitchen with small oven, two ring hob, fridge with a small freezer compartment, pots and pans and utensils, table for 4 and working desk. Large TV with 50+ Sky Channels.

Off the main room was a second bedroom with a single bed and two bunk beds.

Large bathroom with an excellent size shower unit and powerful shower.

You get 70Mb of free Wi Fi can buy more at $10 for a further 250Mb

Plenty of free car parking.

Room Tip: Unit 9 - Two bedroom well equipped lots of room
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Your kind comments are very much appreciated, we enjoyed having you to stay. We hope the remainder of your journey went well for you.
Regards Marilyn & Trevor
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

On a passing visit through Westport my partner and I spent a night in a king studio.
For some reason we had tended to stay away from the Bella Visita hotels around the country but decided we would stay at the Westport franchise. Happy to say we were presently surprised! The room was very clean, small kitchenette that had all we needed, 50+ sky channels.
I also like hotels that give you real milk not that long shelve like stuff so that was a bonus. Also liked the added touch of a recycling bin. Very friendly host that was more than happy to answer any questions or give advice. Would recommend to others to stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
We appreciate your kind comments on your stay with us. We hope to see you again someday.
Marilyn & Trevor
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Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed here for business in early Feburary. Great immaculately clean rooms and Sky Guest Select which was a real bonus. I really want to mention Ross who was on the day I checked in, there were a group of travellers from overseas in front of me when I checked in and he was so kind,friendly and more than happy to give them heaps of advice about where to eat, go, what to do etc it was so nice to find a manager who doesn't just throw a map at people across the desk. Apparently the owners were away on holiday, you sure have chosen great people to represent your business in your absence!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We have forwarded this to Ross who was managing while we were away. We know the business is in good hands when they are here. We appreciate you staying with us.
Marilyn & Trevor
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Address: 314 Palmerston Street | Buller, Westport 7825, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bella Vista Motel Westport has 18 units ranging from compact queen studios to one bedroom family units. NZ Qualmark 4**** we provide clean comfortable self contained accommodation for travellers and corporates. Some units have cooking options,there are spa bath studios, a guest laundry, airport transfers by arrangement, breakfasts available and wireless internet. Ample free off street car parking. We are situated close to the town centre, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. ... more   less 
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