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“Nice Hotel in Walking Distance of Town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Vista Motel Hokitika

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Bella Vista Motel Hokitika
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   52 Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel in Walking Distance of Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

There are no elevators so you might want to ask for a room on the first floor. Very friendly welcome at reception with recommendations of restaurants and things to do. Owner showed us to our room. We had a double and single bed with tv, closet, mini-fridge and complimentary tea and coffee. There was a heated towel rack and electric blankets which were useful in the winter. I would stay again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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bvhokitika, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hokitika, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Many thanks for writing a review about your stay at our motel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

Gary and Glenys
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed here for one night on a recent trip around the South Island and would definitely stay here again. The room was a good size and very clean with a big bathroom and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. Heater in the room and bathroom meant we were never cold considering how cold and wet it was outside.
Staff were friendly and very helpful and we were given information on accessing the free wifi on check in which was nice. It was in a good location walking distance to town although probably a little too far to walk in wet weather.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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bvhokitika, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hokitika, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
A huge thank you for your wonderful comments about your stay at our motel. We really appreciate you writing a review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand and hope the weather improved.

Gary and Glenys
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We arrived on another cold rainy night. Glenys was very pleasant and helpful. The room was well appointed with good heating and clean modern bathroom. This is one of the better Bella Vista motels we stayed at on our trip. Would stay again if we visited Hokitika.

  • Stayed June 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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bvhokitika, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hokitika, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our motel. Many thanks for writing a review about your stay. If you are visiting Hokitika again we would love to have you stay with us, hopefully the weather will be better.

Gary and Glenys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Having just stayed here for a couple of nights we found it very comfortable.It was lovely and clean and well appointed.Great big bathroom with very efficient heater on the wall.I hate cold bathrooms when its cold outside,so that ticked all my boxes.Another plus was the electric blanket.Enjoyed our stay and when in the area we will definately stay again.

Room Tip: We had ground floor to the right of property unit 4 and had no noise problem
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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bvhokitika, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hokitika, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
A huge thank you for your wonderful comments, we really appreciate them. So glad you were pleased with the quality of your room. We would love to see you next time you visit Hokitika. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in our great country.

Gary and Glenys
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Atherton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We chose Bella Vista Motel Hokitika for a one night stop over after travelling from Kaikoura on the East Coast enroute to Queenstown. We had not pre-booked and the free WiFi sign at the front of the motel caught our attention as we drove into town.
We had also been guided by previous reviews on Trip Advisor.
We were warmly welcomed and offered wifi vouchers for each of our devices with spares should the allocated time run out.
The room was a basic motel room but was all that we needed for one night. It was clean with a comfy bed and a nice hot shower.
We would have no hesitation in staying there again if travelling through the area or recommending the Bella Vista Chain if all their motels are as inviting as the Hokitika motel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bvhokitika, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hokitika, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Many thanks for writing a review about our motel. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and are glad you had a comfortable stay. All Bella Vista motels are of the same standard so guests always know their accommdation will be clean and comfortable.

Gary and Glenys
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Glen Ellen, California
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41 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This was our only stay in a "chain hotel" in NZ. We had passed them in many places along our 6 week trip and thought the buildings rather lacking in Architectural character. We were actually quite pleased with the quality of the room and all that was provided. The management was wonderful and very helpful. This was a good stay for one night but not a NZ experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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bvhokitika, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hokitika, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
We are so glad you were pleased with your room when you stayed with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand.

Gary and Glenys
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed here one night on the way to Queenstown and found it great for our purposes. Friendly staff, clean, comfortable bed and modern/clean bathroom -- pretty much all you need in a motel. Room wasn't terribly spacious -- although the bathroom was a good size -- but if all you plan on doing is sleeping there that's no big deal. The center of Hokitika is only a 5 minute walk (if that), and there is a beautiful beach pretty close as well. Unless you're in search of a luxury accommodation this is a great option. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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bvhokitika, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hokitika, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our motel. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your comments. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in New Zealand.

Gary and Glenys
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Address: 52 Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Hokitika 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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