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“Great little motel near the main street” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Vista Wanaka

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Bella Vista Wanaka
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Fenton, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great little motel near the main street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

After a long day of driving down the west coast and through the Haast Pass, getting to the Bella Vista Wanaka was a welcome rest. The man who checked us in was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and gave suggestions (and discounts) for where to eat. The room was small, but very clean and sufficient for our one night stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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7 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great location, being so close to the lake. The host, Des, is lovely & friendly. A definite plus. The room was a bit smeller than I had thought,no room to swing a cat as they say but they were well setup.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Visted at easter 2014. was noisy at night , drunken people were yelling for what seemed like forever as they were leaving a bar across the road at 3am.. Most TV channels didn't work & they don't have sky Informed reception of issue with TV & it then got worse.. No rooms are fitted with smoke detectors. You aren't able to charge any electrical divices (Ipad etc) or leave heater going to keep room warm when out of room as when you remove key all power to the unit is switched off.... Wont be back

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Shropshire, UK
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32 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We arrived early evening on a busy Sunday in Feb. Check in was a bit slow because several others arrived at much the same time...can't be helped. The whole motel looked bright and clean as if it was only a few years old. We were in a one bedroom family unit (room18) on first floor. It was clean, bright,spacious and well equipped apart from the missing vegetable knife which was soon rectified. The location is excellent with lake, restaurants,bars and shopping being a very short walk away. Surprisingly quiet for somewhere so close to bars etc.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful welcome to this clean well managed motel in the heart of Wanaka. No hesitation in recommending Bella Vista, a pleasure to stay and meet such professional & hospitable hosts ,David & Desma. Thank you for making my stay as a solo guest so memorable.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo, Japan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Immediately on checking in, Desma went out of her way to make sure I was okay, and offering to help in anyway she could. It didn't matter what the room was like, the surroundings, the staff at the motel, and the friendly service were second to none. I was sad to leave after my second niight here.

Very comfortable bed, spacious room, and spotless.

Would I come back here? Definitely.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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6 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a very well run motel in a quiet street one block back from the lake.

The manageress/owner was very friendly and welcoming. The room was absolutely spotless and provided all the amenities needed for a short stay. I had a great night's sleep on the comfortable bed. Wifi access was available for a very reasonable cost and parking is included in the rate.

Wanaka is a lovely town in a beautiful location. It's small but with a good range of restaurants, coffee shops and bars just a short walk away from the motel. There are some lovely walks in the surrounding area offering up some spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Bella Vista Wanaka

Address: 2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION – LOCATION – LOCATION. We are situated in a fantastic location in a quiet cul de sac in the centre of town, just 150 metres from the lake front. Stay in one of the 18 modern, affordable, comfortable fully serviced units and enjoy the beautiful views that Bella Vista Wanaka has to offer. Park your car, stroll everywhere and take in the unforgettable alpine scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park and Lake Wanaka. Stop for a lunch by the lakefront or enjoy a wine and evening meal. ... more   less 
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