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Bella Vista Motel

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Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were very helpful and tailor made my breakfast for me. The room was very clean and tidy and in excellent condition. I liked the heated towel rail and the soap dispenser in the bathroom. The parking was easy and the motel is only a few minutes away from the airport.

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Thank Juliette D
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed our new refurbished bathroom with the heated towel rails. We are almost half way through completing all the bathrooms in the whole complex, living areas next! More 

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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Bella Vista Nelson is situated out of the city area on the main north road close to the airport. The standardised layout and standard of accomodation for this chain of motels guarentees your expectations. We were accommodated in the smaller ground floor unit allowing easy flat access to our room. The room was more than adequate for two, providing a... More 

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Thank Montybeel
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. We do have a spa bath unit which may be worth trying out next time you visit, it also has a bigger bed... More 

Morwell, Australia
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great place to stay. We stayed 2 nights and cannot thank the owners enough for the great service. Bruce was very welcoming and gave a lot of advice on places to see and to dine. Right next door to a local Club which was handy for meals. The Queen Studio was very clean and comfortable. Free very fast WiFi and... More 

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Thank Ted V
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! Yes the free Wifi is amazing now that we have switched to fibre. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We stayed in a Studio unit which was a bit smaller then other studio units we have stayed in. The unit needed some tender care, although over all it was clean and tidy. The shower is high pressure and excellent after a lonng day out. This Motel is situated next to the Suburban Club which was ideal to our requirements.

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Thank Hawk0800
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes some of studio units are smaller than others, I recommend that you try one of our superior super king units on your next visit. We have also been aware that the units are in need of a little TLC and that is on the agenda now that things have slowed down over the winter months.... More 

Thame, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Really liked the Bella Vista. Nadine greeted us like long lost friends and made sure we lacked nothing. Also suggested we eat at the RSA Club next door which was superb for the money. Bruce suggested we take a "stroll up the hill to The Centre of New Zealand" It was a "Hike up a Bloody Mountain" but he was... More 

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Thank Nigel C
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track, even if it is a stroll up a hill to the Geographical Centre of New Zealand! Just one of the many fun things to do while in... More 

Long Hanborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We stayed in four Bella Vistas on our trip to NZ, and this was the best. The family owners have obviously put a lot of time and effort into upgrading the motel and also suggested some good places to go and sorted out some personal admin with the UK for us.

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

Cardiff
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308 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is perfectly acceptable to stay. Staff are pleasant and laundry facilities are very useful. The rooms are studio but clean, tidy and large enough. Shower areas are fine. No negatives - it's fine for a short term stay.

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Thank spongesdad
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

Bodmin, Cornwall
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights... everything you expect from a Bella Vista and so friendly and helpful too.... Good recommendations for evening meals...all within walking distance. .. Would recommend and certainly stay again. .. Thank you

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Thank SibHorne
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Family run motel. We found the lady of the establishment very friendly and helpful. The room was pleasant and clean and the location good for the beach. Just a short drive into the town centre which has plenty of shops.

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Thank Rogmar2014
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights. Location is ideal as you can get to Nelson CBD, the beach or main roads quickly. The road can be busy but it is safe to walk down as you head to the beach (1200 meters away). Our room was a bit small but clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. All... More 

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Thank Jorrit H
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we do offer a variety of different sized rooms starting out with the compact studio units. If more room is required I suggest an upgrade to one of our super king studio units where you will get a much larger bed and plenty of space. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to our Nelson motel, the perfect base to explore the local wine regions and stunning Abel Tasman National Park. The motel is easy to find on Tahunanui Drive, a short stroll to Tahuna Beach, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. We are an easy 10 minute drive away from Nelson City. This property has been assessed by independent accreditors Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to beautiful Tahunanui Beach, as well as both Nelson and Richmond CBDs for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car and avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore on foot. Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. Our purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights. At Bella Vista Nelson we cater for all your business or recreational needs. Wireless internet is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental breakfasts and evening meals charge back facilities, dine in or dine out. You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Address: 178 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $91 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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#16 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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