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Bella Vista Motel
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed here for one night and notified them that we would be checking-in about an hour after reception closed. They said it would be ok and that they would wait for us.

When we arrived, the hostess was very helpful and even granted my request for a late check out (around 11am). She also took the time to explain the Rotorua attractions.

Room was very clean and tidy.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I would have rated this motel as "excellent" had the two lounge lights been working! Other than this small detail, all other aspects of my stay here met or exceeded my expectations. I saw somewhere that the Bella Vista accomodation can be compared to that of a quality hotel, but without the cost. I found this to be true.
Sue and Kevin are warm and friendly hosts, for whom no request is a bother.

The only thing that slightly marred my experience there was not the fault of either the motel or the hosts - major road-works were going on right outside the motel. However, this is a short-term event only.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Murray W
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Bella Vista Motel is quite easy to find when you come into Rotorua, but it is a bit away from the town centre. That didn't matter to us since we stayed only for a night and had dinner at the Mitai anyhow.
Very friendly management. They opened an enclosed back yard for us to park our motorbikes safely. Well working internet access.
Good rooms and comfortable beds, too.
Somewhat noisy, though, since it is close to a major road. try to get a room on the first floor. Some of those don't look at the road directly.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed at Bella Vista for only one night, but we were impressed with the level of service we received. Sue, the hostess, provided all sorts of useful information about the sights, and helped us coordinate our Hobbiton tour. The owners even kindly dropped us off at the rental car shop so we could pick up our car.

Although it was a walk to the center of town, it was neat to walk through the park and see the mud pools - what a great introduction to Rotorua! The room was new, and very neat and clean. We ordered breakfast via the motel, and that was quite good, as well. We wish we had stayed longer.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank kevvohhh
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

For our 43rd wedding anniversary we traveled from Auckland to Rotorua for a couple of nights. The Motel was a delight and the owners very friendly and helpful. We had a game of golf at Arikikapakapa and went up Mt Ngongotaha and rode the Luges. Dinner at a restaurant just across from the motel was superb - cant remember the name but the moteliers recomended it.
Rotorua a great place to get away for a few days. Had a lovely time

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank cleo47
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