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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #24 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very welcoming. We stayed one night. Very clean and everything was well laid out. Good advice on local nplaces to eat. Would stay there again and would highly recommend.nothing was too much trouble. Rooms all faced one way so all the same view

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We arrived about 4 pm at the Bella Vista and stayed too night while driving around the north island. The motel is a bit outside the main town but once we got oriented it was very easy to get to and from town and to access the main routes to sights to the north and south. Our room was on the ground floor in the corner with the gardens just outside our door. It was clean although perhaps a bit small with the bed, a table and chairs, a desk, kitchenette, and closet and TV all in one room. By comparison, the bathroom across the end of the room was large. The owners directed us to a Countdown at a nearby mall for groceries and when they learned we were planning to barbeque move the grill and outdoor table and chairs around next to our unit. We had decided not to book anything before arriving in Rotorua except for a hangi. The owners check with the hangi provider regarding pickup and helped us with lots of suggestions on activities and restaurants and provided discount vouchers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Bella Vista to other travellers.

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor in the corner next to the gardens and while on the small side was p...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stayed at a couple of Bella Vista hotels in New Zealand, and found that they provided a consistent standard of accommodation: clean, comfortable and well located. Kevin and Sue were very welcoming, and provided excellent advice on what to do (including the free attractions as well as the more expensive ones).

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Charles W
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Reviewed January 22, 2014



Situated on the outskirts of Rotorua, Bella Vista is just that bit too far out of town to be an ideal location.
The rooms are basic and beginning to show their age but are comfortable and have everything you need for a couple of nights stay.
On arrival we were warmly welcomed by the lady in reception (Sue), who spent a long time explaining the attractions of the town and helping us to plan our stay. She provided discount vouchers for some attractions and where appropriate made telephone bookings on our behalf.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Bella Vista in Rotorua. Located about ten minutes walk from the city centre, and also within very close range of Rainbow Springs and other major attractions. The rooms were very clean and well presented. We received a very friendly welcome and was given good information about local attractions and things to do. Very enjoyable few days spent here and I will stay again when next In Rotorua.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Sue and Kevin were welcoming. Kevin provided us with discount coupons and guidance for trips around Rotorua. They even offered to drop us to city center as we did not take our car and were to catch a bus back to Auckland. Our room was nice & clean & we enjoyed our stay here. If we were to visit Rotorua again, we would definitely come back here.

Note: We stayed at Bella Vista in December 2012

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Sue was so helpful with local attractions, discounts & directions. She gives guests a very personal touch & cares if you are comfortable. The room was spotless (I am very picky) & quiet. Great location very close to restaurants & right next to the park with free thermal activity sites. Also has a market in the park on Sat. morning. Rotorua is worth a stop if in New Zealand. Everything is steaming & hissing. Very different.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 94-98 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range: $84 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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