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“Great one night stay”
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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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“Great one night stay”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We spent one night here en route to Auckland and wanting to see the geysers. The Bella Vista is a great accommodation choice and the one in Rotorua didn't disappoint. Only thing that saddened us was we wished we could have stayed longer! Accommodation was to a great standard, everything we needed was provided and our hosts, Kevin and Sue, were really helpful. We arrived on the day of the Lakeland Festival and took Kevin's suggestion of wandering down for a look that night. First class entertainment all provided free of charge. Rotorua is well worth more than a one night stop in our opinion.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Bella Vista is well located near the centre of Rotorua just across the road from the park with the mud pools.
Access to the town centre is easy, 2 minutes drive and loads of free parking.
Teh motel is very modern, the rooms are well appointed and include a small kitchen aea that is very useful.
Sue and Kevin who own the motel are lovely, very helpful and knowledgable of the area where there is lots to see. I recommend talking to them and taking their advice as they will also give you discount vouchers for the most popular attractions.
I was having some problems with my credit card and they let me phone the UK to sort it out only charging what they had to pay there helpfullness saved me so much stress, thank you.
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Room Tip: Our room was upstairs and there is no lift so if you struggle ask for a ground floor room
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Although my partner and I stayed just one night at Bella Vista, we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Our host who greeted us when we arrived tired and dishevelled after a day out in the sunshine was warm and friendly. He was so helpful, telling us about a concert happening on the waterfront that evening and giving us clear directions for how to get to it if we wanted to attend.
The room was very clean, tidy and comfortable and the motel itself was handily located to the centre of town - it seemed to be only a 5 minute drive anywhere you desired!
Next time I'm back in Rotorua overnight I will be staying with them again :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Sue and Kevin went out of their way to make our stay at their welcoming motel memorable. They were hospitable and provided us with information and activities to our liking. We would recommend this spotless facility to anyone travelling in Rotarua .

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We've been staying in Rotorua for many many times, but usually close to the Polynesian Spa. So we decided to stay at somewhere else for a change. The host lady was very very friendly and helpful, gave us some good self-drive suggestions, and it was great!!! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. This place wouldn't be the same without you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Padua, Italy
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

When they are available, I try to chose this motel chain because the buildings are structured in several and articulated units, a fact that meets my needs of privacy and comfort. And furthermore, the lady I met at the reception in Rotorua Bella Vista, probably the manager, was a very nice and helpful person. The night price was surprisingly low if one takes into account the fact that Rotorua is an important centre in terms of tourist attraction. This was my third time in NZ, and if I’m coming back soon or later, I will chose this motel again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

My first stay in Rotorua and Bella Vista Motel. Kevin and Sue were very welcoming, and gave us advice on things to do, places to eat, and helped to make our stay very relaxing. A few minutes away from the hustle of downtown Rotorua, but not out of walking distance. Only a few minute walk from the therapeutic foot baths of Kuirau Thermal Park. The rooms were very clean and the view was beautiful. The only downside was having to pay an extra $10 for a room with twin beds. I would definitely recommend this motel and would definitely stay again if I am in the Rotorua area again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Bella Vista Motel
Address: 94-98 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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