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Bella Vista Dunedin
Ranked #36 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Christchurch
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stay here regularly & the service is always at the same high standard. The rooms are kept clean & well maintained & they have more services available than a lot of the other Bella Vistas.(full sky in room, hot plate/ frypan for cooking)
I would def recommend

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed here just for a night, I found the location was good, within walking distance to the places I'd planned to visit. Room was clean and warm, though a bit small, however the bed was comfortable - had a good night sleep. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Balclutha, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2014

We took the last motel in our price bracket we could find when we tried to book a room during a graduation weekend in Dunedin. The blurb on a number of sites told us we would get a small room and they were 100% correct, However, it was clean and warm and was perfectly fine for our planned one night visit. The motel staff we met were helpful and as much free internet as we wanted. The bed was fine and heating more than adequate for the small room. The motel even supplied earplugs as the room was on the one way system north but I certainly did not find the noise an issue - even not using the earplugs.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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459 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014

On the positive side, the motel was clean and tidy, and the staff were helpful. The bed was comfortable, and noise was minimal.
However, the units were showing their age, with cramped rooms, with the bed taking up most of the space. There were no cooking facilities apart from the microwave. We felt that the unit was rather overpriced for what it offered.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014

This property is very convenient to the University, fast food, pubs etc. The owners/managers are very helpful and friendly. The room was only 99% clean when I moved in but after that, it was spotless. Shower is nice and hot. Bed very comfortable.

Room Tip: Room downstairs lacks privacy but is worth it, if you dont want to climb stairs with your baggage.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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1,474 reviews
284 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

If you are not familiar with Bella Vista, it is a chain of motels across NZ, similar to Motel 6 category, but all are way overpriced by US standards. I stayed in 3 of them and each exceeded 140 NZD which is ridiculous for what they offer, a compact room and bathroom with hardly any space to move around. However, they are all clean and tidy with ample parking, and best of all, free and fast wifi which is a rarity in NZ. Breakfast is extra if you like and is served in the room. I never tried it.

This Bella Vista was disappointing and the worst of the 3 I stayed in. The room was really tiny and hardly any space to move around. Lighting was very poor and inadequate. Like most other motels in NZ, this one too does not have a water mixer in the sink, making it very difficult to us the hot and cold water. Make sure you get an upper level room unless you have mobility issues. Privacy and quiet are at a premium at all Bella Vistas. .

If you are planning to stay at more than 1 Bella Vista, make sure you enroll in their loyalty program, and encash your balance at the next stay. It is very easy and practical.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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bromsgrove
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235 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2014

A very clean room situated on a fairly busy road within walking distance of the town centre. This motel is near the University and close to well priced eateries. Wifi is free but we did find it kept dropping the connection.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Dunedin

Property: Bella Vista Dunedin
Address: 704 Great King Street North, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 57 Hotels in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Dunedin 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This modern Dunedin motel accommodation is a great spot from which to explore the city and the surrounding Otago, in New Zealand's beautiful south.We realize you might have a limited time frame, so our systems are easy to ensure that you make the most of your hassel free stay. Your hosts, John and Robyn are warm friendly and helpful. There is so much to see in and around Dunedin and they are more than happy to share all their knowledge and ideas. They want your stay to be enjoyable, whether its business or pleasure, so they will go the extra mile to ensure you have a great stay.If you'd like Robyn and John help you plan your Dunedin trip - you need only ask!Bella Vista Dunedin is centrally located and within walking distance to Restaurants,City Centre, the University of Otago, Otago Museum, Dunedin Hospital, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Logan Park, Alister McMiillan Hockey Turf and the Botanical Gardens and we are just a short drive from Mercy Hospital.Our motel-style accommodation comprises 16 superior suites, featuring one and two-bedroom motel units, with a comprehensive range of facilities. The self-contained, non-smoking suites are available in an assortment of configurations to suit families, corporate stays and travellers alike. ... more   less 
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