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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We were met by a wonderful couple that have just taken over the BellaVista Motel less than a week ago, Janelle & Selby,and of cause Claws, their beautiful cat. The reception was friendly, and they have a great sense of humour, which you must have for us. The rooms are spotless and the cleaner, Janelle does a wonderful job. We will be back, thank you for everything.xx

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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duncan03_12, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Thankyou so much for your comments, this being our first managers position we are keen to receive feedback from all our guests so we can strive to make everyones stay will us a pleasant and memorable one.
We look forward to seeing you again in this most fabulous part of new Zealand.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Lovely place to stay - friendly people, great location

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Typical motel. It is spotlessly clean and modern even if a bit on the small side. The bed was particuarly comfortable. The absence of a comfortable chair to watch TV was disapointing, as was the wall mounted crt TV.

Freiendly and helpful hosts.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Although this did not score as high as other Bella vistas, it is still recommended. Most accommodation at Te Anau has views over the lakes or towards the snow capped mountains. This one was tucked in a back street between the lake and the park so it did not have the views. It was only a few minutes walk to the center of town through the park. It was a very quiet location at all times. Our queen studio room was plenty big enough for a couple and their luggage. It had all the usual Bella Vista kitchen facilities. it appeared to be older than any Bella Vista that we have stayed in and the TV was a museum piece, but it worked.
Most Bella Vista get 8/10 from me, but this one gets 7/10.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Our compact Queen Studio Unit was the smallest room I have ever seen. Fortunately the wardrobe was large enough to accommodate the luggage. The bathroom was a decent size and the room was clean. There was a toaster and microwave. The location was excellent -
a two minute walk through the gardens to town. The queen size bed however was hard and uncomfortable: the worst we had in our two week trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

We had two stays here pre and post Milford Track Tramp. Its about 500m off the lakefront and the room we chose was very small but just adequate. It's a stroll through the park into town, and Bella Vista is very peaceful. The manageress is lovely and nothing was a problem for her. We would use it again, but might consider another motel closer to the lake with views

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Room was small. No sink, no microwave, no 2nd end table, no WiFi and no flat screen tv with limited channels. However, room & bathroom had a good heater and laundry room was also available at a reasonable cost. My IPad was able to pick up a WiFi network from a motel across the street and as a result, I was able to use that network to purchase 50Mb through Zenbu. Overall, I would've spent an extra night in Queenstown and taken a tour from there to Milford Sound and bypassed a stay in Te Anau.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Property: Bella Vista Motel
Address: 9 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Te Anau
#3 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#5 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#11 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town centre, just minutes stroll from the lakefront. Bella Vista Te Anau Motel accommodation offers 18 superior quality units with kitchenettes and shower ensuites (3 with shower over spa bath).Te Anau is a beautiful picturesque township nestled on the shores of Lake Te Anau, which is the largest lake in the South Island, and the second largest lake in New Zealand. It is a great place to base yourself when exploring Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. ... more   less 
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Bella Vista Hotel
Bella Vista Te Anau
Bella Vista Motel Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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