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Bella Vista Motel
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just had a night in Te Anau with a groupof friends. What fantastic service we had from Selby and Janelle. Muffins were great on arrival, it was pouring down with rain and they were running around with umbrella's and sorting out wet motorbike gear to have dry for the next morning. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend you stay with Selby and Janelle on your visit to Te Anau

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Tracy C
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Hi Tracy C
We appreciate you taking time to review our motel. As a fellow bike rider I know what it is like to reach your destination wet and somewhat cold, the first thing on your mind is a hot shower and dry clothes.
It is our pleasure to ensure your stay with us is comfortable and enjoyable.
Janelle and I look forward hopefully to a return visit, in the mean, time safe riding

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

My family and i were visiting the beautiful south island of New Zealand and at most of our stops we stayed at Bella Vista's Motels. Each lived up to and perhaps even surpassed our expectations. We were definitely very comfortable and happy. When we arrived at Bella Vista in Te Anau after a long drive, we were greeted not just by the warmth that the rooms offered but also the very friendly and caring host, Selby & Janelle. In their little ways, we felt very welcome and cared for. Whilst most NZ folks we met were generally friendly and helpful, Selby & Janelle in their subtle and special way seemed to raise hospitality to a higher level. We were especially appreciative of the information and tips which they patiently shared with us, just as friends would. Facilities at the motel was good (hygiene and the heater was an important criteria of ours) and we had absolutely no complaints. Thanks again Selby & Janelle, you really made a difference for us during our holiday. We definitely would suggest Bella Vista, especially the one at Te Anau to any of our friends. Oh, by the way, my 2 teenage sons simply enjoyed and gobbled up your yummy muffins, thanks again.
Alvin & Jane, Malaysia

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Reviewer.
Thankyou for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is indeed our pleasure to host people from all over the world and share experiences with one another. Janelle and I are glad that your stay was up to your expectations and we hope you will return another day. To arrive as a guest and leave as a friend is a great reward to us.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Selby and Janelle are amazing hosts and we really enjoyed our time there. They were extremely friendly and this was by far the best place on our recent south island tour. They had a huge amount of information about the local area and lots of advice about what to do, and made sure we had an enjoyable stay.

The room was extremely clean and warm and very wel priced. Would definitely recommend anyone to go there and stay if visiting the fiordland area. The muffins are a nice personal touch and were well appreciated.

Room Tip: We stayed upstairs and it was very quiet.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Hi Matt F
Thankyou for your review and your kind words. Janelle and I have now been back in Te Anau for 5 months now and have loved every minute of it. Our reward is to see happy guests such as yourself. Come again and enjoy more of what Te Anau and Fiordland has to offer.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The accommodation was top rate, very clean and comfortable. Janelle & Selby were so friendly and helpful, they made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped out of the car and Janelle's muffins were a delightful surprise. Te Anau is a wonderful place to stay it is so beautiful with the moutains and lakes and not too busy. We caught the bus from here to Milford Sound which seemed a smart move, cutting off 3 to 4 hours of bus travelling if we had of chosen to do this trip from Queenstown. Highly recommend the Bella Vista Motel and Te Anau both are a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank NZhol2012
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2012

Dear reviewer,
Janelle and I are pleased to have been part of your holiday, it is our privilege to ensure Te Anau and Fiordland is one of the highlights of your holiday. We often hear from our guests they are glad they made the decision to stay in Te Anau and explore Milford or Doubtful Sound from here, rather than try to do it from Queenstown.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Thank you Janelle and Selby for a great experience! They were the most enthusiastic and willing to help hosts! They made my husband and I feel most welcome to their town, and boy, what a beautiful town it is! Peaceful, quiet, mountains and lake. We also used Te Anau as a base for Milford Sound, which was wise, as the bus there is only two hrs, and there are plenty to see along the way, including glacier fed rivers and lovely mountainous sights. Highly recommend a visit there

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Dear Reviewer,
Janelle and I are happy you enjoyed your stay with us in Te Anau. We are always available to share some advice to all our guests to ensure your time in Te Anau becomes the highlight of your visit to New Zealand.
The trip to Milford Sound is an amazing part of Fiordland and we encourage as many as possible to experience the breathtaking scenery and true spectacle that nature provides on the way there.

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