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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very honest insights of what New Zealand is, and meeting them and their smiles shaped the rest of our trip. We would continue to reference them and we will never forget this very special couple-that was genuinely excited to have us home. We loved Doubtful sounds, drove to Milford Sound and walked on that track (that felt like a dream) to find saw so many crayon drawn rainbows!! We also loved puzzle world (recommended by Janelle). The hotel is across this great park with beautiful trees..and it great waking up to that white carpet. Thanks guys!!!! Thought would be back in 10 years..but maybe we will be back soon. ;) Love-

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Hi Lidol_Claudia,
We are honored to have been your hosts and been part of your holiday.
It pleases us both when we receive such positive feedback and to have shared with you part of this great place in which we live.
May your return visit be soon.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had a very pleasant stay at this motel. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The location was beautiful, right by the lake. And yes, you will be greeted with a smile and a lovely home made muffin! Overall, I highly recommend this motel.

I also recommend Bella Vista Motel in Fox Glacier and Queenstown.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2013

Dear SandyPicnic,
Janelle and I are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are honored by the fact that so many people have taken the time to review and recommend our complex in Te Anau. We feel honored to have meet and hosted so many great people from all around the world.
Happy travels

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Fantastic, warm and really very caring hosts. Good size rooms well furnished with all the necessary amenities. The husband and wife team are just the most welcoming couple we have ever ex[experienced in our travels in NZ and Oz. While the motel does not have a view over the lake it is very central to all the shops and cafe's etc.Good value for money and always eager to please, nothing is too much trouble even to the point of being presented with freshly baked muffins!. .We would certainly return.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank barry m
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2013

Dear barry m
Thank-you so much for your kind words and recommendation about your recent stay with us at the Bella Vista.
It's feed back like yours that makes us feel proud to have been your hosts and been part of your recent holiday. I'm sure you will have many fond memories of Te Anau and what we have to offer.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

As mentioned by others on this site, we were greeted with fresh homemade banana choc-chip muffins, which is a pretty excellent way to start off your stay. After hearing about our plans, Janelle made some enquiries on our behalf about our Doubtful Sound tour and upgraded it to the full package as we were unaware that the price had been cut due to the Milford Sound road closure. This ended up being a very good decision so we really appreciated the advice!

She then gave us tips for the best places to eat in town as well as general info about the place, which was very helpful.

The room itself was clean, warm and well facilitated and perfect for our needs. There was 100mb free internet per night which was useful. The location is good, everything in walking distance and close to the lake. All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lici_H
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Dear Lici_H
As hosts we feel we can play an important roll in creating the very best experience one can possibly have while staying with us at the Bella Vista. If asked we will offer tips and local knowledge to ensure our guests always get the best value for money and their stay in Te Anau becomes the highlight of their visit to New Zealand. As you mentioned, we are very close to town and the lake front, so everything is available within a short walk from our motel.
We look forward to hosting you another time.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We loved our experience here. Checked in and received a plate of fresh muffins from our wonderful hostess. We got great recommendations on places to eat and visit around town. From Te Anau we did one of the Great Walks, and the managers of this motel were kind enough to agree to store some of our stuff that we didn't want to get wet on the trail. All in all, a great experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Dear WM,
Thankyou for your review about your recent stay with us. We are pleased that we had such good weather for your recent hike over the Kepler track. We are happy to supply safe storage for our guests belongings whilst they are away on many of the adventures that Te Anau and the surrounding area has to offer.
We are always available to assist with local tips and recommendations while visiting with us.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

The Bella Vista in Te Anau is a great place to stay and base yourself when visiting Fiordland. It is perfect for access to all of the major tourist attractions and close to all amenities at the end of the day. The Janelle and Selby made us feel like we were old friends from the moment we arrived. Would highly recommend to anyone planning to visit. And if there was a vote, we would all recommend Doubtful Sound, fantastic, unspoiled wilderness.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2013

Dear Polarsky,
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and as always, it is our great pleasure to meet such great people.
While the Milford road has been temporally closed it has given the opportunity for many to see our other great wonder called Doubtful Sound, a much bigger and more remote area than Milford Sound and some may suggest as you have, better than Milford Sound. As you will agree both are fantastic.
Here at the Bella Vista we are in an ideal location to base yourself while exploring Te Anau and the greater Fiordland area and we are happy to help in any way we can.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Absolutely nothing is too much trouble for Hosts Janelle and Selby ... delicious home-baked muffins on arrival, an upgraded suite and even lovely fresh tomatoes from the vegie garden!Wonderful accommodation within walking distance of Te Anau's main street and lake. Certainly hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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selbya, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2013

Dear GlenysMc
It was indeed our pleasure to host your recent stay in Te Anau. We are constantly overwhelmed by the large number of guests that take the time to review their stay with us and our motel complex.
It is always our pleasure to host so many great people for all over the world and share our special part of 'Paradise' here in Te Anau.
We look forward to your return.

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Additional Information about 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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#11 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: $96 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to the Bella Vista Te Anau Motel. Te Anau is the hub of the Fiordland region and the perfect base for your adventures. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Te Anau town center for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. We are easy to find on Mokoroa Street, just two hours' drive from Queenstown and two hours drive north of Invercargill. Situated in a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town center, we are just a few minutes stroll from the lakefront. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car and explore on foot. Unlimited free WIFI is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental breakfasts and evening meals charge back facilities. You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible. ... 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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