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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 9, 2013

My husband has used this motel a couple of times before on his way to the HeaphyTrack.
The service is good, the rooms are clean and large enough for the sorting through you need to do prior to tramping. Close enough to the supermarket to cart your supplies - good practice for what's ahead. The owners are helpful with airport pickups if arranged ahead of time

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Hi 'Snowdreamers', very much appreciate your comments. Look forward to having you stay again in the future.
Marilyn & Trevor

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed here on our way through from Blenheim. Everything was as we expected. A standard motel on the main drag of Westport. The host put the heater on for us prior to our arrival. Room was fairly tired.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Hello, thank you for staying with us, we hope you enjoyed your visit to Westport and had time to explore the Buller area. Regards Marilyn & Trevor

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights. Being our first time in Westport, the staff were so friendly and helpful which made us feel very welcome!

Returned to motel each afternoon to a superbly serviced room, beds made, fresh towels, even dishes done! The room had lovely décor, modern but homely and was spotless every day.
Nice and quiet area but walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants/takeaways.

I will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Katie Z
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thank you for your comments. We look forward to having you stay again sometime
Marilyn & Trevor

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Having been away from my home town on the West Coast for almost two years now, it was lovely to stand outside my unit and watch the awesome West Coast mist descend down.....and then it rained!
Our unit was upstairs, husband forgot to book access room. Up I went with walking stick to find out husband had forgot to book 2 bedroom unit. So, with a queens and a single in one room we settled in for three nights. It was lovely. The beds were comfortable, the room was warm, even during a particularly foul piece of weather. Didnt need to anything. The hairdryer was in the bedroom instead of then bathroom which I found weird at first, until I realised how easy it was to do my hair while the boys were using the bathroom.
Our room had a good sized wardrobe with ironing board and iron. Great has we had a formal function to attend. Although not a full kitchen, I am sure you could whip up an easy snack in it.
The shower had great water pressure and the bathroom was always keot well stocked for our needs. I also asked for extra towels on one of our days, not a problem.
I also used a guest laundry whilst I was here. It too was clean and tidy. Large carparking area. All in all, a quiet, basic retreat away from our daily business.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Hi, thanks for your kind comments. Yes the weather was rather wet for your visit. Hopefully if you visit again we can give you a larger unit.
Marilyn & Trevor

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Marilyn was the perfect hostess, Like most of the places we have stayed, at over our 5 weeks so far in New Zealand, she was very helpful with local knowledge on attractions and restaurants. Room was large very clean (when she showed us into the room she inspected it in detail because she and her husband had been away for a few days and the person who took our booking had been in charge . Needless to say the room was perfect.but it showed her attention to detail looking after guests. Plenty of car parking space. My first experience of Bella Vista and hopefully not my last

Room Tip: 2 level so we prefer ground floor
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your first Bella Vista experience and we look forward to having you stay again sometime.
Marilyn & Trevor

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is our second time staying at the Bella Vista Motel, Westport. The motel has a high standard of cleanliness, good quality fittings, crisp sheets and thick towels. The bathroom has a very good shower, plenty of hot water, and complimentary toiletries. The owners are friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: We requested a ground floor unit as it is more convenient with luggage.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

We appreciate your kind comments and hope to see you again some day.

Marilyn & Trevor

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We have been in New Zealand for 6 weeks and this is the first Bella Vista we have stayed at. If they are all like this one we would be happy to book into them again.

Nice friendly welcome from the owner, plus complimentary milk.

We had booked a two bedroom unit and were allocated Unit 9.

Nice large unit, modern, well equipped, everything you need for you stay, plenty of room to move around in and very clean.

The main room had a very large comfortable bed, compact full kitchen with small oven, two ring hob, fridge with a small freezer compartment, pots and pans and utensils, table for 4 and working desk. Large TV with 50+ Sky Channels.

Off the main room was a second bedroom with a single bed and two bunk beds.

Large bathroom with an excellent size shower unit and powerful shower.

You get 70Mb of free Wi Fi can buy more at $10 for a further 250Mb

Plenty of free car parking.

Room Tip: Unit 9 - Two bedroom well equipped lots of room
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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BVWestport, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Your kind comments are very much appreciated, we enjoyed having you to stay. We hope the remainder of your journey went well for you.
Regards Marilyn & Trevor

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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Address: 314 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Westport
Price Range: $94 - $117 (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 Westport Motel. You'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Westport town centre for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. We cater for all your business or recreational needs. We are easy to find on Palmerston Street 40 minutes from the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and 1.5 hours from Greymouth. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore on foot. Our superior smoke-free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights. WIFI is available and a work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental and cooked breakfasts and evening meal 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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