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Bella Vista Motel Ashburton
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Ashburton
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Location is hard to beat: right there on Route 1. The building is clean as a whistle, well-laid out, proper. The manager was VERY friendly, helpful, eager to suggest - top-notch!
The room itself is small, but very nice for a hotel: doubly-locked door, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, full set of all utensils (the bottle opener, corkscrew, wine glasses - all there). A TV set, of course.
The bathroom is fantastic - walk-in shower, super-clean toilet, fresh towels, the towel heater.
Very quiet, nice room. HIGHLY recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Arrived at this hotel late at night after a flight from Melbourne and a drive from Christchurch airport with our four month old. We just needed to put our baby to bed and the staff where very accommodating, had the porta cot all set up & in a separate room which was fantastic! Laundry facilities on site also great. Not that much to do in Ashburton itself, but a great spot to stop for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

On our last night in New Zealand we stayed at Bella Vista in Ashburton which is close to Christchurch (80km). We had booked a 2 bedroom unit which was in the back of the building, far enough away from the noisy Route 1. One kingsize bed was in the living room, the other room had 2 single beds.The apartment was very clean and modern, kitchen equipped with everything necessary to cook a meal (microwave, 2 hotplate stove). The bathroom was roomy and contained not only a large shower but also a bathtub with whirlpool function.Beds comfortable, extra blankets and pillows, free internet, a newspaper the next morning and milk. The owners were friendly and helpful. One of the best places we stayed in.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank AquilaGermany
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

On our 25 day tour of Australia and New Zealand, we stayed in 11 different hotels, 10 of which we would consider "high class" and high rise. However, the Bella Vista Motel, was our favorite. It is roomy, clean, well appointed, has comfortable beds, nothing lacking. and a homey feel. The owners/operators were very friendly and helpful. We also greatly appreciated the free WiFi internet service.

Our stay was with a Holiday Vacations tour group.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Frederick S
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bvash, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Ashburton, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2011

Thank you Fred for your comments which were much appreciated. We hope we may see you back in New Zealand sometime. Warm Regards Evan & Heather

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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Very friendly & helpful owners. Arrived on very cold day, heater was on & unit beautifully warm. Would stay here again-:)

  • Stayed: August 2011
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bvash, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Ashburton, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2011

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Ashburton.
Kind Regards Evan & Heather

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Reviewed August 8, 2011

As others have said the owners were very friendly and helpful. They recommended a good restaurant withing walking distance to the Bella Vista. we were able to use the coin operated laundry room which also had books to read and games to play=nice touch!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

The hotel rooms are nice...good bathrooms, modern, and my studio had a fridge and microwave, long desk and comfortable bed. Heather and Evan were super nice, and accommodating to our many requests. We were there for a sporting event, and during the Christchurch earthquake. Heather and Evan were super accommodating when we had to bring in 10 people to our 3 rooms for a few days, putting down extra bedding and blankets late at night with no fuss. They even loaned one player a bicycle to go to the gym!

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Thank tenniscan
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Ashburton

Address: 469 West Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Ashburton
Price Range: $77 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Ashburton 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ashburton is the hub of the Mid-Canterbury district 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 Ashburton town centre for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Ashburton we cater for all your business or recreational needs. We are easy to find on the main road into Ashburton, just an hour's drive from Christchurch. Ashburton is the perfect stopover point for travelling north or south, to or from the West Coast, and an ideal journey break for the long distance to Queenstown, Invercargill or Picton. Just 50 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore. We offer a variety of accommodation options, and all beds have electric blankets for those cooler nights. 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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