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“Good location, but small room”
Review of Bella Vista Wanaka

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Bella Vista Wanaka
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good location, but small room”
Reviewed November 17, 2011

The motel's location is good, walking distance to lots of eateries, shops and Wanaka lake. The room was clean, well equipped with heater in the room. Fresh milk was given when we checked in. Very basic kitchenware, no microware and no sink for washing. Hair dryer was provided. We found the room was relatively small for two persons. Difficult to find a place to put our baggage and hard for two persons to move around. We understand it's a compact studio room; the motel does provide bigger room for other price range. Nevertheless, we found it too small as compare to other motel with similar range of pricing. It's alright for a single person to stay.

If you need a shower cap, please bring it along as the motel does not provide it. Other difficulty we encountered was the tap water. The hot and cold water tap was separated. So you either get too hot or too cold water running.

Overall, the motel is alright to stay for a short period of time if you do not mind the small room.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

"Customer First" is a statement glibly trotted out by many organisation yet seldom delivered. This is NOT the case here. From our warm welcome to the advice and guidance on our plans Bella Vista Wanaka delivered way above our expectations. We would not hesitate to recommend this excellent motel to any travellers.
Roy & Heather Bunting, Market Harborough, UK

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melaka, Malaysia
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2011

The motel is situated in the heart of the city. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and lake. The motel room was fine, tidy and clean. We stayed one night in the one bedroom unit and it was a little bit too tight for 5 persons to move around in the motel room. So far, no complaint.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank Pooh_tyan
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Dunedin
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2011

Stayed first night in studio room on business. So very close to Wanaka Event Centre and so very close to town centre. After being on our feet all day, it was still very easy to walk 300m to restaurants and bars. Second night I had my family join me (husband, 10 year old, 2 year old). We stayed in a one-bedroom unit on the ground floor. Very thoughtful of the staff to put us on the lower level. No tracking up stairs with luggage! Rooms were meticulously clean and well equipped. A lovely deep bath for the 2 year old (and the tired Mum). Supermarket in the next block (only 200m away). Despite being close to town it was peaceful and quiet. Very good rates for both nights. We will be using it again for the business and as a family too. A easy, nice stay in lovely Wanaka. Thank You!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank Rachael G
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2011

My top criteria for any ROOM is cleanliness and this rated 10 out of 10. My husband and two daughters, 21 and 22, stayed in a family room while in Wanaka. The service was also 10 out of 10. The owners greeted us with a huge smile, were very warm, welcoming and friendly and gave us tips, hints, recommendations on what to do, where to go, best bar and restaurants...which, by the way, were places we may not have found on our own and were unique and had great food and atmosphere. Price was also great value and such a central location, we could walk the whole heart of the township. We couldn't fault this place!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We chose this motel based on location & price. Despite its very central location it was also very quiet. The service was great & they were very quick to return an item of clothing I left behind. Our only complaint was it was impossible to turn the bath tap off while showering but it wasn't really a problem. Good mid range hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011
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4 Thank Jethro76
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2011

The hotel is in a perfect place to enjoy the beautiful Town of Wanaka. The hotel itself was clean, tidy and well priced. All the staff are friendly and helpful. We would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed January 2011
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4 Thank Greasley
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Property: Bella Vista Wanaka
Address: 2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION – LOCATION – LOCATION. We are situated in a fantastic location in a quiet cul de sac in the centre of town, just 150 metres from the lake front. Stay in one of the 18 modern, affordable, comfortable fully serviced units and enjoy the beautiful views that Bella Vista Wanaka has to offer. Park your car, stroll everywhere and take in the unforgettable alpine scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park and Lake Wanaka. Stop for a lunch by the lakefront or enjoy a wine and evening meal. ... more   less 
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