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“Good location but that is all it has going for it”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bella Vista Wanaka

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Bella Vista Wanaka
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Mapua, New Zealand
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254 reviews
206 hotel reviews
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“Good location but that is all it has going for it”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Our room was very small. We could not have our window open because of so many people smoking outside their units and the smoke came in the window. The rooms are not very soundproof, we were woken in the morning by the sound of someone using the toilet in the next room. The only thing it had going for it was the location in Wanaka. We would not stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Bella Vista is well located, right in the heart of Wanaka - walking distance to just about everything in the town centre. The rooms are nice, clean and well furnished although slightly on the small side. The supplied parking did not seem sufficient if the motel is busy, however there is a parking lot across the road that is free after 6pm if you get home late and find the main carpark full. Recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
2 reviews
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Tiny room. Room is not big but looks well cleaned.

Location is important. This hotel's close to everywhere, which is really the most important to us.

Very nice reception people. They sell vouchers to you to use wifi. 50mb for 5 dollars. When we ask them to have wifi, they even give us free vouchers!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Guernsey
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We liked our first-floor room very much. Although it was quite small, it had a good kitchenette and nice shower room. The hotel is well located for walking everywhere, and there is car parking. However our neighbours saw fit to drink and make merry with their windows wide open and had to be asked twice to quieten down, both times well after midnight. That's not really the management's fault, but it left a bad impression.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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new zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Travelled to Wanaka with my family of five and wanted a great located motel! which ended up being Bella vista as being right in the middle of town. The owner was extremely nice and helpful in recommending great places to eat and activities for our whole family to do. our room was very clean and presented really well and had a great homely feel! over all experience FANTASTIC!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We arrived in Wanaka by chance and drove around looking for accommodation for one night. We ended up choosing Bella Vista due to its perfect location to town, the size of the room, and the great rate we were given. The rooms were very clean and we were delighted with the room configurations which suited our needs. We would definitely visit beautitful Wanaka again and stay at the Bella Vista.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We booked our NZ holiday and thought Bella Vista properties were excellent, well the one in Fox was but this one, the room they gave us had a terrible odour - like damp, mouldy smell. They gave us a room on the bottom floor which was better. There really is no excuse for supplying inferior rooms and charging top dollar. I was not impressed, sorry. We had a great tour of NZ but this property was not so good. The drive into Wanaka is gorgeous and the town equally gorgeous, enjoy

Room Tip: We were given a room on the first floor, however the stench was awful, try before you buy.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Wanaka

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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