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Bella Vista Wanaka

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is very centrally located. That's about the best thing I can say about it. It was clean and tidy I guess, but otherwise completely underwhelming. It was the most expensive motel we stated at during our trip and was not value for money. The toiletries comprised a single dispenser in the shower which was combined bodywash and shampoo....

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

The family appartment number 9 is perfect for photographers. It's dark like a glow worm cave, so you certainly won't have any annoying reflections on your screen when editing pictures. Even with open curtains I literally wasn't able to read a magazine without turning the lights on. Same thing in the morning, noon and the afternoon.

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BVWanaka, Owner at Bella Vista Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments. We have recently had our windows reflective tinted so guests can enjoy the view from the room while retaining there privacy. This also helps to prevent the rooms from over heating in the summer. The downside to this is the rooms are slightly darker. Since your feedback we have replaced the lightbulbs in Room 9...

Wellington
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was our first stay in a Bella Vista Motel. We are seriously impressed (as we also stayed later on during our trip at the motel in Hokitika). The motel was spotlessly clean, and well appointed. It is in a great location, right in the heart of the town, but not affected by street noise at night. Highly recommended. We...

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BVWanaka, Owner at Bella Vista Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. Were glad you enjoyed your stay in Wanaka. Hope to see you back again soon.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My partner and I stayed here during our trip to NZ for one night. The staff were really accommodating, allowing us to park there longer after we had checked out so we could go skydiving. The hotel is so central to all the bars and restaurants in town. Our room was comfortable, with a good bathroom and a small fridge....

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BVWanaka, Owner at Bella Vista Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Wanaka.

surrey
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We stayed in a well-equipped twin studio with plenty of room as it was adapted for those with disability. The motel is only a short walk to the lake-front esplanade with shops and restaurants. All one could need for a one night stay or longer.

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BVWanaka, Owner at Bella Vista Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Were glad you enjoyed your stay.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wanaka is one of the prettiest places we have ever been to, and we loved both the town and the surrounding areas (which were excellent for hiking and exploring). Bella Vista Wanaka is a basic motel with basic looking rooms, but it is spacious, clean and quiet, and it also comes at a fair price. There is an ample amount...

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BVWanaka, Owner at Bella Vista Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We have only been operating the Bella Vista in Wanaka for 6 months and really appreciate your feedback. Were glad you enjoyed your stay.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Motel was very close to Lake Wanaka and in a nice location. Receptionist was very nice and he waited for us after we notified him that we'll be arriving after 8pm. Room was not very big but good enough especially for a stop over. It was clean and contained all the basic amenities. Free parking on site was also available.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Of all the places I've stayed in new Zealand this is this first with free WiFi for guests. No login with restrictions. Just enter the password and it's all go. Full marks for getting with the program. The rest of the motel was fine, comfortable room and good facilities.

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BVWanaka, Owner at Bella Vista Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks Bruce. We are just in the process of upgrading our internet to Fibre broadband. So very soon WiFi will not only be free but also Ultra Fast! Hope to see you again soon.

Stillwater, New York
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were originally going to go to Kaikoura but because of the earthquake switched to Wanaka. Thought Wanaka would be a sleepy town but we were wrong. The Bella Vista is a block away from the water and we had a lovely view of the lake and mountains. It was nice to be able to park the car and walk...

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BVWanaka, Owner at Bella Vista Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. Wanaka really is an amazing place and we are glad you enjoyed it.

Toronto
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Central location with ample parking. Helpful and cheerful staff. Our room measured about 340 square feet and was equipped with a small sitting and kitchen area, fridge, kettle, toaster and iron & board. The shower and bath tub were combined. There was a small table and desk. It was clean and quiet and Wi Fi was free.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Wanaka

Address: 2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: £85 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
#7 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
#9 Family Hotel in Wanaka
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“Avoid family room number 9, it's really dark”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiSchnitzel, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor allows you to park right outside your room”
 of 5 bubbles Gilgamesh182, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you have a lot of bags, ask for a downstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles the_w0rld_is_yours, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No lifts, so be prepared to take your luggage up some stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 119kmc, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was great!”
 of 5 bubbles KerryC_11, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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