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“Great Location, Nice Rooms and good staff”
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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #32 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Brisbane
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168 reviews
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“Great Location, Nice Rooms and good staff”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

The Bella Vista does not have a vista, but is good anyway. I was in room 4 on the ground floor which was clean and well fitted out. It was handy being that close to the car also.

The staff are very helpful and nothing was a problem – the kind of helpfulness that keeps you coming back. The location is great just off the foreshore and opposite the RSA club. A short walk to Restaurant Indonesian ensured a great stay.

You get 50mb of free internet which is enough for email etc.

Room Tip: Ground floor is good if you have large bags. Eat Restaurant Indonesian.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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bvnapier, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, 13 February 2012
Thank you for your super review.

Two worthwhile tips..We all probably take more items in our suitcases than we need, I know we did when travelling back to the UK, where I was born, but you learn quickly for the next trip and adjust your packing! So, please do request a ground floor unit and we will do all we can to help out.

And yes, Restaurant Indonesia is a great place to eat and experience.
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

this motel is well located being a very short walk to the art deco centre of Napier and an even shorter walk to the sea front. The standard room we had was clean and comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. During our travels we found many hotels and motels advertising internet access only to find that it was restricted to the lobby area or only only wired internet or was very expensive. Not so this Bella Vista. The rooms have wired access but we were provided with a router for wireless access for no charge and the internet was free! Just what is needed when trying to stay in touch with friends back home or book tickets for an attraction.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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bvnapier, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, 11 February 2012
Where would we be without the Intenet, can you remember back that far!

We have now installed a fancy new system and software package, which means all units have the choice of Cable or WiFi Internet. We will give you 50MB per day FREE, to catch up with freinds and family back home, or check the all important bank balance. Thank you for your review.
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

This is a great little motel with very friendly and chatty people who were keen to help with maps and restaurant reviews. It is very well located and a good price for the modern rooms.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We and several of our family stayed in two rooms at the Bella Vista for four nights in December. We booked Queen rooms, but were allocated in the rooms adapted for disabled guests on the ground floor. These were quite spacious and were clean, smart and well equipped and decorated. Being disabled rooms, the bathrooms were fitted out as wet rooms, which sounds grim, but they were fine, with large shower area and curtains that minimised wet splashes, and there were soap and shower gel in wall dispensers, and tissues.

The rooms had a kitchenette, with a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, teapot and cafetiere, and enough crockery and cutlery for two. There were tea and coffee making facilities and fresh milk was provided on check-in. The room had a double wardrobe with adequate hanging space, but there's very little drawer space. Many of the ground floor rooms - and several of those on the first floor - had a table and chairs outside, which made having a drink and a chat on warm evenings a pleasant experience.

The location is very good, just five minutes' walk to the centre of Napier and even closer to the seafront. There are a number of good restaurants nearby, the Cathay Delight (Chinese) being a good example. The Lone Star in the town centre offers large portions, particularly of their ribs, and the Hog's Breath offers good steaks, but avoid the miniscule lamb cutlets if you're hungry.

Overall, a good choice of motel.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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bvnapier, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review, 11 February 2012
Many thanks for your positive review of our Motel. We might be a small town but we do have some super places to relax and enjoy an evening meal. Our motel is situated well, to the CBD, Ocean and to take great advantage of the afternoon and evening sun, which also provide us with some stunning sunsets.
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Stayed for 1 night, owners very welcoming on arrival as we were the last guest to arrive (late), explained where the eating places were and how to get to the supemarket. Rooms were very clean and all amenities included. The motel is in walking distant to the CBD and beach as well as walking distant for my meeting. Would reccommend this motel to others.

Room Tip: Very handy to CBD and beach within walking distant, owners were very nice on arrival, explained wher...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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NSW Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Stayed for 2 nights, warmly welcomed by Relief Manager who went our of her way to direct us to fresh paua and gave us the means to cook it - wonderful experience. Rooms very clean, heated towel racks great,lots of creature comforts & easy walk to centre and restaurants. Motel provide fresh milk, plunger coffee & tea in room.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

We did not make a booking but needed a place to stay ASAP! We stayed for one night. The hosts were so warm & welcoming. The rooms are clean & cosy. All enmenities included at a great price during peak season. This motel is very close to the city centre. Will definately recommend this motel.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Property: Bella Vista Motel
Address: 314 Hastings Street | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 47 Hotels in Napier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FREE WiFi. A great central location with 18 superior units, short walk to CBD, shops, restaurants and the renowned Marine Parade with its majestic Norfolk pines. Tour the unique architecture of our city, or stroll down the ocean-side walkway where you will encounter the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Sunken Gardens, Ocean Spa Swimming Complex and Mini Golf to name just a few. Ideal corporate location, we are the closest motel to the town centre, public building sector, and business & conference facilities. ... more   less 
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