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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #21 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Woy Woy , Australia
2 reviews
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“Great service!”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is a clean, well run motel run by a really obliging couple. There's a small mixed store & 2 takeaways across the road & it's in easy driving distance of the town. We stayed here for 6 nights & would return again. Close to the main road, but very quiet.

Room Tip: I prefer the ground floor.... Less walking!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Great motel. Host greeted us,told us all the attractions to be found in Rotorua,also discounts to several venues. Room was spotless. Tea,coffee,milk and complimentary biscuits,which we appreciated. Good parking,nice premises,very quite. Very comfortable bed,and room was serviced everyday. Inter net and TV good. We dined out by choice,but their was a microwave and usual kitchen utensils. Would definitely recommend,and would stay there if we were back in Rotorua

Room Tip: I requested lower floor,for personal reasons.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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United States
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

The room was clean, comfortable and well-stocked with kitchen things. There is self-service laundry on the property and a nice little bakery just across the street for morning coffee if you're not an instant coffee person. There is a park with geothermal sights just around the corner. The big tourist things are just right up the road in one direction and the cbd is just up the road in the other direction.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Clean, good value, convenient comfy hotel with helpful hosts. On the main drag into Rotorua so it's easy to find but you need to drive to get into the center/restaurants, etc.It's next to a park with bubbling mud pools so you walk around mud pools before going on to the main tourist attractions.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We have now stayed at Bella Vista three times over the last 4 years and it is the only place that we will stay in Rotorua. Well priced, clean, comfortable and well presented and you can't beat the friendliness of the hosts, Kevin and Sue. Kevin went out of his way to assist when we needed to do some work to our car for the Targa Rally and that is really appreciated. Plenty of parking and even room for a trailer.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Mike C
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Brea, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

My wife & I and our 30 & 22 yr old sons stayed 3 nights, booking 2 "Superior Studios". Rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, and there was a small kitchen area with microwave, mini fridge, sink and dishes/glasses/utensils. There is a washer/dryer available for guest use. It is about a 10-15 min. walk to town for restaurants and the Polynesian Spa, but adjacent to the motel is a mini-market and a (meat) pie shop. A block away is a butcher, fresh fruit market and baked goods shop. But the real draw for this motel are the owners. We dealt mostly with Sue, but Kevin was also very friendly. We did not have a car, our inter-city travel were arranged by Air New Zealand Vacations, so when we checked in, Sue offered to drive the four of us to town to get us oriented. She drove us through the nearby thermal park with its hot mud/water pools, then to the town, pointing out good restaurants and the Rotorua Museum and Polynesian Spa. Understandably, Sue and Kevin probably cannot do this for all their guests at check-in, but this was a very kind and hospitable thing to do for us first-time NZ visitors and the friendly owners of the the Bella Vista Rotorua will be part of the pleasant memories of our vacation!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

The Bella Vista Motels are located throughout New Zealand. They provide accommodation of a consistant standard across the country with a choice of room sizes, number of beds and cooking facilities if required. We stayed in Rotorua, New Plymouth and at Auckland airport. All were clean and comfortable and the owners and staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, they provided first class toursit information and were able to book trips for us at competitive prices. In addition their local knowIedge was indispensable. I would suggest they are well located in the various towns and provide good value for money and we would certainly use the network again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bella Vista Motel
Address: 94-98 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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