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“Nice motel in quiet part of town”
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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

We arrived at 1pm at The Bella Vista Motel, much earlier than arranged, but were lucky enough to be able to check in for our 4 night stay. Studio unit was very clean, modern, bright and tidy although small, no cooking facilities other than kettle and toaster, washing up to be done in bathroom washbasin, but very clean and tidy. Tea/coffee etc. replenished daily, fridge, large bed, 2 chairs, t.v. and hairdryer. Guest laundry and garden. Adequate parking, motel situated in quiet area of Te Anau. We had a few problems with prebooked trips, many questions about the local area and found the staff to be pleasant and helpful.

Only a short walk into the centre, lots of shops and restaurants, we tried The Olive Tree and The Sandfly Cafe for tea/coffee, and had dinner at La Dolce Vita and La Toscana and at The Fat Duck twice,.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

We (two couples) stayed there for one night in an upstairs unit. We were quite happy with this but it would have been difficult for anyone with large suitcases. The unit was very clean and comfortable.
Our night's accommodation was paid at check-in time, in cash. A few minutes later, we realized we hadn't received a receipt for the amount so returned to the office to request a receipt. The lady in the office wasn't particularly obliging but eventually did give us the receipt.
There was plenty of available car-parking with the motel grounds, which is in a quiet location.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

Room was very clean but very small. Staff were not helpful or knowledgeable about local contacts and I wondered if it was a franchise rather than privately owned. I would not stay again. It did not offer value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank inder80
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Reviewed 11 December 2010

After a long drive from Dunedin found the Bella vista with no problem at all.

The hosts were very helpful, showeed us to our clean room (which had a microwave etc) and alsao were more than willinmg to discuss the trips available - and even book them if we needed. They also gave us directions around Te Anau which being small didn't take too long.

Bella Vista is clean, centrally located in an area that seems to be developed for the tourist - namely other motels around. Car parking ideal, room good and light airy bathroom.

It is 5 mins walk from the lake and the same from the shops so no need for a car whatsoever.

It is literally 2 mins from the main road to Milford Sound (which later in the day gets very busy) and at night is generally very quiet all round.

Guest laundry here was also very welcomed.

Overall a pleasant stay in quiet and clean surroundings.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2010

We arrived in Te Anua at 9am and started looking for a place to stay that night. The lady at Bella Vista was very friendly and welcoming, offered us a good rate and let us check in then and there which meant we didn't have to take out suitcases and food supplies with us all the way to Milford. The room was clean and comfortable and had a self contained kitchen.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ClubMedFan_10
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

Nicely presented Motel units, close to the CBD and tourist attractions , ten minute walk to all the restaurants and shops.
Nice roomy unit , comfortable bed , good guest Laundry , wireless internet ( charge applies) basic kitchen supplies,
very quiet location with huge free parking area
Very obliging hosts

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

Never having stayed at Bella Vista Motels before, I found to my dismay that they are very basic establishments in unatractive positions.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ACJHuddersfield
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Address: 9 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Te Anau
#3 Romantic Hotel in Te Anau
#7 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: £62 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to the Bella Vista Te Anau Motel. Te Anau is the hub of the Fiordland region and the perfect base for your adventures. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Te Anau town center for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. We are easy to find on Mokoroa Street, just two hours' drive from Queenstown and two hours drive north of Invercargill. Situated in a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town center, we are just a few minutes stroll from the lakefront. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car and explore on foot. Unlimited free WIFI is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental breakfasts and evening meals charge back facilities. You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible. ... more   less 
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