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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Te Anau
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San Marcos, Texas
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90 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2007

Really nothing to add. It's a great location (easy 10 minute walk to the center of town and the lake it a 2 minute stroll) and nice room which had what I needed (cable TV, microwave and fridge). I stayed here as a base camp for my Milford Sound cruise (wet, cold, cloudy .. yet, wonderful!)

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lighthouseboy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2007

This Bella Vista is well located, just one block away from the lake, and from the 'town' centre, where there are several shops and restaurants. Our room was on the first floor, and was a reasonable size, with a small kitchen area, including microwave oven. Very clean and well maintained. The pet lamb in the garden was an added attraction - Lily!
There is an excellent Visitor centre on the lakeside - not just an outlet for selling commercial services. It covers the history and geography of the area as well as the flora and fauna. On the recommendation of the hotel owner, we went to the tiny cinema in the town centre where an excellent film of the Fjord area was shown - well worth doing.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruby067
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Perth, Western Australia
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2007

We stayed at this Bella Vista Motel in Te Anau as part of our 12 day Honeymoon exploring the South Island of NZ.
We booked a studio-style room which was clean and well-equipped with a little kitchenette for simply cooking and tea/coffee facilities. The room was a little on the small side for two people and their associated luggage, but not too bad.
We had one or two issues with noise, we found the walls to be a little thin and could hear the conversations between the people in the room next to us - it seemed that the two rooms were connected with a door, so maybe that was a contributing factor. I was glad they didn't feel like chatting well into the night, or we would've had trouble sleeping.
Also - this is going to sound weird - there was a problem with a sheep. We had a room overlooking a small garden on the property, where the owners of the motel had a sheep tethered. This sheep was bleating quite alot, it actually woke us both up on our first morning in Te Anau at about 6:30am. I'm not sure if the sheep is a permanent fixture. When I brought it up with the management, she apologised but didn't offer much of an explanation as to why it was there... I just think it's odd for a motel to have a noisy animal onsite to disturb the guests.

  • Liked — Clean and close to town
  • Disliked — The sheep.
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank michelle_moo
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2007

We were upgraded to a one-bedroom from a studio and were amazed by the space. The spa-bath was wonderful and the room was warm and comfortable. Great value for money. Friendly check-in staff and good facilities, few minutes walk from the main street. Te Anau itself was lovely - wish we'd stayed a day or two longer - and the glow-worm caves were stunning.

  • Liked — Very comfortable - warm, spacious, large bath, well-made beds
  • Disliked — No complaints!
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PopcornB
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melbourne australia
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106 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2007

Our 2 night stay was quiet and very comfortable. Unit was on the small side but was super clean and had everything we needed including
small microwave and an electric frypan. Dont think I would attempt to cook anything too "aromatic" as you would be smelling like that for the rest of your stay! It was an easy flat walk to both the town and lake. Would stay again.

  • Liked — Spotlessly clean
  • Disliked — Nothing comes to mind
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank aussierover
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San Ramon, California
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2007

The hotel is centrally located in Te Anau, just off the main street (5 minutes walk) where you find stores, restaurants, banks, postal office... but far enough from this main street not to have the noise.

The layout of the hotel is similar or even identical to other Bella Vista Motels. This being said, it has a very practical layout with off street parking.

The units are rather small, but new and very clean and convenient: well equipped bathroom, kitchenette, ...

The host was not particularly friendly but still helpful during our stay.

Price is very reasonable for what you get!.

We stayed here for two nights and would definitely stay here again!

About Te Anau:
Te Anau is about a 1.5-2 hour drive from Milford sound - don't forget to fuel up before you leave Te anau though!

  • Liked — Clean and convenient rooms!
  • Disliked — Host was not particularly friendly
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank BusinessG
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Hiroshima
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2007

My wife and I stayed here as our first stay during our honeymoon in Feb 07.
The place itself is nice and clean if nothing special.

But the service was excellent.
When realising in the morning that our cars battery was down to 0 (my mistake) they organised an emergency bus pickup for our trip to doubtfull sound (definitely recommended!) and recharged our batteries for free while we where away during the day.
It is only 5 minutes walk to all restaurants in town and the recommondations were also very nice.
Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Markus_in_Japan
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Property: 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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#11 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town centre, just minutes stroll from the lakefront. Bella Vista Te Anau Motel accommodation offers 18 superior quality units with kitchenettes and shower ensuites (3 with shower over spa bath).Te Anau is a beautiful picturesque township nestled on the shores of Lake Te Anau, which is the largest lake in the South Island, and the second largest lake in New Zealand. It is a great place to base yourself when exploring Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. ... more   less 
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