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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

It was a pleasure to stay at this motel which we found to have a very comfortable and all the amenities that one could expect. The restaurants and shops were located within easy walking distance and the laundry facilities were spot on, and the owners couldn't do enough to help. Their cheeky dog also made a good host!
We would certainly stay again when in the area.

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Warwick H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

We would love to welcome you back some time in the future. The manager (cheeky dog) is getting cheekier by the day and loves the attention. Take care

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed for two days taking real journeys Milford sound and doubtful sound (overnight). Great hosts, John and Trisha, who had just taken over this motel in January. within a 5 min walk to downtown and the restaurants. See other recommendations. Very clean, comfortable, great hosts, guest laundry as well.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Charles Stewart W
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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thanks for staying with us Stewart. We have settled in very well and it is a pleasure meeting people like you and makes the job very enjoyable

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Excellent location for a couple of nights or more, very short walk to restaurants and shopping area. We went to Doubtful sound from here and was ideal, picked up and dropped of by Real Journeys coach. Rooms are quiet, roomy and everything you need is in the room. Bed is comfy and nice linen, towels fluffy and large. Rooms very clean. Windows have one way film so no one can look in if curtains are open.
Very good value for money.

Room Tip: Choice of upstairs or downstairs
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank kenty
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Warwick H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thank you Kenty. The windows are so much better than net curtains. Hope to see you again

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Stayed for 2 nights with a day trip to Milford Sound squeezed in between. Excellent location a few minutes walk from the towns main street. Plenty of restaurants and shops for such a small place, more than I expected. Room was smallish but modern with a spacious bathroom. Top marks for cleanliness, not a blemish anywhere. Bed on the firm side but I slept very well. Wi-Fi worked reliably and was free of charge with plenty of megabytes included. Would definitely stay again, maybe on my visit to Doubtful Sound...

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank TJSA73
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Warwick H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Would love to see you again when you do Doubtful Sound. Perhaps we could accommodate you in a larger room next time as we have a range of sizes available. Take care

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed two nights and were happy with our second experience of a Bella Vista Motel. Our hosts had only taken over 3 weeks before and couldn't have been more helpful. We had asked for and got a quiet room on the upper floor. Highly recommend the trip to Milford Sound and in particular, the bus from Ecotours (especially if Simon is the driver) as you'll get so much more out of the journey than driving down by yourself.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joe D
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Warwick H, Owner at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thank you Joe D. It is our aim to please all our guests and hope you will come back again sometime

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed in the motel for two nights in mid-February, either side of a day trip on Doubtful Sound (it is a 20-minute drive to Manapouri, from where the trip starts). The motel is modern, in a nice setting and ideally located a short walk from the town, across a park area. The room was not large but was what we paid for and certainly adequate. It was spotlessly clean. As others have noted, on a warm night you might need to open a window of two, but that was no problem. The room was on the top, first floor level and adjacent to a table and chairs, which made for a pleasant sit with a glass of wine looking out at countryside. The new owners very friendly and helpful. A strong point is that the wifi was the best we came across in a three-week tour of the South Island - fast, reliable and effectively unlimited. A very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Selby22
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Warwick H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2014

Thank you for your great response Selby. It was a pleasure to have you here with us and you will be pleased that we now have fans available for all rooms. Hope to see you again

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed at this motel for 2 nights whilst visiting Doubtful sound. Although the room was on the small side it was spotlessly clean and contained all we needed, the owners (sorry we didn't get their names) were lovely people and went out of their way to be helpful. If ever we come this way again we will stay with them.

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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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Te Anau
#11 Family Hotel in Te Anau
Price Range: £62 - £117 (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):
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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