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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed 18 January 2009

Very friendly & helpful staff. Basic rooms, but neat & tidy. 5 minute walk to town centre.

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Reviewed 15 January 2009

The unit was quite pleasant but small. Access to unit was via an outside uncovered stairway. In winter this could be a problem. We found we got quite wet transporting our luggage in a shower of rain.
The bedroom children slept in was extremely small. Our rubbish time was not emptied when servicing was done. There was no shower gel left in the container. The spa bath did not work on our second night. The little hitches probably did not bother us too much but we stayed in 9 different 4 star motels or hotels on this tour of the South Island and this particular motel was the most expensive of all of them. In fact it was the only one we stayed at that we did not think was value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2009
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1  Thank Cressida_7
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Reviewed 3 January 2009

Family of four stayed in BV. The motel has separate bedroom for kids. Very close proximity to lake and few minutes to shops and restaurant, room is well maintained with typical Bella Vista arrangement. Owners are very pleasant, one pleasure traveling in NZ is the choice to stay with smaller establishment and being able to meet them instead of big chain. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2008

Stayed here for two nights in Februrary as we explored Fjordland and the surrounding area.

Our room was a spa bath studio and we felt it was a good value; very clean and above average in size. Had a microwave and fridge. Bathroom was large and seemed brand new.

One bonus was that it was off the main street a bit so it was very quiet, the short walk to "down town" was through a very nice park.

We would stay here again.

Stayed: February 2008
1  Thank mmmeyerisu
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Reviewed 30 March 2008

Stayed here for 2 nights mid Feb 2008. We had originally booked a Standard Studio for $125 per night but on arrival we were given a free upgrade to a spacious 2 bedroom end unit on ground level. The motel is very conveniently situated and is only a few minutes' walk to downtown. We found "The Ranch" to be the best restaurant of the ones suggested at the check in.
We had booked an early afternoon cruise on Milford Sound so it was a nice leisurely drive in our rental car that morning to the terminal.

Plus

Very Clean, 2 bedroom unit roomy, good kitchen, location, bathroom steam cleared quickly (extractor fan)

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Could hear people walking around upstairs
No shampoo
Beds not remade on 2nd morning
Only 6 channels on TV
Room difficult to get into with wheeled luggage because of curbs/ planters.

Overall rating 9/10

Stayed: February 2008
1  Thank niloc-7
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Reviewed 27 February 2008

Stayed one night in Feb on our way through to do some tramping. This was our first night ever in New Zealand, so we weren't sure what to expect from a mid-priced motel. Overall it was pretty good. Details...

GOOD:
--Rooms were clean and OK sized
--Kitchen in the room as well, with fridge and all, which was handy
--Staff were friendly and helpful
--Rate was decent - not a whole lot more than the backpacker (shared) accomodations in the area
--Location is excellent - 2 blocks form the lake, 2 blocks from the downtown area, 4 or 5 blocks from the DOC
--Held some bags for us for a few days

BAD:
--No screens in the windows and no A/C - something we found was unfortunately very common throughout NZ. So you could either be stifling hot at night, or pleasantly cool but wake up with sand fly bites. Pick your poison.
--Shower was really, really tiny

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Migizi
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Reviewed 5 January 2008

Bella Vista is more a standard chain of motels made somewhat on the lines on accor. Standard rooms, service, no unpleasant suprises, and no pleasant upsides either.
Considering the size of Te Anau, 'convenient location' is more of a redundant phrase. Very walkable to the main eateries and supermarket.
Rooms are not so spacious and but clean and have good lighting. Bathrooms are also nice, although for some reason they dont have an exhaust fan.
Checkin desk and service was good. Overall standard stuff, standard rates, good for a night or two.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank RatbertConsultancies
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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
Price Range: £58 - £135 (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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