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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Te Anau
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Reviewed 28 May 2009

The room we stayed was a studio unit, was small but acceptable for 2 of us. The room was new and clean, and heating adequate. Was quite impress with the heating unit in the bathroom, keeps the bathroom warm. Most older motels' bathroom is freezing and taking a shower is definitely not a lingering affair. For asian used to much warmer climate, adequate heating in rooms is a must-have.

The paid internet service is reliable and fast, again a big plus for us.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank dotnah
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Reviewed 21 May 2009

The studio room we booked was slightly cramped with a single and double bed, a microwave, some utensils and a TV. The motel is not located on the waterfront, which would be preferable given that Te Anau was pretty hot at the time we went (Feb 09). Further, the motel is a good 10-15 min walk from the city center/departure point for Real Journeys glowworm cave tour, so staying closer to the city center would also be certainly preferable if you prefer not to walk too much.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2009

I would recommend the Bella Vista if you're looking for a nice, clean, comforable and warm hotel room with no frills and fuss.

They appear to have strictly no check-in before 2pm so just be aware of that. I was very surprised because there wasn't that many people staying there and probably should have made an allowance for me (it was 12.30pm when I arrived) but it was made impossible because the person wasn't even there. I thought the man on reception could have generally been a bit nicer on the whole as I found him a bit unattentive during check-in and check-out, but nothing really terrible, just a bit odd.

Overall I was very happy. There was no road noise and I wasn't impacted by other guests, parking was free and I thought the location was good... close to the main area but not too close.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled solo
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Thank HarlemRain
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Reviewed 2 May 2009

Was everything we had previously experienced from Bella Vista'. Clean and as-you'd-expect rooms, professional and helpful staff.

Ideal for a one nighter and perfect for setting of to see the unbelievable Milford Sound.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank ArnIIe
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Reviewed 26 March 2009

The Bella Vista Motel in Te Anau is a very great value, high quality motel. The reason that I don't give it five stars is that it doesn't have the "upscale" feel that some other places offer, but I'd highly recommend it if you're looking for a clean, well-maintained place to stay. The rooms that we were in were of a good size, and ours had a well-stocked kitchen (with range, oven, microwave, etc.). The service at the front desk was great - when we checked in, she gave us a number of recommendations for restaurants in the area and helped us book the evening and next day's activities. Te Anau is extremely small, so everything seems to be within walking distance - The Bella Vista was a block off of the main drag.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank gooeythebest
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Reviewed 18 January 2009

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

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Thank BazAustralia
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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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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 - £141 (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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