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Bella Vista Motel Whangarei
Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

We stayed here after a flight from Australia en route to the Bay of Islands. The guy on reception was very welcoming and friendly. The room, while quite small was clean, secure and all you need for a night while on the road. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

We stayed one night at the Bella Vista in Whangarei. We stayed in a compact studio which was adequate for one night but you wouldnt want to stay longer than that. We have stayed in many studios units in the North Island however this is the smallest for the price. We could not fault the cleanliness or helpfulness of the owners/managers.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

Good clean motel on the main route though Whangarei. It's a reasonably new Bella Vista and you will receive a friendly welcome. The rooms are adequate for a one night stop over and there is free wired broadband internet in all the rooms.

Bathroom floor and showers can be very slippy when wet.

The main road runs by the motel but we were not disturbed by the noise.

There's a local Burger King within a 100 yards and a small supermarket.

I would recommend the town centre for breakfast particularly the several eateries overlooking the harbour basin. It's a cute little town and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

Our stay at Bella Vista was very pleasant. The owners were friendly and helpful.
The rooms had everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Hotel was very modern and clean. We thought we would hear traffic from the street but we all slept soundly. We thought we had booked a two bedroom room but was a double and single bed in one bedroom and a single bed and pull out sofa bed in the lounge room but it was no big deal. I would recommend this hotel to travellers planning on visiting Whangarei (which was a surprise in itself - very cute town, be sure to have breckie at The Basin overlooking the pier).

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2009

The Whangarei member of the Bella Vista chain opened its doors in December 2008. We came here after a very bad experience at the Fountain Lodge (see my review) and were immediately impressed with the clean, modern rooms. What a difference (and only NZ$25/day more!) We stayed at one of the two one-bedroom suites for more than two weeks. Although relatively on the smaller side, the rooms contain all the required necessities, and more: kitchenette with a stove, a microwave and a fridge, lightning-fast internet at no extra charge, lcd tv, bathrooms with both shower cabins and spa bathtubs, comfortable beds, even a rubber ducky, which absolutely delighted our seven-year-old daughter. All the fixtures are top-quality and the decor is both tasteful and functional.

The owners, Pip and Steven, who reside on the premises, were truly dedicated to making our stay pleasant and comfortable. Being very knowledgeable about the area, they gave us numerous valuable tips. Overall Pip and Steven were very attentive to all our needs and requests, and we really felt that they care about their clients. We are very grateful to them for providing us with a true home away from home!

We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in town.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Bella Vista Motel Whangarei
Address: 322 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Whangarei 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Whangarei's newest motel. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the comfort of fresh modern rooms and the convenience of being located in close proximity to Whangarei's CBD for business, shopping, entertainment or other activities. Just a 5 minute walk to central Whangarei. At Bella Vista Motel we cater for all your business or recreational needs. Bella Vista Motel offers; 18 modern self-contained studio and family motel units. Super King, Queen & Single beds. Easy to find on State Highway 1, close to Forum North, Kensington Stadium and Whangarei Hospital. Purpose built wheelchair friendly access units. All Units totally smoke free. 200Mb wifif provided free to all rooms each day. Fax & copying facilities at Reception. Ensuite bathrooms some with spa baths, all with hair dryers . Sky TV and DVD players available. Full Kitchens or kitchenettes. Continental breakfasts available. . Guest Laundry. Parking on Site. Cash Rewards Loyalty Programme. ... more   less 
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