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“Perfect base for our holiday in Wanaka”
Review of Bella Vista Wanaka

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Bella Vista Wanaka
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect base for our holiday in Wanaka”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

My family and I had booked into the Bella Vista in Wanaka for two nights and can not rave enough about the fantastic location and the charming owners Paul & Denise. They were not only informative and friendly but went out of their way to help me with my plans to keep my 3 teenage children busy. Sure the rooms aren't huge but when you are staying in such a beautiful location why do you want to stay inside anymore than necessary anyway and surely informative and helpful hosts are more important. Personally I only stay at the Bella Vista motels as I now exactly what I am booking, the facilities are always modern and clean, the price reasonable and in Wanaka's case beyond the norm!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Motueka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

I would just like to say what an enjoyable place Wanaka Bella Vista is to stay at. From upstairs you have an incredible view out over the lake and across to all the surrounding mountains. Our room was clean and tidy with a little kitchenette (one of the cheaper, more basic rooms but I understand others are available that are more "up there" with spa baths and fully catered kitchens etc), decent bathroom and a TV with Sky. The bed was comfy and we were given a small bottle of milk from reception which was a lot nicer than some places that only give you a couple of tiny tablespoon size tetra packs. The apartment was serviced each morning and the service from reception was excellent. Every effort was made to have our specific needs catered for. The local supermarket was just down the street and shops and restaurants were all within close walking distance. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oamaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Perfect location, so convenient, and happy hosts very helpful information for our trip too.We were made very welcome and stayed longer, the rooms were the cleanest we've stayed in and had excellent facilities and awsome shower and spa bath .

Room Tip: Superior spa studio.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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nonthaburi, thailand
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

I can say that this is the worst motel that we stayed in New Zealand trip. it's not too bad but not up to standard of family unit for motel in New Zealnd. With Bella Vista's reputation and the price that we've paid, we expect more. We stay at family unit and stay only 4 adults but we've found that it's too small and this is the smallest unit that we stayed from the whole trip. Kitchen and master bed is too close.This is the only place that don't provide milk in the room - maybe you have to ask.

Good points - Bathroom is very big and location is very very good. Everything is in walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Wellington
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Reviewed 5 June 2012 via mobile

We arrived here after dark and several hours' driving. We had to lug our suitcases up the stairs to our small room. We had difficulty storing and opening both suitcases comfortably. The kitchenette was not equipped with cooking facilities but was fine to make a hot drink, and had bowls and plates. The bathroom was really spacious and the shower was fantastic. The best part was the location -step outside and walk to restaurants and the waterfront within minutes! We probably wouldn't return.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Moray, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Excellent facilities, excellent price for a group of three travelers and an ideal location in the center of Wanaka. Would recommend this to others and if this is typical of the chain - it's a great find!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

The motel is located behind the town center with views across the lake to the snow capped mountains in the distance.
This was a compact studio room which was small for a couple and their luggage, but ok for one night. However it was not as cramped as a similar room in Fox Glacier.
It was clean, neat, tidy and quiet.
the owner was very friendly and gave good traveling advice.
It was a predictable Belle Vista and we give it 8/10.
See my reviews on Bella Vista Fox Glacier and Te Anau.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Wanaka

Property: Bella Vista Wanaka
Address: 2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION – LOCATION – LOCATION. We are situated in a fantastic location in a quiet cul de sac in the centre of town, just 150 metres from the lake front. Stay in one of the 18 modern, affordable, comfortable fully serviced units and enjoy the beautiful views that Bella Vista Wanaka has to offer. Park your car, stroll everywhere and take in the unforgettable alpine scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park and Lake Wanaka. Stop for a lunch by the lakefront or enjoy a wine and evening meal. ... more   less 
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