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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Bella Vista is on the main drag of Bealey Ave. Very easy to find, within walking distance of the CBD and many, many eateries. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment unit. The room was fantastic, there was plenty of space, the kitchen was well kitted out. It was great. And internet was free! Even though it was only...

Thank yippopotamus
Graeme S, Owner at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

dear Guest, Thanks for taking the time to review our apartments and your positive comments. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Christchurch. We are about to commence a major renovation of the apartment complex and insulation and heating is on the agenda. We do accept cash and EFTPOS also that don't attract the credit card fees if you prefer....

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My stay here at the Bella vista motel for 3 nights was excellent. Nice clean and cosy room, great service and it was quite central to everything. The owners were very friendly very hospitable and went that extra length. Will definately be back again to stay. Thank you Bella vista for making my stay so comfortable! I will definately reccommend...

Thank Modence
Graeme S, Owner at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and positive comments. We hope to see you again soon and we'll pass on your comments to our team. Kind regards

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Christchurch for two nights and wanted to be close to the inner city. Found this place and the lady who served us on arrival was really nice and very helpful. She told us that the owners were away and they would be back the second day. They were and they brought the whole experian down. My...

Thank paulkenbushshell
Graeme S, Owner at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we apologise if we did not meet your expectations. We do pride ourselves on providing clean, tidy, comfortable and affordable accommodation with friendly and helpful customer service. In reply to your comments we would like to point out we have a wide range of rooms available, from our entry level small double compact studio...

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Booked online a few months ago. We stayed in this chain the whole way around NZ last visit. The room was very very small. We had 2 large suitcases and no where to put them. Room would have suited a single person attending a conference... in at 5 pm out at 7 am ..... and we booked for 2 nights....

Thank esnelson
Graeme S, Manager at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do have a range of room sizes available depending upon your needs and budget that start from our lead in room "the compact studio" right through to our larger 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. The compact studio that you stayed in is our smaller lead in room ideal for the budget conscious traveller who...

New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I recently needed to spend 3 nights in Christchurch for a business trip. There were 4 of us including a couple. I booked a 3 bedroom apartment, the biggest unit they had as I had stayed with Bella Vista alround New Zealand and generally they are very good. But this is the exception, the bedrooms were all small, one of...

1Thank Astikuta
Graeme S, Manager at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we are sorry your experience did not meet your expectations. We have recently completed a full refurbishment of our motel complex which we are very proud of and are soon to commence a full refurbishment of our apartments. Like a large number of Christchurch businesses and home owners (since...

Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this neat little place. It's a short distance to the city centre and service was amazing. We stayed in the back room, ground level, double with single and it was perfect for my little family. We've stayed in so many places in NZ and I would say that this place is by far one of the best.

1Thank Dan1481
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Stayed 1 night at this motel. The location was good and the proprietors very friendly. The room was tiny and dated and there was mould in the shower. There is no aircon or fan in the room, it was very hot. It was also very noisy with traffic the whole night. Wifi costs $10 per 24 hours which is very...

Thank Milliegoat22
Graeme S, Manager at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We have a range of different size room to suit your budget ranging from the smaller compact studio right through to our 3 bedroom apartments. Although the compact is small in comparison with other types of units it has all the necessities and meets the needs for the budget conscious traveller. We will advise our staff...

Reviewed 22 February 2016

Situated not far from the city centre this is a good place to base a visit . The accommodation is good - although the kitchen area is small . The bathroom is fitted out as a wet room which gives extra space for showering . Our host was very friendly and helpful . I would stay here again.

1Thank YorkBonBon
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is the third time we have stayed at this motel, and have always had a warm welcome from the owners. It is within walking distance of the city centre and only twenty minutes from the airport. The motel has everything you need for a few nights stay.

1Thank Phil K
Beaumaris, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Quiet and comfy accommodation. Apt very clean. Easy stroll to city centre. Hosts very freindly and helpful with advising what to see and where to eat. Wifi was a tad slow. Didnt bother me but bothered the teenagers. We stayed in a 2br apt. The spa bath was a welcome relief after travelling for 7hrs.

Thank Tracey F

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bella Vista Motel and Apartments is located within 15 minutes flat walk of the Central City. We offer great well priced accommodation, comprising two and three bedroom apartments and studio units to suit all requirements. We are Qualmark Rated 4 Star. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel & Apartments

Address: 193 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $136 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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#43 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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“Request further back from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles 195jacquit, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the road and upstairs.”
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“Ground floor very quite”
 of 5 bubbles B9851WRpeterm, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be clear when booking how far back from the road you desire to be.”
 of 5 bubbles llewelynr2015, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for rooms away from the main road, and the apartments are very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles yippopotamus, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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