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Bella Vista Motel

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I've been staying here regularly for work for a few years and always look forward to the visit. Bruce and Nadine always go out of their way to ensure that I'm looked after. The rooms are very clean and tidy, they have a generous free wifi data package and nothing is ever a problem. Highly recommended if your looking to... More 

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Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Were very helpful and tailor made my breakfast for me. The room was very clean and tidy and in excellent condition. I liked the heated towel rail and the soap dispenser in the bathroom. The parking was easy and the motel is only a few minutes away from the airport.

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Thank Juliette D
Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed our new refurbished bathroom with the heated towel rails. We are almost half way through completing all the bathrooms in the whole complex, living areas next! More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Bella Vista Nelson is situated out of the city area on the main north road close to the airport. The standardised layout and standard of accomodation for this chain of motels guarentees your expectations. We were accommodated in the smaller ground floor unit allowing easy flat access to our room. The room was more than adequate for two, providing a... More 

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. We do have a spa bath unit which may be worth trying out next time you visit, it also has a bigger bed... More 

Morwell, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great place to stay. We stayed 2 nights and cannot thank the owners enough for the great service. Bruce was very welcoming and gave a lot of advice on places to see and to dine. Right next door to a local Club which was handy for meals. The Queen Studio was very clean and comfortable. Free very fast WiFi and... More 

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! Yes the free Wifi is amazing now that we have switched to fibre. More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed in a Studio unit which was a bit smaller then other studio units we have stayed in. The unit needed some tender care, although over all it was clean and tidy. The shower is high pressure and excellent after a lonng day out. This Motel is situated next to the Suburban Club which was ideal to our requirements.

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes some of studio units are smaller than others, I recommend that you try one of our superior super king units on your next visit. We have also been aware that the units are in need of a little TLC and that is on the agenda now that things have slowed down over the winter months.... More 

Thame, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Really liked the Bella Vista. Nadine greeted us like long lost friends and made sure we lacked nothing. Also suggested we eat at the RSA Club next door which was superb for the money. Bruce suggested we take a "stroll up the hill to The Centre of New Zealand" It was a "Hike up a Bloody Mountain" but he was... More 

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track, even if it is a stroll up a hill to the Geographical Centre of New Zealand! Just one of the many fun things to do while in... More 

Long Hanborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed in four Bella Vistas on our trip to NZ, and this was the best. The family owners have obviously put a lot of time and effort into upgrading the motel and also suggested some good places to go and sorted out some personal admin with the UK for us.

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This place is perfectly acceptable to stay. Staff are pleasant and laundry facilities are very useful. The rooms are studio but clean, tidy and large enough. Shower areas are fine. No negatives - it's fine for a short term stay.

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

Bodmin, Cornwall
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights... everything you expect from a Bella Vista and so friendly and helpful too.... Good recommendations for evening meals...all within walking distance. .. Would recommend and certainly stay again. .. Thank you

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Family run motel. We found the lady of the establishment very friendly and helpful. The room was pleasant and clean and the location good for the beach. Just a short drive into the town centre which has plenty of shops.

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Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We do try hard to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible here in sunny Nelson so it is always nice to hear that we are on the right track. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to our Nelson motel, the perfect base to explore the local wine regions and stunning Abel Tasman National Park. The motel is easy to find on Tahunanui Drive, a short stroll to Tahuna Beach, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. We are an easy 10 minute drive away from Nelson City. This property has been assessed by independent accreditors Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to beautiful Tahunanui Beach, as well as both Nelson and Richmond CBDs for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car and avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore on foot. Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. Our purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights. At Bella Vista Nelson we cater for all your business or recreational needs. Wireless internet 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, dine in or dine out. You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel

Address: 178 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $130 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Flat easy access to ground floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Montybeel, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Good location, free very fast WiFi, and easy parking”
 of 5 bubbles TedV243, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“if you prefer to have a quiet room ask for a end unit”
 of 5 bubbles Hawk0800, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Staying on the 2nd floor might be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles kezziekat, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Choose ground floor if not too fit”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineR393, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
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