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Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura

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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

found a blood spot on the white duvet under the top cover and told the owner about it the next morning, I was right brassed off. no views any more and this is a selling point, the trees have grown too high and need topping now. Found two spiders in the room, when I opened the windows fully there were...

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Hi Raymond, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are really sorry you have had such a negitive experence with us, we just wish you had brought these problems to us before check out so that we could helped you out. Regards, Brendon and Julia

New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have stayed at a few of these properties around NZ and I like the consistency of these well appointed motels I highly recommend them as a mid to upper level accommodation. In well positioned locations around NZ

1Thank David D
BellaVistaKaikoura, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Hi David, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write your great review. We are also very proud of being part of the great Bella Vista Network with its 27 locations around the country and great friendly owners. Regards, Brendon and Julia

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The motel is conveniently located - just off the main road. Equipped with spacious parking area. We had a room at the ground floor, clean and tidy with basic kitchenette. Nothing super special but absolutely satisfactory. The wi-fi was slightly weak although manageable to send pictures :-) The motel accommodated people with disabilities during our stay so it gives this...

1Thank Artur D
BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thanks Artur D for taking the time to write your great review, we are so glad you had a great stay with us and enjoy wonderful Kaikoura, we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Good motel, but the bed was very worn in and a bit uncomfortable. Probably need a car to get into town, although I did see that they had bikes for hire. Nice view of the mountains from the car park. Friendly managers.

1Thank KM1104
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second bella vista motel we stayed at whilst in New Zealand, and once again great prices, great warm and comfortable rooms with nice modern bathrooms. And the staff are very friendly, If you are looking for somewhere nice in Kaikoura right near town this is the place to be. Thanks for making our trip to Kaikoura great....

2Thank Jacob T
Lauder, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Bella Vista. Our ferry was late so we arrived after 8pm but our welcome was warm and very helpful. Our room was excellent - well equipped with everything we needed. We would stay again.

1Thank LauderSchoolBandB
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I had a large suitcase and the small studio was too small. They weren't busy so gave me an upgrade to bigger room. The upgrade was rather grudging - however the king studio was a great size. The bed very comfortable. The shower is great, the kitchenette is good and well stocked with a coffee plunger and toaster etc. Good...

1Thank heatseekerdale
BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Hi Heatseekerdale, Thanks for your review, as advertised our Compact rooms are compact, but this is reflected in the price and they are a great room for busy travellers seeing the many sights in Kaikoura. Thanks also for your comments on our King rooms they are a lot more roomy and offer all the aminitys of home. Thanks

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights. Lovely friendly owners/managers and a beautiful chocolate Labrador greeted me each day. Clean, tidy and everything I needed. It is on the main road but very quiet. Close to town, only a 5 minute walk.

1Thank 99kat
BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, we make a real effort to make sure everything is just right and its great to have it noticed! Rosy the Chocolate Lab also loves the attention she gets from all the friendly guests. See you next time!

Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I would advise Bella Vista motels as a good choice in comparison with hotels, smaller, cheaper, clean, comfortable, well-located and quiet. No coach parties and coaches with engines left running. The owners are very helpful and friendly. We found that the people staying here were mainly couples like ourselves and found time to have a chat while sitting out at...

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BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review!

Morwell, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stayed in a Large Studio Queen room, better size than a normal studio - worth the extra couple of dollars to give more room. Comfortable queen bed. Full kitchen with cooking facilities. Large bathroom with good shower over spa bath. Good sized table. Free off street parking. Free fast WiFi. Friendly and helpful reception. Would stay again.

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bella Vista Motel in Kaikoura has 18 units. Compact studios with tea and coffee making facilities, accessible units with microwaves, standard queen studios with kitchenettes, king studios with kitchenettes, Spa bath studio with a king bed and kitchenette through to 1 bedroom units with spa baths and cooking facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura

Address: 45 - 47 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $111 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Would suggest the front units may be a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles brandy126, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid a room that has windows at the stairwell access”
 of 5 bubbles raymondc4, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The small studio is very small. Get a king.”
 of 5 bubbles heatseekerdale, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Choose a queen studio rather than a compact for more space and amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles Suegofar, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask what room sizes are available?”
 of 5 bubbles DavidViewbank18, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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