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Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

44 nights spent travelling round New Zealand and the first time we encountered the remains of a previous occupant's meal in the fridge!!! Quite an off hand response when I returned the items to the reception. Also strangely enough our room, not our travel companion's room had a scent diffuser in the room. This room is dark and it felt...

Thank valeriecollins7
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property seems to be loved! The rooms are spotless and tastefully decorated! You enjoy a fully stocked kitchen and Big Fluffy white towels in the large bathroom. The bed could be updated, but not uncomfortable. The location is in the business district but off the busy road. Very friendly service. We hope the road reopens soon and your next...

Thank annefirby
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the room was high. The only critic I have is that the room was small and that the bed was probably not the best. Hospitality and quality though were very high. Support poor Kaikoura though. Earthquakes are unavoidable.

Thank Lee F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very small room for 3 people. Lovely sized bathroom , vanity, but you get wet trying to adjust the heat on the shower as the door opens inward. Then Website said we had views of the mountain but only if you sat in a hard chair at the window, Tiny TV to view. Nice and close to be able to...

Thank Jill A
Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We had a good stay at this hotel! The manager was very friendly at the check in and helped us out with some good restaurant tips! The room was nice, good bed, good wi-fi, clean bathroom with a good shower!

Thank gini420
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 31 December 2016

On this first day of 2017, I wish Brendan, Julia and their family a happy and prosperous 2017. With all my heart I hope that the roads to Kaikoura will be opened soon. Bella Vista is simply the best accommodation I have ever stayed in, inside or outside New Zealand. Here is a list of good things:- - The location...

2Thank calvinmfha
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Bella Vista Motel for 8 nights while in Kaikoura assisting in the aftermath of the earthquake. Brendon, the owner was extremely friendly and helpful, and the facilities were excellent. Brendon went above and beyond, accommodating our team at short notice, and he even provided extra beds for some staff that were located off site. In a...

1Thank struxerd
Poynette, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had a very nice room with a twin bed and a queen bed plus kitchen facilities and good size bathroom. Julia asked if we'd like to see the room first, so we did, but thought it was kind of her to offer to show it before we committed. She also recommended a few places to dine. Be aware that...

Thank Poynette
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This motel was easy to find and very convenient for the area. Received a very warm friendly welcome on arrival and given a lot of useful information of the local area. Views from the hotel were stunning. Room was quite small but very clean and more than adequate for our short stay. All tea/coffee facilities were available with fresh milk...

Thank Ged E
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The service was mediocre, the room was tiny, the facilities basic and the bed was terrible - it wobbled like a blancmange every time either of us moved! I wouldn't stay there again unless i was desperate.

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

Hi, Thanks so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review, we hate that we didnt meet your expectations this time around, hopefully you come back so we can show you what a great place kaikoura is and what a greatplace it is to stay at the Bella Vista. Regards, Brendon & Julia

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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 St, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $102 - $161 (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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#5 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
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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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