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Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Excellent location - a few minutes' walk from bars and restaurants (involves a hill so worth noting if not fully mobile) - room not over large but clean and comfortable (comfy bed and excellent shower much appreciated after a long drive) - friendly staff (including cat & dog!). We stayed 2 nights and would certainly stay again.

Thank Tim C
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The room was small for three people esp given the price. I wouldnt rate the property as value for money. The room was fine for an overnight stay but nothing more than that. The bed was uncomfortable but the shower was good. Not all rooms have a view - ours didnt. Check in was generic and no detail of the...

Thank Kiwidreamer2016
Bucks. UK
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Good location, 5 minutes walk from the village centre, and easy to find being on the main highway. This also provides the main drawback of traffic noise although it quietens down at night. Smallish but well appointed studios with a small kitchenette, modern and clean, although the windows must have been cheap because they didn’t fit terribly well hence lack...

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Cannock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We are travelling from Auckland to Queenstown and staying in a variety of hotels en-route, so my reviews are based on a comparison of similar standard hotels in the same country as I know standards vary across the world. This was the only motel so far, so facilities were limited (as you'd expect) but it was only a short walk...

Thank baggiewhite
Yateley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We stayed here three nights, it was the fourth Bella Vista we stayed during our 24-day road trip. The check-in was a bit clinical with no map or local information given by the young receptionist. The bathroom facilities were clean but they had a poor shower and small washbasin. There was no tea/coffee refresh. Although it is situated alongside SH1...

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a ground floor two bedroom flat. It was clean and comfortable. We only stayed two nights so didn't use the kitchenette other than for tea/coffee, but appreciated the milk provided when we checked in. The motel is located near the top of a hill which provided great views to the mountains on the walk to town. 10 mins...

Thank beckym87
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The room is clean, tidy and comfortable. Free WIFI and basic cooking facilities. The motel is located slightly away from the main street with restaurants and shops. It would be better to drive out and it takes less than 3 minutes to reach. We saw many other Bella Vista motels in New Zealand and they all look pretty much the...

Thank Gonzales28
South East Kent
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Room was a great size, very clean, small kitchenette, free internet (limited), laundry facilities on site (free washing machine but pay tumble dryer) Perfect for the 2 nights we were here and the manager was friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault anything!

Thank Sumoid
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Bella Vista is a very reliable, budget motel chain with properties throughout New Zealand. They are generally modern, comfortable and well located and are ideal if what you are after is a comfortable bed and a clean, relatively modern room for the night. The Bella Vista at Kaikoura is a typical example of the chain. It is positioned just out...

Thank W00dway
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 December 2015

The room was specious, neat n clean and offers free wifi (not unlimited but enough for checking emails and social media). Nice location. Nice food in the restaurants. I highly recommend Bella Italia for a Business or leisure trip.

Thank k_sudeep

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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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: $110 - $166 (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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#6 Romantic 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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