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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is fine for a one-night stop over if passing through Oamaru but if you like your space then its a bit pokey (well the room we were in anyway). The room was clean and tidy but I have to say that in comparison to other motels we have stayed at, it was slightly over-priced. But like I said,...

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Hi Danzak1, Thank you for your feedback, this is much appreciated for our marketing record. We are glad that our standard of cleanliness is up to your satisfactory. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best Regards, Ole' Wallis

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room we had was a huge one. Furniture a little bit outdated but it s still a motel so it s ok. Bed is comfortable the bathtub very nice with hydromassage. The sink would be better to have one knob to control the temperature better instead of the retro cold/hot. The internet is fast however u need to log...

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Hi Maiki1978, Thank you for your review. It is great to know that facilities in our room are well-functioned to your liking. We understand your feeling of the hot/cold tap. We have been trying to change them to a mixer too, however, our plumber is still searching for a suitable one that will fit a custom holes of the vanity....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean room, but a very odd shower floor arrangement. The suggested breakfast was at a restaurant nearby that appeared to be owned by the motel management. We ended up going to the McDonald's next door for a couple of muffins and coffees.

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Hello Ed T, Thank you for your time to let us know your feedback, this is very much appreciated! It sounded like you may have booked a room that is also a wheelchair-accessible, shower area in this room, hence why, a wet-floor shower. Breakfast is served in buffet style and our restaurant next door from Mcdonalds (only 20 meters away,...

uk
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The guy at reception was very pleasant the room was ok for one night, much smaller than the one we had stayed in the night before in Dunedin. Disappointed with this group of hotels, although they provide all you need and are clean.

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Dear Screennamechalky, Thank you for your feedback. We provide as much details and information on the websites as practical including rooms size and floor space. As most of the new motels built after year 2000, the design and room configuration has been built to the new regulation and to support seismic activity (earthquake proof). This can be noticed by the...

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I'd definitely book this motel when I return to Oamaru. The host was friendly and helpful in providing the map and information on places of interest. The pressure of shower was really strong and great. The room was just right for two and had the facilities of microwave, tea/coffee making facilities and fridge which I thought was really great and...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have stayed at this motel previously and with no previous concerns I booked again. It seems to be under new management from our last visit and I thought that overall the accommodation was good value. The room was clean, with what looked like a new bathroom (a good shower) and heating was good. I would recommend.

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you LTK1999 for your time to review us, very much appreciated!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We booked direct on theur website from Australia and didn't have to pay until wr checkrd in. We didn't incur the 1.5% credit card surcharge as we booked direct. We had a compact studio room. Yes it was small but had everything you need for a one stay while travelling - microwave, crockery, cutlery, glasses, a couple of glass cooking...

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you very much Jenny for your time to review us. Gladly, we can assist and make your holiday in Oamaru a very enjoyable one.

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Was just an ok stay. lady at desk was lovely and room was nice but a little over priced there was also damage in the bathroom. Overall was just average and would not recommend if you looking to stay more than one night.

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Hello Alice J, Thank you for reviewing us. Could you please also let us know a bit more detail of the damage in the bathroom? So that we can have them fixed. Also, if you are planing to stay longer than a night, and contact us directly. We normally will recommend you a few other options that will suit you...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

After touring the south Island for 9 days and choosing Oamaru as our last stay before heading back to Christchurch we decided on Bella Vista, purchased accommodation very last minute online through TripAdvisor. Got there to find our room taken, luckily there was a 'king upgrade' available. The room was clean and cheap but that's about all that was good...

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BellaVistaOamaru, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru, responded to this review

Dear Lin J, First of all, thank you for your time to review us, your comment is very much appreciated. The room upgraded is a Free-of-Charge for you as explained on your arrival. This is due to your online double-booking which is an unfortunate situation. Hence why we have upgraded you. We are lucky to have such a prominent location...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We choose the Bella Vista due to it's location and it belonged to the Bella Vista chain. We did expect a little more but it was adequate for our one-night stay. We were upstairs and away from the road - we got more noise from guests, then the road. Our studio was very compact and the bathroom needed an update....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Oamaru

Address: 206 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $111 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Oamaru 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Get one of the bigger rooms. The standard rooms are too pokey.”
 of 5 bubbles Danzak1, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are interconnecting.”
 of 5 bubbles annetteb118, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Avoid ground floor - is very noisy. Try getting a room on the end to avoid foot traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles Shmoozylla, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles 494trevw, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose an upstairs room as it will have more light”
 of 5 bubbles TravellerNZ007, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
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