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Castletown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great stay here although lugging cases up the stairs can be a bit of a problem. Very comfortable room - slightly small but had everything we needed. Owner very helpful and booked tours for us and gave directions of how to get to where we were going. Would have liked to stay longer.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The room is rather small the facilities are very clean and they have a very nice barbecue area with a huge table for people to sit around away from the rooms. They have a kettle and a French press for making coffee, milk was offered upon arrival. First day we got there the The...

Thank Andyb999999
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bella Vista Motel is easy to find, easy to park and has well appointed rooms with good facilities. The room and bathroom were very clean. The kitchenette had all you would need for catering for yourself for one or two nights. The cost was reasonable for a good night's sleep. It was quiet and heating/ventilation was easy to control....

Thank Frances M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Thank you Bella Vista for a great long weekend away. We loved that we could bring our dog with us. Bruce and Nadine were very helpful, as we decided to come up a day early, so they sorted out a room for us quickly. The rooms were very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. The free Wifi package...

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

Thank you for your amazing review of our motel, we are always pleased when we can accommodate the whole family (canines & all) as not many motels offer this. Yes it is a good idea to take the downstairs rooms if stairs pose a problem. Looking forward to meeting you again some day.

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This motel is a good facility and part of the Bella Vista chain. The room if a little compact did have fridge, microwave, kettle & toaster. Milk, washing up liquid and wifi included. There are laundry facilities too. The bathroom looked like it was recently refurbished and the soft furnishings in the room were also nice and new. Owner is...

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

Thank you for your review, yes we are a short drive from the city centre, but we are also much closer to the beautiful Tahunanui Beach (walking distance) than the city motels. We offer a variety of rooms from the budget queen compact to our superior one bedroom units and super king studio units which offer plenty of space. We...

Reviewed 2 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...

Thank richardnZ1948IX
Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 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.

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!

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...

Thank Montybeel
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...

Morwell, Australia
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...

Thank Ted V
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.

Reviewed 30 April 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.

Thank Hawk0800
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....

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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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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: €80 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Askk for ground floor rooms if you have lots of luggage or a mobility problem”
 of 5 bubbles annebL372KS, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is upstairs and downstairs, so if you want easy access, ask for downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles kimjakcarey, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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