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Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura

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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 7 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...

Thank Suegofar
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.

Thank Ted V
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Clean and functional room - no microwave and very small amount of free wi - fi. All accomodation we have stayed in recently offer free wi fi. Could be better. The owners are not overly friendly and I felt like we were a bit of a hindrance. I hate to write a poor review - but its so easy to...

Thank Bellaboy44
BellaVistaKaikoura, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review

Our apologies for not getting it right on your stay with us and thanks for the advice on the wifi.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Adequate and average room with refrigerator. The staff were welcoming and helpful on check in. The location of the hotel is a 10 minute walk to town, although it is down a hill steep enough to require a switchback on the the path. So, unless you are able bodied it might not be a walkable location since it requires walking...

1Thank ColoradoHighlander
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The room was clean and warm. The bathroom needs some form of ventilation fan. Got very steamy very quickly during showering and stayed wet for hours after. The bed was comfortable and the kitchenette handy. This motel is a little further from the center of town than I would of liked. There are motels on the waterfront I wish I...

1Thank Sam S
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean motel, handy to town but.....barking dogs, people yelling all night in neighbours property....dont stay here if you need a good sleep. Maybe this was an unusual situation but the Motel owner needs to sort this problem out pronto.

1Thank Jeepa123

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About the property
  • 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
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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 St, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: ₹ 4,967 - ₹ 7,864 (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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