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Bella Vista Motel & Apartments

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We welcome you to our Christchurch motel, offering high quality accommodation near the city centre. Newly renovated, our property has been assessed by Qualmark (independent accreditation) as 4 star quality accommodation, and we have also been awarded a Qualmark Silver rating under the Sustainable Tourism Business Criteria. Christchurch is the hub of the Canterbury region and the perfect base for your adventures. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Christchurch CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Christchurch we cater for all your business or recreational needs. We are easy to find on Bealey Avenue. Our great location makes it an easy walk to the city centre, Casino and Southern Cross hospital, tourist attractions, the information office, restaurants, bars and entertainment. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car and explore the city on foot.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary tea
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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MarcusLC61 wrote a review Feb 2024
Adelaide, Australia110 contributions73 helpful votes
The Bella Vista is located on the fringe of the Christchurch CBD, which makes it easy to find and central to a lot of places. The CBD is an easy (and flat) 20 minute walk, plus there are shops and very good eating places in various directions, all within a 15 to 20 minute walk. The complex is immaculately presented and the hosts are attentive and friendly. We stayed in a Queen room. It's compact, but cleverly designed to make the most of the space. We appreciated the table and comfortable sitting chairs. All rooms at Bella Vista have a good little kitchenette. The bathroom was small, but worked well. Our only challenge was where to put two suitcases, as there was little floor space. The hotel is on a busy road and it is fairly noisy in the early evening and morning, but apart from the occasional sirens and hoons, it's not a problem. Our only complaint is the level of light in the room at night that disturbed our rest. The curtains were private, but were inadequate to block the strong external lights. The door was also semi-transparent and introduced a lot of light. This seems to be a common problem with motels these days, but could be simply solved with heavier drapes. We recommend the Bella Vista as a great place to stay in a beautiful city and would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Take an eye shade for sleeping. The standard Queen room is very compact. Opt for a larger one...
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bellaeleven wrote a review Jun 2023
Sydney, Australia115 contributions37 helpful votes
Great place to stay. Recommend and would stay there again. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Our apartment had everything we needed, was warm and cosy. Very comfy beds and pillows and plenty of hot water for the showers.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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rememberremember1 wrote a review Mar 2023
Taunton, United Kingdom86 contributions39 helpful votes
Clean and welcoming - the basic Bella Vista experience - ideal for the night before flying from the airport. Thank you. The WiFi not strong but we have had worse. Everything for a stop over - can recommend but not as a destination
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kiwi A wrote a review Mar 2023
New Plymouth, New Zealand102 contributions16 helpful votes
I booked the compact studio and wow it's the smallest room I've ever been in. Alright for an overnight stay for one person but I wouldn't want to be in it for longer. Lovely bathroom and bed; not a fan of eating a meal while seated at a bench beneath the TV. Each room has its own car parking space.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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julieheron wrote a review Feb 2023
Maidenhead, United Kingdom201 contributions127 helpful votes
A friendly welcome and room was ready - big bonus after 20 hours flying from UK. Map provided with recommendations. Perfect 2 bedroom with upstairs for the bedrooms and lovely spacious bathroom with fab shower and spa bath. Beds really comfortable and all very clean. Road is busy and could be noisy - we requested rooms further away and good double glazing. Emma the owner was so friendly and helped us with various requests. Fantastic coffee van was parked up both mornings. Turn right and opposite and there is a fabulous cafe Affogato - brilliant for breakfast. Turn left and 10 minutes to a great locals pub. 20 min walk into city if you don’t grab an Uber or catch the bus.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brucewal wrote a review Feb 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Very handy location Available parking Room’s very clean , and well appointed Great shower , could get the dirtiest body clean with the pressure Reception, very friendly and helpful Novel attraction. They have a coffee cart at the front in the mornings
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ruth wrote a review Dec 2021
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The location was close to the CBD, & to Southern Cross Hospital, the later is where I needed to get to/from Reception was excellent : they helped with getting dinner ( no car ) , they helped with getting a few things from supermarket ( again because I couldn’t get there ) They looked out for my safety &checked on my welfare ( I was disabled )
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Gvipin wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand216 contributions199 helpful votes
On advised opted for superior studio instead of compact and was not disappointed. Clean room with everything that I would expect from a good motel. Though on ground floor, had sound sleep. Special thanks for early check in. Reached by 9.00am and was offered the room immediately and that really helped. Customer service was excellent. Warm and friendly host. Will recommend based on my experience and is also centrally located.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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CollRr wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand313 contributions79 helpful votes
Bella Vista is within easy distance of a great coffee shop and within walking distance of the centre of town. It is also close to the bus route. The unit we had was small, but clean and tidy. It was functional as we were touring and only needed to sleep there at night. We arrived fairly late and the person at reception phoned a local pub to stay open to provide us with a meal, which was helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kate wrote a review Jun 2020
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Thank you for the hospitality. We loved our stay! It is such a great location being so close to the city. We were able to walk to most places which was very convenient. WiFi and services were excellent. Will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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$157 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel & Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel & Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Margaret Mahy Family Playground (0.9 km), Quake City (1.0 km), and Canterbury Museum at CoCA (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel & Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel & Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's House of Lamb, Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, and Sakimoto Japanese Bistro.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel & Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (3.2 km), Mona Vale (2.5 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (7.3 km).
Is Bella Vista Motel & Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.