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Bella Vista Invercargill

240 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
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#3 of 24 motels in Invercargill
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Owners Tracy and Scott look forward to welcoming you to Bella Vista Invercargill. This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. Closely located to all of Invercargill's major facilities in the CBD with many restaurants, bars, cafes and superb shopping. Our accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units that are serviced daily and are ideal for business or leisure travelers. The complex offers ample parking, along with unlimited WiFi, continental breakfasts are available, plus there is the option of a charge back meal facility dine in or out with many restaurants around the city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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Stephanie M wrote a review Jan 2024
Sechelt, Canada419 contributions164 helpful votes
We have stayed at this Bella Vista hotel a number of times and would stay there again. The front desk person is very friendly and helpful and the staff taking care of our room was also very helpful. The layout of the rooms is convenient and comfortable. The location of the Motel is easy to find when you arrive in Invercargill, and it is easy to walk to grocery stores, cafes, the local gardens, and places of interest. I appreciate that there are laundry facilities available which are really helpful when you are on a road trip. Definitely a good place to stay with reasonable rates too. There are a lot of wonderful places to walk and experience nature that are not too far driving distance away.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Navigator60727622650 wrote a review Jan 2023
Excellent and very accommodating. The room was well presented and very clean. I loved the cookie time biscuits they provided. Due to my mobility issues the lovely owner managed to shuffle the bookings to put us in a room on the ground floor.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The owner and staff are lovely and the rooms are really well presented.
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Helen Roach wrote a review Oct 2022
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My stay in Southland started with an overnight stay at Bella Vista. What a lovely welcome to the deep south. Management (Scott) was amazingly helpful and supportive in arranging my trip from Invercargill to Bluff to catch the ferry to Stewart Island. He could not have been more helpful and what could have been a very stressful start turned into a really good one. The room was compact (as per the agent had booked on my behalf) and very, very clean and the bed extremely comfortable and for a single person more than adequate. A nice touch was the real coffee sachet/plunger; which I appreciated in the morning before the start of my trip over to the island. Shower and toilet was also spotless; which is often not the case in large and small motels/hotels alike. What I also enjoyed was the lovely little garden space behind the rooms which really is like a little oasis of green; with chairs available, this is a lovely place to sit with your morning coffee and relax. Upon my return from the island I treated myself to a restaurant of Scott's suggestion (Koji/Japanese restaurant); this proved to be one of the best meals of my trip down south. All in all this was a positive experience and thank you to Scott for your help and support. A wee note to the couple (Dennis(?) and Chen from Hamilton) who Scott had asked and who were travelling to Steward Island at the same time and who were happy to agree and were so kind as to give me a lift to Bluff as well; many, many thanks.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Debbie wrote a review Dec 2021
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Highly recommend Tracy and staff at Bella vista,Invercargill. Great southern hospitality. Lovely clean room. Comfy bed. Nice little extras added with nice coffee and some biscuits. I would stay here again and again!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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gtlegacy2015 wrote a review Jun 2021
Wellington, New Zealand241 contributions39 helpful votes
Accommodation met the usual high Bella Vista standard with clean and warm units. Parking directly outside the ground floor unit. Slight confusion on arrival as the Stewart Island package which we booked on the motels site was unknown to staff member. She promised to look into it and also gave a great recommendation for a restaurant.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ground floor units are very accessible for parking and carrying luggage.
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asilwashere wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand94 contributions30 helpful votes
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Great stay. The room was nice and clean, very tidy and well maintained. The bathroom was a good size and the shower had a shower dome which is quite uncommon. The room was quite small, didnt really have space for our 2 full size luggage bags. Not a big fan of the wall heater, it took a long time to heat the room. On the plus side they had cookie time cookies, supplied little shower gels, shampoo, conditioner and lotion and the bed was super warm and comfy
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ezra710 wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1394 contributions118 helpful votes
Southern hospitality is a feature at Bella Vista. Although the room was smaller than elsewhere the motels are conveniently situated on SH1 and easy to find [opposite Mitre 10, which includes a Columbus Coffee]. There is a large carpark with easy access. Some noise from plumbing and traffic, but not obtrusive. Great shower - excellent pressure and hot water. Carpets were in good condition. Easy walk into town [15 - 20 minutes] and choose to parks for a more relaxing stroll.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FreddyII wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand102 contributions54 helpful votes
One of the advantages of the Bella Vista motels is that they are reasonably consistent. Clean and tidy but the studio was a bit small for two persons. Situated on a main road but the night time road noise was not a problem.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Philip Y wrote a review Apr 2020
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Our car broke down on the way to Invercargill and we were towed in style by tow truck to the Motel forecourt. This was a Saturday and no chance of car being repaired till Monday . On the Sunday the lovely lady who runs the hotel offered us her car to drive over to Bluff and see the sights . It was a very cold windy day and very limited public transport so the car was so appreciated. Thankyou Tracey you are a gem Immaculate comfortable and warm room and on normal days an easy walk into Invercargill city centre
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Tracy M'Neilly, Owner at Bella Vista Invercargill
Responded 5 Apr 2020
Your Welcome guys, hope all is going well and you and your family is healthy and safe. Take care. (weather has been amazing and really sorry you guys didn't get to enjoy it). Kind Regards Tracy
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laudy13 wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom72 contributions70 helpful votes
We dropped in on the off chance of staying overnight while passing through Invercargill in our camper van. What a great welcome! The lady on reception was so friendly and helpful. There was space in the car park for our van and offered us a comfortable ground floor room with a small kitchenette and a large bathroom. There’s a guest laundry room too, which is always a help when you’ve been camping! Although close to the main road, we found the room quiet and had a good night’s sleep ready for the next day’s drive through the Catlins.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tracy M'Neilly, Owner at Bella Vista Invercargill
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thank you so much, a fantastic review. It was my pleasure to have you stay at my Motel.....enjoy the rest of your Travels, stay healthy. All the best. Kind Regards Tracy
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$155 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionInvercargill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Invercargill
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Invercargill?
Nearby attractions include Classic Motorcycle Mecca (1.0 km), Invercargill Water Tower (0.4 km), and St. Mary's Basilica (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Invercargill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Invercargill?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Invercargill?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Invercargill?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Invercargill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elegance at 148 on Elles Restaurant, The Batch Cafe, and The Saucy Chef on St Andrew.
Does Bella Vista Invercargill have airport transportation?
Yes, Bella Vista Invercargill offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Invercargill?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (4.5 km).
Does Bella Vista Invercargill have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Bella Vista Invercargill accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.