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Bella Vista Motel Oamaru

206 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#9 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
Oamaru is the hub of the Waitaki 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 Oamaru CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Oamaru we cater for all your business or recreational needs. We are easy to find on Thames Street, State Highway One just two hours drive south of Ashburton and one and a half hours drive north of Dunedin. We are the closest motel to the town centre, shops, restaurants, cafes, our beautiful Opera House and Historic Oamaru. We are only a very short drive to both Blue and Yellow-eyed Penguin Colonies. We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore. Unlimited free WIFI is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. You can be assured of a warm welcome at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Debra Andersen wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
On behalf of my elderly parents who stayed at this establishment for 3 nights just recently. They any I were totally disappointed by the size of the unit. They called it compact but by kiwi standards it's a tiny bedroom with ensuite. The Bed is a double bed not a queen size as advertised. The unit was clean and tidy. Excellent location, being so close to town. But neighbors are McDonald's open 24/7 on one side and a Petrol Station on the other side. A little noisy if your unit is close to these establishments. When my parents after their first night asked for a upgrade to a larger unit .for safely requirements I was totally shocked and appalled to hear of the Managers unprofessional and disrespectful manner towards my elderly parents. I understand that there wasn't any units available, but there was no need to verbally raise your voice to the extent to embarrass them and anyone else in the vicinity. I will not be recommending this Motel to anyone in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Terence G wrote a review Mar 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand210 contributions69 helpful votes
Bella Vista is not a motel that I would return to. It was dated with very little natural light. The bed was two singles pushed together to make a double and I believe not a queen. The beds had long passed their use by date, sunken in the middle and hard to sleep on. The smell in our bathroom was awful. Although I would rate it very poor value for money the one great thing was the reading lamps over the bed. I suggest looking around for another motel. As New Zealand is basically Covid free questions on distancing etc are irrelevant.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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ericgT2218DB wrote a review Jan 2021
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand25 contributions3 helpful votes
Well it is review quite well but I was not all that impressed really. The property is run down. Weeds in the pavement and broken latch on some windows. This place isl definately in a 1980 time worp. That said it was clean as so no complaints there and relatively close to the "cbd". They recommended a Chinese restaurant close which was bloody dreadful.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Shane B wrote a review Nov 2020
Te Awamutu, New Zealand759 contributions168 helpful votes
Check in was the minimum no local knowledge ideas to do where to eat etc passed. Room was small even for a Bella Vista would be good for 1 or 2 nights. Location was good probably a little far to walk to some of the popular restaurants, Room was clean tidy. We received breakfast the night before two bits of bread each and some condiments can't remember ordering it. Would stay again noting a place to sleep not much more.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Maria wrote a review Oct 2020
New Zealand3 contributions
We stayed over night on our way from Christchurch. Our room was clean and tidy. I agree with the below comment/rating that the room is tight and not a lot of space to eat if you have got more than one person. It was very windy overnight. Glazing was not tightly installed. The wind was blowing through it making loud whistling noise. Also we had a door in between our room and the next door unit. The door was for some reason unlocked (bad idea for security) and we could hear everything happening in the room next door, including Skype calls.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
marie206 wrote a review Jun 2020
Rakaia, New Zealand143 contributions26 helpful votes
We arrived late afternoon to a friendly welcome, but a freezing room. All motels we have been in have had a heater on in our room for an extended warm welcome, so you could imagine how disappointed we were. We found our " upgraded " room very tight as it had an extra bed in it. We were asked not to eat or drink on the bed, but there was one chair jamed up against a wall and bed and another at a desk which made things awkward. The room was very clean and tidy, and eventually warmed up nicely. We found the main bed quite small and hard, and sleep that night was not great.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ian F wrote a review Jan 2020
Baulkham Hills, Australia25 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for one night while travelling through. The room itself was large, clean, and good for a family. Only downside we experienced was traffic and roadworks on the main road. Had parking right outside our room.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Vinnie01 wrote a review Jan 2020
Tasmania, Australia123 contributions249 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night in December 2019. Room was small and compact, but well equipped, okay for one night. Good location and easy walking to explore Oamaru. Friendly and helpful staff. Safe parking.
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Date of stay: December 2019
FoxyWM wrote a review Dec 2019
Andover, United Kingdom36 contributions27 helpful votes
I stayed here during a solo motorbike tour of the South Island. I ended up staying in a couple of Bella Vista motels after this experience being positive. The lady who greeted me was really helpful and after following her advice I spent a really interesting afternoon in a couple of museums. The rooms are basic but have everything you need. I felt comfortable and safe and being near a supermarket was very handy.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Gene S wrote a review Oct 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand87 contributions41 helpful votes
This motel is centrally located, well presented being tidy and with plenty of parking. My room was spacious, with a kitchenette, king size bed and en-suite. The motel is modern with heating and lighting to suit. If I was going to pick at anything it would be the breakfast which I thought was very basic, especially when it’s being changed for in the room rate to the tune of $18. Several spreads were provided in packets but no butter. The bread like everything else was delivered the night before, hard the next morning due to being exposed to air in the paper bag. They could do much better! Because of the breakfast they get four stars.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$84 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Nearby attractions include Whitestone City (1.1 km), Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (1.0 km), and Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Star and Garter, and Fat Sallys.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Bella Vista Motel Oamaru located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Oamaru.
Are pets allowed at Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel Oamaru?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (3.6 km).
Is Bella Vista Motel Oamaru accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.