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178 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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#19 of 42 hotels in Nelson
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Desk
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Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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gtlegacy2015 wrote a review Jun 2021
Wellington, New Zealand226 contributions32 helpful votes
Accommodation as expected as have stayed previously. Heater switched on before arrival. Very clean, with good lighting. Welcoming host who followed up with a telephone call on an issue after departure.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Ground floor with parking at door
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Response from Nadine Hunter, General Manager at Bella Vista Motel
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It's always nice to hear that our hard efforts to make your stay here, no matter how long or short, is ad good as it can be. We pride ourselves in maintaining a high standard of comfort for our guests and are so happy that you had a restful night before continuing on your journey. We look forward to welcoming you here again some time soon. #trustbellavista
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Tessa wrote a review Feb 2021
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6 of us stayed here at the end of our Abel Tasman trip. The owner went above and beyond to look after us all. Very happy with our stay here. Comfortable clean quiet motel, reasonably priced. Walking distance to restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It's always nice to hear that our hard efforts to make your stay here, no matter how long or short, is ad good as it can be. We pride ourselves in maintaining a high standard of comfort for our guests and are so happy that you had a restful night before continuing on your journey. We look forward to welcoming you here again some time soon. #trustbellavista
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Eva wrote a review Sep 2020
Feilding, New Zealand183 contributions23 helpful votes
Booked at 6pm for a 10.30pm arrival that same day. The hosts were so accommodating, lights were left on in our unit and after a 12hour drive it was so lovely to see a lovely clean, comfty room. We slept so well, so happy we happened to book at Bella Vista. Would not hesitate to stay again. Thanks so much!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 7 Sep 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It's always nice to hear that our hard efforts to make your stay here, no matter how long or short, is good as it can be. We pride ourselves in maintaining a high standard of comfort for our guests and are so happy that you had a restful night before continuing on your journey. We look forward to welcoming you here again some time soon and are excited to be able to offer you one of our newly refurbished rooms. Watch the website for updated photographs coming soon..... #trustbellavista
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Katrine715 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand107 contributions17 helpful votes
We ended up being stuck overnight in Nelson due to the airport being closed. We managed to get accomodation here.The owner Bruce was extremely accomodating and helpful. When we were still stranded the next day he found us a room, AND even lent us his car to go into the city.It was an amazing gesture,as he didn’t even know us. The rooms were clean and very comfortable ,we just had a studio type unit with microwave, excellent shower.highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: We had a room near the front and had no road noise,if you struggle with stairs you would need a...
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We understand that it is really annoying when plans get changed due to circumstances outside of your control and we will always try and help out as much as possible where we can. We are very proud of our newly refurbished bathrooms and are always happy to hear feedback that we made the right choice in fixtures and fittings. #trustbellavista
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Jean B wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 3 nights that were split (2 and then 1) as we visited Able Tasman. Accommodation was clean with very comfy beds. Everything we needed in the room coffee tea fridge etc. Bruce the manager was fantastic. Directed us to 2 local restaurants Smuggler and the Indian. Both great. Bruce also kindly kept out luggage whilst we were out of town and on our last morning even dropped us off at the car hire place. Above and beyond for sure. Motel is about 6km from centre but closer to the lovely beach.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are more than happy to help out in any way we can to make your stay as pleasant as can be. As a traveller, it is always great to know that your luggage is held in safe storage while you are out on the track enjoying our beautiful National Park. We are lucky at Bella Vista to be situated within walking distance of many wonderful eating establishments and the beach. Looking forward to hosting you again. #trustbellavista
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Ashlandite2 wrote a review Mar 2019
Ashland, Oregon2 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean, comfortable, quiet, accommodation with great shower, kitchen, laundry room and personable, helpful host, Bruce Hunter. He helped with directions, dinner reservations and sight seeing recommendations.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel
Responded 5 Mar 2019
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It's always nice to hear that our hard efforts to make your stay here in Nelson are as good as they can be. The bathrooms are certainly being appreciated now that we have upgraded them all. We look forward to welcoming you here again some time. #trustbellavista
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Kiwi12 wrote a review Jan 2019
Rangiora, New Zealand334 contributions36 helpful votes
Mine Hosts are the best you can get. No problem is too big. Had a problem with Sky Tv fixed, in an instant with a smile. One of the most important things is to have a good nights sleep. The bed was exceptional. The Unit was spotlessly clean. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel
Responded 20 Jan 2019
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We Are in the process of upgrading our beds so it is wonderful to hear that this is appreciated. #trustbellavista
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briskit wrote a review Jan 2019
56 contributions18 helpful votes
This lovely motel is clean, a bit crowded for us four adults, but very comfortable. The owners were welcoming and generous with their time and local knowledge. The WiFi was average but workable. Super close is a street full of cafes and bars that offer a full range of cuisines and are open late. A lovely cathedral sits at the top of the hill and is open late too. I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel
Responded 16 Jan 2019
Thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review. We did have a small glitch with the Wifi where our controller partially malfunctioned but this has been replaced with the latest version of controller that pushes out the strongest Wifi signal available to all rooms within the complex. #trustbellavista
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Derek P wrote a review Jan 2019
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This way surpassed our expectations. The manager couldn't have been more considerate. He spent time recommending local Nelson restaurants and suggesting daily activities which truly matched our needs. The Abel Tasman boat tour was truly spectacular. Nelson area is simply beautiful. Thank you Bella Vista!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We liked the ground floor
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Responded 16 Jan 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a glowing review. We do appreciate hearing feedback from our guests to know that we are recommending the best Nelson has to offer. #trustbellavista
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annebatts wrote a review Nov 2018
Taupo, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
I was stranded in Nelson with my elderly parents after our flight out was cancelled. Bruce couldn’t have been more helpful. Our room was cosy, the beds extremely comfortable, and the shower was mint. He recommended an excellent Indian restaurant just down the road and even drove us to the Airport. Thanks for everything Bruce 🙏
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Nov 2018
Thanks for the great review, we look forward to hosting you again some time. #trustbellavista
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US$79 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Classic Car Museum (1.0 km), Natureland Zoo (1.2 km), and Nelson Fun Park - Hydroslide, Bumper Boats & Mini Golf (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smugglers Pub and Cafe, Speight's Ale House, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Does Bella Vista Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Bella Vista Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bella Vista Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (3.6 km).
Is Bella Vista Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.