Bella Vista Motel Nelson
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Bella Vista Motel Nelson

178 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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4.5
#10 of 23 motels in Nelson
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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Property amenities
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
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
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
Kitchenware
Radio
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Qualmark.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

178 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 43 out of 100
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Nelson Airport
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Jean B wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Nelson
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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Eva wrote a review Sept 2020
Feilding, New Zealand175 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from Nadine Hunter, General Manager at Bella Vista Motel Nelson
Responded 7 Sept 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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rememberremember1 wrote a review Feb 2023
Taunton, United Kingdom82 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nothing not to like here. Comfortable and clean, quiet and a very comfortable bed. We would recommend this motel to anyone and the gentleman on reception was so kind to stay up for us after our sailing was delayed from the North Island. We arrived after 10 pm and he was there to greet us. This went a long way, thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nadine Hunter, General Manager at Bella Vista Motel Nelson
Responded 1 Mar 2023
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 is as 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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Katrine715 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand101 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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 Nelson
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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Tessa wrote a review Feb 2021
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from Nadine Hunter, General Manager at Bella Vista Motel Nelson
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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Trish P wrote a review Mar 2018
Havant, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Motel, very clean and looked after. The owner was very helpful with giving us advice of things to do. We went on his recommendation to The Abel Tasman National Park and also recommended a lovely Bistro in the town. If only he could get our names right... Dave and Darcy we were known as......joke between us. Thanks had a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Nelson
Responded 15 Mar 2018
Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great review. We really enjoy helping our guests as best we can. #trustbellavista
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Murray H wrote a review Apr 2015
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sometimes the little things might mean a lot.

For instance, I get sick of asking for cutlery and dishes even when the microwave is there. This room was small... very small, but there was a decent sized refrigerator and a good range of utensils. I get sick of using one of the facecloths to wipe the bench, but there was a dishcloth, a tea towel, some dish wash. It was not an exorbitant price to use the laundry appliances.

But there is a negative side to thinking of small details.

On checking in I was told that my milk was only for starters, and I could buy any future requirement. The light bulbs were low-powered and there was inadequate lighting over the desk. I wouldn't have liked to use the shower on a frosty morning because the hot water temperature was set to be very low. Similarly, the wall heater was an old model and I would suspect noisy and probably set to turn off after a short period. There wasn't personal soaps and shampoos etc, but a few general hand wash dispensers on the wall, here and there.

There appeared to be gradual renovations in progress and the office and surroundings looked rather unkempt... gave a feeling of utility rather than quality. Although, the room was modern and fresh, the bed was comfortable and the linen and towels were decent quality. You could make local phone calls free of charge.

The management were politely spoken except for being rather impetuous to get the housekeepers to my room and there wasn't the normal notice for you to indicate that your room was available, or "do not disturb" or a discreet notice that housekeeping would not be available after a certain time. Check out time is 10.00am which by international standards in the modern day and age appears to be becoming outdated. These days, not everyone wants to get up with the sparrows. There is more respect for sleeping guests in a backpackers dormitory, as the housekeeping staff rolled their trollies right outside my window and chatted to each other in loud voices.
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Date of stay: March 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dennise F wrote a review Apr 2018
Barnsley, United Kingdom19 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and tidy but very small and compact and overpriced against other places we stayed in NZ. The staff were friendly enough and they had good laundry facilities. Once whale watching trip done, not much else to do in the area. Watch out for the long detours!
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Date of stay: February 2018
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Nelson
Responded 13 Apr 2018
We feel that you may have us confused us for Kaikoura??? There is so much to do in and around Nelson that you can easily fill in a week here. We offer a variety of different sized rooms so you may wish to ask about this next time. #trustbellavista
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AESireli wrote a review Dec 2017
17 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Bella Vista Motel for two nights during my visit to Nelson. Bruce and his wife were very friendly and accommodating. Bruce provided helpful information about my trek to Abel Tasman National Park, and he was also very considerate in making sure I was properly setup with transportation throughout my stay, since I did not have a car. The studio unit was clean, well-equipped, and spacious for one person. The hotel was conveniently located to Tahunanui Beach (only a 15-minute walk). I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to others visiting Nelson!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Nelson
Responded 1 Jan 2018
Thanks for your great review. We try to always put in that extra effort so that your stay here with us is the best it possibly can be. Organising transport, tours and restaurant bookings are all part of the service. #trustbellavista
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sunseeker031 wrote a review Dec 2017
newcastle upon tyne7 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in mid November for two nights. Very nice place to stay,we had ground floor room which was great for carrying our suitcases to.The mangeress gave us a warm welcome and plenty of advise on were to eat and places to go. Would recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Nadine H, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Nelson
Responded 26 Dec 2017
Thanks for your great feedback. We are lucky to be so close to many amazing restaurants here in Tahunanui. #trustbellavista
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand1 contribution
If you could please phone us 035486948 then we can email it to you as this site does not allow us to put up our email address
gtlegacy2015 wrote a tip Jun 2021
Wellington, New Zealand251 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor with parking at door"
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Katrine715 wrote a tip Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand101 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room near the front and had no road noise,if you struggle with stairs you would need a ground floor unit."
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Derek P wrote a tip Jan 2019
13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We liked the ground floor"
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C0rnelia1234 wrote a tip Jun 2018
Blenheim, New Zealand18 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book ahead, as was booked out when others werent"
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Anne B wrote a tip Feb 2017
Castletown, United Kingdom169 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Askk for ground floor rooms if you have lots of luggage or a mobility problem"
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PRICE RANGE
$132 - $189 (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 Nelson
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Classic Car Museum (1.0 km) and Natureland Zoo (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smugglers Pub and Cafe, Speight's Ale House, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Does Bella Vista Motel Nelson have airport transportation?
Yes, Bella Vista Motel Nelson offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bella Vista Motel Nelson?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao (3.6 km).
Is Bella Vista Motel Nelson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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