Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs
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Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs

Cnr of Main Road & Tarndale Place, Hanmer Springs 7334 New Zealand
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4.0
#2 of 2 small hotels in Hanmer Springs
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
We welcome you to the Bella Vista Hanmer Springs Motel. This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. Hanmer Springs is the perfect base for relaxaton and adventures. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the famous thermal hot springs and other activities. We are easy to find on the way into the centre of town, just 90 minutes drive north of Christchurch. We are in easy walking distance to the centre of the village and we have ample safe parking so you can leave your car at the motel. Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. The 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. Free WIFI 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. All units have a microwave oven. We offer continental breakfasts, and evening meal 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
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family 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
Quiet
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Cnr of Main Road & Tarndale Place, Hanmer Springs 7334 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 56 out of 100
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Arin Basu wrote a review Jul 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand159 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is on the outskirts of Hanmer Springs township (and thus deafeningly quiet except for birdcalls), and pretty much within a short drive or biking distance, your choice, probably not within walking distance to town centre. The motel is clean, particular mention must be made of the motel owners who are really nice people, it’s a pleasure to stay there. The rooms face the scenic mountains and the valley. I will remember the room for its disproportionately large (size for the room) and well-equipped bathroom, which is not what you expect to see in motels, :-), with a fancy shower-dome with forceful jet of water (ranging between piping hot to icy cold 24 hours) and expensive soap and shampoo on the shower stands.
Downside: the room we selected was small and did not have a table and set of chairs, and did not have a veranda where you can relax, etc. It’d be nice if it had a few car charging pods or facility to charge electric vehicles (that’s pretty much it, they didn’t bother us, not deal breaker for us anyway).
Overall: top of average range. Good value for money. Recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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davemoana wrote a review Aug 2021
North Perth, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with son, daughter-in-law and two teenage grandchildren who desperately needed wifi. Julie very kindly allocated the vacant room’s quota to us to accommodate the teenagers. I have stayed here on numerous occasions since 2011 and have always enjoyed a warm, friendly service from both Steve & Julie. For this reason it is my honour to recommend their facility to anyone looking for clean, warm and welcoming accommodation.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ian M wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would like to thank Steve & Julie from Bella Vista Hanmer Springs for looking after us when we stayed at the Bella Vista. They are wonderful hosts and the accommodation is like 5 star accommodation. We will definitely be back. Thank you 😀
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ericgT2218DB wrote a review Dec 2020
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand34 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for one night. Great welcome. Unit was ultra clean and in great condition maintenance wise.

A very short walk to every thing
Had dinner at the Saints pub. Quick service and good quality food to.

The only negative would be that they do not have Sky TV so the reception is fairly poor. They need to invest in that as that is what people expect these days.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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duclos123 wrote a review Jan 2010
Canterbury5 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked through rates to go for two adults and two children and given a price. Instead of paying upon departure the 130.50 as quoted through rates to go the owner pressed me to pay 160.50. He claimed that I stated that I had only one child. This was an absured thing to suggest. Never the less, he would not budge even though I had the printed quote for the room from the rates to go booking service. So this is something to be aware of. Motel itself is clean and well equipped and we would have been very pleased at the 130.50 price but having the extra 30 dollars slapped on top and not advised of this until we checked out is sharp practice. Sometimes you need to accept things in good faith as I would have been a potential returning customer but I will not set foot over the threshold of the Bella Vista ever again, I'll be taking my money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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helen23504 wrote a review Oct 2017
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel was quiet - located out of town, a good walk into town. Views of mountains lovely. Friendly owners. Bathroom spacious! Motel room otherwise small. You may need to book ahead on weekends for more luxury closer to town accommodationWe only stayed one night.
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Date of stay: October 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: A ground floor room
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FamilyDunedinnz wrote a review Apr 2017
Dunedin nz49 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok room. Very small and uncomfortable bed. Not much room to store anything .
Spacious bathroom but this unit got very little sun .
The unit could have done with a good clean , there was spilt coffee stains in the cupboard and the bathroom floor needed a good clean.
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Date of stay: April 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tags94 wrote a review Apr 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia16 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in room 10 which has one queen bed and one twin bed for a family of 3. This room was meant for just one bed. Squeezing in the twin made it difficult to move around and get comfortable. Ok for one night but not much more than that.

The TV is crammed in the corner of the desk, so you can't see it if someone is sitting/eating at the desk. There is a small chair in the other corner of the room,not comfortable, just good to put your stuff on since there isn't much space anywhere else to do so.

The room and bathroom were clean and the beds were soft and I liked the heated blankets. Free parking and WiFi but limited to two devices.
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Date of stay: December 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rebecca H wrote a review Dec 2016
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited bella vista just after the canterbury earthquake unsure if we would be able to get home on the roads. amazing people made us feel safe and welcome. nice clean rooms. reccomend this place to everyone.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 242StephenW, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs
Responded 26 Dec 2016
Thanks for you comments. It was a pleasure to help you all out at what was a scary time for a lot of people.. kind regards Steve and Julie
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AndyA6836 wrote a review Oct 2016
Wanaka, New Zealand64 contributions14 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an aging motel and our room was too small for a couple with nowhere to put the bags.. The property is not the standard i would expect of all bella vista properties.. Its tired and compared to other places stayed around sth island not good value although may be ok for what looks to be an increasingly expensive town .. Bed not up to scratch for comfort and too small
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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88snowdragon wrote a tip Nov 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand67 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The upper rooms offer the best views"
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helen23504 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"A ground floor room"
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Narnee wrote a tip Mar 2016
Whanganui, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"no suggestions"
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Dannielle J wrote a tip Jan 2016
Canowindra, Australia4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just be mindful of when you book to be sure you have booked the correct room. It's not that clear on booking.com"
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88snowdragon wrote a tip Jan 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand67 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We always choose an upper story room if one is available."
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PRICE RANGE
$146 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionHanmer Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs?
Nearby attractions include Hanmer Adventure Centre (1.2 km), Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa (0.9 km), and Hanmer Springs Animal Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice Village, No.31 Restaurant & Bar, and Rustic Cafe & Tapa's Bar.
Is Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Hanmer Springs.
Are pets allowed at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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