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Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs

Cnr of Main Road & Tarndale Place, Hanmer Springs 7334 New Zealand
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#9 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Hanmer Springs
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
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Blackout curtains
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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davemoana wrote a review Aug 2021
North Perth, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Arin Basu wrote a review Jul 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand141 contributions33 helpful votes
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
Ian M wrote a review Jun 2021
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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
Brynkoru wrote a review Jan 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand212 contributions40 helpful votes
Great hosts - tidy and clean rooms showing their age a bit but with all you need and good breakfast available - a little noise from other rooms but otherwise a good base for our stay in Hanmer Springs.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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ericgT2218DB wrote a review Dec 2020
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand25 contributions3 helpful votes
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
Andyoto wrote a review Jun 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand71 contributions5 helpful votes
We based our selves here for 2 nights the motel was clean and v good Enjoyed our time here and thought it good value Enjoyed seeing the native pigeon Handy base just on edge of town Towels supplied for hot pools
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Ray wrote a review Jan 2020
Kawerau, New Zealand8 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay at the Bella Vista, the owners were so accommodating and friendly. The rooms were basic, clean and a good distance away from the busy-ness of town. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from 242StephenW, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Hanmer Springs
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit
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Michelle L wrote a review Jun 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
I have to start this by saying I feel terrible giving a poor review because the people who own the place are so wonderful, but the rooms were pretty rough, especially for >$170/night. We appreciated that they allow dogs, which is the reason we stayed there. But the room was small and the mattress was very uncomfortable. The views of the mountains are great though, and access to the dog stream was great, too.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
footiesnz wrote a review Oct 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand78 contributions21 helpful votes
We booked the Bella Vista via a 'last minute' website for a night away over the long weekend. We had a studio unit with a king bed which was great as it meant we weren't squished when our small person wanted to join us. The motel provided a porta cot for our son which was all set up when we arrived. The motel is also pet friendly, this is awesome! We took our small dog which meant we didn't have to worry about kennels or the additional cost that brings. Plenty of parking, very friendly staff. Our room was available before the standard check-in time which was great as our small person was getting tired and needed a rest. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Gary B wrote a review Jun 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand16 contributions3 helpful votes
The studio unit we stayed in was very good had the basics for a couple or could have a disable person stay as the shower unit & toilet was all in one.Bed was a bit firm but otherwise it suit our needs over the four days we stayed .It was a five minute walk to the centre of town.
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Date of stay: June 2018
US$87 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionHanmer Springs
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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 Springs Thermal Pools & Spa (0.9 km), Hanmer Springs Animal Park (0.3 km), and A Maze N Golf (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 Springs Pizza, Spice Village, and No.31 Restaurant & 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.