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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

A nice place to stay overnight. We needed a unit for the night and Bella Vista filled the bill. Modern and tastefully furnished. In a good location not too far from the centre of town. The staff were very friendly and efficient. All the usual facilities for an overnight stay were on hand and the request for more sugar was... More 

Thank Hamminator
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time out to review your stay with us! Helps others get a better idea of what to expect! Hope to see you again! Robyn and John More 

Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

The rooms are nothing special, very compact. However has all of the necessities and believe the accommodation in Dunedin to be very similar. Free Wi-Fi however the internet was apparently down and couldn't use it at all which was disappointing. What made the stay special were the hosts. Robyn was so friendly and had so many fantastic suggestions for what... More 

Thank AustThomas
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Bella Vista Motel Dunedin. We are glad that you enjoyed the friendly service and helpfulness that we are so proud of. Yes, the Compact Studios are quite small ( as the name suggestes) but we do have other options, which may suit you better, another time. The Wifi system has now been replaced with a brand new... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I stayed here recently overnight on business, it was a real pleasure, the hosts were friendly and helpful and the rooms comfortable, great for overnight business trip and i would definately stay there next time i am down that way

Thank EmmaRotorua
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay Emma, and that everything met your needs. Look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely R and J :-) More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Been there just 2 weeks ago with wife and 2 five year olds. 1BR. apt. seemed just perfect. The hosts Robyn and John were as helpful and friendly as can be. A homely feel which certainly made the 4 night stay very comfortable. Location was also great with various dining options just a walk away. Certainly a highly recommended stay... More 

1 Thank Samar C
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.We are glad that you found our one bedroom family room "just what you needed" for your stay in Dunedin, and that you enjoyed the warm friendly service .All the best to you and yours for the rest of 2013! :-) More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I spent January 2013 exploring New Zealand. One of my stops involved two nights at Bella Vista Dunedin. The room was a good size, clean, convenient, and comfortable. The location was good; on a main road near the northern end, and within walking distance of some facilities and attractions. Guests can enjoy free wifi, which was a nice benefit and... More 

1 Thank BrettN886
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your generous comments. John and I are really pleased that you loved your stay with us here in Dunedin.We are very passionate about what Dunedin has to offer and enjoy helping our guests get the maximum value out of their stay.We always try to go that "extra mile" so we are glad that you appreciated our... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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119 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Reasonably priced, motorcycle friendly, close to city. Student flats next door, they get a little loud. Room very small. Staff excellent and very helpful. I use Bellavista alot, I think this one is fairly old.

1 Thank QueenslandMan
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We are pleased that you found us reasonably priced. Prices are usually set in line with the local demand at the time. ie Specials in the quieter seasons. We do have larger units compared to our wee "Compact" Studios if you are looking for a little extra room.Being close to the... More 

Addis Ababa
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89 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed at the Bella Vista for a night. Unfortunately it was a Saturday night, and being down the student end of town it was very noisy. We had the squarking and shreiking and shouting of drunken students as they all went to town in the late evening, and then again as they all trickled home in the early hours.... More 

1 Thank aababa
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.We are glad that you found our units clean, tidy and well equiped.There must have been a misunderstanding with the Wifi as we are happy to give you as much as you need.Sorry if that was not clearly established on check in. :-) We generally don't turn the heaters... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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65 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Bella Vista was a wonderful stop on our New Zealnd Journey. Robyn & John were both very kind and gave us all sorts of helpful advice and recomendations to make our stay even more memoriable!! We highly recomend this hotel to anyone in the area!!

1 Thank Anne S
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Thanks for your geneous review. We are so glad that we were able to contribute to your stay in Dunedin being memorable, and that you found our motel "outstanding". I clearly remember our guests from Tennessee - you were "fun". It certainly makes all the effort worthwhile when we hear nice feedback. Sincere thanks! Robyn and John :-) More 

Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Location - Location - Location, University and Botanic Gardens close by ... and nice and quiet, considering its on the main one way street northwards. Fresh and clean units. BEDS EXCELLENT - HOT WATER - PLENTY! Very nice owners who went out of their way to make my stay great. Food close by - even a decent dairy and a... More 

Thank Jeff M
bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us Jeff!. We are thrilled that you found everything met your expectations.We love people, and it gives us a lot of pleasure to "go the extra mile" to try to make your stay a good one! Yes, we are a very handy location and our staff pride themselves on keeping... More 

Perth, Australia
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133 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Bella Vista is exactly what you need when you are in an unknown city. The owners are incredibly helpful and friendly and make you feel very welcome. They are accommodating and attentive. The room we stayed in was upstairs and very clean. The rooms are surprisingly soundproof given that the hotel is located in the town centre next to many... More 

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bellavistadunedin, Owner at Bella Vista Dunedin, responded to this review

Hi Folks! Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased that you found the rooms to your liking. Yes, they are soundproofed and the "Hush Glass" works well if windows and doors are closed. Our showers are fed with direct mains pressure, so that is why they are excellent showers! Great after a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This modern Dunedin motel accommodation is a great spot from which to explore the city and the surrounding Otago, in New Zealand's beautiful south.We realize you might have a limited time frame, so our systems are easy to ensure that you make the most of your hassel free stay. Your hosts, John and Robyn are warm friendly and helpful. There is so much to see in and around Dunedin and they are more than happy to share all their knowledge and ideas. They want your stay to be enjoyable, whether its business or pleasure, so they will go the extra mile to ensure you have a great stay.If you'd like Robyn and John help you plan your Dunedin trip - you need only ask!Bella Vista Dunedin is centrally located and within walking distance to Restaurants,City Centre, the University of Otago, Otago Museum, Dunedin Hospital, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Logan Park, Alister McMiillan Hockey Turf and the Botanical Gardens and we are just a short drive from Mercy Hospital.Our motel-style accommodation comprises 16 superior suites, featuring one and two-bedroom motel units, with a comprehensive range of facilities. The self-contained, non-smoking suites are available in an assortment of configurations to suit families, corporate stays and travellers alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Dunedin

Address: 704 Great King Street North, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: RM465 - RM544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Dunedin 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#24 Luxury Hotel in Dunedin
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