4.6 out of 5

"Nice motel on road to most of the attractions we wanted to see; plenty of the on and comfortable beds. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 06 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

Bella Vista Motel Rotorua puts you in the heart of Ohinemutu, within just a 10-minute stroll of Rotorua Hospital and Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and free high-speed Internet.

All 18 soundproofed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hairdryers. Fridges, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Other amenities include laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance, and a front desk safe. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Ohinemutu motel include St. Faith's Anglican Church and Kuirau Park.

Bella Vista Motel Rotorua ratings based on 91 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Handy to attractions

Nice motel on road to most of the attractions we wanted to see; plenty of the on and comfortable beds.

Posted by , from North Is, NZ on 6 Feb 2018

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11 Feb 2018 by Dennis

Hi Phil Thank you for your comments. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels

4 out of 5
check in was easy , the price was reasonable and the staff both in check n and check out were friendly.

Posted by on 26 Nov 2017

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29 Nov 2017 by Dennis

Hi Anon, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback an to post this review. Always appreciated and we hope you will continue to stay with Bella Vista. Cheers Dennis

5 out of 5

Perfect Little Motel!

Really friendly helpful staff, the room was so clean and tidy, the motel is so close to the city centre and the tourist attractions like the skyline! Definitely would stay again!!

Posted by , from Auckland, NZ on 28 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Nov 2017 by Dennis

Hi Laura, Thank you for your comments. The glue to any Motel is Housekeeping and we have a good team. Looking forward to your next stay... :) Regards Dennis

5 out of 5

Great location

We found the Bella Vista to be extremely accommodating and would recommend to others. We had mountain bikes with us which the owner happily kept in his shed for safety, and he was also thoroughly helpful recommending places to visit and eat at. The location was great a 5 minute stroll to the park in the middle of town which the children enjoyed exploring due to its volcanic nature. It had close proximity to most of the attractions we wanted to do and also had a lovely bakery and fish'n'chip shop, as well as dairy straight across the road which was very handy. Our room was serviced everyday and the spa bath was enjoyed by our children.

Posted by , from New Plymouth, Taranaki on 13 Oct 2017

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10 Nov 2017 by Dennis

Hi Megan, Thank you for your comments. Never a problem to store your bikes in the garage. Kuirau Park is amazing and the Bakery has awesome pies, See you again one day.. Cheers Dennis

5 out of 5

A good choice.

Spotless and roomy. Friendly and attentive staff. Some traffic noise offset by easy and pleasant walking to sights and town centre.

Posted by , from ACT Aust on 4 Oct 2017

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10 Nov 2017 by Dennis

Hi Mike, thank you for your comments. Cheers Dennis

5 out of 5

Pleasant stay

Check in was efficiant, room was comfortable, motel was on a busy road but traffic noise was not an issue. Check out easy. Would happily recommend this motel to anyone.

Posted by on 2 Oct 2017

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10 Nov 2017 by Dennis

Hi Anon, Thank you for your comments.

4 out of 5

Excellent Budget Priced Motel

Pros: Clean & Warm
Cons: Nothing
Loved our stay at Bella Vista, friendly owner, compact room & well priced

Posted by , from Napier on 4 Jul 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jul 2017 by Dennis

Hi Murray We thank you for your review and looking forward to hosting you again one day.

4 out of 5

Nice and comfortable

Friendly staff, easy to find and close to town. Will stay again.

Posted by , from Palmerston North on 4 Mar 2017

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5 out of 5

Good location for Rotoroura stay

Pros: Very good location
Location: Close to the centre of town and not too far from most attractions
the rooms were well equiped and offered all facilites, overall however a little dated.

Posted by , from Armidale on 22 Jan 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Cleanliness of motel and hospitable owners Plenty of parking Handy to city centre
Location: Handy to Kuirau Park
Very clean - easy to find - very pleasant owners. A minor issue was sorted out very quickly

Posted by , from Wellington on 12 Dec 2016

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About the Bella Vista Motel Rotorua

Location 94-98 Lake Road, Rotorua, 3016

Property Features

Bella Vista Motel Rotorua offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly Bella Vista Motel Rotorua also features on-site laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2007
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) (10.7 km / 6.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bella Vista Motel Rotorua offers 18 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hot springs nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD13 for adults and NZD13 for children (approximately)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.


Free Wi-Fi Offer

Book a stay in any room category and receive the following:

  • 100 MB of free wireless Internet access per room/stay

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®