Bella Vista Motel Blenheim
We welcome you to the Bella Vista Blenheim Motel.
This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.
Blenheim is the hub of the Marlborough region and the perfect base for your adventures. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Blenheim town centre for shops, business, entertainment and other activities. We are located close to the railway station.
We are easy to find on Charles Street just 25 minutes from the Picton ferry terminal and 1.5 hours from Nelson. We are in walking distance to the town centre for business or pleasure, and just minutes from the many well known Marlborough vineyards.
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 include 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.
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.
Distances from Blenheim Motel
|Marlborough Convention Centre||400m|
|Picton / Interisland Ferry||28km|
|Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum||4.3km|
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- At a glance
Office hours 7.30am to 9.00pm
On-site parking Free of charge
Breakfast service Continental & cooked breakfast on request
Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair, free newspaper daily on request
Value adds Plunger coffee, guest laundry, 1GB free internet access per day
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Address 81 Charles Street, Blenheim
Phone +64 3 579 3117
Compact Queen Studio
Queen bed, shower ensuite, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, microwave. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board.
- 16 m2
Queen Studio Access
Wheelchair accessible, Queen bed. Walk-in-shower. Tea/coffee/toaster, plus Microwave. Hotplates and fry pan available. Refrigerator, iron & ironing board.
Queen bed. Shower ensuite. Kitchenette with microwave, hot plates and fry pan. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board.
Queen bed plus King Single bed. Shower ensuite. Kitchenette with microwave, hot plates and fry pan available. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board.
- 20 m2
King bed (can split to 2 singles), kitchenette with microwave, hot plates, fry pan available. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board. Shower ensuite.
Super King Spa
Super King bed (can split to 2 singles), spa bath & shower ensuite, Kitchenette with microwave, hot plates and fry pan available. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board.
1 Bedroom Spa Unit
Super King Bed in lounge/kitchen area. 2 Single Beds in separate bedroom, private spa bath, shower ensuite, full kitchenette. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board.
- 37 m2
Two Bedroom Unit
One bedroom spa unit interconnecting with compact studio providing two bedrooms, two ensuites plus spa bath. Queen bed in one bedroom, super king bed in the lounge/kitchen area, 2 single beds in separate bedroom.
- 37 m2
- Fully serviced daily
- Cooked and Continental breakfasts a specialty
- All units non smoking
- Queen or King beds in all units
- High-speed broadband in all units - wireless or cable
- 1GB free internet access per day.
- Modern flat-screen LCD TVs in all units
- SKY TV in all units.
- Wheelchair Access Units
- Guest laundry with washer and dryer
- Outdoor BBQ and courtyard
- Competitive corporate rates
- Complimentary milk on arrival
- Complimentary morning newspaper on request
Blenheim is situated on the fertile Wairau Plains in the Marlborough district, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Marlborough's varied attractions include its wine industry, the waterways of the Marlborough Sounds, gourmet foods, adventure activities, museums and heritage centres, relaxing recreational opportunities and so much more.
Blenheim is high on sunshine hours and low on rainfall. Take a stroll in nearby Seymour Square with its well-tended flowerbeds and memorial clock tower. Or wander through the Square in the evening to see the illuminated fountain. Take time for a walk through the lovely gardens in Pollard Park. Enjoy the walks along the banks of the Taylor River or catch the Delta Queen paddle steamer for a journey on the river. The city of 29,000 citizens was claimed piece by piece from the Wairau Plains. Wander the nearby city centre with its quirky lanes and sunny places and sample the cafes and bars on foot. On Sunday visit the Sunday Farmers Market for a cross-section of local produce.
On the outskirts take a drive to the Riverlands Cob Cottage furnished in pioneer style and the Brayshaw Museum Park with its reconstructed colonial village and wine museum. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is an experience like no other. See the evolution of aircraft during WW1 and view parts of the Red Baron?s plane. Walk or cycle on the many kilometres of dedicated tracks. Take a hike or bike in the Wither Hills Farm Park for stunning panoramic views over the city and plains.
Wairau Valley and Plains
The Wairau River which rises over 100 kms away in the western ranges is the life blood of the prosperous wine industry. Take a wine trail and sample some of the regions famous varieties and enjoy the vineyard restaurants. For a relaxing day arrange for a tour of the wineries. The swift upper reaches are ideal for kayaking while Mt Richmond Forest Park lying north of the river is a popular hiking area. Trout fishing is popular on the river and good catches of brown and rainbow trout can be made quite close to Blenheim.
Blenheim is a gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. It is 25 minutes drive on SH1 to Picton on Queen Charlotte Sound. It is 55 minutes drive on SH6 to Havelock on Pelorous Sound. Both offer day boat trips on the Sounds and access to walking tracks including the famous Queen Charlotte Walk. The scenic Queen Charlotte Drive links Picton and Havelock providing spectacular vistas of the Sounds on the drive through native forest.
Blenheim is the centre of the Marlborough region. To the south are the vineyards of the Awatere Valley and access inland to the iconic Molesworth Farm Station. The vivid colours of the Grassmere salt works are a feature on State Highway 1. The coast near Blenheim has rugged beaches and windswept Cape Campbell with its historic lighthouse. Only 25 minutes from Blenheim is native-bush fringed Whites Bay where the first interisland telegraph cable came ashore. This sheltered sandy safe-swimming beach is one of Blenheim's surprising secrets.
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Free entry. Head along to the Waterlea Race Course for 2 days of exciting gallops with kids entertainment and two Harness...
Great entertainment with Classic Hits of the 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's. The Vintage Vibes are known for excellent music for...
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Celebrate 150 years of Marlborough’s only daily newspaper in a touching showcase of photographs and stories from 1866 to...
A quiz for Primary School aged children based on the Marlborough Express 150th Exhibition. Collect your quiz from reception,...
The motel is ideally situated to take advantage of all that Blenheim and Marlborough has to offer.
- Quiet location off main roads
- 100m from CBD
- 100m from supermarket
- 300m from Marlborough Convention Centre
- 300m from Clubs of Marlborough
- 5 minutes walk to most restaurants, bars, cafes
- 100m from Seymour Square
Travel distances in kilometres to Blenheim
- Ashburton 391 kms
- Christchurch 309 kms
- Dunedin 664 kms
- Fox Glacier 519 kms
- Franz Josef Glacier 496 kms
- Greymouth 324 kms
- Hanmer Springs 259 kms
- Hokitika 363 kms
- Invercargill 869 kms
- Kaikoura 130 kms
- Mosgiel 678 kms
- Nelson 118 kms
- Oamaru 551 kms
- Queenstown 789 kms
- Te Anau 946 kms
- Wanaka 730 kms
- Westport 258 kms