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About the Bella Vista Network

The founder of the Bella Vista Accommodation Network was the late Ian Little (1959 - 2012).     

Ian travelled extensively for both business and pleasure around New Zealand. Whilst travelling, Ian realised consistency and reliability were two key components necessary to ease the stress of travelling. He understood that predictability can ease the numerous choices faced by guests so that they can focus on the business or pleasure at hand. Hence his vision of a nationwide network to accommodate guests was born

Ian’s life was cut short when he died at the age of 52 from multiple myeloma. The success of the Bella Vista Accommodation Network is a tribute to Ian’s zest and passion for life. He took solace from the fact that he had a lived a full life for 52 years whereas some of his fellow cancer sufferers are not as fortunate. 


Individual motels within the network benefit from the same building design, colour scheme and similar interior furnishing, therefore making each site easily recognisable and convenient to access. 

The business model of the 27 motels is designed around individual ownership of each Bella Vista location, meaning that guests can enjoy the help and assistance of hosts who intimately know the surrounding area.

Bella Vista is proud to be locally owned and operated.

We invite your feedback. It is vitally important to us that we listen to our guests so that we can continually improve our delivery for you.

Thank you for supporting Bella Vista.

Natalie Evans, Director (Bella Vista Management Limited)