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Bella Vista Motel Blenheim

Overview

Overview

Julie and Paul 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...

Julie and Paul 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.

Bella Vista Blenheim is a pet friendly Blenheim accommodation option. 

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
Airport 7km
Town Centre 300m
Railway Station 950m

Our Rooms

  • At a glance
  • Check-in 1.00pm

    Check-out 10.00am

    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

  • Value adds Plunger coffee, guest laundry, free & unlimited WiFi, Pet Friendly

  • Email

  • Address 81 Charles Street, Blenheim

  • Phone +64 3 579 3117

Room Options

Room Options

Compact Queen Studio

Compact Queen Studio

Queen bed, shower ensuite, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, microwave. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board.

  • 16 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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Queen Studio

Queen Studio

Queen bed. Shower ensuite. Kitchenette with microwave, hot plates and fry pan. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board. Easy access ground floor Queen Studio's are available on request.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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Twin/Triple Studio

Twin/Triple Studio

Queen bed plus King Single bed. Shower ensuite. Kitchenette with microwave, hot plates and fry pan available. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board.

  • 20 m2
  • 2
  • 3
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King Studio

King Studio

King bed (can split to 2 singles), kitchenette with microwave, hot plates, fry pan available. Refrigerator, iron and ironing board. Shower ensuite.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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Super King Spa

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.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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1 Bedroom Spa Unit

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
  • 3
  • 4
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Two Bedroom Unit

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
  • 4
  • 6
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Facilities

Facilities

  • 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
  • Pet-friendly
Local Attractions

Local Attractions

For more local info – email or give us a ring

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 Town Centre

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 town of 29,000 citizens was claimed piece by piece from the Wairau Plains. Wander the nearby town 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.

Wine Tours

There are many options for wine tours in this part of the world; Bubbly Grape, Hop and Grape, Na Clachan, Jade Tours, Marlborough Wine Tours, bike tours are just a few. Check out the best option to suit.

Blenheim Wineries

Blenheim is one of New Zealand’s winery hotspots – it’s hard to go past world class wines in this stunning location.  There are an enormous amount of vineyards to explore in Blenheim, either on your own or as part of a tour: Saint Clair, Wither Hills, Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott, Spy Valley, Lawson’s Dry Hills, are only but a few.

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Excellent displays of WW1 and WW2 aircrafts set in life like scenes using Sir Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop figures that can easily be mistaken for real men. An interesting place to visit. See the evolution of aircraft and view parts of the Red Baron's plane

Pollard Park

A pretty and relaxing park to come for a stroll or to relax, featuring beautiful gardens, a fountain that is lit up at night, a duck pond and many delightful picnic spots.

Omaka Classic Cars

A unique collection depicting the changes and interesting moments from New Zealand motoring from the 1950s – 1980s, a fantastic slice of motoring history in one place.

Hedgerows Hydroponic Strawberries

From September through to mid January come along and grab the freshest and best tasting strawberries in town.  Try out the made onsite ice cream, jam kits, frozen berries plus more.

Marlborough Famers Market

Head along to Maxwell Road Sunday mornings for delicious local food, crafts, produce, flowers and more.

Marlborough Museum

A quaint local museum with fantastic exhibitions, the permanent wine exhibition is a must see.

Wither Hills Mountain Bike Park

This 40-hectare mountain bike park is crisscrossed with tracks and offers visitors loads of fun. There are tracks for all levels of rider, check website to make sure park is open as riding when wet is sometimes not prohibited.

Taylor Dam

Drive down Taylor Pass road and you’ll easily spot this area. It’s a great location for a picnic, stroll or a bike ride, walk along the river to get to the dam.

Upton Oaks Garden

Garden entry is by appointment but well worth he effort. Developed over many years, these gardens compliment the 1911 Victorian Villa. A number of different gardens, formally defined by hedges and planting make up this beautiful space.

Riverlands Cob Cottage

On the outskirts of Blenheim take a drive to an early Marlborough dwelling furnished in the original pioneer style. Built between 1854 and 1868 enjoy photos and stories from the early years. 


Brayshaw Museum Park

Brayshaw Park is the home to a number of interesting Marlborough organisations each with a focus on heritage. They include the Farm Machinery Museum, Vintage Car Club, the Riverside Railway and others. With its reconstructed colonial village and wine museum its well worth a visit.

 

Whites Bay

A lovely, safe family friendly beach that is about a 35-minute drive from Blenheim that is well worth a look.

Cullen Point Scenic Reserve

A wonderful loop track (1 hour loop) that provides spectacular views of Pelorus Sound and Havelock, stretch the legs and enjoy the views.

ASB Theatre Marlborough

A newly opened, purpose built multi-use venue that showcases theatre, performances, arts, conferences plus more.

Fran Maguire Pottery

Inspiring pottery and artworks that incorporate so much colour and fun. Visit the gallery and studio to get a real feel for this local ladies talent.

Marlborough Farming Museum

A wonderful insight into farming from years gone by, this museum prides itself on preserving Marlborough’s rural heritage. With rare collections including the first tractor ever built in NZ.

Detour Art Gallery

A wonderful gallery located on Market Street that curates and promotes many local and New Zealand artists, a lovely space with great art.

Wairau Lagoons Walkway

A wonderful walk for those interested in bird watching, a flat loop track walks along the shoreline in the upper lagoon to where the resting place of the Waverly Ship sits.

Archery Plus

Head along to try out your Robin Hood skills! Enjoy an archery lesson; try Archery Attack, Axe Throwing, Air Rifle shooting plus more. Bookings essential.

Arcadia Blenheim

If you are in need of some fun and amusement on a rainy day this is the place to be, arcade games, photo booth, Air Hockey, plus more – hours of fun.

Blenheim Riverside Railway

A family friendly activity that includes steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and much more. If you enjoy riding on trains, find out the next open day and head along to join in the fun.

High Country Horse Treks & Rescue Home

Escape from town for a while and head out to the high country for a horse trek. Cross over rivers, mountains and enjoy this special time.

 

Excurions from Blenheim

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.

Marlborough Sounds

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.

Marlborough Region

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.

 

Bella Vista Blenheim will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking

 

Events

Events

Lights Over Marlborough 2018

Lights over Marlborough is the annual Whitney Street School fireworks display held in November each year at Marlborough’s...

Gypsy Pickers Show

"Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!" The Gypsy Pickers are a multi-instrument duo known for their...

A Russian Triple Bill

Following their sell-out performances, A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia...

Footrot Flats The Musical

Based on Murray Ball's iconic Kiwi cartoon strip Wal, Cooch, Cheeky, and of course Dog are brought to hilarious life in this...

Up the Garden Path

A members' and invited artists' exhibition of works with a garden theme to coincide with "Garden Marlborough".

Marlborough Artisan Craft Market Weekly Event

We have a variety of crafts to offer from candles to wooden toys, mosaics to barrel art, dolls clothes to children's clothes,...

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Location

Location

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

81 Charles Street, Blenheim

+64 3 579 3117

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Travel distances in kilometres to Blenheim

  • From:
  • 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

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