Bella Vista Motel Napier
Wendy and Jimmy welcome you to our Napier motel.
This clean and comfortable property has been assessed by independent accreditors Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.
From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Napier CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Napier we cater for all your business or recreational needs.
The motel is easy to find, centrally located on Hastings Street which runs parallel to Marine Parade, with the majestic Norfolk Pines and waterfront behind us. We are very close to the Central City (4 minutes’ walk), Art Deco buildings, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, Marine Parade, War Memorial Conference Centre, Hawkes Bay MTG Museum and the Municipal Theatre.
We have ample safe parking, leave your car to avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore.
Tour the unique architecture of our city, or take a leisurely stroll down the ocean-side walkway where you will encounter the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Sunken Gardens, Ocean Spa Swimming Complex and Mini Golf (to name just a few!).
Our superior smoke free Napier accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. Our 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 heat-pumps/air-conditioning available in every room.
Along with great accommodation, Bella Vista Napier also offers a spacious work desk in every room with free wireless internet. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental or cooked breakfasts and evening meal 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.
- At a glance
Check-in 2.00pm - 8.30pm
Office hours 7.30am - 9.00pm
On-site parking Free of charge
Breakfast service Continental and cooked breakfasts available on request.
Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair and daily newspaper.
Value adds Unlimited free Wifi, guest laundry.
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Phone +64 6 835 9599
Compact Queen Studio
Queen bed with ensuite bathroom with shower, LCD TV in the lounge with Sky. In-room heatpump/AC. The Compact room offers tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. Your booking includes free WiFi. This room is ideal if all you need is a one night stay, have a shower and breakfast in the morning.
- 16 m2
These rooms have either a Queen or King bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, microwave kitchenette, LCD TV in the lounge with Sky. In-room heatpump/AC. Some Queen studio units offer easy access facilities. Your booking includes free and unlimited WiFi.
- 20 m2
Twin / Triple Studio
Queen bed and single bed, an ensuite bathroom with shower, microwave kitchenette, LCD TV in the lounge with Sky. In-room heatpump/AC. Includes free WiFi.
- 20 m2
One Bedroom Unit
Queen bed in lounge area and 2 single beds in adjoining bedroom. A single spa-bath with shower above, fully equipped compact kitchen, dining table with four chairs, LCD TVs in the lounge and separate bedroom with Sky. Includes free WiFi and in-room heatpump/AC. An interconnecting door to the adjacent studio unit can turn it into a two-bedroom unit sleeping up to 6 - available on request.
- 37 m2
- 18 superior self-contained, fully serviced motel units
- Family and studio units (some with Spa Baths)
- FREE unlimited WiFi
- Sky Television
- All units non-smoking
- Modern guest laundry
- Continental breakfast available
- Heat pumps/Air conditionaing in every room
- Corporate and off peak rates available on request
- Units with accessibility
- Eftpos and credit card facilities
- Port-a-cots and highchairs are available for a small fee
Cycling in Napier
With endless cycling options, Napier is a cyclist’s paradise. Take an enjoyable ride along the coast, cycle between the vineyards, or enjoy mountain biking, road cycling, or one of the many trails on offer. It’s a great way to explore this beautiful city.
The Napier waterfront offers a beautiful setting and some fabulous options for everyone to enjoy. Stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy the playgrounds, aquarium, hot pools, coffee stops and a great little ice cream shop.
Experience the diverse range of aquatic animals and wildlife species, from around New Zealand and the world. The National Aquarium showcases Little Penguins, kiwi, piranha, alligator and sharks; you even have the option of booking in for close encounter experiences with some of these creatures.
Pania of the Reef Statue
This long-standing iconic bronze statue has been the hero of many photographs over the years. The Maori legend tells the tale of the beautiful maiden who fell in love and married the local Maori Chief.
Great views over Napier and beyond, the road up is narrow so take care when driving, but it’s well worth a trip to the top either by foot or car to check out the views.
A great little place to escape to with a picnic basket or for a quiet walk, these gardens are located close to the beach and have a water feature that is well worth a look.
The Faraday Centre
The Faraday Centre is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a wonderful place to learn about the years gone by in an interactive and fun way. You’ll be amazed by the comprehensive collection of motors, vehicles, household goods and everyday items.
Located about an hours drive from Napier, Shine Falls is a great day out. Pack a picnic lunch as it’s a 35 – 40 minute walk in to the falls across farmland and bush. The falls are absolutely stunning; up with the best in NZ. Bring your togs and towel if the weather is favourable.
Offering visitors a thrilling rafting experience, the Mohaka River gorge caters for all levels, from scenic grade 2 rafting and inflatable kayaking trips, through to grade 4 and 5 rafting. Rafting options range from 2 hours through to multi day.
MTG Hawke’s Bay
The cultural home of Napier and its surrounding areas, MTG is made up of a museum, theatre and gallery. Its aim is to provide a facility where people, objects and ideas meet and is a popular attraction for young and old.
This heated pool complex appeals to those wanting to swim lengths in the 25m lap pool, or relax in the spa, sauna and steam room. The oceanfront location teamed with protective glass fencing could see you spending hours taking in the expansive views. Bring the family or perhaps venture here in the evenings for an after dark experience.
This unbelievable water sports park is located 10 minutes south of Waipukurau in Central Hawkes Bay. Offering three lakes, it is designed specifically with wakeboarding, water-skiing and barefooting in mind. From beginners through to experienced.
Helicopter Scenic Flights
Bay Heliwork offers helicopter flight over the Hawke’s Bay region, including picturesque coastline, Kaweka and Kaimanawa Ranges, around Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro National Park and beyond, trips available to suit all budgets.
Hawke’s Bay Homesteads
There are a number of historic homesteads dotted around Napier the surrounding areas, where visitors are welcomed to visit and explore. Oruawharo Homestead, Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Woburn Homestead, Wallingford Homestead are a few of the more popular ones.
Waimarama Maori Tours
Experience an authentic Maori cultural experience. Learn about the culture, language and Maori myths and legends and how this all fits in today’s society. The beautiful surroundings of the area make for a memorable experience.
Havelock North Village
Nestled at the foot of Te Mata Peak, Havelock North offers a true village feeling with its collection of shopping, restaurants, wineries and beaches.
Cape Kidnappers Golf
Hailed as one of the best golf courses in New Zealand and ranked number 34 in the world by Golf Magazine. Cape Kidnappers offers a beautiful par 71 course set 140 m above sea level all with spectacular 180-degree views. Avid golf players must book a tee time here.
Te Mata Peak
Located in Havelock North, Te Mata Peak offers views over the Heretaunga Plains, Havelock North, Napier and beyond. Drive the sealed road up to the summit or try out one of the many trails for mountain bikers and walkers.
Splash Planet Theme Park
This fun water park is the ideal family day out, try out the many theme park rides, water slides, or have a swim in the pools. It’s the ultimate in family entertainment.
Napier Urban Food Market
Located in Lower Emerson Street, Napier Urban Food Market is on every Saturday morning from 9am – 1pm. These markets offer local fruit, vegetable and other artisan food products. Come and enjoy a freshly roasted coffee and an abundance of mouth watering ‘treats’.
Waka Experience - Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust
This unique 2-hour cultural and sailing experience is set on board a double-hulled Polynesian designed sailing waka. During your time you will take in spectacular views of Hawke’s Bay and hear stories of Polynesian migration, local Māori history and Māori legends.
Bella Vista Napier will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking.
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Bella Vista Napier Motel is situated in a Central CBD location, four minutes' walk from town. Marine Parade fronts onto a sweeping stretch of the Pacific Ocean from which we are located only a matter of metres; the beach walks and nearby restaurants and attractions give the city a real holiday resort atmosphere.
For conferences and special events, the Napier RSA is right across the road. The War Memorial Conference Centre is a pleasant three quarters of a kilometre stroll along the seaside walkway. The Municipal Theatre is also sometimes used as a conference facility and Bella Vista Motel is an easy walk from this venue too.
For sports events, we are less than one kilometre from McLean and Nelson parks, and at the end of the activities freshen up at your motel which is within 300 metres of watering holes and eateries for all tastes, while a half kilometre will get the "culturally minded" to the Napier Municipal Theatre.
Look out your window during Art Deco week and you will be convinced you have been transported to the 1930s, such is the number of passers-by in period costume and vintage cars. We are right in the midst of it all!
Best known today for its art deco architecture and magnificent wines, Napier and the Hawke's Bay region are also rich in Maori culture. Newly developed cycling trails are proving to be an increasingly popular attraction and activity.
Pre-European history of this region dates back to the 12th century when the scared waka (canoe) Takitimu arrived. On board was the high priest, Ruawharo who settled overlooking Mahia Beach north of Napier.
In 1769 Captain James Cook and the crew of the HMS Endeavour were probably the first Europeans to set eyes on the East Coast. Cook named the bay after the lord of the admiralty. Traders, whalers and missionaries began moving into the province early in the 1800s. Napier was established in the 1850s, and was named for a British soldier who fought in India. Many streets carry names associated with the colonial era of the British Indian Empire. Others take their names from famous artists and literary figures.
The world’s largest accessible mainland gannet colony is south of Napier at Cape Kidnappers. Gannets have a wingspan of up to 2m and are designed for graceful flying and diving from great heights into the sea to catch fish. The region also has many beautiful public gardens and nature walks, including the Te Mata Peak track and the Lake Waikaremoana track.
Travel distances in kilometres to Napier
- Gisborne 214 kms
- Hamilton 291 kms
- New Plymouth 410 kms
- Palmerston North 178 kms
- Rotorua 224 kms
- Taupo 142 kms
- Wellington 319 kms
- Whangarei 574 kms