Bella Vista Motel Rotorua
We welcome you to our Rotorua motel accommodation.
Located only a short way from Rotorua town centre and the lake front, the property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.
Just under three hours from Auckland, Rotorua is the perfect base for your North Island adventure. We are easy to find on Lake Road and from the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities.
Our customers are fascinated by the scenery, history and culture of Rotorua. We are directly across the road from Kuirau Park which has a steaming lake and bubbling mud pools. We can advise on local tours and attractions and offer you a free of charge booking service and some attractions offer concessions should you stay with us.
We are also situated close to the Aquatic Centre and the Rotorua Hospital.
We have ample safe parking, leave your car and avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore on foot. There is also a private lawn area with outdoor furniture and barbeque for guest use.
Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one and two 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 chargeback facilities for dining in or dine out at numerous Rotorua cafes, restaurants and bars.
You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible.
Please ensure you contact us in advance if you expect to arrive later than 8pm.
Distances from Motel
|City centre, restaurants, shops||1km|
|Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park||3km|
|Rotorua Events Centre||2km|
- At a glance
Office hours 7.30am to 8.00pm
On-site parking Free of charge
Breakfast service Continental breakfast on request.
Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair.
Value adds Unlimited free WIFI, plunger coffee, guest laundry, newspaper on request.
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Phone +64 7 343 6418
Our Compact Studio's offer every comfort and convenience of a modern motel. The room features an ensuite bathroom with shower, tea/coffee/toast making facilities, fridge, ensuite, well lit desk with chair and lounge chair. Free WiFi is included
- 16 m2
Our ground floor Twin Studio provides two single beds an ensuite bathroom with a shower. The bathroom design would suit any traveller requiring easy-access facilities. A kitchenette with microwave is provided including tea/coffee and toaster. Electric blankets, TV, well-lit desk and lounge chair are included.
- 20 m2
A larger studio with either King or Queen bed. Includes tea/coffee & toast making facilities, kitchenette with microwave. Electric fry pans and cooktops. Choice of ensuite access bathroom with walk-in shower (on request) or ensuite bathroom with shower cabinet.
- 20 m2
Upstairs studios featuring a Queen bed and one single bed. This large room features ensuite shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer, kitchenette with microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric fan heater, radio alarm clock, Free Wifi, telephone and electric blankets.
- 20 m2
1 Bedroom Unit
Includes a Queen bed and two singles. Full kitchen facilities, dining area with table and chairs, an ensuite bathroom with a single spa bath and a separate shower.
- 37 m2
2 Bedroom Unit
Our 2 bedroom unit is comprised of a Compact Studio and a 1 Bedroom Unit joined through an inter-connecting door. It offers two Queen beds and two single beds. It provides full kitchen facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, dining area with table and chairs, an ensuite bathroom with single spa bath and separate shower. Available on request - please contact us directly.
- 37 m2
Reception hours 7.30am to 9.00pm. Laundry service, all non-smoking floors, pleasant rear garden with outdoor seating and barbeque. Complimentary booking service for tours and attractions with discounts to some activities.
- Free unlimited WiFi
- Soundproof rooms for a great nights sleep
- 18 modern self-contained, fully serviced studio and one bedroom family units
- All motel units are Smoke Free
- We have Ground floor and Upstairs units. If you do have a preference please advise when making a booking and we will do our best to accommodate you on the level of your choice
- Excellent Heating
- Electric blankets
- Fans supplied for summer
- Qualmark 4+ star rating and silver environmental award
- Eftpos and credit card facilities.
- Continental breakfast
- Guest laundry
- Portacot and highchair available
Kuirau Park Rotorua
World-renowned thermal park with bubbling mud pools, boiling water and steam plus magnificent gardens and just across the road from the Bella Vista Rotorua Motel.
Hear about the history of Te Arawa Tribe, be invited into its ancestral house, visit the historic St Faiths Church and learn firsthand about its history, culture and traditions. This historic lakeside village is a five-minute walk across the road from your Rotorua lake accommodation.
Te Puia is home to the world-famous Pohutu Geyser. See the galleries displaying stories of New Zealand, The Pohutu Geyser, the famous Nga Mokai-a-Koko mud pool, explore the Whakarewarewa Valley and see other significant thermal activity plus cultural shows, carving and weaving demonstrations and the Kiwi House.
Mitai Maori Village
Enter the world of Mitai: be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient warrior war canoe) and don't miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms. View the crystal clear water flowing directly from the earth at Fairy Springs. See the traditional hangi feast being lifted from the ground and enjoy a cultural concert learning about their past.
Tamaki Maori Village
A cultural experience which includes pickup by coach from the motel to the village with a Maori guide to instruct you on protocol. Journey back in time to a pre-European lifestyle of customs and traditions plus a banquet of succulent foods cooked in the traditional style.
22 acres of Kiwi wildlife. Interact with the flora and fauna of New Zealand. The staff work hard to ensure the survival of many endangered species views the environment both during the day or night.
Take the 8 seater Dopplemayr Gondola to the top of Mount Ngongotaha and experience the fantastic views of Rotorua at the restaurant and cafe, plus the Luge and the Sky Swing.
Paradise Valley Springs
A wildlife sanctuary for New Zealand trout, bird and wildlife, set in native bush and ferns with a treetop walkway plus freshwater trout streams including an underwater viewing cave and the famous lion park.
Whakarewarewa – The Living Maori Village
Here you’ll enjoy a cultural tour at a living Maori village in Rotorua. You’ll be treated to a performance of traditional dance and songs, following that a local guide will share stories of Maori history, customs and crafts, as well as the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, including Pohutu and Prince of Wales geysers. Options available include a hangi (traditional meal) if you want the complete Maori experience.
Rotorua Forest Zipline Canopy Adventure
Rotorua Canopy Tours offer a fantastic zipline tour, which will see you soaring through the centuries-old forest canopy. You’ll be expertly guided and switch between six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground for an unbelievable view.
Agrodome Sheep Show and Farm Tour
An interactive and informative farm experience, see the sheep and sheepdogs in action at the world-famous farm show and then jump on the all-terrain vehicle for a tour of this working farm. Here you’ll feed animals, view the fruit orchards and learn about farming life in NZ.
Get set for an adrenaline overload at this adventure park. Offering a selection of iconic NZ adventure activities – Bungy jumping, Swoop (sky swing), Agrojet (jet sprinting) Freefall Xtreme (wind tunnel) and Shweeb (a human-powered monorail track). It’s a crazy old time!
World-renowned, this legendary kiwi invention sees you rolling down specially designed tracks in a giant inflatable ball. There is a range of tracks and Zorb rides to choose from. A trip to Zorb is hilarious and safe fun for the family.
OGO is a similar activity – check them out too!
Rotorua Duck Tours
The best way to discover Rotorua is on this 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard an amphibious vehicle where you’ll see all the sites: Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and onto Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. For those that revel in the quirky and fun!
New Zealand Riverjet
This is a thrilling ride, like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. Located between Taupo and Rotorua, you’ll see a slice of New Zealand scenery only a few get to experience.
Three options include The Squeeze – jet boating before you disembark to squeeze through natural crevices to a hot pool and hot waterfall! Riverjet Thermal Safari – Jet boating and entry into Orakei Korako Thermal Reserve or Riverjet Thermal Blast – A 55-minute experience on the mighty Waikato River.
Hells Gate & Wairoa Spa
Walk past steaming fumaroles and pools of boiling mud. It is a place of wonderful beauty. Enjoy a mudbath, the beneficial qualities of which have been known to Maori warriors for hundreds of years.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
New Zealand's most colourful and diverse volcanic area. The walks take visitors on a journey through stunning geothermic activity, past the champagne pool and unforgettable vistas. Every day the Lady Knox Geyser erupts at 10:15, reaching heights of 20 metres.
Created by the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886 is the newest geothermal system in the world, see the frying pan lake, inferno crater and travel by boat over the newly formed lake Rotomahana which now covers the site of the famous pink and white terraces.
Fishing in Rotorua
Sixteen lakes to choose from all within 20 minutes from the motel.
The Rotorua area also offers a wide variety of adventure and sporting activities including rafting, trout fishing, bungy jumping, the famous Zorb, jet boating, mountain biking and walking tracks through the Redwood Forest.
Discover the essence of Rotorua, its people, culture and volcanic history The Rotorua stories cinema takes you on a spine-chilling adventure into Rotorua's incredible past.
QE Health Spa
Is a geothermal health spa which incorporates volcanic mud, mineral water and steam into its treatments to help you relax, revive and rejuvenate.
Choose between mud baths, hot pools and a variety of massages, as well as Beauty Treatments and a fitness gym.
Relax in a wonderful array of hot mineral spring pools overlooking the lake and indulge in sumptuous spa therapies. Enjoy the Hot Springs Cafe.
Make your way down to Lake Rotorua and book onto this Mississippi River-style paddlewheel steamboat. You’ll see the sights from Lake Rotorua – including Kawaha Point, Sulfur Bay and Mokoia Island and hear a fantastic commentary, plus a yummy breakfast or lunch while you’re onboard.
A thrilling jet boat trip on Lake Rotorua, which will excite you with high speeds, spins and a whole lot of adrenaline, you’ll get up close to iconic landmarks such as Kawaha Point, Mokoia Island and Sulphur Bay.
Mountain Biking in Rotorua
Fast gaining a reputation for world-class mountain biking, Rotorua is a cycle-friendly city, with tracks and trails to suit everyone from beginners through to experts. Check out Whakarewarewa Forest (The Redwoods) and Gravity Park for some awesome options.
White Island and/or Mt Tarawera Air Trip
Volcanic Air offers tour options in both helicopters and floatplanes, taking you to two of New Zealand's most iconic volcanoes - White Island and Mount Tarawera. White Island is NZ’s only permanently active volcano, featuring an almost lunar-like landscape and Mount Tarawera is the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand's living memory.
Off Road, NZ specialises in off-road vehicle adventures. Options include: 4WD Bush Safaris, Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides and the latest adventure added to the group is the 390cc 4-stroke karts that you can race on New Zealand’s longest outdoor circuit.
There are a few local companies offering rafting adventures in and around the Rotorua region. It’s a magical part of the world to take part in a thrilling white water rafting adventure, so check out: Rotorua Rafting, River Rats Rafts & Kayak, Wet’n’wild, Raftabout and Kaitiaki Adventures for further information.
Rotorua SUP Tours
Have some fun with a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) tour and/or lesson on Lake Rotorua and the surrounding waterways. You’ll learn to master a SUP before embarking on a trip under the guidance of world-renowned paddlers for an awesome day out.
The Redwoods Treewalk is a half-kilometre long walkway in the Redwoods Forest that is made up of 23 suspension bridges traversing between 100-year old Redwood trees. Come and be apart of Rotorua’s newest eco-tourism attraction.
Bella Vista Rotorua will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking.
- Adjacent to Kuirau Park - one of Rotorua's main tourist attractions. Observe the boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools and fumaroles
- Within easy walking distance to Rotorua city and "Eat Street" containing a selection of restaurants
- Close to Rotorua Hospital
- 5 mins walking distance to Aquatic Centre for swimming and spas
- Central to all of Rotorua's main city tourist attractions
Travel distances in kilometres to Rotorua
- Gisborne 278 kms
- Hamilton 105 kms
- Napier 224 kms
- New Plymouth 301 kms
- Palmerston North 328 kms
- Taupo 85 kms
- Wellington 460 kms
- Whangarei 383 kms