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Ivory Towers

Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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Ranked #516 of 715 Hotels in South Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katrina S Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 nights while working on the West Coast. The gentleman that runs the place was absolutely lovely and made us feel right at home. We were here in the middle of winter, so it was relatively quiet - the halls outside the rooms can get a bit loud, though. Free wifi was available, although it was pretty... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Good value accommodating is limited in both the glacier townships and we were lucky to get a room here at Ivory Towers the night before our glacier heli-hike. Positives: Our room was clean and comfortable with newly renovated shared bathroom and shower and a little terrace outside which was great to watch the sun setting. Nice big kitchen which was... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We booked an en suite double room. It was clean, comfortable, spacious and even had its own terrace to sit out on. It is an great location, within easy walking distance of all the restaurants and shops. Was just what wanted

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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stayed one night in a private double room upstairs in the main house. PROS: Location is very convenient to town "center", bathrooms are clean and showers are in separate room down the hall, large kitchen and dining area with plenty of room to cook and eat, hot tub, on site laundry service (NZ$8 drop off and pick it up cleaned),... More 

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Galilee, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Nice stay, nice communal kitchen, nice communal showers. Skype didn't work on the computer, 3 dollars down the drain trying to make it work. Bad wifi. Couldn't check out until 8:00! As backpackers wanted to get an early start.... Well equipped kitchen

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My stay in Fox, albeit brief, was perfect and it’s largely thanks to these folks. Do not be fooled by the humble appearances of Ivory Towers, as I was at first. This place is a real gem. Welcoming and informative reception staff with heaps of personality are ready to help you get the most out of your stay. The rooms... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I stayed here on a motorcycle tour of the South Island with a group of pals. Ivory Towers is very handy for the town centre. The reception lady was very pleasant, and highly effective in organising car parking spaces. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. Recommended.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Really enjoyed my stay here. Average price for the area ($25-no free breakfast or soup). The bathrooms have recently been redone and are really nice. My room was good. The bed wasn't super comfortable and there was a little bit of a funny smell, but overall the room was fine. The night I stayed was quite quiet so I got... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed two nights over Christmas. The owner put out food and beverages and played music on Christmas day, which helped with the atmosphere. Our room was decent sized, but sort of stuffy feeling. The kitchen and eating area were nice and big, and the room with the stove was very cozy. The owner and her son were helpful in... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

At this stage this was my best backpackers...the rooms were ok..but the kitchen was well equipped & plenty of room, whilst others were also cooking...it was very chilled..the bathroom was clean & ok...i certainly would have stayed longer & would recommend! I found the staff ok...but not the best i had experienced on my travels...

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