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Ivory Towers

Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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Ranked #525 of 713 Hotels in South Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015
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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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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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31 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed in this hostel for one week and wished I had stayed longer. The owner and his son Sam were great people. The rooms were simple but comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. A few 'wow' factors made this hostel very special to me: - the owner's playlist was amazing (a few thousands tunes of very good music). - the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Got more than we bargained for with the room which was great! Good facilities and a comfortable room! However.. Staff a little bit miserable on arrival? And questionable about whether the sheets actually get changed? Saw staff make the beds but just remade the ones we had slept in rather than changing them for the next people?? Other than that,... More 

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