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Ropatini's Homestay B & B

81 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Ropatini's for a night in January of 2014, while making my way further south. Trish and Collin were wonderful hosts and made sure I was comfortable and well looked after. I've been to NZ twice now, and have stayed at multiple B&Bs, and theirs stand out because the owners are so nice and accommodating. The room was... More

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17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fox Glacier was my base on the month long trip to South Island as my son is working as a Guide on the Glacier. I was very wary leaving my 'Bear Grylls' type son to sort me out a place to stay.... I like a comfy bed, he sleeps in ice caves. However.... my faith is restored! On my 4700km... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Ropatini's was very memorable! Excellent help and advice on what to do. Breakfast was great and the shower was fantastic. Collin and Trish are very welcoming and interesting to talk to. The view was absolutely gorgeous, looking out at the mountains. I got to feed the chickens, collect the eggs and walk the sheep! What more could... More

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Lancaster PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ropatini's was one of the highlights of our 5-week, around-the-world trip. Collin and Trish could not be more inviting, conversational, creative, fun or helpful. The furnishings were superb and many handmade by Collin. Trish is a culinary queen beyond compare. The spirit after feasting was high enough one night to prompt vocal solos. Collin and Trish please come stay with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Do not overlook this jewel of accommodation in Fox Glacier amongst the many motel and hotel signs . The setting is idyllic, with views of the peaks of Mount Cook, Tasman and Fox. Colin and Trish are friendly, welcoming and highly talented hosts, touch Colin's table and wood carvings and sample Trish's 'award winning' eggs for breakfast. Rospitinis is perfectly... More

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Horndean Hants
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were very pleased with our accommodation here and only wish our trip would have allowed us to stay longer. Best shower so far and big comfortable bed. Lovely views and location handy. Very quiet, We loved the animals. Could not get any mainstream channels on the TV but to be fair we didnt ask about it. Cabin well equipped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed in a garden studio room for I night including dinner & breakfast. I thought the accommodation was delightful. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom huge with a lovely wet room shower. The views from the window at the front magnificent. They also have a pet lamb who is very vocal & entertaining. Both Colin & Trish couldn't have... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Unfortunately we came to this B&B after staying at some really comfortable and stunning B&Bs previously, which meant that our expectations were high and we were slightly underwhelmed with this place. The cabins are quite out of date and although there is a TV it was tiny, and the wifi signal was terrible. The shower was very good though, and... More

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Senior Contributor
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The separate cabins were perfect for our stay. They were clean, had tea/coffee making facilities and a good sized en suite shower room. Trish and Colin are very entertaining hosts. Colin has some very unusual woodwork which are real works of art. Trish was very helpful in chatting to us and advising us on flights up to the Glacier. We... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here, Trish was a great host and Collin is a real character the separate cabin style rooms are clean, modern and functional, and the breakfasts were very good, we had a sunday evening dinner with our hosts and it was excellent really good to get some home cooked food after three weeks of travel. Collin's passion... More

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Additional Information about Ropatini's Homestay B & B

Address: 81 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ropatinis Homestay B&B is a superior quality, friendly Bed & Breakfast accommodation, set amongst a beautiful large garden in Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand. We can provide garden studios (with ensuite) or rooms in the main house (with ensuite or share facilities). A generous continental breakfast is provided every morning, scrumptious home baking and we can also provide a delicious dinner on request. We are always happy to provide our guests with information. ... more   less 

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