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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

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55 Main Road | Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel is right in the centre of this small town and a mere 5-minute walk from Fox Glacier guides, which is the main reason for tourist to take a pit stop in Fox Glacier. Our room was on the ground floor and right next to our parking. So our car was right outside our room which made light work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service giving us great information on the area and what to do where to go. Room was very comfortable warm and cosy! All we needed ! Walk to restaurants or pub too ! Pizzas were good too !! Thanks!

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Hi Caz & Rod Thanks for your prompt review, which is much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you both again should you get back to Fox Glacier. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

stay one night here the room is clean, tidy and comfortable. it was cold when we got there, so happy with heater in room. Owner very friendly and helpful gave us many information about this area, is very useful. close restaurant and i Site, with free WiFI :)

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

We'r happy you enjoyed your time at Bella Vista Fox Glacier and hope the rest of your time in New Zealand was memorable. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Clean. Recently refurbished. Practical. Friendly helpful proprietor. No on site restaurant but plenty nearby. Good sized rooms with cooking facilities. Excellent wifi policy - the kind of policy all should have, many do, but sadly many do not - that is good speed and adequate allowance. Would certainly stay here again.

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are heppy that we can offer our guests "free unlimited wifi" which works great in this remote part of New Zealand. Many guests have commented on this part of our service. As travellers ourselves we know how important wifi has become both for business and pleasure. More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
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43 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stayed three nights for business in Fox. Owner very obliging taking my trailer off my van and putting it at a level and place I could rehook it on by myself when leaving 3 days later as he would not be there. Unit perfect for what I needed and staff very pleasant and obliging.

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to host you for 3 days and look forward to meeting again on your next visit to Fox Glacier. More 

Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

At a glance, my room seemed like a standard decent one. I was very pleased for a few seconds until I got to use the bathroom just to find out the sink was blocked. Couldn't even brush my teeth over there because the water kept building up even without the use of a plug. Fortunately, the mini kitchen sink was... More 

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

The overwhelming majority of our valued guests comment on our high standard of cleanliness and presentation of the rooms. It is disappointing to receive comments such as yours when a simple call to reception would have resolved your problems. We wish to make the following comments. 1. Housekeeping should have noticed that the bathroom basin wasn't draining correctly. This could... More 

Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There aren't many accommodation choices in Fox Glacier and when I booked this I was a little dubious. However, the room was really well-designed, modern, and clean. The couple who run it are very helpful and parking was easy. I'd definitely stay in this chain again.

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier. We hope Fox Glacier was part of an enjoyable New Zealand experience and look forward to hosting you again should you return to New Zealand. More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Standard Bella Vista fare which was bright and airy as well as being clean and reasonably comfortable. There were distinct dips on either side of the mattress which would indicate it was well past its use by date. Also there were no little extras such as small individual shampoos, moisturisers etc. which one expects from a 4 star establishment. Price... More 

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bvfox, Manager at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

As the business owners we were slightly disappointed with parts of your review. Our aim is for 100% service, cleanliness and comfort. You have given us a very low score for value (2). You were here in peak season and that was a very competitive rate for your date of stay. Fox Glacier is a very remote part of New... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stayed at Bella Vista Fox Glacier for two nights last month. We were very impressed with this place from the moment we entered the reception to be greeted by Jill. The facilities in the unit were more than adequate, we were impressed by the cleanliness. We were very handy to all the cafe's in town, and had a wonderful... More 

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

This motel is beside the main highway through Fox Glacier township. 24 rooms. Ours was fine, sofa, decent bed, shower ( no bath ) , fridge, microwave ( no stove ) basic cooking utensils . We ate dinner at the Last Kitchen round the corner, busy ( no reservations but service quick so wait time 30 minutes or so for... More 

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