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Ivory Tower Lodge

PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The kitchen and common rooms were very spacious, comfortable, and clean. The bathrooms were a bit small, but also clean. We stayed 2 nights in a 4 bedroom dorm room with no bunk beds that had a reasonably comfortable bed and was very warm. The spa was awesome and also a great... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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247 reviews 247 reviews
60 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed in one of the dorms (6 bed). The room was large with a sliding door to the outside. The bunk beds were well spaced. The kitchen was clean and huge with several cooking areas. There were plenty of pots, pans, silverware, etc. and two refrigerators to hold all of the guest's food. There was a nice rear outdoor... More

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Cairns, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Wow, we stayed here and could not fault this place. We had a very modern and spotlessly clean room with a flatscreen tv and an equally spotless ensuite . There were four rooms in our cabin and had two other couples staying there at the same time and we all thought how great value for money it was in what... More

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed in a 4 person dorm room and it was easily the poorest accommodation I experienced in New Zealand. Room felt very worn (especially the bedding). Bathrooms are very basic and did not feel very clean. The kitchen area is nice though, and the location is useful. No free wifi - very common in NZ- but the wifi you... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

There are those backpackers that feel like staying at somebody's home, cosy, clean and well kept. This is not one of them. We stayed here for one night at a twin room, and I was very relieved when we left in the morning. The kitchen was very dirty and almost all of the stoves were somehow broken. There were way... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The staff is not very friendly or formerly in their way. The bikes are totally destroyed and you need to fix them. Te rooms were OK, although a pain to have to lock then with the keys. The laundry could be better but at least they do it for you after paying $6.

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Laindon, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Two nights is about as long as you could spend here. It is not that the hostel is bad it is just that the town is literally a street. The receptionist was very laid back even when I set the fire alarm off accidently cooking sausages. The kitchen was quite large and clean and that level of cleanliness ran through... More

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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a basic backpackers, which means the facilities are adequate and will meet your needs. As other reviewers have mentioned, there's not a lot of choice available for backpackers - so it's a take what you can get situation. Beds were a little hard, shower a little weak and bathrooms basic. The location is very convenient.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Not much choice for backpackers in Fox, so perhaps why not a massive amount of effort seems to be made by owner here. You could definitely make a lot more of the place! Kitchen has everything you need and with the surrounding little tables/long table is probably the best spot. Rooms average, bathrooms/toilets pretty basic - I wasn't exactly looking... More

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nagano japan
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48 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at Ivory Tower Lodge 2 nights . They have a big beautiful Kitchin . This is a very important thing to bagpakers. Many people enjoyed at this kitcin and common place. I also love the real fire place. I tryed Skydive next morning at Fox glacier. The Orner of Ivory Tower Lodge helped me going to this exciting... More

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Address: PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
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