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The Westhaven

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Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for two nights so that we could trip to the glacier. We had a really warm welcome and found the room to be large and comfortable with a clean and well equipped bathroom. The patio window leads to a small seating area which is quite pleasant. Didn't use the cooking facilities much as we took the manager's... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived here later in the day after supper and our room while small was comfortable. With the parking area right out front, luggage handling was not a problem, but there seemed a lack of privacy in the unit if you left the sliding door open. A good night sleep and helpful friendly staff provided us with lots of local... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were just here for the night driving our way from the south. We had a nice welcome from the managers who took the time to discuss the eating and sports-watching options available. We were pleased with the clean, well-presented, large rooms with very comfy beds and pillows and free WiFi. We would stay for a short time again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay with you. We could not find a room near the Fox of Franz Josef glaciers. We called the Westhaven who were full, but took our details and said that they would be able to sort something out. Luckily they had a cancelation, but they assured me they would have found room for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

- The owners were very friendly & helpful, even offering to pick me up from a local restaurant and lake after I walked 8 km to view it. - The views of the mountains were breathtakingly beautiful as was that of the valley, especially in the morning when it was shrouded in fog. - The motel room was basic but... More 

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South England
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62 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a bit old fashioned and run down. Silly careless errors like fridges that dump all your bottles on the stone floor reliably breaking any glass ones. Its been there a long time and has a warning inside (not that you would expect one or notice it. A half decent motel would have spent a few dollars and replaced the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's difficult to give overall rating of this motel, because location is good, room itself is big, comfortable, well-equipped, nice bathroom. So everything you need to relax before and after long journey. The receptionist is very friendly and helpful. Nice couple restaurants for evening meal (better to book in advance or go for early dinner as it's popular. The only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the first motels you come across when arriving from the north. Large rooms well equipped kitchenette, very comfy beds , free WiFi. Manager very helpful. Within easy reach of the glacier (which was a bit of a let down, mt cook better) Would stay again recommended.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night en route to Queenstown and the motel was easy to find on the entrance to the town as well as handy for nearby eating places. Unfortunately our room backed onto the pub and there was quite a lot of noise outside until the early hours as it was a fine night and some folk were on... More 

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Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following yet another lengthy drive on our north to south venture, we reached Fox Glacier and the Westhaven Motel. This is your basic style of motel, with parking spaces immediately outside the front doors. Not all of the units do have spaces directly outside, but there is sufficient space in a general parking area for those. The rooms are of... More 

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