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The Westhaven

3.5 of 5 Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was passing through for only 1 night but mega lucky to get lovely weather in Fox. Given a great welcome from Sandy and Mario, all so simple. Great location, very comfortable and great tips, including glow worms and ace place from which to see Fox, on way to the beach. Would def stay at Westhaven again. Hugely recommend Fox... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at other motels on previous occasions when visiting this area and this motel is nicely maintained. It's located a short walk into town. The room was quite spacious and clean - my only complaint is that the cleanliness of the crockery is not checked and our cups were quite stained. It's a good base to explore the Fox... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night on our way down south, approachable reception staff who gave us a room away from the road on request. Room was really big, clean tidy and kitchen area was sufficient for our needs. Under floor heating was a nice surprise (room 9), and greatly appreciated as it was a wet cold night. Walked up to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We Stayed here for only one night in a king studio early december. The room was clean, and it had everything we needed. The room was bigger than i expected. It was ok for 2 adults and 2 kids. For a longer stay with small kids it may not be the best place, but it was fine for one night.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Westhaven Motel is not too bad but compared to all the other accommodation on our 3 week trip it was the worst. Reception was polite but not helpful. I booked months ahead but when we arrived in rain we were disappointed to find that we were allocated one of the 4 rooms that you cannot park in front of. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had pre-booked a King Studio, which means that you get a bath/shower and complimentary breakfast pack, delivered to your room to your requirements. The motel is well-situated in the centre of this small tourist centre. There are shops, restaurants and fuel nearby. The room was spacious and clean. Parking is immediately outside your door; good if it is wet,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Friendly greeting, and fresh milk. Discount of $70 on our helicopter booking for glacier Room large and well set out. Had everything you need to self cater Shower not great for the second user. Good wifi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fox glacier is a small quiet town with most accommodation and cafes on the street where the Westhaven sits. It is only about a 5 minute drive to Lake Mathison and Fox glacier carpark. Receptionist was very welcoming and made recommendations of what to do and where to eat. The rooms were a bit tired but were very well sized... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When I arrived at this motel, the receptionist noticed that I was using a walking stick and thoughtfully suggested that I be placed in a unit that had a walk-in shower rather than one that was over a bath. This was welcome and helpful. The unit was clean and well-equipped with everything I needed for my one night stay. I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

One night stopover in Fox. Friendly welcome with good recommendations for somewhere to eat. Large basic room. Furniture was tired but adequate. Clean and comfortable bed. Very quiet, easy parking. Good wi-fi.

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Address: Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, 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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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Westhaven 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
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Westhaven Fox Glacier
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