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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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  • Location
    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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was here for a night while travelling from Queenstown to Christchurch and was really glad to stay at this place. This place is hardly 20 mins walk to the famous fox glacier. The staff is very much friendly. Ample parking is available. There is supermarket just next to the hotel so you could buy stuff and cook in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night during our round trip of South Island, and it was more than adequate. The room was big and fairly clean, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The location is convenient for restaurants and helicopter trips. The walls are quite thin, so if you are a light sleeper, I'd recommend ear plugs.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modest, clean accommodations, and just fine for one night. Free parking on site.The innkeepers are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is not included, so we ate across the street at the Hobnail Cafe and it was quite good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good location - right on the other side of the agency where you can book the tickets to walking the glacier; 10-min drive from the beautiful Lake Matheson. Apart from that, I have nothing to recommend. The host will give you 1 small box of juice and a small pack of chips as breakfast, which is far from enough, but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This accommodation was a super pleasant surprise! I was met by a very friendly and helpful guy at the front desk and this was then followed up by a clean, comfortable, modern room with nice amenities. Handy location too. We had our kids with us and this room was absolutely spot on. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We pulled in late afternoon so were cold and a bit tired. The room was a great price, spacious and the beds were comfortable. The heater was not on so the room was freezing and took until the middle of the night to warm up. We were cold and didn't feel very comfortable. The entrance door was not sealed well... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

the checking in was confusing and tough. there was no occupancy in the hotel. the rooms are very average. there was no breakfast . since it is not the season and the town is very small the shops close by evening.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Well priced. My room was spacious and comfortable.clean and modern. Warm, good tv, nice bathroom, comfy bed, clean etc all you would expect. Not a lot of personality and no views etc, it's a functional and nice motel. The staff were very friendly. The shower had low pressure so I called reception and the man was there immediately to fix... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Nice, spacious room, good bathroom and a kitchenette. Good beds, tv and wifi. Everything in Fox Glacier at walking distance. Open doors at arrival for inspection. Never seen this before. Great choice. The nice lady at the front desk was very helpful. Maps and tips for trips or booking a heli flight.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stayed only for one night at this motel as a means of breaking the long drive from Greymouth to Queenstown. Whilst it is located on the main west coast road the room was peaceful and quiet. Check-in and out was very friendly, efficient and easy. The unit comprised a combined lounge/bedroom/small kitchen area which was totally adequate for our short... More 

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