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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We arrived late, with pouring rain at the Westhaven. Host was very nice and friendly. We booked two rooms, one had a little weird smell and the other one the back door was fully opened when we arrive. With the weather being rather cold and pouring with rain one would have thought the doors would be closed. Rooms were fine,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We booked a last-minute room here on our journey of winging it up the West Coast. Got a very clean, efficient, comfortable king with a sofa and kitchenette for $130. It's in a walk-to-everything location. You could rent a dvd player for a small fee; DVDs were free. It was spacious with a good heater. What set this apart was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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