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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Rhode Island
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66 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

- 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
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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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