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High Peaks Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   167 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand (Formerly High Peaks Motor Lodge)
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
neko_nz Auckland Region, 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night. The restaurant was closed and we were recommended to go out to a restaurant for dinner. We were traveling with my old parents and unfortunately, my father got sick at night. The host was very helpful and we got a registered nurse visited to the hotel and we managed to move to the next location. Without... More

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights at the beginning of March.Alan and Marlene were excellent hosts.We enjoyed the breakfasts and dinners which were cooked by Marlene.The views of Mt.Cook and Mt.Tasman from the restaurant were stunnning.The accommodation was first class Malcolm and Norma. Lancashire.UK.

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London, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 3 nights in April. I picked Fox over Franz Josef as a quieter option. It was that. One thing to note when coming to the glaciers - the weather changes quickly so you may not get to do everything if you only stay 1 night. I was cancelled a lot on the heli-hikes because of clouds.... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located just outside of the centre of Fox Glacier which is ideal if you want a slightly quieter location as we did. The rooms are comfortable and there is a restaurant on site that overlooks the mountains. The host is a qualified chef, and the food was outstanding, and the staff extremely friendly with a huge amount... More

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

We stayed for two nights, the owners were very helpful. Breakfast and evening meals were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. Views of the snow covered mountains were lovely, we asked Marlene about the helicopter trips to the glacier which she arranged for us, this was a great experience. The room was clean and well equipped, this hotel was on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is quite near the city centre and has a view of the mountains, but frankly we got a bit depressed as the hotel felt quite deserted. There weren't a lot of people staying at the High Peaks. Felt a bit gloomy. There are a couple of bigger hotels near High Peaks, not sure of how expensive they are but... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here 2 nights. Great view from the restaurant of the peaks when not fogged in. Clean, tidy, nice room. The food was also much better than anticipated. Most important to us was the caring and attentive service. My wife was ill and as a result had some severe dietary restrictions. Marlene and our chatty waitress went far beyond... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Breakfast time at High Peaks was the only time we were able to see the tops of the mountains in our two days in Fox Glacier! The views are excellent until the low clouds appear...in our case, by about 8:30 in the morning...and stay all day. We were there in mid-February. The room was very clean and serviceable, similar to... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I stayed here with my wife around a month ago. It's in a great location, enough away from the village so that it's very quiet. Our room was spotlessly clean and spacious, and the people at reception were friendly, chatty and welcoming. If I have one negative point, it's that the television in our room was tiny (and seemingly old)... More

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Punaauia, French Polynesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We (my wife and I) spent two nigths at High Peaks Hotel late February. We had booked our room via Internet and appreciated the quality of e-mail exchanges with Marlene over details of our forcoming stay. We selected the Hotel for its supposed location and we were not disappointed with a nice view on the "high peaks" on the first... More

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Address: 167 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand (Formerly High Peaks Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Peaks Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High Peaks is a modern hotel offering comfortable, relaxed accommodation in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Set in a quiet, rural location, High Peaks provides you an ideal setting to enjoy some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. The hotel is perfectly located as a base to explore the West Coast's glacier country and Lake Matheson, one of our local icons is only a hop skip and jump away. ... more   less 
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