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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Martina F Hahnstaetten, Germany
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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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Hahnstaetten, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel as a location to visit both glaciers for what it is perfectly situated. The rooms were large enough even for 5 weeks worth of travelling gear as we had. The hosts were welcoming, helpful and charming. We ate in their restaurant several times and were always happy with the food's quality. Not a large menu but... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent 2 nights in Fox Glacier at this Hotel. The town is smaller that Franz Josef but still close enough, and we used it as a base to visit both. The hotel is comfortable and the attention by the owners is very good. It's not located in the town itself but close. We didn't have the opportunity to eat... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I don't ski, let's get that out of the way, and I stayed at this hotel during off-peak (no skiing) season. The hosts are very, very nice. My fiance and I had arrived very late in the evening after spending the whole day in the car driving to Fox Glacier. The host was kind enough to open up the bar... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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 April 18, 2014

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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Riga, Latvia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 hotel reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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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Address: 167 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand (Formerly High Peaks Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Peaks Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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