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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   55 Main Road | Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We recently did a self-drive vacation around the south-island and stayed at around 6 different Hotels and Motels. We found the Bella Vista @ Fox to be one of the best stays. Both Bill and Jill are extremely welcoming people, with a wealth of local knowledge to share with you. The room was spacious, clean and contained all the neccesities. Best of all everything was clean and worked!

We loved the sights especially Lake Matheson.

Room Tip: Speak to Bill or Jill and they will help you out.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Just spend 2 nights staying at this motel during a tour of New Zealand. Must say it was excellent. The room was so clean and spacious and met all our needs. A great location as we were able to walk to Fox Guides who we had our Glacier tour with and the restaurants are very close by. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We explored both Franz and Fox Glaciers. You can get much closer to the face of Fox Glacier and the walking is easier and shorter.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and our compact studio was extremely "compact", especially when we have 2 huge luggages which took up lots of space in the room. There is no microwave oven in the room too. Room is clean though. But we will look other better choices should we return to Fox Glacier.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The motel was very well sister in the township. The room was comfortable and warm and was as expected. Free Wi Fi was also available. The hosts were very helpfull and gave us all the information we required to help us on our journey. Should we come back er will stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for ground level if you have trouble carrying your baggage.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

After discovering that our pre-booked accommodation at another establishment was unavailable due to closure (and we weren't informed) we arrived at Bella Vista about 6pm seeking 2 rooms. The staff member was very pleasant and helpful and within 10 minutes we were unpacking in our very clean and updated rooms. The bathroom is spacious with new fittings and tiles, and has a lovely hot shower. The room itself was small but suitable for our needs of a place to sleep. It was well heated and the king size bed had an electric blanket. There is a bench style kitchen in the living/bedroom area which was well laid out and useful for preparing snacks and drinks. We were issued with vouchers for 200mb of wifi which would have been fine if I hadnt used all mine by inadvertently uploading my photos from ipad to icloud!!
The Motel is very centrally located in Fox and everything was within a short walking distance. Overall, a very well run, clean establishment.
Yes, I would stay here again when in Fox Glacier.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This trip was a part of our 17 day honeymoon to NZ. We stayed at Bella Vista Motel chains at few other places too.

Particularly wrt this Bella Vista motel - Fox Glacier, the positives are : - it is centrally located. and hosts are great! They allowed to me to use their kitchen to heat our food and cook alike. The rooms are pretty clean.

The downside is the rooms are too small in size, the amount is higher for the room size and hosts are not too aware of the location (also may be because they were also 3 weeks new as hosts there)

I would surely recommend this place for a nice comfy stay.

Room Tip: Vist Lake Matheseon at evening sunset time and a hotel near by to the lake.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Excellent customer service , clean and spacious room.

Room Tip: Take ground floor , chair and table outside the room for smokers.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 55 Main Road | Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newest accommodation complex in Fox Glacier. Superior accommodation in the heart of the Village. Stroll to restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 
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