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“Powered site for 6-berth campervan” 5 of 5 stars
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Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park
4.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Kerr Road | off Cook Flat Rd, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand   |  
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Honolulu
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Powered site for 6-berth campervan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We spent one night after hiking Fox Glacier. This was our first experience at a New Zealand campground and fell in love with the communal kitchen accommodations immediately. For those of you not familiar, all of the "holiday parks" have large kitchen facilities, tables, and (sometimes) barbecues for your use. It is fantastic! Take all of your cooking supplies (food & cookware) inside to the kitchen and enjoy making your meal next to fellow travelers. The Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park kitchen had plenty of counter space to prepare our meal, lots of tables inside, and a few picnic tables outside. Our children enjoyed the playground and the trampoline with the safety net around it. We would rank this #1 out of the 5 holiday parks we stayed at on the South Island.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was a spacious family unit and although basic was clean (apart from some spider webs, and we all know how quickly they arrive!). It was adequate for 5 adults. It was a pity we couldn't get the oven to work and wasted a bit of time trying while our food got cold. The bed pillows were terrible and resulted in one of us getting a stiff neck. The short trip to Lake Matheson and the walk around the lake to the viewing area is a must. If you get the reflections of Mt Tasman and Mt Cook in the Lake like we did you will remember it for the rest of your life. The walk up to the Fox Glacier face was physically draining for over 70s but an opportunity not to be missed if at all possible. The welcome to the camp was business like rather than welcoming. The camp itself was clean and tidy. We would go back although we paid 5 star prices for 2 1/2 star accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We called this "the tin hut" but it did for a night. I would not have wanted to stay for longer. The bed linen was not of the best quality and a rather nasty beige colour. The bathroom was very small and the plastic sink was deeply cracked. It wasn't easy to even wash your hands in it. The shower was OK and the water nice and hot.
It did seem quite well geared up for camper vans though with a large kitchen area and showers.
I wouldn't rush back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Stayed 1 Night in a powered camp site situated between both of the Kitchen and Toilet/Shower areas. The showers are great especially as they have a family shower room with 2 showers in the one open cubicle. The kitchens are both large with ample tables. Perhaps the only thing to make the kitchens better would be to have gas hobs in stead of the electric cooktops as this would make for quicker cooking. Its very close to the 'centre' of the township with only a 10 minute walk to town.

The staff were very friendly upon arrival and answered any questions we had for them. Very similar to other Top 10 parks throughout the country and would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey, UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed in a 'self contained studio unit' (Room 65) at the Fox Glacier Top Ten Holiday Camp in February 2013 as part of a nine week trip round NZ. It ticked all the wrong boxes; it was old, tatty, grubby and very small. Noise from the adjoining unit was also an issue. The linen, and especially the sheets, were uninviting and one of the 2 very old gas rings did not function properly and we wondered whether it was even safe. On the plus side, the shower and room heater worked well although condensation was a real issue. Although this accommodation was less expensive than many motels that we stayed in, the standard was far lower than the price might indicate and was poor value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our site backed on to he kids play area very loud noisey children. We asked to be moved which the accommodated no problem. Good laundry facilities and a lovely open wide space at the back of the campsite.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great park, good location, good facilities. Well recommended. This is a well laid out park with exceptional shared facilities. Our cabin was roomy and very clean. The park is well situated near the shopping centre and on the road to Lake Matheson. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful, recommending the best places to eat

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kerr Road | off Cook Flat Rd, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park & Motels offer a wide range of accommodation types to suit all travellers. We have modern motels, self-contained units, lodges, standard cabins, powered and non-powered vehicle sites and tent sites. This accommodation range is matched with excellent communal facilities, and our peaceful rural setting, with the towering Southern Alps visible from all around the park. GET OUTFOXING! Our guests often tell us that they love the local walks, but wish there was more information about what they are looking at. To help you get the most out of your stay we have produced some excellent guide booklets for the best local walks. We call them OUTFOXING Guidebooks, and each booklet takes you to several points of interest along one of the walks, and tells you something incredible about what you're looking at. ... more   less 
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