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The Westhaven
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Grand”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Nice room, although pretty dark with no view.
Excellent location, clean.
friendly staff, although our room didn't get serviced during the day which was disappointing.
Expensive for what it was.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We decided to stay in Fox Glacier instead of Franz Joseph because we read that it was less congested. It was a good choice for us. The Westhaven is conveniently located on the main road, close to a restaurant and a small grocery store. The young man at the desk was very friendly. We were able to park very close to our unit. The room is pretty basic, larger than average, with a couch, TV, well-equipped kitchenette, and a very small outside sitting area at the back. Internet was available. Although the room/ bathroom were very clean, the outside chairs and table needed a scrubbing. All of the hotels and motels in the area were quite expensive; we paid $165 for the Westhaven.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, Wyoming
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326 reviews 326 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 119 cities Reviews in 119 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

My wife and I stayed here two nights as we used Fox Glacier as our base to visit Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers. The rooms are very large, with queen size bed, sofa, a well equipped kitchenette (fridge, toaster, microwave, electric water kettle and cutlery), and a flat screen TV. The hotel is 100 meters from dining options and a small grocery store where you can buy breakfast and lunch items and fix them in your room. This is a perfect hotel for independent travelers who would like to have a little more room and a terrific kitchenette. The bathroom is large and bright. We're very glad we decided to stay here. Basically used the Trip Advisor recommendations to make our decision. By the way, there's free wifi.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FoxWest, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Hello and thanks for your review, please you enjoyed The Westhaven and Fox Glacier regards Kelvin
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Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We were so happy with a friendly greeting and bright warm room after a long, rainy drive from Queenstown. We might have been upgraded to a king studio - it was a very large room with large TV, kitchenette and modern bathroom. Free washer, coin operated dryer. Seemed the newest property in town, with store and restaurants very close walk.

  • Stayed January 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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FoxWest, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Hi and thanks guy's for your review. We pride ourselves on good customer service and hosting, so please that you found we were all that you wanted!, hope you had an enjoyable trip to New Zealand and maybe see you again in the future. regards Kelvin
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

When we arrived we were upgraded to a very nice spa studio so very happy. Everything you could need. Helpful guy behind receiption. Ideal location for everything. Shame about the weather!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We stayed here on our way up the West Coast. The room is extremely well appointed with a king size bed, kitchenette with microwave and all the utensils you'd need - a non slip may for the cutting board an extra thoughtful step. They're very environmentally conscious and I really appreciated that, e.g. each unit has its own water tank. Close to everything in town and easy short drive to the glacier. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FoxWest, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
Hi and thank you for your review. We really try to be enviroment conscious and have a really good recycling system in place and you may have seen the green cylider cone in our garden, this is an 'earth angel' which digests food waste!!, Its amazing it 'consuming all food scraps and even things like chicken and fish bones. We are Qualmark rated as a silver enviro propoerty which means we show and committ to a high level of enviromental and social responsibility. thanks again regards Kelvin
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New York City, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

You are not going to find a 5 star hotel in fox glacier. This hotel is well run, clean and great location. Very good hosts. I had a large room adequately furnished but not a great room. If I had this room in Auckland I would be very upset but not here in fox.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Westhaven 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westhaven in Fox Glacier is located right in the heart of the Fox Glacier township. We are a modern stylish complex with 23 large studio units. Each room is self contained with private en suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. All rooms have a kitchenette which includes a fridge, microwave and kitchen appliances. Our beds are really comfortable, queen, king and super king beds are all available and all rooms have good heating, beds have electric blankets. We offer FREE internet access and have a guest laundry facility. ... more   less 
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Westhaven Fox Glacier
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