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The Westhaven
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Fox Glacier
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“Great nights sleep and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Fantastic accommodation choice in Fox Glacier. Centrally located and convenient to information centre, bars and restaurants - although their are only a few. Some hotels were closed when we visited and town was ver quiet, was their off season. The Westhaven motel was fantastic with friendly service on arrival, comp wifi to a limit which we met shortly after arrival just checking emails and breakfast which was at this lovely cafe down the road.

Would say that this was one if the best motels in Fox and definitely one of the best MOTELS we stayed at on the whole west coast! Great job!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thanks for your kind words, pleased we met all expectations and hope you enjoyed fox and the West Coast. regards Kelvin and Shelley
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night and found the room to be comfortable, spacious, clean and very modern. Free wifi was great, as was the location within metres of the restaurants and cafes of Fox Glacier. Plus it was very close to where we needed to check in for the Fox Glacier Guiding. Very good value and service was great.

  • Stayed April 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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Thank you, please you enjoyed your stay with us. regards Kelvin and Shelley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

While The westhaven shares the "functional" characteristic of most NZ motels, it is a step or two above the "average". The reasonable price led me to expect it to be at the "basic" end of the scale, but it was closer to the other end. It is modern, spotlessly clean and very roomy. It can get a bit chilly in Fox but the motel was warm and "toasty". The propieter was particuarly friendly and helpful.
The bed was large and comfortable. The only thing missing was a really comfortable chair to watch the large screne TV. (Fold out divans are a bit of a compromise). Overal the motel was of a high standard. I think a bit of colour on the walls would lift tje Westhaven right to the top of the scale, and not just on the "Fox" list.

There are excellent cafes within a few hundred meters.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Thank you for your review. Chairs and redecorating are on the to-do list for this next 12 months. regards Kelvin and Shelley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

Good clean room with new (ish) bathrooms. Can't fault the establishment.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Extraordinary value! Very comfortable. Everything clean. Well appointed. Great location. Our family of 6 loved our stay and rate the Westhaven as one of our top 3 Hotel/Motel experiences on the South Island! We were able to get a 'special rate' as our visit was at a quiet time. Manager on duty was Kelvin, 10/10 for friendly, helpful services. Couldn't ask for better!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Sorry I am a little late replying to your review. Thats great, thanks so much and really pleased we had you to stay, regards Kelvin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We were winging this part of our trip round the South Island so when we arrived at Fox we just picked the first place we liked the look of. I was worried it was going to be too pricey for us but we were only charged $100 for a massive, clean room with a bathroom and kitchenette. We were really stoked. Staff were so friendly even though I'm sure I was being a grumpy cow after hours in the car. TV reception was great and we spent a really nice night there. We will definitely come back next time we visit the glaciers.

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Our room at the Westhaven was quite excellent. From the outside it doesn't look that impressive as the building has the look of some kind of industrial barn, but inside is a very different story. Immediately on entry there's a small but completely equipped kichenette featuring microwave and two ring stove. Opposite this is a generously sized bathroom. Passing through you enter a tremendous lounge bedroom which could easily be divided into two rooms. The bed is easily a queen and a big one at that, and there's also a bed settee double for a family group. Beyond that patio doors open out onto a grassy area with table and chairs to relax from the journey. Both water and Fox's Glacier mints are sold as a means of raising funds for community development and we were more than happy to pay over the odds. Our room was well to the back of the site so we heard absolutely nothing from the main road, but suspect that would be the case for all rooms here. Our only regret was that... we only stayed here one night! We really can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 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:
#1 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Westhaven 4.5*
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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