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Fox Glacier Lodge
Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7591, New Zealand   |  
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“comfortable and excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed in one of the stand alone lodges, which was beautiful. Spacious, clean, well furnished and with a huge bathroom with spa bath. Overall very happy with the accommodation, the service was a little bit 'cold' but I would stay again there if I'm ever in Fox again!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in a mezzanine apartment. It was very comfortable and looked as good as new. There is a gas fired imitation log fire if needed which thankfully it wasn't while we were there.The lodge shares the site with a camp site (all motorhomes) so there is a workman-like feel about the place. There are no great views from the rooms - the campsite at the back and the laundry building at the front. However there was no noise at all from the campsite at night. We got a gushing welcome on arrival and they couldn;t do too much for us. They will also book glacier walks, restaurants etc for you.
One thing to bear in mind - Fox is a tiny town. It has all the basics - fuel, restaurants, a pub, and one supermarket but it's a good idea to stock up before you arrive as the supermarket is quite small.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spent two nights here with another couple in late December. It was overcast and often rainy the whole time we were there, so we didn't get to enjoy what must be spectacular views, but we enjoyed it anyhow. The rooms (we had 2 queen rooms) were as pictured on the lodge's site: pine interiors, clean and tidy linens, spacious rooms, good-sized bathrooms. The continental breakfast was better than most--fresh bread and muffins plus yogurt, fruit, cereals, and eggs that you could make if you wished.

We especially appreciated the manager's friendliness and helpfulness. We took advantage of the coin-operated on-site laundry to clean and dry some hiking clothes. The village of Fox Glacier is tiny, so you can easily walk to anyplace you need to go.

  • Stayed December 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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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed there in December 2012 in a Mezzanine styled appartement and it was really awesome. The appartment has a spacious living, dining & kitchen area at the bottom, as well as a veyr nice bathroom with a huge spa bath, very enjoyable after 1 day of hiking on the glaciers ! And the bedroom area is upstairs. The appartement has everything we needed and was really comfortable and cosy. We only stayed for 2 days but would have enjoyed more time there.
The owners are very nice & helpful too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed in the two storey log cabins adjacent to the reception office. These were very comfortable, spacious and well equipped for self-catering. We especially liked the walk in shower and double spa bath. Lots of attention to details and extras. Also guest laundry facilities available. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Ample car parking and close to shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed December 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This was probably one of the nicest campgrounds we stayed at during our trip around the South Island. They had nice big private showers, 1 hr of free wifi internet, and was located near an excellent restaurant. Power lots available. Affordable. Def recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

There were both positives and negatives with our stay at Fox Glacier Lodge. The hosts were friendly and helpful, continental breakfast (including warm muffins!) tasty, location GREAT, and the shower fantastic. The roo s themselves are very basic, and less modern than expected (based on photos). While the room appeared clean, the lamps and alarm clock were very dusty and the furniture quite worn. The walls could use a fresh paint job, as many large scuffs were visible. Our toilet had a leak which left a puddle on the floor. While the owner was helpful in helping correct this and apologetic about the problem, the water left a bit of a damp smell to the bathroom with was not very pleasant. I would not fault the lodge for this, considering maintenance problems happen and are not always immediately fixable. While the lodge is not a bad option for a nights stay in Fox Glacier, I felt that the price was a bit steep for the quality of accomodations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fox Glacier Lodge

Address: Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7591, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our modern solid timber, purpose-built Lodge is in the heart of the Fox Glacier Village. We have B&B style accommodation & self-contained units, some with double spa baths. We are the closest accommodation to the Glacier & only a one minute walk to all cafes, restaurants & shops. Enjoy our tranquil setting, surrounded by rain forest with mountain views. Laundry facilities & mountain bikes for your use. We are happy to assist you with booking local activities. ... more   less 
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