We only stayed for one night but we felt like coming home. Realine was very hospitable and generous. She has given us useful tips about the neighborhood. Clean room with wonderful gardenv view. The Reflection lodge has a very nice view at the mountains.
We were a family of 3 and stayed in January from Australia. We found Raelene and her partner to be great hosts and the day we arrived we were made feel right at home. The breakfasts were good and reasonable. The location of the property is away from the shops and restaurants so you do need a car but the views from the proeprty up to the mountains and glacier are amazing and worth the expense. Thank you very much Raelene and we really hope that all is good and sorted in the future. Hope to c you again one day.
Reflection Lodge is set in its own beautiful grounds. Our room was large, with a seating area and an equally large bathroom all spotlessly clean. The bed was extremely comfortable! Had a great sleep. Breakfast was delicious and there was plenty of it. Would recommend this B&B if you are staying in Fox Glacier.
The three of us, my husband, a friend and I undertook a road trip from Dunedin, to Wanaka, to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Greymouth and then to Christchurch via Arthur's Pass. This was.a very scenic trip and we stayed in some lovely accommodation. Raelene made us feel very welcome and showed us to our rooms. She emphasised that it would cost no extra for our friend to occupy another room rather than use the single bed in our room. That was very nice of her. Her breakfast, and particularly the poached eggs were delicious. She really knows how to poach an egg, which most people find as challenging as rocket science to get right. The beds were very comfortable although the pillows could have done with a bit more oomph. My husband and I like a decent pillow - 2 of them for preference. When it came to paying the bill, however, it came as a surprise to me that we were to be charged $280 for the 3 of us for one night instead of the total of $230 that was stated on the print out of the booking. I had thought that $230 was reasonably expensive for the 3 of us compared to other places along the way and in that vicinity, but had gone along with that price as a treat to ourselves on this occassion. To be then told it was an extra $50 was a price hike into the realm of unacceptable. I would not have booked it if I had seen the small print on the website stating that an extra person attracted a fee of $50. There were plenty of other places cheaper than that and seemingly just as nice. What is printed out on the booking sheet should be exactly what the customer should expect to pay. Raelene excused this by saying that that is just the way it prints out. I would suggest she look at this problem as a matter of urgency. I paid the extra $50 but I am sure there are many who would not have (and probably have not done so in the past). Had her poached eggs been just a shade less than the perfection they were, she would not have got her extra $50. These kinds of incidents when travelling do tend to leave a a sour taste in the mouth of what is usually otherwise a very pleasant experience.…
Stayed at Reflection Lodge for one night. It is located off of the main road on several beautifully landscaped acres of gardens and a pond with ducks. The room was large and the hosts friendly. Good hot breakfast included. Wonderful place to relax.