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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Checked in was given a good brief on the area restaurants and things to do. Also got an upgrade to a King room as the motel was not fully booked. The bed/living area was a good size and spotless - very impressed. Kitchen area with a Microwave, toaster and fridge. The town is quite small with a few shops, restaurants... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Good modern motel with all the normal facilities and comfortable bed. Close to the main road but very little road noise due to road being closed at night because of landslip on Haast pass road. Manager recommended Lake Matheson cafe to us for dinner and also suggested driving along the glacier view road since my wife is a wheelchair user... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A clean, modern, fit-for-purpose comfortable motel with good facilities right in the centre of Fox Glacier Village. The owners are really helpful, I left my camera behind on Christmas Eve and they got it to me in Wanaka, free of charge by Boxing Day (Brilliant service, Thank You). The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the area.The Last Kitchen next... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very comfortable motel with good facilities right in the centre of Fox Glacire Village. The owners are really helpful, friendly and knowledgable of the mountains and area. Unfortunately it was the only time on our whole trip that the weather let us down, it never stopped raining so we didin't really see much of the glacier or surrounding area. The... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here for two nights while we visited Fox Glacier and would definitely look for another hotel if we came through again. The room was very small and $70 a night more expensive than any other hotel we stayed in while we have been in New Zealand. It is advertised as free Internet but you only get a certain... More 

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bvfox, Owner at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, responded to this review

As the owners of this business we were very disappointed to receive this negative review. Our aim is to have every guest leave satisfied. In response we would like to point out that the Glacier Region in New Zealand has higher tariffs than other parts of New Zealand due to it's isolated location and high cost involved with running an... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

A clean, modern, fit-for-purpose motel at the edge of Fox Glacier village. The path to Fox Glacier starts right next to the motel, where you can see many glow worms at night. The Last Kitchen next door provides a great dinner after your day of walking around and on the glacier. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Kitchenette well equipped. Shower... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had to laugh at some of these reviews. We stayed in 20 odd motels on our 4 week tour of New Zealand. Bella Vista Fox Glacier rates up there. Everything clean and modern. The front desk staff were helpful and and ensured we had all the necessary information to enjoy our stay in a stunning part of New Zealand. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Motel owners here in NZ are usually great sources of local information, but it was plain right from the start that these folks had other priorities, so I wasn't surprised that, when I asked about where to eat, the receptionist just waved her hand toward the town and said I'd find something there. The room was small but spotless, and... More 

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Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

This was the only Bella Vista motel we stayed iN on the South Island but compared to the other two that were not part of this group, I am afraid that it left much to be desired. I am not saying there was much wrong with it...the room and bathrooms are a little small and it is a little tired.... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed here on my trip in New Zealand and was so glad I did. On check in I was given 400mb of free wifi. Some places we still had to pay so this was a great bonus. 400mb was plenty to be able to catch up on emails etc, especially as it worked. A lot of places gave free wifi,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newest accommodation complex in Fox Glacier. Superior accommodation in the heart of the Village. Stroll to restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

Address: 55 Main Road | Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $69 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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