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Ropatini's Homestay B & B
Ranked #4 of 9 Fox Glacier B&B and Inns
Hertfordshire
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Ideal position for Glacier tours”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

The separate cabins were perfect for our stay. They were clean, had tea/coffee making facilities and a good sized en suite shower room. Trish and Colin are very entertaining hosts. Colin has some very unusual woodwork which are real works of art. Trish was very helpful in chatting to us and advising us on flights up to the Glacier. We spent a lovely evening with them having dinner and quite a laugh. The food was well cooked and very tastey. Wifi was a bit patchy, but wifi throughout New Zealand proved to be very patchy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here, Trish was a great host and Collin is a real character the separate cabin style rooms are clean, modern and functional, and the breakfasts were very good, we had a sunday evening dinner with our hosts and it was excellent really good to get some home cooked food after three weeks of travel. Collin's passion for timber and his handy work are worth seeing. It is a great base to visit the local Glacier country.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Trish is a lovely lady, I emailed before we set of on this long trip to organise doing some washing when we arrived, which was a massive help to us, on arriving after showing us or room and asking a very welcome cup of tea showed me the washer, I was able to get it all done and when we arrived back after going out for dinner it was all dry for me. Trish told s where was god to go and see the best view of mt cook that night as the cloud would lift that evening, also where was good to eat. The following night we had per arranged a home cooked meal with our host Trish and Collin which was very enjoyable after 2 weeks of eating out. We had one of the outside room which we loved plenty of space to put all our bags etc. Excellent host, they is even per evening drink and snacks.

Room Tip: They is 2 rooms outside where you can sit out side and look at Mt. Cook best view ever
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York
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47 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Stayed two nights based on all the reviews here. We must say that the reviews here overrate this place. It's functional but that's about it. The rooms are okay. Wifi doesn't work in the external rooms.

The breakfast is most average - toast, yoghurt and fruit. At a B&B, you expect a bit more effort.

New Zealand has some amazing B&Bs and this one is comparatively disappointing.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Brisbane
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60 reviews
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

There is very limited choice of accommodation, around the glacier areas on New Zealands southern, west coast and at peak times, it naturally gets more difficult to find suitable accommodation. The best you can hope for is somewhere comfortable and warm, which we found at this little husband and wife run bed and breakfast property in the township of Fox Glacier. The couple were very friendly, gracious hosts, who went out of their way to welcome us into their home and make our stay comfortable. I did find our hosts constant presence, a little to overwhelming for my liking personally (as I prefer more privacy), but this was not a flaw in service by any means... just something that brought me out of my normal comfort zones. The couple shared coffee with us in the evening after we dined out in town, and joined us for breakfast. They were very informative with the history of the area and geographic information and travel tips. Rooms are very average, but comfortable and private. You share bathroom with other guests and on our stay there was one other couple, so this was not an issue at all. Overall a very friendly comfortable little property and if you love lots of attention and conversation with your hosts, you'll get it here. A lovely, warm, helpful couple!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had a very warm welcome and felt very very for our night at Ropatini’s Homestay. Even if it was just before Christmas and our hosts had family coming, we had dinner with them, and it was such a great moment. The dishes where delicious and we had a very good time. Trish arranged for us a helicopter tour around Mt Cook for next morning. Breakfast next morning was great. We stared by a tour of Lake Matheson before breakfast and we had then a delicious breakfast. Lovely stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We arrived here after travelling from Christchurch through magnificent scenery but were very tired. Once we arrived here, wow, what a nice surprise!
We were met by Trish & Colin who greeted like long lost friends. We immediately refreshed with a cuppa and delicious home baking and made to feel truly welcome.
After an hours nap and freshen up we were treated to a delicious home cooked meal and interesting chat around their fabulous table.
Never visiting Fox Glacier before Collin & Trish were so informative and helpful on what to see & do in our short 2 day visit. Makings bookings for us seemed effortless because of their local knowledge.
We stayed in an outdoor studio with a super comfortable bed and meticulously clean room and ensuite bathroom.
What a fabulous view to open the curtains after a great night's sleep and view Mt Cook from our room - it was paradise!
In our short stay we realised we were not just guests but a true friendship was forged - one we will never forget.
If you plan to stay at a B&B at Fox Glacier, this is the best!

Room Tip: Studio units are best as it is just paradise looking out at Mt Cook.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ropatini's Homestay B & B
Address: 81 Cook Flat 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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ropatinis Homestay B&B is a superior quality, friendly Bed & Breakfast accommodation, set amongst a beautiful large garden in Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand. We can provide garden studios (with ensuite) or rooms in the main house (with ensuite or share facilities). A generous continental breakfast is provided every morning, scrumptious home baking and we can also provide a delicious dinner on request. We are always happy to provide our guests with information. ... more   less 
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