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Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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“Good food at the end of a long tiring day on the coach”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

We had arrived from Queenstown after a few stops on the way and still awaiting to see the glacier. Before our food we were taken the 5 miles to the glacier location and given time to
take photos.
On arrival back at the hotel we found we were in room 109 which was at the back of the hotel.
There were 2 beds in the room, old style tv and a very open bathroom, ie a shower with no glass surroundings and a small curtain. The floor did get slightly wet.!!!!
We had a sit down 3 course meal in the evening, I had smoked salmon salad, venison stew and mud pie. A good choice.
In the morning I had a form of crunch cereal which was very tasty and after that eggs on toast was all I needed.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Tonbridge, Kent
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

This was a stopover on a NZ coach tour. There is little choice here but this hotel is about 1 level above a backpacker hostel. Very run down and we didn't really want to get into bed that night. Need we say more.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

the hotel is rather rundown but clean. the rooms are good size but have very old furniture and are extremely basic looking- nothing fancy here!! no fan or a/c on hot days so the room was hot, but there were many windows to open. but they didn't have screens and tere are a lot of bugs here!! walls are thin- you can hear the neighbors.
it's an ok place to stay but stay elsewhere if you want an attractive room.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Mumbai
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

We got here late evening after a tiring drive of 700 kms + (Te Anau, to Milford Sound and via Queenstown). We were redirected from the heartland Hotel (main street) to this 'sister' property about 200 yds away.
Imagine holding the keys to room 306 (?) and being told that the Hotel has no lift !! Luckily our room was on the 1st floor, but still needed several trips to carry all our luggage upstairs. Gent at recption was helpful.
3 single beds were adequate, the room & bathroom were clean. I was too tired driving to make an evening of it. My wife & son got adequate quality food at a restaurant nearby.
Ample parking available close by.
Unfortunately, overnight rain worsened weather conditions such that all Glacier heli-hikes were cancelled the next day.

Reasonably good value for money.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

By the time we arrived in Fox, it was dark and the receptionist was very friendly, he gave ustheir rates and pamphlets on things to do while in Fox. It cost us $160 to stay for a week day night, which I found a bit over priced especially compared to the rest of NZ. It was a nice room, clean, tidy with a woody cottage like feel, cute balcony in this old country style hotel.This hotel has charm.We had a late meal & it was a great hearty meal, just what the doctor ordered including great service. All in all this is a very good friendy stopover while travelling down the west coast of NZ, if the weather wasn't so bad we would have stayed an extra night.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Ok we read the reviews all good & bad & decided to take a chance.

I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. Its a bit pricey & yes this is an old heritage building, in the middle of know where & it isn't 4 star quality but we weren't looking for that. It is a good 3 star hotel & they don't profess to be anything else.

There was a big bus tour in & it was very busy, but the staff still found the time to make us feel welcome.

The room was clean & tidy not big, but big enough, we had dinner in the wild goat Cafe at the hotel & it was very nice. The venison pie I had was the best meal I had on our trip to date, you have to try it if you are here.

Don't go here with high expectations, expecting the comforts of city hotels because you are not in the city, you are basically in the outback of NZ. We enjoyed our 2 night stay at this hotel, it has all you need, don't get me started on our stay in Wanaka, thats another review all together which isn't good..

For what its worth you should try this hotel I think you will like it & the Glacier is out of this world.

Room Tip: front facing rooms, up stairs are the best
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

We had a very disappointing stay at this hotel. Our room was extremely cramped, there were no bedside lights (nor much room for them), the bathroom was dirty & the cups on the hospitality tray had lipstick on the rims. We did complain & received a bottle of wine & some cookies, plus a very wonky bedside light, but no change of room - unlike another complaining guest achieved. On our first night we had dinner in the hotel at the ‘Mountains Goat Café’ & the food was extremely mediocre & unappetising. We were on a 4 week holiday in New Zealand & this was the most expensive & definitely worst accommodation we had in our entire stay. We would not recommend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier
Address: 11 Cook Flat Road | P O Box 2, 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
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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Hotel Class:3 star — Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier 3*
Number of rooms: 167
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