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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Broken Hill, Australia
1 review
“5 star cleanliness”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

I want to thank the staff for presenting a unit, cleaned to a very high standard. The furnishings were comfortable and more than adequate for our nightly stay. The management were very helpful and provided us with very good advice regarding what to see and do in town. Would most definitely recommend this motel to all our friends and family.
Bob

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Lady at Reception was helpful. Location of great - easy to get to places around town. 100mb free internet a bonus. Room small but comfortable and the bathroom was clean. Would recommend as basic accommodation.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Australia
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed here for two nights, we had a compact room and it was quite a good surprise for the price we paid. Lady at reception was helpful, the notes for the drive to Queenstown were very good. 1 hour of free internet per day was a bonus. Only negatives were the pillows and the hot tub wasn't working when we stayed. Would recommend, basic but still cute.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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netanya, israel
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

When one arrives at this motel type establishment you don't expect Ritz-Carlton facilities. What

you do expect is some decent effort and courtesy by its managers to make the stay of its

guests as pleasant as possible under the circumstances. Nothing of the sort had been

demonstrated by the staff/owners? of this motel. Arriving with a group of about 30 people,quite

a few of them in their 60/70tees in pouring rain, there was no one to either help with the

luggage or at least offer an umbrella.To add insult to injury when a guest complained about the

meager WI-FI free time he was rebuffed by a rude angry proprietor.These people should go to

a guesthouse management course if they want to continue to run this motel.

If you plan to visit the Fox glacier strongly recommend that you look for an alternative, if

possible.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for one night. The room is rather small but it has everything. Bathroom is clean and the bed is comfortable. Only 100mb free download for the two of us which isn't much. The girl at front desk is bubbly and helpful and booked activities for us. Overall a pleasant stay but in my honest opinion it's probably not the best value for money. But again there aren't a lot of choices in fox glacier.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

So pleased we chose to stay at Fox Glacier rather than the bigger more hectic town of Franz Josef. The Bella Vista reception was warm and friendly. Lots of advice was given on not only the best places to view the glacier from ... but also other local attractions. The room was very clen and comfortble and the motel is situated within easy walking distance of a lot of good eating establishments.

Room Tip: Our Queen studio was spacious and had a great kitchenette.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We stayed in Fox Glacier 2 nights and our stay was made more enjoyable because we stayed here. We were tired after our long drive and the kitchen facilities (microwave) meant that we could heat our meal and the fridge kept our freezer bricks frozen and food fresh and cold. Spacious room, comfy bed, quiet even though close to road = good nights rest. Hosts were very helpful and full of information and advice about our stay. Highly recommend that you stay here.

Room Tip: We were upstairs not far from the road and found it nice and quiet, so don't think noise would b...
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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 
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