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The Westhaven
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Queensland
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good stop for the night”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Stopped for the night in Fox Glacier, and this place was comfy and very reasonable. Included free wifi and cooked breakfast - couldn't ask for more really. Walked next door to the pub for dinner, great venison sausages! Make sure you drive down to Gillespies Beach, amazing remote beach. The walk to the Fox Glacier was breathtaking.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We certainly recommend the Westhaven. The rooms were spacious, clean and modern. We payed a little extra to get the room with the super king bed and spa bath. The heated flooring was a welcome feature. Friendly service with staff who are willing to go the extra mile. Very happy! Will stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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FoxWest, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hi Samantha, thanks for your review. I guess one of the big positives we always get about our complex is the large rooms, so even if its raining outside you can still enjoy the spaciousness of the rooms. Free Wifi is also a big bonus for visitors and guests. regards, hope to see you guy's again one day back in Fox, regards Kelvin
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

The two staff members we encountered we're really wonderful! Nothing was too much trouble and gave us great recommendations for places to go around town. The rooms were very warm and cosy and the bed super comfortable. Great value for money- highlight of our trip :D

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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FoxWest, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hi Folks sorry its a few months since you stayed, but thank you for your review and trust that your holiday and stay in Fox Glacier was enjoyed, probably due for another holiday now!!. All the best regards Kelvin
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UK
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Found this motel thanks to TripAdvisor reviews and was delighted. Great location in town - very short walk to everything. Spotlessly clean rooms with bath and kitchen facilities plus decent sized bed and tv. Incredibly helpful staff at reception suggesting restaurant tips and activity ideas without even being asked. Free wireless and breakfast included, which you can opt to take at a local cafe on Lake Matheson which is a real plus. Would certainly stay again and highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thanks for a great review we really appreciate all feedback. It is very quiet in Fox Glacier over the winter, but its the best time to come and visit as the tariffs are low and the weather tends to be fairly clear, but cold with snow on the mountains. The Fox Glacier is easily accessed by walking up to it yourself or going on a guided trip. Please you guys enjoyed your stay and the free brekkie at Matheson cafe. regards Kelvin
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18 reviews
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Fantastic accommodation choice in Fox Glacier. Centrally located and convenient to information centre, bars and restaurants - although their are only a few. Some hotels were closed when we visited and town was ver quiet, was their off season. The Westhaven motel was fantastic with friendly service on arrival, comp wifi to a limit which we met shortly after arrival just checking emails and breakfast which was at this lovely cafe down the road.

Would say that this was one if the best motels in Fox and definitely one of the best MOTELS we stayed at on the whole west coast! Great job!!

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thanks for your kind words, pleased we met all expectations and hope you enjoyed fox and the West Coast. regards Kelvin and Shelley
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night and found the room to be comfortable, spacious, clean and very modern. Free wifi was great, as was the location within metres of the restaurants and cafes of Fox Glacier. Plus it was very close to where we needed to check in for the Fox Glacier Guiding. Very good value and service was great.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you, please you enjoyed your stay with us. regards Kelvin and Shelley
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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194 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2012

While The westhaven shares the "functional" characteristic of most NZ motels, it is a step or two above the "average". The reasonable price led me to expect it to be at the "basic" end of the scale, but it was closer to the other end. It is modern, spotlessly clean and very roomy. It can get a bit chilly in Fox but the motel was warm and "toasty". The propieter was particuarly friendly and helpful.
The bed was large and comfortable. The only thing missing was a really comfortable chair to watch the large screne TV. (Fold out divans are a bit of a compromise). Overal the motel was of a high standard. I think a bit of colour on the walls would lift tje Westhaven right to the top of the scale, and not just on the "Fox" list.

There are excellent cafes within a few hundred meters.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you for your review. Chairs and redecorating are on the to-do list for this next 12 months. regards Kelvin and Shelley
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Property: The Westhaven
Address: Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), 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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Westhaven 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westhaven in Fox Glacier is located right in the heart of the Fox Glacier township. We are a modern stylish complex with 23 large studio units. Each room is self contained with private en suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. All rooms have a kitchenette which includes a fridge, microwave and kitchen appliances. Our beds are really comfortable, queen, king and super king beds are all available and all rooms have good heating, beds have electric blankets. We offer FREE internet access and have a guest laundry facility. ... more   less 
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