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“Thoughtful Touches Terrific Location”
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Fox Glacier Lodge
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Welcomed the New Year in with such warm hospitality the weather did not matter. Rooms are thoughtfully appointed and breakfast in well appointed kitchen along with helpful advice from hosts make this the absolute first choice when visiting this glorious location

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Wendymoonshine
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Deborah is a really thoughtful and kind hostess. She has thought of everything and created beautiful and comfortable accommodation. This was our favourite place out of more than 10 different places that we stayed while touring. There were so many welcoming little touches all in the best possible taste. This is a real gem and we were so happy staying here.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tim R
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We spent one night in a delux cabin and it was fantastic !! The room was big with a small kitchen and a table for breakfast (included but you do it yourself). The bathroom was also big with a spa bath - which was awesome ! The room was very well decorated and the bed very comfortable, nice for a romantic stay. There are also a few nice dinner options around :-) there is a lake not far which is worth a visit. However the wifi is not good and you get 30 minutes for free but then have to pay.

Room Tip: Delux cabin was fantastic
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank valerie253
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed in the B & B accomodation for two nights. Unfortunately the weather was not that good during our stay, so we did not see to much of the surroundings. During the second breakfast we met some other travellers and they said that Frans Joszef was great the day before, oops we forgot to check the weather there, but actually the host knew we were awaiting of better weather, so it is a bit of a pity that she did not suggest / check this for us.
Also the breakfast was not that good, just an average simple buffet style, we have had much better breakfasts during our trip in NZ. Ow and do not take room 8 as it is adjecent to the breakfast room and you can hear every movement the people make in there.

Room Tip: Well as I said, do not take room 8 ;-)
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JohanHagendijk
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Our stay at Fox Glacier was impromptu and early in the season (mid December). Perhaps that explains some of the management confusion on our visit since we were initially greeted by someone who couldn't check us into a room and then hastily packed into it by the manager. Even though we were booking her best accommodations she was very short with us and unlike some of the other reviewers, there was definitely no tea and cookies. We did not get any cozy feel from that side of the experience. But the two story condo was nice and the bath luxuriously large. We also enjoyed the in-room fireplace although it was a bit temperamental turning on/off. Laundry on the premises was useful as well.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank FrozenMe
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

A very good location for a rest after the glacier walk. Value for money $46 for a family of 4. Kitchen is very tiny and lacks seating capacity but the bathroom is clean and very spacious. Both facilities are on the opposite side of each other in the camp site. Seems very popular as it filled up quickly,

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank EdithCChong
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

I booked this place after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and I was not disappointed. The unit we stayed in was very clean and tidy. The fireplace was very quaint and the bathtub in the bathroom is huge!
It is very near to the glow worm and a very good restaurant (The Last Kitchen).
Highly recommended

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
Thank zippee
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Additional Information about Fox Glacier Lodge

Address: Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7591, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Fox Glacier
Price Range: $118 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fox Glacier Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our modern solid timber, purpose-built Lodge is in the heart of the Fox Glacier Village. We have B&B style accommodation & self-contained units, some with double spa baths. We are the closest accommodation to the Glacier & only a one minute walk to all cafes, restaurants & shops. Enjoy our tranquil setting, surrounded by rain forest with mountain views. Laundry facilities & mountain bikes for your use. We are happy to assist you with booking local activities. ... more   less 
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