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Ropatini's Homestay B & B
Ranked #4 of 9 Fox Glacier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Danville, California
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225 reviews
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“Lovely, Lovely, Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2011

We had originally planned to travel from Nelson to Queenstown via Christchurch but that fell victim to the earthquake damage. I was less enthusiastic about the western route but decided we would just drive and get there. So wrong! The drive was lovely and the stops were so much more interesting than we expected.

The evening at Ropatinis was just a delight and the dinner was a feast. There were perhaps 15-20 items from which to choose and wine and beer were included. It would be hard to overstate the sense of relaxation that surrounded our visit and the folks were helpful in telling us what should be done while there. Trish arranged a helicopter trip to the glacier on a sparkling, clear day and the whole experience was a wonderful surprise.

The rooms were comfortable and the living room has a wood stove that makes it all cozy and a great spot for decompressing after a long and curvy drive.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

Would definitely stay there again. Nice, clean room. Beautiful views. Owners very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2011

We spent only one night at Ropatini's Homestay and it was very comfortable. Trish and Collin are most hospitable hosts. The Matheson Cafe was recommended as a place to eat and we had a very enjoyable meal there however we wished we had eaten with Trish, Colin and the other guests as they seemed to be having so much fun when we returned. We had a great time on our guided walk to the Fox Glacier and the following morning had a fantastic walk around Lake Matheson followed by a coffee at the Cafe before setting off on our travels again. Would definately recommend Ropatini's to anyone needing friendly, clean and comfortable accommodation in the Fox Glacier area.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2011

The accommodation is a little bit outside of the town. The hosts Collin & Trish are very friendly. The rooms are new and very clean. Biggest bathroom we had during our holiday in New Zealand. Delicous breakfast, especially the cheese selection. Probably one or maybe the best place for staying in Fox Glacier.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

We stayed here for one night in order to take a helicopter flight over Mt Cooke and Fox Glacier, and to visit Lake Matheson, both of which we would highly recommend. Trish and Collin were excellent hosts and were very helpful in assisting us by making bookings. Our room, though not large, was comfortable.
This is the only B&B at which we had booked dinner during our travels in NZ, and it turned out to be a memorable evening, both in terms of the quality home-cooked food and the company. Trish, Collin and ten guests sat around a beautiful table (hand-made by Collin) with wonderful views of Mt Cooke through a panoramic window.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ropatinis, Colin and Trish are wonderful hosts and we were made to feel at home immediatly. Their local knowledge was invaluable in guiding us to the right places to visit and they provided us with great brekfasts and a wonderful evening meal all served on a 4 metre table which had been made by Colin from an ancient tree recovered from a swamp. This was a Homestay in every sense of the word ,facilities were very good ,and we highly recommend thi B & B

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

There are rooms in the house and two semi-detached 'cottages' in the garden and we stayed in one of the latter. Very clean room with sliding door to bathroom, two beds. Situated a few minutes from the town on the road to Lake Mathieson and Gillespie Beach. Friendly hosts. Well worth considering.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ropatini's Homestay B & B

Property: Ropatini's Homestay B & B
Address: 81 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
Region: 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
Hotel Style:
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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