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“Excellent B&B with lots of character”
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Reflection Lodge
Ranked #4 of 9 Fox Glacier B&B and Inns
Sydney
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent B&B with lots of character”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Our host, Donna, was looking after the place in lieu of Raelene who was on fishing trip. Donna made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed staying there. Breakfast was nice: fresh eggs from the hens in the farm... yoghurt and orange juice and tea and jam/marmalade on toast.

The house is very likeable with lots of character and quirky antiques and a real fireplace... The rooms are comfortable and the gardens are so well kept and charming...

I noted the level of privacy here was not the same as other b&b's which have separate parts of the house for the host and for the guests; here Donna's room was connected to the same hallway as our guest rooms. Nonetheless our stay was superb and uninterrupted, I highly recommend this place if you are looking to stay at Fox Glacier, it is sublime.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Our host, Raelene, made us feel very welcome in her home. She has a beautiful view of Mounts Cook and Tasman. We enjoyed staying there. Nice cooked breakfast. Not much privacy, but it was an enjoyable stay nonetheless.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ancaster, Canada
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed for two nights in March at Raelene's beautiful home and five acre property with superb views of Mounts Cook and Tasman in the background. Conveniently located a five minute car ride from the very small town of Fox Glacier or Lake Matheson. We chose the room with the ensuite which was very clean and large with comfortable bed and sitting area and great views of the wonderful gardens. Guests have access to their own communal sitting room with big screen tv and movies. Raelene serves a wonderful cooked breakfast in the dining area with a huge picture window overlooking her pond and the mountains. Hope for a break in the clouds to see the sun shining on the glaciers and snow capped mountains which reflect onto the water in her pond. Best part of Reflection Lodge is Raelene's friendliness and hospitality. Sitting with her with a glass of wine in conversation about her family and life just added to the ambience of our experience. Highly recommended.

Rick and Ann

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stayed 2 nights here. The house is beautiful and immaculately clean. Raelene offers relaxed hospitality. The window frames the mountain view perfectly. We were also instructed on the best places to eat in Fox. We got use of the wifi. The house is pretty quiet, but there is a helicopter place next door so there are copter comings/goings.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend Reflection Lodge as a wonderful place to stay in Fox.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

My mum and I stayed at Reflection Lodge for one night, and it was the best hospitality experience I’ve ever had. The lakeside view is amazing! Looking out the window is like seeing a painting masterpiece. The place is very comfortable and well decorated. Raelene gave us warm welcome and treated us as if we were old friends visiting her place. She made very delicious breakfast, and she treated us with wonderful cookies too! I much prefer Raelene's place over any 5-star hotel!

(Writing on behalf of my wife Bonnie from Hong Kong)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

20 min walk on the flat to restaurants but if we went by car there was no problem parking.

We were made to feel at home. It was modern and Raelene's grounds were beautiful. Room was spacoius, comfortable, clean and quiet. (exept when the helicopters were flying!)

Good breakfasts, eggs from her chickens and strawberries from her garden.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mersch, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

We immediately felt at home! Realene welcomed us in her relaxed way in her cosy house, which offers great views of the mountains. Even from our bedroom we had a spectacular view, the room was bright and had a lot of windows, and a direct access to the terrace and to the huge and well-kept garden, which surrounds the house. Breakfast is excellent! In fact we must admit, that, upon our arrival, we were a bit afraid of the heliport just next to the house, but in fact there was no annoying noise coming from this place during our stay. We really recommend the Reflection Lodge!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Reflection Lodge

Property: Reflection Lodge
Address: 141 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 Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reflection Lodge offers panoramic views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, New Zealand's two highest peaks reflected in a private lake. Hosting since 1992 and pride ourselves in friendly and homely hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere.Arrive as a guest and depart as friends! Families very welcome. ... more   less 

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