We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Fox Glacier by chance as we were told access to the Franz Josef Glacier
was restricted, we were happy we did as the Fox Glacier was easily accessed from the Bella Vista.
Lake Matheson is only a short distance away and it was a beautiful walk around the lake and fantastic views of the mountains
Bill and Jill from Bella Vista gave us great advice on all the things to see and do and were very friendly and helpful with everything we asked of them.

  • Stayed: December 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Kiwi5000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (429)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

294 - 300 of 429 reviews

Reviewed 20 December 2012

A standard motel, but staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. Our room was not overly-spacious but appeared to be newly furbished and was very clean. Fox Glacier is not a large community and a couple of nights is plenty of time to do it all. All activity providers, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are just a few steps away.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Twasthatgood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 December 2012

I booked 2 queen studios, one for my husband and 9 month old daughter and another for my parents-in-law. My studio comes with sliding glass doors that come with both light, translucent and dark, shading curtains while my parents-in-law studio has a typical door. I think our rooms are comfortable enough, though walking space in my studio was severely reduced when the travel cot was placed in. Jill made the cot very nicely, like a little hotel bed, and my baby slept the best there throughout our trip thanks to the shading curtains that can block out light in the evenings. I stayed 2 nights. Excellent shower heads, comfortable beds and very functional decor.

Room Tip: You may want a unit with a doorway as I found myself checking the sliding door very often to make su...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank MadelineChen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 December 2012

We only stayed one night but everything ran smoothly. Due to bad weather, we asked if we could check in a little bit early, as we originally had planned to visit Lake Matheson before checking in, and our hosts said it no problem as our room was ready. They offered great info about the surrounding area and offered DVD's when we decided to stay in due to the inclement weather - great service :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank roaming_mum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Stopped in for a night, clean rooms, hosts exceptionally helpful.. My only concern was the window covering didn't block out the lights which stayed on all night.. I would stay there again and would recommend this place to any one .

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Louise T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 November 2012

The Bella Vista is conveniently located on the edge of the town, and is the hotel nearest to the Fox Glacier. We had booked a “Compact Queen Studio”. It was well appointed with coffee maker, toaster, fridge, tv etc, which made it a little crowded, but we got used to it after a while. Bill, the friendly and helpful manager, made arrangements for our helicopter tour and also offered us 200 MB of internet for our 2 day stay FOC. We could also use the outdoor spa for a small charge. so, all in all, it was a good stay.

Room Tip: Choose one of the bigger rooms.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank vanessakoh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Stayed at this motel back in 2008 when it had just opened for business. Choose to stay here again on our current trip around the South Island of New Zealand. We weren't disappointed, the room is still like brand new, very clean and functional. Since our first stay the property has also added a nice outdoor area with bbq facilities and a fantastic Hot Tub/Spa which has a beautiful bush setting.
We visited both Glaciers (Fox and Franz Josef). Fox Glacier has much better access and you can get much closer to the Glacier face. The closest viewing point at Franz Josef is a long way from the glacier face and hard to get a prospective of what the Glacier is about. Fox much better option.

Room Tip: We stayed in a standard studio for 2 nights, very quiet and excellent facilities.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Marko M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Fox Glacier
0.2 mi away
The Westhaven
The Westhaven
#4 of 11 in Fox Glacier
372 reviews
0.1 mi away
Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
#10 of 11 in Fox Glacier
18 reviews
10 mi away
Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
#6 of 13 in Franz Josef
1,456 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.9 mi away
Franz Josef Oasis
Franz Josef Oasis
#2 of 13 in Franz Josef
389 reviews
10.2 mi away
Aspen Court Franz Josef
Aspen Court Franz Josef
#1 of 13 in Franz Josef
1,276 reviews
1.1 mi away
High Peaks Hotel
High Peaks Hotel
#7 of 11 in Fox Glacier
174 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

Address: 55 Main Road | Main Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Region: 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 #1 of 11 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Price Range: £79 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4*
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing