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Review of Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier

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Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“GREAT HOSTS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

We had a great night at fox glacier, we were travelling with a baby for the first time and the people here were very accommodating, we really appreciated it. Well laid out rooms compared to all the other places we stayed. Great value as the sign outside says "not as expensive as it looks!"

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Our room here was one of the smaller ones but adequate for our needs. It was very clean. There was no hob so this would not be a great choice if you wanted to cook. This is a very tiny town so we could walk anywhere.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

The room is designed in a way that is user-friendly and adequate for storing luggage. There is plenty of cupboard space and a small kitchenette area with a microwave, fridge and a plunger for coffee and tea in the cabinet. The restaurant has a big LCD screen and a friendly house dog.
We took a lovely evening walk at the nearby Glaoien Valley park.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Stayed in Bella Vista motel's in both Wanaka and Fox Glacier and was very happy with both motels. Fox Glacier was one night stay while touring South Island and all was good. Fox Glacier is only small but the Bella Vista is situated in main street and easy walk to cafes and shops. The staff recommended restaurant for dinner The Last Kitchen which was excellent. Food in NZ was great all round and food at Last Kitchen was as nice a meal as we enjoyed to thumbs up there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We had a pleasant stay at the motel. It is next to a great restaurant, recommended for dinner. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There's complimentary wifi. The staff were also friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

This was out second stay here.

First things is I forgot that the reception staff (whom I believe are the owners) are rude.
We experienced this last time we stayed and experienced the same rude approach this time around.

The spa pool was out of service. Would of been kind if they had made that known during booking as not many hotels/ motels in Fox Glacier have spa pools. We specially booked this motel for the spa. Very Dissapointed.

The rooms were kept to a high standard although I forgot again from last time, the beds are ROCK hard. Extra blankets are also very scarce in the rooms.

Location is fantastic. Very convienent to the town. That's the only real positive.

Next time, we probably won't return and will look elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Wanaka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Glad I stayed here when visiting Fox Glacier. Booked one of the small rooms (Compact Studio) and although I'd read reviews that the room was small, price wise was good value for money. I could have booked a larger room, but it had everything I needed and was well laid out, clean and warm. The location was excellent and I could walk across the road to the Guided tours on the Glacier and then to the pub.
Free wifi was provided which was great as I could catch up on emails. Would certainly recommend this motel to others. Staff were very friendly and where able to give good advice on the area.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier
Address: 55 Main Road | Main 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier 4.5*
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 
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