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Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Fox Glacier B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Wonderful location with friendly, helpful staff, Nice to have a complementary wine before dinner. A lift to the second floor helped the not so mobile and the rooms were spacious, clean and well appointed. Views from the rooms are worth the stay themselves. Dinner and breakfast were very good without being very special - perhaps more fresh fruit would help. The hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the town center. All in all a pleasant stay in a homely hotel and a nice change from some of the more commercial enterprises.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Good location with off street parking undercover. Very helpful, our booking had been made for the following night but they fixed everything with very little trouble. Good sized rooms and welcome glass of wine enjoyed in lounge. Breakfast was good and fresh.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in February as a base for our glacier climb. The rooms are very big, breakfast is adequate although not the best. Free car parking, but WIFI policy is a bit stingy. Overall a nice venue in a convenient location.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Philza
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

We stayed one night here before a Heli-Hike on Fox, stayed in room 205 with a balcony on second floor ,very helpful service, nothing too much trouble and a semi blocked sink fixed at once .Very good size rooms and an excellent bathroom and shower.We also ate here in the evening and food was fine, as was the buffet breakfast .But the one irritating niggle was free wifi meant 50 mb and then $15 for unlimited , per day Either charge or make it free covered in the room rate ,50 mb was used up in a few emails, I would have rated this higher but for this point if it does not concern you go for it .

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank jeff B
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

The owners have done a great job making their hotel a great place to stay. The rooms were spacious, clean and updated. It was on a relatively quiet street and we had great views from our second story room of the evening sunset. The owner was gracious and friendly and had wine with us in the comfortable lounge area above their restaurant. We had a delicious dinner and buffet breakfast the next morning and enjoyed both. It is obvious that there is a pride of ownership and attempt to provide the best of service and comfort.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank dhen
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

My family thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Distinction. We were a family of five and had two beautiful rooms right next to each other, both with awesome views of the town, valley and mountains. The day we arrived was a day of drama- record rain had seen the bridge north of Fox get wiped, which also took out all forms of communication for 24 hours and the power for a few ours. We felt trapped in Fox and had to reschedule our plans after our two nights there. Despite the stress they must have been experiencing due to the many problems, the staff were fantastic and so helpful. We ended up thoroughly enjoying our time in Fox and we all agreed that the accommodation was a large part of it. Don't stay anywhere else, the Distinction Fox Glacier is great. It has modern, comfortable and well appointed rooms and bathrooms. They have taken time to think of the little things that mean so much. The extra sink in the living area is a great idea- more places should have that. We also loved the cosy communal dining room and the breakfasts were great too! Thank you so much.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

The room was nice sized and comfortable. They had to bring me a fan, since there is no air conditioning, but the fan worked fine. Ate breakfast and dinner there. The food was adequate, but I would have like more fresh fruit and vegetables. It was pretty much like staying in a nice motel in the States.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Marilynjl
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Address: 15 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:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Fox Glacier
Price Range: £211 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Distinction Fox Glacier is a purpose built 20-room property located on State Highway 6, 100 metres from the centre of the township of Fox Glacier. The rooms are 20.6 sq metres with generous 7 sq. metre en suites with separate bath and shower, super king or king single beds, tea and coffee facilities, wifi, iron, arm chairs, writing table, Sky TV, direct dial telephones, individually controlled heating, balconies with views of the surrounding native bush and mountains. Guests access their rooms via undercover parking, which leads to an internal stairway or elevator. ... more   less 
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