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Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Fox Glacier B&B and Inns
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Noosa, Australia
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Fantastic accommodation”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Great accommodation, very clean and very comfortable. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The place had a luxurious feel to it. Spacious rooms and bathroom. The bath was delightful and the decor very tasteful. Breakky was included and delicious!!

Stayed August 2014
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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thank you for your comments and I am glad you enjoyed a soak in the bath tub and had a good breakfast to get you going for the day.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2014

(NOTE: We did not end up staying at the hotel so cannot judge the room quality).
At 6:37 pm on July 30, I mistakenly booked a room online at the ‘Distinction Fox Glacier–Te Weheka Boutique Hotel for the same night (thinking I had booked for Thursday, July 31). When we showed up the next day, the proprietor, despite vacancies, would not honor our mistake. We were charged $235.00. The proprietor then said he would “give us a deal” for Thursday night at $150. We declined. Instead, we made a reservation at a nearby hotel. Surprisingly, despite almost half the price, the hotel is very, very nice. We decided to spend an extra night…and not at the Distinction Fox Glacier–Te Weheka Boutique Hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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DistinctionFox, Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Hi Winifred, Your booking was made via Booking.com and was a "non-refundable" booking as stated at the time of booking. There are flexi rates available that permit changes to be made from the original dates that have been booked. I am glad you enjoyed the township of Fox Glacier and stayed the extra night.
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LaPlace, Louisiana
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We arrived after sunset and left early, so my impressions of place are vague. The room was clean, it was comfortable and we had a view of the mountains over and between various rooftops. Dinner at the hotel was good, breakfast buffet, nominal.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for your comments, we always hope our guests arrive well before sunset to enjoy the mountain views, which it sounds like you missed with the late arrival and early departure. The restaurant staff always do their upmost, so it is great to hear your enjoyed your dinner.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Clean and comfortable accommodation - our room had a great view of the mountains. Very welcoming service and a nice cooked breakky included. Walking distance to the Fox Glacier Guiding centre (less than 5 minutes).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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DistinctionFox, General Manager at Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hi, Thank you for your comments about your stay at Distinction Fox Glacier. Great to see you enjoyed your breakfast and the location of the hotel to all of the town of Fox Glacier.
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. The room was clean, and spacious. The bathroom was big with a large tub and stand up shower. We were greeted by friendly staff and complimentary glasses of wine. The internet was a little tricky to sign on initially but after that, I had it working fine, even in our room. The front desk was very helpful and accommodating with all our needs. Nice lounge to sit in with a fireplace for relaxing. I highly recommend this hotel when in Fox Glacier.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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St. Louis
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

In the town of Fox Glacier. The rooms were comfortable and quiet. Storms knock out the power, but they have a backup generator. The bathroom was small and cramped, with a single sink. Dinner in the dining room was just so-so. The breakfast buffet was poor, canned fruit. It is very damp in this area, since they get 6-7 meters of rain a year. The drapes had mildew on them.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

My husband and confirmed most of our trip through TripAdvisor and we found the site and reviews to be very reliable and at times better than expected. THIS Hotel was the worst place we have ever stayed for the money we paid. No glasses in the room, one tiny soap for 2 for 2 nights, no internet as promised. Told we had to go outside and stand in an area in the rain and cold to get internet. Breakfast was terrible, although the coffee was good.
We talked with Manager and told him they must have made a mistake on the rate ($375) he said not that the tour pp paid more. And yes, filled to the brim with buses and tour groups.
We were so disappointed and I must admit the GM did reduce one nights charge by a fraction as a sign of good faith gesture. I do not recommend this hotel unless you do not care about paying high prices for less than mediocre accommodations. For $125 it would be worth it!!!!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Distinction Fox Glacier, Te Weheka Boutique Hotel
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 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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