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The Westhaven
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Tyabb
1 review
“In our top 3 places on South Island”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Extraordinary value! Very comfortable. Everything clean. Well appointed. Great location. Our family of 6 loved our stay and rate the Westhaven as one of our top 3 Hotel/Motel experiences on the South Island! We were able to get a 'special rate' as our visit was at a quiet time. Manager on duty was Kelvin, 10/10 for friendly, helpful services. Couldn't ask for better!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Thank 4Fruits
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, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Sorry I am a little late replying to your review. Thats great, thanks so much and really pleased we had you to stay, regards Kelvin
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We were winging this part of our trip round the South Island so when we arrived at Fox we just picked the first place we liked the look of. I was worried it was going to be too pricey for us but we were only charged $100 for a massive, clean room with a bathroom and kitchenette. We were really stoked. Staff were so friendly even though I'm sure I was being a grumpy cow after hours in the car. TV reception was great and we spent a really nice night there. We will definitely come back next time we visit the glaciers.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Our room at the Westhaven was quite excellent. From the outside it doesn't look that impressive as the building has the look of some kind of industrial barn, but inside is a very different story. Immediately on entry there's a small but completely equipped kichenette featuring microwave and two ring stove. Opposite this is a generously sized bathroom. Passing through you enter a tremendous lounge bedroom which could easily be divided into two rooms. The bed is easily a queen and a big one at that, and there's also a bed settee double for a family group. Beyond that patio doors open out onto a grassy area with table and chairs to relax from the journey. Both water and Fox's Glacier mints are sold as a means of raising funds for community development and we were more than happy to pay over the odds. Our room was well to the back of the site so we heard absolutely nothing from the main road, but suspect that would be the case for all rooms here. Our only regret was that... we only stayed here one night! We really can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank caneable
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andover UK
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Typical motel - clean, functional and reasonable price. Accommodation was spacious (executive king suite) with good firm bed. Free wifi but no satellite TV. Very helpful reception. A good stopover.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank chrisandalan
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Nice room, although pretty dark with no view.
Excellent location, clean.
friendly staff, although our room didn't get serviced during the day which was disappointing.
Expensive for what it was.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jack F
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

We decided to stay in Fox Glacier instead of Franz Joseph because we read that it was less congested. It was a good choice for us. The Westhaven is conveniently located on the main road, close to a restaurant and a small grocery store. The young man at the desk was very friendly. We were able to park very close to our unit. The room is pretty basic, larger than average, with a couch, TV, well-equipped kitchenette, and a very small outside sitting area at the back. Internet was available. Although the room/ bathroom were very clean, the outside chairs and table needed a scrubbing. All of the hotels and motels in the area were quite expensive; we paid $165 for the Westhaven.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marigoldlady
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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

My wife and I stayed here two nights as we used Fox Glacier as our base to visit Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers. The rooms are very large, with queen size bed, sofa, a well equipped kitchenette (fridge, toaster, microwave, electric water kettle and cutlery), and a flat screen TV. The hotel is 100 meters from dining options and a small grocery store where you can buy breakfast and lunch items and fix them in your room. This is a perfect hotel for independent travelers who would like to have a little more room and a terrific kitchenette. The bathroom is large and bright. We're very glad we decided to stay here. Basically used the Trip Advisor recommendations to make our decision. By the way, there's free wifi.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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FoxWest, Owner at The Westhaven, responded to this review, 3 March 2012
Hello and thanks for your review, please you enjoyed The Westhaven and Fox Glacier regards Kelvin
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Additional Information about The Westhaven

Property: The Westhaven
Address: Statehighway 6, Fox Glacier | Westland, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), 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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Westhaven 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westhaven in Fox Glacier is located right in the heart of the Fox Glacier township. We are a modern stylish complex with 23 large studio units. Each room is self contained with private en suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. All rooms have a kitchenette which includes a fridge, microwave and kitchen appliances. Our beds are really comfortable, queen, king and super king beds are all available and all rooms have good heating, beds have electric blankets. We offer FREE internet access and have a guest laundry facility. ... more   less 
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