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“good service,nice view”
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The Westhaven
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Good service,nice view and warm hearted stuff,it's very close to the town center.can walk to the heli-hike point within 5 minutes. Excellent room with good kitchen facilities.The reception staff were very helpful.

Room Tip: the view of the hill is wonderful
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Excellent room with good kitchen facilities but a little more expensive than we would normally pay. The motel's reduction on the helicopter flights more than made of for this though. Very clean and the reception staff were very helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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FoxWest, Manager at The Westhaven, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Hello bowspiritgirl,
Thank you for choosing to stay at The Westhaven during your recent visit to the West Coast and the Glaciers and for your review. I'll certainly share your comments with our team, they'll be pleased to hear your review. Safe travels home
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Conveniently perched round the corner of the main street in Fox Glacier town, this Motel is close to all the restaurants and shops in this town. This town is a small place anyway. The rooms are adequately clean, medium sized and come with most amenities. The washing machine is in a separate room in the same property and one has to buy detergent for $2 and the dryer operates if you pop in another $2. There is a small patch of green when you open up the other side of the room, but there is no view as the fence is just a few feet away. Except for the somewhat tired linen and the blinding white CFL bulbs in the room, I cannot think of any other complaints. Reception operates between 8 to 8 and they close the laundry room at 8 PM too. Despite advance notice of late usage of the Laundry room, they closed it without warning and I had to wait until they opened it the next morning to pick up my clothes, and this set back my trip by a couple of hours.
On the whole the West Haven is a pretty good spot to spend a night before you head out to discover the numerous lovely spots that this region has to offer.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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FoxWest, Manager at The Westhaven, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Hello Saga S,
Thank you for your review, and for choosing to stay with us.
We're pleased to read you used our full services, including our complimentary washing machines and $2 dryers. By arrangement, we always make arrangements to leave our Laundry Room unlocked for our guests as we certainly appreciate travel times, we just need to be made aware of your requests. We've passed your feedback onto our team as we're continually looking for ways to improve on our service. Warm wishes for your safe travels home.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

very helpful staff. good value for money. we were trying to visit Lake Matheson but it was running bit late when we arrived. So the staff offered to drive us there and pick us up later. Very grateful of the help.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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FoxWest, Manager at The Westhaven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Hello JanetXu,
Thank you very much for your generous feedback and review. It's our pleasure to drive our guests around the local area (especially if you have arrived by shuttle or bus) so everyone can visit the Glaciers or to Lake Matheson.
Best wishes for the remainder of your travels, it was wonderful to meet you.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Great location in Fox Glacier, friendly staff, good off road parking and handy for all facilities in Fox. If you want a helicopter flight they will book it for you or you can go to Mountain Air in the main street - they are excellent and will make your trip special.

Room Tip: All rooms are good but one's in the lower complex are a better location.
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FoxWest, Manager at The Westhaven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Hello FredtheTread538,
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it was great to meet you and to hear your visit to Fox Glacier was special. We are very happy to offer the free booking service and local maps and information to all of our guests and also can sometime offer special promotions for the local sightseeing attractions, like the helicopter flights..
Best wishes for your safe journey home,

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

On the Plus side: very friendly and helpful host. Room was very clean. Free internet (a little spotty, but I hear this is the case in all of Fox Glacier, so not to be blamed on the motel itself).

On the Minus side: no drawers, so besides the closet where you can hang some clothes, that's about it. Decoration is very cold, and so are the fluorescent lights.

Room Tip: We had unit 18. There are two rows of rooms. The lower numbers (I think till 10 or 12) look older an...
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The hotel is very well located at the village and has parking. The rooms are very nice and clean, with kitchen facilities and a small terrace behind them, the beds are big and very confortable. Charming service, specially from the reception. We had a very good time here. We would definetely come back if we had a chance. The only negative point is that there is no restaurant service, so breakfast is served in the rooms the day before, very simple and basic.

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Additional Information about 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: £72 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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