I loved this place. First, it looks like a new hotel / new room. Everything is in good shape, no dings on the furniture / marks on the paint. It really felt like we were some of the first people in to use the room.
The room is very large. There was a lot of extra space for just two people. There is a small kitchenette with everything you needed to cook (if you want to).
There is a laundry facility on site, which I used. It worked fine.
Parking is right in front of every room. So access is very easy.
The best part about this place was the couple managing the hotel. They did not own it but were managing it for the season. They had not decided if they would come back next season but I hope they do. The couple was very helpful with recommendations of were to eat and what to see. They suggested the Minihaha Track after 7:00 p.m. to see the glow worms. It was promised to be “magical.” And it was, glow worms glowing around you in a dense forest. I would never have known to do that if weren’t for the manager’s recommendation.
They also suggested looking for blue mushrooms alongside Lake Matheson. I thought they were having some fun and sending me on a snipe hunt, but blue mushrooms exist. They are hard to spot, but once you see them you will be amazed. I was told they only grow in April there so look for them then.
I would stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Westhaven Hotel Fox Glacier
- Westhaven Fox Glacier
- Westhaven Hotel Fox Glacier