Stopped at this motel (and it should be considered as such, rather than as a hotel) as part of an extended tour around NZ & Australia, and was certainly the most basic accommodation we experienced. First impressions of the room were not favourable - as other reviewers have suggested, the decor and fixtures are everything you might expect if you were in a 'back-of-beyond' motel. But, and it is a big but; the room was clean, everything worked, internet access was available, and we slept very well - something we couldn't always say about 4* hotels in city centres.
As part of a pre-paid package, I cannot comment on value for money (as the charge was buried amongst more than a dozen other hotels) but it was certainly good enough for the one day & night we stayed in lovely Fox Glacier.
One aspect that did deserve particular praise though was the evening dinner. The venison pie was excellent.
With regards to the area; the motel is right across the street from the office providing wonderful, albeit short, helicopter tours over the glacier zone; and 5 minutes walk from a nice spot to see glow-worms after dark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is privileged to be located within a unique world heritage area. The internationally recognised Westland World Heritage Park encompasses 2.6 million hectares of spectacular wilderness, including the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Heartland Hotel Glacier Country is just five minutes drive from Fox Glacier. Located in Fox Glacier village, this recently refurbished three-star plus hotel is the ideal place to stay if you are here to see this remarkable attraction - we are just three kilometres from the glacier car park. A multi-million dollar upgrade was completed in October 2016 that included all 51 guest rooms and ensuites, restaurant, bar and reception area. The design scheme for this hotel drew inspiration from the local West Coast environs in creating an effective and cheerful hotel upgrade. The exterior décor and light internal refurbishment brings a fresh new look to the property and creates a consistent feel throughout. Heartland Hotel Glacier Country looks forward to welcoming you to this very special corner of the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier