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Misty Peaks
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“a good location”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We were given a warm welcome from Lea (Dave was away which I assume is why there was no dining option) with tea/coffee and lots of information on how to make best use of our time in Fox. Our room was a twin (we had expected a double) and looked tired, in need of a bit of an update but there was complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits and a lovely view of the mountains – including Mount Cook when the clouds finally lifted. (The room had obviously been furnished as a double originally as witnessed by the fixed headboard which meant I was leaning against the wall when sitting up in bed). Complimentary wine and cheese at 6.30pm is a tradition here, where you meet other guests. Lea made some good recommendations for dinner. As other reviewers have noted, the fridge is incredibly noisy and I’m afraid we switched it off overnight. Breakfast is cooked to order, and was good.
And free unlimited wifi – way to go!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Our last two nights in New Zealand and we were made very welcome by Lea during our stay in her friendly home. Lea sugggested that we take a helicopter trip to Fox's Glacier and arranged it for us and as the base was right next door off we went - a great experience. Staying with Lea was a delight - the peace of her home and the great breakfast of anything that we could have wanted and more - made our last two days warm and cosy.. We wish her well as she is going through a sad time, but we would not have known and she gave us much kindness. Thank you Lea - so much.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Comfortable and homey! Not far from the main part of town and not far from Lake Matheson!
Very nice set up over all. Their property is huge and you can walk around if you're a jet-lagged traveler.
The hosts provide a pre-dinner drinks and snacks every night. It's a great time for people to converse with other guests. Same thing with breakfast! Hosts were hospitable and helpful throughout!
What I loved about the rooms was the heated mattress! It can get pretty cold at night. The room I stayed in allowed me to open the windows and walk right into the property's open space. Very nice in the morning!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Wonderful hostess. Drinks of an evening a great way to meet other guests. Short walk to town for dinner. Well appointed rooms and fabulous dining/ lounge area.
Great views of mountains. Very comfortable beds. Direct access to the garden from rooms.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Having driven from Queenstown was tired but keen to see Fox Glacier - amazing to see how it had become smaller in recent times. Made very welcome at B&B by hosts Dave and Lea. Decided to join them for dinner - so did the other guests there were 8 of us in all - 4 from UK and 4 from USA. Lovely and substantial meal (rack of lamb and venison), great company and tons of wine!! Hilarious. Substantial breakfast in the morning and then en route again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fernhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

We spent two days with the view of Mounts Cook & Tasman from our room window. In Lea's absence we were well looked after by Lesley & Kevin. Comfortable room good shower lovely cooked breakfasts, we lacked nothing.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Asheville
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

The beautiful location, and it is very beautiful, but the hosts are such wonderful people, very friendly and helpful for our short stay in Fox Glacier. If you want a spot where you can feel at home, I recommend Misty Peaks.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Misty Peaks
Address: 105 Cook Flat Road | Fox Township, 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 Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Fox Glacier
#3 Luxury Hotel in Fox Glacier
#4 Family Hotel in Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Misty Peaks 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Misty Peaks is a small Bed and Breakfast/Hotel with only 5 guestrooms.We have beautiful views of Mt Cook and Tasman that cant be seen from the village. A complimentary glass of wine and a New Zealand cheese board is offered at 6.30 PM. Continental and cooked breakfast served in the Dining Room. We look forward to having you stay in our home, Lea Bentley ... more   less 
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