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“A View To Die For”
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Misty Peaks
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Fox Glacier
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Charlottetown, PEI
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“A View To Die For”
Reviewed 29 November 2006

We’ve just returned from a 4 week holiday in NZ and found this to be one of our favourite stays. We were particularly impressed with the location, and the friendliness of the owners.

We had a room facing the base of Fox Glacier and what a sunset. We had a meal with Dave and Lea that evening and it was excellent - one of our best. Dave shared some of his secrets for the excellent meals with us. Be sure to try his sticky date pudding which by the way was fantastic.

Dave booked a Helicopter ride for the next morning and that was most definitely one of the highlights of my trip.

Dave and Lea thanks for an excellent stay, just wish we had planned to stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2006

If its not raining, the glaciers, views and activities around Fox and Franz Jospeh are stunning. It rains a lot (and we mean a lot) in this part of the world, so you really want somewhere nice to hole up and sit it out. Misty Peaks is a lovely B&B/hotel in Fox Glacier. Just on the edge of the settlement, it has fine views towards the coast in one direction and the mountains in the other. As well as being perfectly situated for seeing, hiking up, or flying over the glaciers, it is easily walkable from the town centre (or a couple of minutes drive), also very handy for beautiful Matheson Lake and the eerie Gillsepie's beach covered in driftwood. The downside is the sandflies, which we encountered here for the first time on our way South, but which we soon realised populate the whole of the West Coast. Take bug spray if you go to the Lake or the Beach.
Our room was lovely, well decorated, extremely spacious and very well serviced. There is a lounge and dining area where guests are welcome to hang out, read, watch tv, drink tea and coffee etc. Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles are complimentary, and dinner is optional - tasty and nicely prepared - taken round the dining room table with the other guests. Good breakfasts.
Dave and Lee are great hosts, and take every care to make sure their guests are well catered for. As well as making all our bookings for us (and changing them for us as we changed our minds about things), this extended to supplying ice packs and sympathy for a sprained calf muscle.
We didn't think there was much difference between Franz Joseph and Fox as towns to stay in - its worth noting that the weather can be very different at the two glaciers, and if you are staying at one and its raining, you might be able to catch good weather at the other - just a short drive away.

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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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