We were expecting more, from the web site.
Despite what the owners say, this is not a Hotel (in our more than 50 years experience, all over the world). It is a very clean, smart, but rather dreary, upmarket Motel ... in our opinion.
It has no lounge.The Bar/ dinning room are excellent, & have the only really stunning views, but in a "U" shaped layout, surrounding a large gravel car park, hardly a "Hotel" situation.
The rooms are large, clean , neat, comfy, small bathroom, ancient TV, & useless , dare I say it "fridge".
A little more decoration, pictures, etc would make the rooms feel less "cold/stark.
The food in the resaurant, & the service from the waitress were excellent.
Alan & Marlene both work very hard at their "Hotel", Marlene being both receptionist & chef, & Alan doing laundry duty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High Peaks is a modern hotel offering comfortable, relaxed accommodation in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Set in a quiet, rural location, High Peaks provides you an ideal setting to enjoy some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. The hotel is perfectly located as a base to explore the West Coast's glacier country and Lake Matheson, one of our local icons is only a hop skip and jump away. ... more less
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